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Nisha & Malik I Indian Wedding I James Chapel and the Refectory of Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

A theological seminary for an Indian wedding is so very New York City…a dash of this and a little bit of that in the giant melting pot of a city. I loved that Nisha felt comfortable enough in her first email to me to go into detail about her and Malik’s story. I immediately felt a connection and knew it would be a great fit for us to work together. I’d just worked on a photo reportage on the Gulf Coast for the ten year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina for CBS News before meeting both of them in person for the first time for their engagement session. Since Malik was from the great city of New Orleans we had much to connect on besides wedding details. Nisha’s great big smile and the joy that was always so evident were key ingredients to this lovely wedding.

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Union Theological Seminary

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Betsy & Sibin I Destination Wedding I San Juan, Puerto Rico

Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

I love destination weddings. It’s a wonderful thing to have a small group of family and friends spending time together over several days to celebrate a wedding. Betsy and Sibin couldn’t have chosen a better location than Old San Juan for the their wedding. It was sweet moment to have Betsy’s mother walked her down the aisle of Holy Trinity Methodist Church in the absence of her father, who had passed away. One of my favorite photos is of Betsy and Sibin leaving the church with the words “God is Love” at the door. The Hotel El Convento was a beautiful location for portraits. A big thanks to Kathi Littwin for working with me on this wedding.

There were too many photos to share so please check on the second blog post that shows off more of the couple’s portraits and the beauty of Old San Juan in a day after shoot.

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Getting ready:  Conrad Hotel

Ceremony: Holy Trinity Methodist Church

Reception: Ritz Carlton Hotel 

Portraits: Hotel El Convento

Event planner - The Event by Merylin, Merylin Andino

Decorator - Intic Corp, Jaasiel Pacheco

Wedding cake - C+M Contemporary Designers

Hair & makeup – Q’za

DJ - Big J Music Services

Videographer - Blink and Sin Pictures

 

Radhika and Arpit I Engagement Portraits I Crystal Cove Beach, California

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

 

There’s no end to the confusion in working with a bride with the same name. When we were planning this shoot in California I was waiting for an email reply and it turned out that Arpit had sent it to the wrong Radhika…his fiance instead of me. We have the same nickname too so no help there.

Although, like many photographers, I have my favorite portrait locations it was fun to have the chance to explore some place new on the West Coast. Sunny California wasn’t so sunny, but we lucked out half way through the shoot when the sun peaked out for a bit. That perfectly coincided with a change of outfits from formal to jeans and together that combination made the magic happen. You never know what will make things click (no pun intended) that turns a good photoshoot into one with really cool, beautiful images, but when it happens it’s very exciting….jump up and down exciting. What can I say. I’m a sucker for what mother nature does all on her own. Crystal Cove State Park is a beautiful location to photograph.  The photographs on the stairs were taken within minutes of the silhouette…just goes to show that what National Geographic photographer Sam Abell once told me is true…”when the light is shining and everyone is looking one way make sure you turn around and see what’s happening behind you.”

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