I update my portfolios each year in an attempt to make sure potential clients see the kind of work I feel like I do best/enjoy the most. It is a highly unscientific process, but I enjoy going through my photos from the past year and pulling out those images that make me the happiest. Several times each year, I have the opportunity to work with models, athletes, musicians or other kinds of storytellers (often, talented teams of hair, makeup and wardrobe professionals are also involved), and these shoots produce some of my favorite images. Here are the ones I’m currently loving.
Congratulations to Courtney and Dan, who got married on January 2, 2015. I could not have asked for a better way to kick off my 2015 wedding season! This was an awesome day! With 90 State Events, Mazzone Hospitality, CT Productions Mobile DJ Services, Advantage Transit Group, Lark Street Flower Market, Krystal Rose Studio, Bridal Gallery by Yvonne and Waldorf Tuxedo. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.
I started the day with Courtney and her bridal party at 74 State Hotel (Albany, N.Y.).
Here’s Courtney with her mom as her sisters put the finishing touches on her dress:
What a beautiful bride:
Alan photographed Dan and the guys as they got ready:
The First Look took place in front of the NYS Education Building:
It was chilly out, so we jumped right into our portrait session:
The ceremony took place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church:
Finally, it was time for the party at 90 State!:
Thank you, guys, for choosing JFP! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
I update my portfolios each year in an attempt to make sure potential clients see the kind of work I feel like I do best/enjoy the most. It is a highly unscientific process, but I enjoy going through my photos from the past year and pulling out those images that make me the happiest. Here are the engagement photos I’m loving at that moment.
Congratulations to Heather and Robert, who got married at Franklin Plaza Ballroom (Franklin Hospitality) on December 20, 2014! Thanks for sharing the day with JFP! And it was great to work with FLAWLESSBYTINA, Davida’s Salon & Boutique, Tuxego, Bridal Gallery by Yvonne, and Events by Cool Cat. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.
We started the day with Heather at Best Western Plus Franklin Square Inn.
I love this photo of Heather sharing a moment with her mom as she slips into her wedding dress:
Ring bearer Jaxen wasn’t so interested in the whole process (ha ha):
Heather and Rob did their First Look in front of Franklin Plaza:
I then put the couple to work, making their portraits:
Wow. Just wow.:
These next few photos were made in the Franklin Plaza’s brand new third floor:
Once the portraits were finished, I separated Heather and Rob. They had about 45 minutes to catch their breath before the ceremony.
How gorgeous was Franklin Plaza for the ceremony?:
And then it was finally time to party!:
Thank you, Heather and Rob, for sharing your wedding day with me! I wish you a lifetime of happiness together!
Congratulations to Kristin and Chris, who got married today! Thanks for sharing an awesome day with me, guys! With The Glen Sanders Mansion, Mazzone Hospitality, Lipstick N Lashes Beauty Bar and Boutique and Piano Man’s DJ Productions. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.
Congratulations to Marissa and Matthew, who got married today! Thanks for sharing your wedding day with me! With Franklin Plaza Ballroom, Franklin Hospitality, Olya Paskovaty Hairstylist/ Makeup Artist, Flowers By Pesha, Best Bytes Media, Funk Evolution, Elite Hair and Image Salon, Lily Saratoga and Tuxego. Thanks to Alan for second shooting.
Each year, I update my portfolios in an effort to make sure that the work potential clients see online is representative of what I want to do/do well. Selecting the images is a highly unscientific process, but I think that — after 10 years or so as a photographer — I have finally identified my style.
I make images that are romantic and silly. They are often classy, and sometimes they are not. In other words, they are about the people in front of my camera. I tell their stories.
I am a storyteller at heart. I have been since I was a little kid. I still remember filling notebooks with my own “Hardy Boys” stories as a youngster. I adore learning about people, and I love sharing their experiences in photos. With that in mind, I work hard to make my clients feel comfortable expressing themselves visually.
Thank you all for sharing your world with me. I appreciate it.
I’m getting ready for a winter wedding doubleheader this weekend. Marissa and Matthew are up first on Saturday!:
And I can’t wait to spend Sunday with Kristin and Chris!:
I update my portfolio each winter so that potential clients see my strongest work on my website, etc., throughout the new year. So, I spend long periods of time going through older images, pulling out those photos that best show the romance and uniqueness I try to deliver to every client. This leads to many moments that make me smile, laugh or just reminisce on a sweet experience I shared with a couple. This picture, for example, reminded me of how lucky I am to make wedding pictures for a living. I mean, seriously, this is what I get to do each day? Damn.
I spent five or six hours yesterday working with a fantastic team on a model editorial. We photographed four different scenarios for what will ultimately end up as a published photo essay. I had the pleasure of working with model Elke Farinacci, hair stylist Cassondra Schauble (who also was responsible for the concepts we shot), makeup artist May Taszycki (Cassondra and and May both work at Changes Salon) and clothing stylist Stacy Lyn Marcelli of The Shoppe. We shot at Collar City Hard Pressed, Lucas Confectionery, The Grocery and Whistling Kettle: Troy. Thank you, everyone, for a highly productive and creative day. So much fun, and I’m really proud of the work we did. I would love to share a million images from this shoot, but I will wait until publication.