Before I even had the chance to blog about some locations I would like to photograph around New York, I was invited to photograph Steven and Christine’s wedding at one of the coolest locations in Queens. In the backyard of my home borough is this nifty, open spot where cows graze and stretches of crops lend themselves to some epic scenery.
Once again, I was witness to a traditional garb and ceremony, this time Korean. This has definitely been one of the great perks of photography – to experience all sorts of cultures and their wedding practices.
Venue – Queens County Farm Museum
This was my first overseas wedding, and my first in China. A warm thanks to Beethoven and Vivian for inviting me to their wedding.
Being among good friends, and making new ones as well, it was a different experience altogether, and a positive one at that. We made it through the heat and, with the guys from the US, jet lag. After the reception, we all took a nap (pretty much passed out) on the way back to the hotel. Good times, indeed!
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.
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.