Back in Kissena Park for an Engagement Shoot

They are my friends and yes, my friend’s name really is Vivian! Beethoven is a longtime friend of mine and it’s an honor to be their photographer. As a matter of fact, they’ve been my willing photo subjects in the past and I’m happy they haven’t made any excuses or run the other way yet. Thank you, guys!

The blue tones they chose to wear stood out nicely against the pretty pink flowers and the predominantly green backdrop. It was on a rainy day but we rocked it.


Snug Harbor Wedding in Staten Island

Weeks ago, I shot this couple’s engagement session. The wedding came by shortly after and here are the photos! As a fellow inhabitant of this planet, it was an all-new experience to observe a Ukrainian blessing firsthand and to see the couple donning their traditional garb. I especially love the candid photos from this wedding, which resonate with the overall mood of their celebration. The reception took place at Snug Harbor in Staten Island.

diptych 1

diptych 2

One thing I’d like to point out is that all of my chosen shots are horizontal. In fact, most of my photos are horizontal. When I look through a camera, my natural reaction is to compose the horizontal image, which I believe allows for more “story” to be told. That said, I assure you that the vertical composition has its place, most often in my portrait work.

A Central Park Engagement Shoot

Here’s a Spring engagement shoot to celebrate the warm weather for you guys. Our shoot took place at Central Park where there are plenty of scenic spots to hit up. It drizzled slightly before we started shooting but the sun started to break through and added a nice touch to the entire session.

With minimal of direction, our bride-to-be was a pro at posing! I’m really digging the outfit she picked out and how the colors pop against the softer colors of early Spring.