Tag: ‘Central Park’



Daniele & Scott – Central Park Wedding

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

I met Scott and Daniele just one week before their wedding at the Ladies’ Pavilion in Central Park, funnily enough, standing outside NY Magazine’s Weddings Event.  They wandered by and asked what the event was inside.  As it turned out they were getting married very soon. So a short conversation on the sidewalk and a somewhat longer one by phone led to me photographing their wedding in a very lovely spot in the park. If they really love their photos maybe I’ll be lucky enough to get an invite to the much bigger wedding they are planning in Brazil.  In the meantime, I’m definitely going to take them up on their lunch invitation.

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Judith & Pradeep – Central Park engagement portraits

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

 

We’ve had such incredibly beautiful weather this month with the fall colors hitting their peak and surprisingly balmy temperatures.  I’ve loved being able to spend much of the month photographing couples and families outdoors. The light in the fall is so different than the summer.  With the shorter days we can have some incredible light midday filtering through the trees.  Of course all that color is also fun to play with.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Judith and Pradeep before photographing their wedding next April.  I always tell couples that these sessions are not only fun, but a great way for us to get know each other and for them to become comfortable posing for photos.  The aim, of course, is for it to not feel like posing.  That’s where talking ahead of time about ideas and locations than have an appeal for each couple is really important.  Both Judith and Pradeep love spending time in natural settings so Central Park with all it’s variety seemed a great choice.  We even ran into Big Bird there.

Marcella and Brendan, Photo Shoot Around New York

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Marcella and Brendan are from Hong Kong and will be getting married there next July. Since Brendan is studying at Columbia Business School they thought it would be fun to do their wedding portraits around New York City. I photographed their friends’ wedding last spring and Michelle had put Marcella in touch with me. I’m not sure they had any idea what they were getting in for….I think they now can appreciate the work that models do each day.  It was a long but fun day and we managed to get great shots in a variety of locations including Bow Bridge in Central Park and Fifth Avenue. The highlight of Marcella’s day may have been the burger at at the Central Park Boathouse though!

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Leanne & Sebastian / Central Park Boathouse, NY

Tuesday, June 16th, 2009

Leanne contacted me about her marriage to Sebastian while I was in India on a magazine assignment.  She had a clear idea of what she was looking for and was happy to hire me as her photographer after an hour-long phone call via skype (boy, do I love that technology) despite the distance and not meeting in person. When I finally got to meet her and Sebastian, chatting at great length over a meal, they were exactly as I expected; a fun, relaxed, easy going couple. They had two beautiful locations picked out including the Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola and the Central Park Boathouse.  Though it’s been a pretty rainy spring and summer so far they were lucky enough to have great weather.  The mix of Sebastian’s friends and family from Chile and Leanne’s southern U.S. roots made for an incredibly fun group and a beautiful day.

Getting Ready: Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Portraits: Bethesda Fountain in Central Park

Ceremony: The Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola

Reception: The Central Park Boathouse


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