The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, Queens is one my favorite venues in the city to shoot in. It has a fantastic rustic charm and with the giant factory windows it’s hard to make a bad photo.
My favorite way to get around New York City is on two wheels and I frequently ride past Giando On The Water on Kent Ave in Southside Williamsburg. I had always wondered what it was like inside and I got the opportunity to find out when I photographed Rebecca and Harry’s wedding there last October. Not knowing what to expect, I was blown away by the light and the panoramic view of Manhattan. The ceremony was timed perfectly for the setting sun and guests were bathed in stunning golden light. After the sun went down and the proceedings moved inside for the reception there was still that great view through giant windows in the ballroom.
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of photographing Ben and Catherine’s wedding at the Green Building in Gowanus, Brooklyn. In January the weather is a bit of a gamble but we lucked out with a cold but clear day. The light was fantastic but I had to work fast with the outdoor portraits because Ben and Catherine were getting chilly. Even with the quick jaunt outside, I’m really happy with the photos that we got.
Generally I don’t show off my family portraits but sometimes things align just right to get a truly magical group photo. Teresa and James got married at the beautiful Camp Point O Pines for Girls way up in Adirondack Mountains almost to the Canadian border. With the sun setting as the ceremony was wrapped up, it was time to do group photos. We decided that it would be best to do photos down on the beach. In the shadow of the boathouse the light was better than anything I could have planned for. With the sunlight fading fast we knocked out photos in about 20 minutes before everyone went up to the lodge to party.