Oct 29, 2008

Interviewed for Vogue India!

Exciting news: I was interviewed by Vogue India this summer and the article entitled "How to get your WOW wedding" is currently featured in the November issue! I've been trying all week to get my hands on a copy... The issue hit the newsstands last week in the major cities around India, but the editors are away for their national holiday, the festival of Diwali. As soon as I can receive a copy I will post the feature...

Oct 28, 2008

Project Wedding's Real Wedding of the Week!

Thank you, Margaret, for the interview and for the feature at the front of your Real Weddings page on Project Wedding. Project Wedding is a wedding resource where brides find everything they need to plan their wedding.

Oct 25, 2008

Janice and Chris at Angel Orensanz Foundation

Angel Orensanz Foundation for the Arts is a former synagogue on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, it's absolutely stunning at every angle. You may already know that Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick were married here. It's definitely a photographic challenge to shoot at Angel Orensanz, considering the dark wood and high ceilings with little if no daylight coming through the stained glass windows. However the lighting designers who work for AO are incredible. Notice the beautiful color-scrolling theatrical lighting inside of it...When I shoot there, I use this colored light as ambient, and some strobes that I bring as fill-light. The colors changed from orange to red to yellow to blue... We started off the day photographing Janice in her changing room downstairs at AO. We took a walk around the Lower East Side after the ceremony, and then shot formal portraits on the altar. Cocktail hour was upstairs on the balcony overlooking the venue. It was a great party, lots of dancing and tons of fun. Here were some of their vendors... Caterer: Season's Distinctive Catering (they did the cake too) Dress designer: Amy Michelson Planner: Christine Viola: Exquisite Affairs Productions DJ: Dave Swirsky, Expressway Music Videographer: Movements Film Production by Shar Adrias Thanks to my intern Coree Evans for helping me make these grids!

Featured on Snippet & Ink

I'm pleased to say that my wedding photographs from Diana and Osman's wedding at the Foundry are featured on Snippet & Ink: daily wedding inspiration. Please click here for the whole feature. Thanks, Kathryn!

Oct 19, 2008

The Boat House in Central Park

When I asked Lara how Josh and she met she told me: "I met Josh's older brother at a wedding in August '05-- and he and his girlfriend both said, 'you've got to meet my younger brother!' As you will remember, Caroline's wedding was in September '05, so we had to delay our blind date until October '05. Once we finally met, that was it! Josh met my Mom and Caroline on our third date, and we were engaged 4 months later and married in May '07. I always say I figured I'd get married one day, but I never figured I'd get swept off my feet (cheesy I know ;~)" I had the honor of photographing Lara and Josh's wedding at The Boat House in Central Park, on this sunny May day. I had photographed Lara's sister Caroline's wedding a couple of years prior to this day, and so it was wonderful to see and photograph Lara and her family again. Lara got into her dress in a beautiful room at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Columbus Circle and her ceremony was indoors under a chuppah of cherry blossoms. Her stylishly jeweled shoes were designed by René Caovilla. and her beautiful lacy dress was designed by Selia Yang. Josh wore a tux by Armani. The band named Vali had every one of the guests on the dance floor. Apart from my photographing a lot of candids of dancing, the couple was quite interested in having a photo-booth type set-up on grey, which I achieved by setting up in the corner of The Boat House across from the bar. (The perfect place to get many great subjects for my photos ;-) Lara also said: "We both think we have some of the best and most creative wedding photos we've ever seen, and we are so happy with the work you and your group did. And to this day I think the photo booth idea is awesome. Our friend's pictures are so much fun, and it was such a good way to get great candids." Thank you Shiva, one of my interns, for helping me with the design of these grids.