Take a peak at a journal of a part-time fine art wedding photographer

Is it possible to be good at something and only do it part-time? Some say not, I say YES! To me, being a full time wedding photographer could be daunting. I LOVE shooting weddings and feel that if I do 2-3 per year I am in a good place.

Each bride and groom are special to me. I develop a relationship with each and every one of them. Take a look at what I think and feel about how I approach this side profession. You will see that every occasion is seen through pure eyes and is shot straight from the heart.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Romanticism is Alive - Jonathan and Wendy

A most beautiful wedding at Stony Brook State Park near the Finger Lakes of NY. There is nothing like photographing a wedding of a dear friend. The spontaneity of the shot is on point, since yu recognize when a smile or specific mannerism is coming on. My heart was filled with love that day, sometimes it makes it more difficult to concentrate, but...it was sublime!!!! 
Congratulations Jonathan and Wendy!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Theresa & Jared

Finally! A rock n roll wedding in the Catskills. Theresa and Jared had a most decadent party in the heart of the Woodstock scene, the Bearsville Theatre. I have to say it was one of the most chill, cool and friendly bunch I've photographed. The Best Man "Axis" named after Jimi Hendrix album was the grooviest party mascot.

Monday, December 19, 2011

A Moment in History

The most historic and sweet wedding I have yet to be a part of. Maybe because it oozed with femininity! Rachel and Kate got married legally this summer in New York at her Kate's Mom and Dad's house in Ballston Lake. Their three daughters were a part of the ceremony and I had the pleasure of witnessing and documenting history. It was a pleasure!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Happy Anniversary to Us!

I concentrate on everyone else's wedding bliss and potential martial success, so why not focus on me! Or US, I should say. Andy and I have been married for 10 years and together for 18. I know what it takes to have a successful marriage. It is a job in itself. Like the reading says: Love is not selfish. This is true. Our wedding was less than perfect, being only a few weeks after 9/11. The food was excellent, the caterers were not. The music was unplanned and so were the dances. Over all it was OUR day and it didn't really matter. One of the best things was this amazing photo of us taken with a 4x5 view camera by the amazingly talented Lawrence Lewis. I had close friends shoot our wedding since we all got our BFA's in photography, I thought "what could go wrong"? Well, I do not recommend this. They did a fine job but it does take a certain skill to capture the day. A learned "event picture-taking" skill, not just photographic talent. Yet Larry didn't have to run around and capture crazy moments that day, just us. And he did. Thanks to Larry.

Monday, August 15, 2011

A sample wedding: Sierra and Bryan

Here are some images from a wedding I photographed on August 5th at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel through the referral of Hillary Harvey Photography. An amazing group of people. Loads of fun and non-stop partying!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

The links are added!

I just uploaded many links of all the people who have influenced me and my art over the years. I have worked with so many great photographers though the Center for Photography art Woodstock since 1994 when I was an intern there and when I worked in New York City from 1996-2002 as a free-lance assistant and studio manager. The only person I haven't worked with is Emmet Gowin, the rest I knew personally (either as an assistant or colleague)and gained mounds and mounds of inspiration from. As I continue to grow and evolve as an artist (one should never stop) I will be adding links...Thanks to you all!!!!