I love some surprises. This was one of them. Months ago I booked a Friday afternoon family reunion for Labor Day weekend. Orthodox families will book me for the hours leading up to the Sabbath. Saturdays are off limits for them, and Sundays are often travel days – though sometimes we squeeze sessions right before … Continue reading Party of the Year?
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?
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?
The Raleigh Hotel and Resort ? Far from the Carolinas, folks, this is in Fallsburg, NY – still the old 'Catskills,’ Sullivan County – probably part of what was once well known as the ‘Borscht Belt.’ Some still think of “Dirty Dancing” (would you believe I’ve never seen it all the way through?) others, these … Continue reading Reunion at the Raleigh & Large Group Portraits
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