Photographing an Ashokan Wedding with a View

I have photographed several weddings near the Ashokan Reservoir over the years, and attended at least one. It’s a beautiful part of Ulster County. Boiceville, Olivebridge, Shokan, West Shokan and Ashokan are among the hamlets that surround it and I think I’ve enjoyed this focal point from almost every angle.  Though man-made and at the … Continue reading Photographing an Ashokan Wedding with a View

Engagement Season Part 1

They say a picture speaks a thousand words... Here are a few more. Composition is a funny thing. If we could see this couple's noses and mouths, their eyes would be obstructed. Sometimes our own minds, as viewers, have to fill in the blanks. In this case, I'd rather imagine a nose than a pair … Continue reading Engagement Season Part 1


Marriage is all about tradition, right? The notion of two people ‘joined together in holy matrimony’ references, I believe, an outmoded tradition that I’ve had the pleasure of photographing – the physical binding together of the couple. Surely ‘tie the knot,’ is a familiar expression. A popular wedding planning website, The Knot, is even named … Continue reading Tradition!