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March For Our Lives, NYC 3-24-18

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March For Our Lives | Manhattan 2018 Yesterday I went into NYC to attend and documenting t the #MarchForOurLives event. I got there pretty early so we could get right into the line, as I hoped to photograph the events as up close as possible, rather than from the sidelines. It was an incredible and…

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Spring Wedding Color Trends 2018

Spring Wedding Color Inspiration – 2018 Somehow – amazingly – the Spring 2018 wedding season is fast approaching (i’m not really sure how that happened exactly) And therefore, wedding planning is kicking into high gear with all those last minute details and even still some big decisions to be made. It’s no secret that I…

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The Deeper Meaning of Wedding Photography

A Deeper Meaning of Wedding Photography I think it’s fair to say that as photographers – and all artists in general – often get wrapped up in our own heads about the value and importance of our work. Maybe I’m speaking for myself here, but after 20+ years of doing this I know it’s easy…

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The ‘why’ Behind What We Do

  As photographers we generally all complain, especially at the end of the season, about how exhausted we are and how we need a break and how we want to sleep for a week straight, which I suppose is similar to anyone looking forward to their vacation (our off-season becomes a ‘forced vacation’ mandated simply by the…

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Your Camera Takes Great Photos

You’ve been at a wedding for 9 hours fighting heat or cold or wind and bridesmaids and traffic when out of the blue a guest, noticing your camera says: “Wow, I’ll bet that camera of yours takes great pictures!” I’m all for the latest and greatest and love having new equipment & gadgets to use,…

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my Mom & Dads wedding album + preserving memories

wedding albums and your personal history _____ Some of us are lucky enough to still have our parents wedding album lying around somewhere, or at least know where to locate it. I have had my parents book for MANY years, and had wrapped it in a saran-like shipping plastic to ‘keep it safe’.  I was…

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"S." Ship of Theseus J. J. Abrams and Doug Dorst

So I don’t usually – if ever- take photographs of or blog about a book, but I felt like “S.” by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst was something different enough to make it worthy of a little photoshoot. As explained on the Amazon.com website : A young woman picks up a book left behind by…

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The Pros and Cons of the "Wedding Shot List"

There are a lot of mixed feelings in the photographic community about weddings and photographic shot lists. Most photographers truly fear getting that email from a couple with the ‘Must-Have’s’ (an expression I dislike as much as “Please Advise”) which you hesitantly open it asking yourself, “Will this be a few realistic requests or a…

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Photoshop and the Decline of Western Civilization

I can still recall my first experience with this thing called Photoshop. At the time, the image in question had been manipulated on a Scitex imaging workstation, which is now so ancient it’s hard to even find info if you Google the term. I believe they were room sized machines that cost something like $600…

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Photo Crazed Guests, iPhones and the unplugged wedding

You know, i’ve been wanting to write a long winded blog post for sometime about how intrusive wedding guests and their iPhones, cameras and yes, even iPads have become. ( I even have my own name for those guests: iPadders – fell free to steal that, btw )    They stand in the aisle, block the photos…

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