Wednesday, May 28, 2008

05.17.08 Katherine + Shashi

This one was awesome.

I wrote about Katherine & Shashi's wedding a couple of weeks ago.

I didn't mention they actually had two weddings that weekend in Baltimore: a Christian ceremony on Saturday and a Hindu ceremony Sunday.

It was really cool to watch Katherine and Shashi share these two really beautiful traditions, each completely different but both sharing the same meaning. It was a wonderful way to start a life together.


Saturday, May 24, 2008

It was her idea, I swear

Really, it was.

I love this photo from Matt & Kristi's wedding yesterday. We were playing around in the front lawn of the spectacular Cairnwood in Philadelphia.

Here's to hoping they get a quick peek at the picture before taking off on their honeymoon tomorrow morning.

Thanks, you two, it was a blast.


Tuesday, May 20, 2008

this moment

I didn't even shoot this image.

My buddy Joe Craig did.

Joe made this picture at a wedding we shot last weekend in Baltimore; it was Katherine & Shashi's wedding. The day was amazing and I'll have more images on the blog here real soon.

I'm posting Joe's picture here because I've been thinking about it all day. I keep coming back to it. I love its honesty and warmth. I feel a connection.

The story: I had asked Shashi's grandmother to let me photograph her with her grandson and his new bride. I made the picture. He smiled and she didn't. It was okay. I stepped away and the moment I did she hugged Shashi and gave Joe this image.

I truley love it.

Good shootin', Joe


Monday, May 12, 2008

Andrew + Caroline

We had to reschedule at least three times trying to get decent weather for Andrew & Caroline's engagement shoot.

Last Sunday was worth the wait: it was beautiful.

We had ice cream, we golfed and we explored Harrisburg.

It was lovely.

These are some of my favorites.


Wednesday, May 7, 2008

05.03.08 Kristen + Anthony

Photo District News, a magazine for professional photographers, published a review of engaged couples reviewing websites of wedding photographers.

Their chief complaint? "It doesn't look real." Too Photoshopped. Too saturated. Too unreal.

I agree with them: it's all about the real. It's more about what's going on in the picture and less about the techniques the photographer applies to the image after it's taken.

Which brings me to Anthony and Kristen. Their happiness on their wedding day - Kristen's absolute joy - made these pictures great.

I sent Kristen a note tonight saying that I've shot lots and lots of weddings but I don't remember any that pleased me as much as hers.

Anthony & Kristen: Thank You. It was a real pleasure.


Monday, May 5, 2008

04.12.08 Jeremy + Beth

I love beautiful places.

And I love it when beautiful people get married there.

I met Beth and Jeremy the night before their wedding at The Madison Hotel in Morristown, New Jersey. I liked them right away & knew we would have a great day.

We did.