Special Requests?

I always ask couples ahead of time – any special requests? On the contract, there’s a space to add more, and the invitation to email or text or call ahead of the wedding. For James and Peter, there was only ever one. Cufflinks. No, not Peter helping James with the cufflinks like a boutonnière - … Continue reading Special Requests?

Photography Rescue

The text came in “Wedding emergency” with a name and out of state number. I offered a non-committal reply and, skeptically turned to Google to check the area code. Then the phone rang. (Photographers with contact information online are routinely plagued by phony inquiries - which are thinly veiled money laundering scams.) Turns out the … Continue reading Photography Rescue

Take the Shot!

Disclaimer: This is about photography, not weaponry.   You know that scene in the movie where the character that doesn’t usually have a gun picks one up but hesitates? Instead of following through, pulling the trigger and saving the day, they wind up losing the gun to another villain. You look at the screen in … Continue reading Take the Shot!

Snow Festival Photography

This weekend I pointed a lens at the 7th Annual Snow Festival at the New York Power Authority’s Blenheim-Gilboa Visitor Center hosted in partnership with Mine Kill State Park. I may be a little older than the target market, but I’d hoped to find a few things of fancy to photograph. It was 47 degrees... … Continue reading Snow Festival Photography

Happiness Shows

I've had the pleasure of continuing to know some of these folks since photographing the wedding. (thank you Facebook) I am constantly thrilled to see they mostly live their lives as they did this moment. Happy. The news of the day is surely a poison pill to swallow, so today - take a moment and … Continue reading Happiness Shows