Wonderful Wedding Details: Wedding Dresses

Welcome to the second posting of Wonderful Wedding Details.  Today is the Wedding Dress gallery.

It amazes me how the dresses these brides choose can look similar and yet so different.  While there seems to be a few common themes such as the sweet heart neck line and beading, the dresses exhibit a wide range of styles; from ruffles to ruching, to A-line and trumpet.  I love how each dress matches the brides’ personalties.

 

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Cakes

Wonderful Wedding Details: Cakes

I was recently going through some of the weddings I have photographed and realized that the brides and grooms have some really different tastes in cakes, decorations, flowers, etc.   I thought it would make a really interesting gallery for all you future brides and grooms out there.  Maybe this will even help you decide on a cake or theme for your wedding.  Every couple weeks, I will post another category, like flowers and dresses.  This first post will be about all the delicious wedding cakes I have photographed (and eaten).

I had 3 pieces of this cake and miss it very much.

Emma’s Prom

My daughter Emma is growing up so fast and is now a young woman.  She had her prom a few weeks ago and it was quite the photo-op.  It was really beautiful to see all the kids dressed up and looking so dashing.  Since there was no official photographer I decided to photograph all these pictures with my fancy point and shoot (Canon gx 1), because I didn’t want to draw a lot of attention to myself with my big DSLR.  Despite using a point and shoot, the pictures came out great.  I was able to shoot RAW, which means the photos retain all their information to make it easier to edit.  It was amazing some of the camera hardware that the parents had.  There were so many parents taking pictures of their kids posing and hamming it up.  It was so funny and such a delight to see.

Rachael & Jimmy

Rachel

I’ve been going to Bear Mountain for years, mostly to ride my motorcycle on it’s amazing roads.  The first time I went there I couldn’t believe that such a place existed so close to NYC.  When Chris, from Double Image, asked me to shoot Rachael and Jimmy’s wedding at the Merry Go Round Pavilion, I thought “Wow this is going to be really cool”.  I went there a week ahead to scout for some good backgrounds since this was the first wedding I was shooting there.  All the locations had to be close to the hotel, because it was a little wet and muddy and I didn’t want Rachael’s dress to get dirty.

The day of the wedding was very challenging because it was suppose to storm.  Luckily, the rain held out and we were able to shoot all the family photos outside.  This was also very helpful, because the lighting in the pavilion wasn’t great.  Also, since it was just me with no second shooter it was a little challenging to be in the right place at the right time while staying out of the videographers way.  It all worked out well in the end and we were really happy with the results.  Rachael and Jimmy’s families couldn’t have been nicer to me and it was great to see everyone so happy on their special day.

Una & John

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It’s so important for the photographer and the couple to have a test run together.  An engagement shoot is perfect for this, because it really breaks the ice and at the end of the shoot the couple knows what to … Continue reading

Michael’s Bar Mitzvah

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I had a great time at Michael’s Bar Mitzvah.  The family was very friendly and the atmosphere was wonderful.  Those are one of the many reasons I love photographing these celebrations.

Mansion on Broadway

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We became a preferred vendor at Mansion on Broadway in White Plains.  It’s such a great venue for parties.  It has a really cool feel to it and is very photogenic.  They were nice enough to give us free reign … Continue reading