Sofia’s Sweet 16
Jan10

Sofia’s Sweet 16

This was a beautiful event held at the Hanover Manor. Lighting and decor was done by Lounge It Up, Electrifying Productions provided the entertainment and Sofia’s family provided the...

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Jenny and Bill
Nov02

Jenny and Bill

I first met Jenny a few years ago when she built the secret igloo. It was a really cool project that helped raise money for the school where my sister works, Celebrate the Children. The igloo was made from colored ice blocks which created a beautiful effect and made for some great images. We connected on Facebook and when Jenny and Bill got engaged, they reached out to me to see if I would be interested in shooting their wedding. Even though I explained that it wasn’t really my main job, they were excited to work with me and I knew, with their creativity, it would be an awesome day. The weather wasn’t great, but the details were. From the hand-painted utensils, to the folded paper bouquets, to the happy-tear hankies, to the custom glasses created for everyone… not to mention Bill’s anvil and Jenny’s hoops! And, as luck would have it, we got a few minutes as the sun was setting, where it broke through the clouds and gave us a spectacular sky to work with. I’m glad I was able to be part of their day and capture some moments that they will never...

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Dan and Ralphy
Aug13

Dan and Ralphy

This past weekend I attended my first gay wedding. I say my “first” because I think it will and should occur more in the future, so I’m assuming it won’t be my last. The wedding began on the red carpet and went into a large and nicely decorated ┬ábackyard with 3 large tents, 2 bars, a dance floor, a fire pit and lots of room to mingle. Lighting and entertainment were provided by Lounge it Up and Electrifying Productions. I was just a guest and I always stay out of the way of the hired photographer. I didn’t take any formal pictures and never got in the way, I was just shooting pictures of my friends. When they were announced, they broke right out into a dance, and since I got a couple of shots of them in the air, I thought I’d have a little fun with it ­čÖé The weather was beautiful and as the sun went down the lighting really created an incredible atmosphere. On the technical side of things, the panorama of the backyard was created from 4 images that were shot vertical and stitched together in Photoshop. Also, having the tents creating shade with bright backgrounds required shooting in manual mode for the ceremony. The bright backgrounds would have confused the meter on the camera and under-exposed the people. In order to do this, I metered off the people in the shade of the tent and used that exposure for the shots that were taken under the tent. Congratulations to Dan and Ralphy. It was a great, memorable, and emotional event for everyone. Tech Info:┬áNikon D800,┬áNikon 24mm,┬áNikon 85mm, Nikon 35-70mm,┬áNikon...

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