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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.

James Chapel 

Union Theological Seminary

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Radhika & Arpit I Indian Wedding I Carlyle On The Green I Part 4

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

Don’t know how Radhika did it, but she continued to be full of energy and look beautiful 14 hours into her wedding day at the start of our second portrait session. She took it all in stride as well when her reception dress went temporarily AWOL throwing off the schedule. Luckily, the families took my advice to pad their schedule with extra time in case of problems! We went from beach venue to golf course at Carlyle On The Green in Old Bethpage. Late afternoon summer light is such a great time for portraits and the golf course provided a beautiful setting (while paying attention to stay out of the way of flying golf balls and golfers!). I love the red foliage on the side of the first portrait. No swan ice sculpture for this couple. The airplane sculpture was in honor of Arpit’s love of flying.

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Venue: Carlyle on the Green 

Decorator: Aakriti

Caterer: Bukhara Grill 

Cake: Dortoni Bakery 

Videography: Devindra Ramdehal

Hair: Architia Upadhaya

Makeup: Alana Guy

Heather & Mathew I Old Stone House I Brooklyn wedding portraits

Friday, May 24th, 2013

Yes, parts of Brooklyn can look like the countryside. This particularly idyllic scene was smack in the middle of a city playground. Heather and Mathew were married at a small, intimate ceremony at the Stone Park Cafe in Park Slope and we had this great location just across the street.

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Brooklyn Wedding Portraits Old Stone House

Brooklyn Wedding Portraits Old Stone House

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

 

Betsy & Sibin I Destination Wedding Portraits I Old San Juan, Puert Rico

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

One couldn’t ask for a more beautiful location for a wedding than San Juan in Puerto Rico.  The problem was choosing between the many wonderful places a portrait session. We decided to do a day after session before flying back to New York and the lovely Castillo de San Cristobal and on the streets of old San Juan.  The Fort completed in 1783 is a national historic site and  built by Spain to protect the city against attacks.

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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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Betsy and Sibin I Engagement Portraits I Dumbo, Brooklyn

Wednesday, December 12th, 2012

Betsy and Sibin’s Puerto Rico wedding is coming up super fast….right after New Year’s.  I’m excited to be shooting their San Juan wedding. And looking forward to some warm weather  (just a little bit).  We managed to sneak this shoot in ahead of their January destination wedding in one of my favorite areas to shoot.  It was nice to see Jane’s Carousel up and running again after Superstorm Sandy flooded the park.

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Adi & Rachana I New Jersey Marriage Proposal I Jersey City, NJ

Monday, August 6th, 2012

I’m no longer surprised when I get asked to photograph a proposal. It’s fun to be in on the surprise and to witness that special moment. Even better when it comes off as planned. I advised Adi to make sure Rachana wasn’t planning on such a relaxed Saturday evening at Pier C Park in Hoboken that she showed up in shorts and t-shirt, unprepared for a photo shoot. Luckily, Rachana’s friend, in charge of getting her to the Hoboken waterfront, knew what she was doing and Rachana was totally prepared (unknowingly) for the moment. I had a to shoo a few people away from the spot before she arrived, but once people knew what was in the works they didn’t mind. One woman offered to marry Adi herself if Rachana didn’t accept since he was a good looking guy. Rachana- it’s a good thing you snapped him up!

I was impressed with Adi’s color coordination between his tie and the balloons. This man is totally prepared for wedding planning!


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Neha & Ranjit – NYC Engagement Portraits Part II

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

I wanted to post a few more photos from Neha and Ranjit’s engagement session from taken on the Highline and in Times Square. I think I only managed to convince them to do an early morning shoot on the Highline because it was close to Ranjit’s apartment, but it was well worth it. By 8:30am when we were finishing up it was already crowded. The thought bubbles made us laugh so we had to use them in a photo. I loved the changes in light that happen in the morning from that soft early light to cloud cover, to strong contrasty light. Then there’s the crazy neon lights of Times Square at the end of the day.

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Bernadette & Andrew, Central Park Portraits

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

I wish I’d been able talk Bernadette and Andrew into letting me photograph their city hall wedding.  They put a wonderful spin on the day by enjoying a ferry ride to Staten Island to the city hall there to make things more romantic.  Love is just as sweet the second time around….Bernadette said she’d found her soulmate in Andrew.

These are some of the portraits I did of them before their quiet, elegant dinner for friends at MOMA.  Only MOMA would come up with such a cool MODERN wedding cake…I just had to show it off.

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