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17 Sep 2016

New York Fashion Week

Last weekend I had the incredible opportunity to work with Vivre Couture for New York Fashion Week. They were premiering their new line and celebrating their first time on the Red Carpet. After the runway, We brought some of the models outside into Times Square for a photoshoot amidst the traffic and crowds. I was using my Canon EOS 5D Mark III all day with my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II for the runway and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 for portraits. You can check out more at http://vivrecouture.com/. Designer Kristen Alyce does all of the design and crafts pieces out of artists canvas. Artist Sarah LePierre then hand paint all of the designs onto the canvas with acrylic paint. It really is wearable art and they got quite the reception from the crown with the original and innovate designs and the beautiful models. I really had a great time and got to work with some awesome people and definitely looking forward to doing more fashion photography before winter.

05 Sep 2016

Labor Day At the Lake

I spent my Labor day weekend upstate with my dad, a few friends, and of course My Canon 5D and my 50mm 1.2. It was a more relaxing weekend than usual with less adventures and exploring and more time spent editing in the tent and playing with my camera. I’ve eaten nothing but hot dogs and egg sandwiches for the last 72 hours and I must say, I don’t hate it. Between shooting guns, building bonfires and shucking clams we found some time to do long exposures and shoot off some fireworks as well. I kept my 50mm 1.2 on my camera all weekend and love it more each time I use it. Alex brought his DJI Phantom 3 drone and I got the opportunity to fly it as well and was really impressed with the ease of use and the quality of the footage. The problem is now I want to buy one immediately. I will definitely miss summer but bring on fall! I have way too many flannels in my closet right now begging to be worn.

19 Aug 2016

Flatiron Friday with my new 50mm

I recently added the Canon 50mm 1.2 USM L-series lens to my arsenal and I could not be happier with it. Coming from a lot of experience with zoom lenses, I wanted to focus on prime lenses for portraits and weddings this summer as well. The image quality is absolutely stunning and the bokeh at f1.2 is as smooth as silk. I brought it with me to work last Friday and explored outside the office on my lunch break. If you couldn’t already tell, the Flatiron is one of my favorite buildings in all of manhattan and I had a great time playing around with the nearby flowers for framing. I love how the prime lens forces you to move your body and walk to different distances to get the perfect framing instead of relying on the zoom to get your shot. I have a feeling this will become my desert island lens and I do not see it coming off my Canon 5D anytime soon until I absolutely need that longer focal range.

24 Jul 2016

Exploring Brooklyn

Despite the 90 degree temperatures, Nina and I walked across the Brooklyn bridge after work on Friday and caught the sunset from the park after walking around DUMBO and taking pictures. I was using my canon EOS 5D Mark III and the Canon 24-70mm 2.8 USM and 70-200mm 2.8 USM II. No matter where I am going I always try to bring my 70-200mm with me since it yields such incredible quality photos despite the size and weight. We stuffed our faces at Shake Shack once the sun went down and walked back across the bridge with a perfect summer breeze blowing. Today I treated myself to a Canon 50mm 1.2mm L-series lens for portraits and the weddings I have in August. Can’t wait to explore Jersey City and test it out when it arrives!

10 Jul 2016

Luray caverns

While going through my photos from our trip to Shenandoah National Park, I found some shots from Luray Caverns in Virginia. It was an amazing place, with some formations that were over 7 million years old. And it is crazy to think how long it had been there before someone stumbled upon it. Nature really amazes me sometimes and it makes capturing it with my camera that much better. I was shooting on my Canon 5D Mark III with my 16-35mm 2.8 USM II with my Canon Speedlite 6ooEX. I just got the Gary Fong diffuser for the flash because I noticed the lighting was coming out hard indoors. This really made a difference and softened the light and gave it a more even look.

09 Jul 2016

Shenandoah National Park, VA

A few weeks back, Nina and I drove down to Virginia to explore Shenandoah National Park and do some hiking and camping. Saturday, we did the 9 mile round trip hike of Old Rag Mountain which was truly breathtaking at the top but murder on my legs. Rainy and cloudy afternoons made for one one of the most epic sunsets I have ever seen in my life on Sunday night as well. After sending my days in the city, it is always great to spend a few days out in nature unplugged. All week I was shooting on my Canon EOS 5D Mark iii and alternating between my Canon 16-35mm USM II, 24-70mm USM II, and 70-200mm USM II lenses.

19 Jun 2016

Backstreet Cafe Shoot

Last weekend I spent Sunday afternoon at the Backstreet cafe in New Milford, NJ taking photos for their website and advertising. The owners, Kim and Tom Phelan are some of the nicest people you’ll meet and the food was awesome as well. The best part was getting to eat everything after the photos were done! I used my Canon ESO 5D markiii and EF 16-35mm 2.8II with the Canon Speedlite 600EX-RT flash. I just got a Gary Fong flash diffuser for wedding and used that as well; I was really happy with how it softens the flash and helps with shadows. You can check out the Backstreet Cafe at: http://backstreetcafenj.com/.

21 May 2016

Run the Hook

Last weekend I was the photographer for Run The Hook, a 5k/ 10k race at Sandy Hook National Park. It was a sold out event and there was great turnout of runners braving the strong winds and finishing with some impressive times. The crowd was great and cheered everyone on and made for some great photos as well. After devouring a pulled pork grilled cheese from Hog Heaven, I did some step and repeat photos of the runners and explored sandy Hook with my camera a little bit. The race was put on by Peak Projects, an event management group with some more races and events in the works for upcoming year. You can learn more about them at http://www.wearepeakprojects.com and the rest pf my photographs from the race can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/peakprojects/?fref=ts. Looking forward to working with these guys again and gracious for the opportunity!

12 May 2016

Mother’s Day Hike

I brought my Canon 5D Mark III and my Canon 70-200mm 2.8 II along with me for a Mother’s Day hike on Sunday. Jonah joined us as well and behaved pretty well in between barking and trying to eat everything off the ground. Blessed with some awesome weather that made for perfect lighting when it came to portraits, it proved to be a great day. I am consistently impressed with the 70-200mm 2.8 lens when it comes to portraits and if it weren’t for the size, I would have it my pocket all day every day ready to go. I still have weekend availability for portrait sessions and family and pet shoots as well, so just contact me to set up some time!

30 Apr 2016

Out of Office NY Network Event

I had the pleasure of photographing an event this week for Out of Office New York and Toast Vodka at a beautiful place in Chelsea with Eric Miller. The basement made for some awesome product shots and the night was a blast. I spent the whole night with my Canon 5D mark II and my 24-70mm 2.8 USM II and used the Canon Speedlite 600 EX-RT. Head on over to Ericmillerphotography.com to see some more photos from the shoot and to check out his work. I never mind staying up late when there are cameras involved and fun and friendly crowd only makes it better. I met some great people I look forward to seeing again, thanks guys!