Posted on Mar 30th 2009 by Neil.
One moment in a relationship….
We ask ourselves as visual storytellers, ‘what is the story’? here it is, in a single moment – captured perfectly as Mindy walks down the isle and John sticks out his tongue at her.
I revel in the moment, and capturing this gives me great pleasure – both to work for clients who understand individual expression, and to work so hard to really capture it for them.
There’s a lot of competition in the ‘wedding photography’ market these days, but as I’ve been observing weddings since 2003 – these nuances are easily noticed to my experienced eye. The WPJA gave me a top 5 in the nation ranking in 2004, and aging has only made me more sensitive to these moments – aware and able to capture them.
Posted on Sep 23rd 2008 by Neil.
Wedding Workout with guest Sherry Granader Alkalize and Energize for Great Sex « Wedding Podcast Network Wedding Talk Radio the blog
Sherry discusses acid overload and which foods you should and should not be eating that will make a huge impact on how you look and feel. She has the scoop on the importance of eating alkaline foods, super green foods, antioxidants, and what makes the body crave sugar and salt. Sherry shares her Cupa, Cupa, Cupa Smoothie recipe thatâ€™s easy, delicious and very good for you. Find out what you can do today to make a difference in your daily regimen to maximize your energy and watch your vibrant, sexy self return!
I enjoyed this show’s encouraging tone, and let those positive motivations build up to a completely healthy lifestyle as you make healthy choices for your wedding!
Posted on Aug 2nd 2008 by Neil.
“Hey Neil - were the pictures good?”
“um, aaah, well….the face of God smiled on me”
I can’t really explain it any other way…in case you were wondering what I was doing earlier tonight.
We had to tolerate thunderstorm downpours – but we got to receive the blessings of the August sunset. If you’re planning an August wedding in Upstate New York be sure to plan some time for sunset portraits.
Posted on Jul 30th 2008 by Neil.
Just start up this little YouTube video for your soundtrack as you browse on down!
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Posted on Jul 10th 2008 by Deanna.
It’s unbelievable to me, but my wedding is only 3 days away and I feel incredibly lucky to be experiencing no stress or jitters, just total and immense excitement. Though I’m sad to have my 2 year engagement come to an end, I thought I would share some words of wisdom for brides wishing to be as happy as I am at this very moment:
1. Plan the longest engagement ever!
I’ll admit it, I’m addicted to being engaged. There’s a certain sparkle in telling people I have a fiance and watching their faces light up as they reminisce about their own weddings and romantic memories. I loved the time I spent with my mother planning every detail, listening to my bridesmaids discuss their dresses & dancing partners and learning new things about my man of 9 years. (Who knew he loved cake pillars?! Seriously?)
2. Book a crazy bachelor/bachelorette party yourself…aka go to Vegas.
There’s no written rule you can’t plan your own party! Our trip to Vegas with 6 of our closest friends was the best vacation we ever experienced. Though I’m sure my bridesmaids would have planned a fun outing, be spontaneous and go somewhere you know you’ll never forget. Well maybe you’ll forget some things……
3. Laugh at the drama and write it down!
Our wedding planning wasn’t without bumps. We “restructured” the bridal party a month before the date, sent out invites totally last minute (3 weeks to be exact) and desperately lacked in funds more than once, but when I tell my stories to others, they just make me laugh and realize the long and adventurous path we’ve taken to get to this amazing moment. Write it all down and when you’re finished, you just might be able to pitch your own soap opera!
4. Hire fantastic people.
I consider my taste to be high class, but the professionals I hired are in a class of their own. My caterer, cake decorator, stylist and of course, my photographers! are such wonderful and fun people to be around and this eases a huge amount of stress. Always there to answer any question, I couldn’t be more pleased to have met and shared my time with these people and I’m glad I choose my vendors based on personality, not just a portfolio.
5. Kiss each other goodnight EVERY NIGHT.
We might not be married yet, but almost a decade of dating means we must be doing something right.
Best wishes to all you beautiful brides! I hope your stories of celebration are as memorable as mine.
Posted on Dec 8th 2007 by Neil.
So it’s been a while since I’ve discussed a picture, and I thought this would be a good one to talk about. I shot this image at a recent November wedding with it’s bride only counterpart. I enjoyed creating this image in an empty lot next to Christina’s (the bride’s) parent’s home where she prepared for the wedding. The enjoyment came from being able to create mood and style easily in the early evening that comes in November. The frame above was made at 5:03:22PM between the ceremony and reception. The early sunset gave me the chance to control the lighting in the image by using my strobes instead of relying on the mood of the natural light.
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