Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Emlen and Ayla

"Take a picture of me in my hat!"

Tuesday, July 27, 2010


I like to think that it's the moments in-between that make my work interesting. Here we were after the ceremony heading to a side yard to take photos of the Bride and Groom. Nothing is really "happening" here, but I love the positions of the bride and grooms bodies, seeing the back of the brides dress, and the beautiful frames on the wall. I love the movement, and I love stairwells.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've been having so much fun with my Hasselblaad X-pan! It's an antique panoramic camera, and it takes absolutely beautiful pictures! So crisp, great contrast. The lens takes getting used to, though. I've figured-out the trick is to go in CLOSE!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Wedding Party Shots

I've learned over the years that some of the same principles which make a great party, also lend to getting great photos of a wedding party! Cram a lot of people into a space that's just a little bit too small for them, add champagne, and voila! You get happiness, interaction, and great energy!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Nantucket Harbor

I love photographs that look like paintings. When I first took this shot, I could feel my hand shake a bit, so I took another one with my camera stabilized one of the dock posts. But this one is better- the slight blur brings a softness to the photograph which gives it more mystery and romance.

Friday, July 2, 2010

Violet and David's PhotoBooth

At every wedding, I'm always looking for a great photo of the couple at the end of the night. I need a shot to finish-out the "story", or to be a closer in the album, and ideally, I want that shot to have some emotional content. This is harder to accomplish than you would think! Frequently, the bride and groom are talking to different groups of people at this point- he's doing shots with his boys, and she's on the dance floor with her girls. But at Violet and David's wedding, I pulled them over to the photobooth at the end of the evening.
I hadn't set-up the photobooth myself, but the photographer running it was nice enough to let me snap a few shots. I just used the modeling light from the Octabank, which gave me a really soft and warm light. It also created that vignetting at the corners, which is really beautiful.
I love these images, and they're the perfect "end of the night" shots. Congratulations, David and Violet!