Shirley & Evan come to me by way of Evan’s aunt Debbie, who’s daughters Bat Mitzvah I photographed many year ago. After a few back & forths, we decided on The Brooklyn Bridge area know as DUMBO, and the Lower East Side in NYC. Both of these areas held sentimental value to Shirley and Evan so we mapped out a plan, set a date. This is the result. A cuter couple could not be found! Enjoy!
Thanks to Emily at For Real – Same Sex Wedding Blog for the Feature of Julie & Stacey’s Engagement Session! Check it out.
Here’s a grouping from the Engagement Session of Eileen and Daniel, who are getting married on June 14th at Turnberry Isle Miami. Eileen always though of Vizcaya as charming and romantic so we set off to start the session there. We ended up at one of my favorite locations in Virginia Key State Park in Key Biscayne. Enjoy!
Say hello to Julie and Stacey who are getting married in November at The Biltmore Hotel in Miami. Because of their intimate connection to Lincoln Road and Ten Museum Park, they chose them as their destinations for their engagement session. These two met in college and have been best friends ever since. As is usually the case, a friendship blossomed into a romance that became a relationship. Tailor made for each other, they share a silly humor and quirky outlook on life that simply sets them apart…..and people notice. You can’t help but be drawn into it and feel good about it. I’m fortunate to have met them and know them, and elated to be able to be the one to document their dream wedding. Enjoy!
Here is Daniela & Steven who wanted their engagement session to be in the newly renovated Palm Court in the Design Distrcit in Miami. Stunning architecture and modern storefronts mixed within a courtyard setting gave us a beautiful canvas to work with. Daniela is cousins with Deborah Niego who recently married Aaron Fahimian. I am currently negotiating with the third cousin of this massive clan whose family tree I’m still trying to decipher! Enjoy.
Thanks again to the folks at Borrowed & Blue for showcasing my work. This time its the Engagement Session of Caroline & Jeremy in Colorado.
Here are the Colorado adventures of Caroline & Jeremy. We’ve got horses, mountain ranges and valley rivers, rapids and cliffs, bridges, mining towns, abandoned railroad tracks, boots and beards, and Red Rocks. When talking about what to do for their engagement session we started toying with the idea of spending it in the Rocky Mountains. It made perfect sense as these two are into travel and adventure having already shared numerous trip both local and abroad. So we bunked out out Caroline’s family’s mountain home and set out on our own adventure. The air gets pretty thin at 11k feet….and cold…… Enjoy!
Shooting in nature always seems to turn into really creative captures. Check out Doug and Rachel in the largest State Park in Florida and Model Daisy Nash in this fabled and haunted Everglades location that used to be a missile silo in the 60’s to see what I mean.
I love the city too so if you’re a metropolis kind of couple, you have to see Sara and Eric in Grand Central Station and the most romantic city: Loic and Fredo in Paris.
Two weeks ago Diego asked my to plan a surprise marriage proposal everyone has been waiting for, to his girlfriend Adriana. Given a wide birth for creativity, and after receiving some specific presentation guidelines, and with less than two weeks to complete, We assembled a team and devised a strategy to showcase a proposal that included: three photographers, five videographers, multiple hidden cameras and microphones, a fake news cast, two actors with a perfectly timed script, a live feed, a perfectly synced dual monitor in-proposal video message, the coordination of behind the scenes video capture from the family, the cooperation of the Ritz Carlton South Beach hotel staff, surprise appearances of family from multiple out of state destinations, and one excited and nervous groom-to-be. It all unfolded last night. It was magical. Here’s how it all went down in video and photo. Many thanks to Travis Cossel of Black Label Wedding Films for this awesome video! Big, big love to the Saltz and Perelmuter families and the biggest congrats to Diego and Adriana!
Spontaneity is the canvas on which I create. I set my compass in the direction I want to travel then let fate dictate my interactions. I never want to do the same thing twice in the same location. I keep a fresh perspective and keep my instincts sharp by always making each shoot a challenge.
This shoot (part II) with Sara & Eric exemplifies that. My compass was set for the side streets of the Dumbo District in Brooklyn called Vinegar Hill. These are the streets that give you the most iconic perspectives of old world Brooklyn. It started off when the ferry captain told us our ferry (from Manhattan) wasn’t going to make it all the way to Dumbo due to a swimming race, and we could only go as far as N. Williamsburg. I knew then this shoot was going to be great. So I said, “hey, we just got thrown a curve ball so let’s make an adventure out of it!”
Beside the graffiti walls, we happened upon a charming little pastry shop who’s sign read “Pastries and Garden out Back”. Being that Sara & I were talking about food the whole time, we made a b-line right for the treats while Eric shot out back to check out the garden. Well, the pics tell that story. I bought them some pastries and let them have fun.
Next was on to Dumbo and Vinegar Hill. It was perfect. Overcast exactly at the right time and sunny just when and where I needed it, allowing me add the right mood to the tender and passionate way these two interact. We ended the shoot on the lawn recreating an intimate laying down shot that Sara wanted that ever so sweetly captures how these two feel together.
Our reward for such an amazing shoot?? Smorgasburg of course! And boy did we eat….(at least Sara and I did). Enjoy!