The Bachelorette Party

I’ve photographed weddings and engagement sessions, family reunions, and family portraits, profile photos for social media, and documentary evidence for legal proceedings. I’ve photographed real estate, restaurants, industrial products and bottles of wine. But up until recently, I’d not photographed a bachelorette party. But that wouldn’t stop this Catskills photographer… The bride-to-be’s sister found Jonathan … Continue reading The Bachelorette Party

An Intimate Affair…

The day before I photograph a wedding I typically review my notes from meetings with the couple I’ll see again the next day – or occasionally meet for the first time. In those cases, often with brides and grooms from out of town, most discussions have been via email and text with the occasional phone … Continue reading An Intimate Affair…

Special Events for the Wedding?

  alternate title... Catching up with a Couple From Years Back I’ve long said that everyone and each couple is one-of-a-kind. It’s why my approach to wedding photography is more ‘journalistic,’ not cookie cutter or factory. Of course, so many wedding guests are used to posing in the style of a police line-up it’s hard … Continue reading Special Events for the Wedding?

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