Inspiring Me, Inspiring You

For several months, ok maybe a year or so, I’ve been trying to get my lady Renee to take part of a day and visit Frederic Church’s Olana (https://www.olana.org/plan-your-visit/) over looking the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. As a photographer, I can appreciate the views so many painters painted before me. As a … Continue reading Inspiring Me, Inspiring You

Remembering Photographer Bill Madden

I can still picture Bill, clear as day, ready to add his unique touch to whatever we were about to tackle.

Jonathan Ment Photography, Media & More

I will not say I knew Bill Madden well, though we worked together for years at the Daily Freeman. He would show up, occasionally grumbling of overwork, and take the pictures for some of the stories I was assigned to cover – or he’d show up smiling, after a nice drive in the country, to shoot the photos for a feature I’d figured out for myself a little off the beaten path.

I think I was on vacation, in the parking lot of a Krispy Kreme in North Carolina when I got the call that he’d died. He was young, mid to late 40s I suppose, 50? really not much older than I am now, I don’t think, though I believe he’d been raising kids when I was just newly married.

Over the years we both worked for the Daily Freeman, I can recall stumbling across Bill, or Billy as…

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Love is in the Air … and Brrr…

There’s this thing called engagement season… Personally, I think it’s 12 months long. Love never goes out of style. BUT for those who work at and around weddings, like wedding photographers, there’s a very real period of a few months from December to February when folks are feeling particularly romantic and popping the question even … Continue reading Love is in the Air … and Brrr…

I photograph couples (and any subject, anytime, anywhere)

As a wedding photographer, I shoot couples. As a portrait photographer I also shoot couples. (and families and pets, and…) Last year on a real estate shoot - for an AirBnB in Windham, NY I ended up putting some of those couples photography to work as well. As a photographer who likes to say ‘any … Continue reading I photograph couples (and any subject, anytime, anywhere)