As the 2007 wedding season winds down, I wanted to thank all of the couples I have been priveleged to work with, for making this season my most successful ever! I had so much fun at all of your weddings, and captured some images that I am really proud of.
So as a little end-of-year thank you, I am offering a 25% discount off of print orders of $50 or more from now through December 1, 2007. Just enter the code: holiday2007 into the promotion code field of the Cart Review screen on your wedding photo gallery, and click the Apply to Order button.
Thanks again for making this year so fun and successful!
As I took Emily outside in the low 40 degree temperatures to do a few photos on Saturday, I noticed how unaffected she seemed to be from the cold. “Oh, I was a hockey cheerleader when I was a kid” she said. Who knew that it would prepare her for her wedding day!
Emily and Brian’s day was a beautiful, brisk, fall day. We began at Emily’s parents’ house where I found Emily chilled out watching the Karate Kid. After she got dressed and we captured a few family photos around the house, we headed off to Tufts University for a few more photos of the family. The light was perfect as we wandered around the campus for about an hour - starting with the family formals, and ending with romantic portraits of Emily and Brian together. We ended our tour at Goddard Chapel, where the beautiful couple were married in a ceremony that perfectly mixed Jewish and Catholic traditions. After the ceremony we headed out to the ultra cool Hotel Marlowe, where the couple and their guests ate, drank, and danced to the hopping music of Four Guys in Tuxes (which was actually more like 7 guys and a girl).
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This weekend I had the privilege of being able to teach some of the things I’ve learned in my past few years photographing weddings to a group of professional wedding photographers from all over the US and Canada. Since we are all members of an online wedding photography community, we had all spent a lot of time communicating online, but it was a real treat to meet such a cool group of people face to face.
The meet was held at the Desmond Hotel in Albany, New York with participants flying in from as far away as WA, TX, VA, and Alberta. After a quick introduction, the three models arrived, along with a selection of gowns loaned to us for the day from David’s Bridal. We divided into three groups with one group going with Jeff Toogood from St Thomas, Ontario, to learn about his signature group posing techniques, another going with Lloyd Yoon from Edmonton, Alberta, to learn about his methods for achieving dramatic lighting effects using off camera flashes, and the third going with me to learn about creating striking photos in not so beautiful places. After an hour or so, we all met back up and switched groups, then again an hour after that, until everyone had a chance to work with all three instructors and models.
I have to tell you, it wasn’t easy finding the not so beautiful parts of the Desmond. Built to look like an old colonial town, with cobble stoned indoor courtyards and gardens, I had to take the first group out back to where the deliveries are made and the dumpsters are stored to find a less than pristine location. Once outside however, the dingy, gray day made the challenge even better. Big props to our model, Amanda, for braving the chilly November temperatures, and not showing it!
For group 2, we decided to see what we could do with the conference room that they put us in. To be fair, the conference room was not ugly. It was actually really cool - set up like an old hunting lodge with stuffed dead things on the walls.
Unbeknownst to me, one of the participants, Jessica Watson caught this shot of me taking that photo!
For the third group, we decided to see if we could get good photos in the stairwell and the narrow hotel halls. There was great light in the stairwells, and great ledges to get the height that’s so flattering for a bride. Again, a participant, Rich Michaels got this shot of me attempting to defy gravity:
And the results:
After working hard all day, a number of us gathered in Mike’s hotel room, where we received an education in beer, along with a good quantity of samples! Thanks to everyone for making the weekend so much fun!