how to overpower bright sunlight with on-camera flash

how to overpower bright sunlight with on-camera flash

how to overpower bright sunlight with on-camera flash

The photograph on the left shows one of the toughest lighting conditions you get to deal with. Your subjects are half in the sun / half in the shade ... and there is no way you could interrupt and change things in your favor. There is no way to have the flower-girls move. No way to bring in additional, off-camera  Read more inside...

slideshow: favorite wedding photos of 2014

favorite wedding photos 2014 slideshow

slideshow: favorite wedding photos of 2014

2014 was an incredible year with so much happening. I traveled around the north-eastern parts of the USA to photograph weddings - Connecticut, Vermont, New York, Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I even had the wonderful opportunity to travel abroad, where I photographed a wedding in Australia! Of course my photography  Read more inside...

video light for the romantic portraits of the bride & groom

using video light for romantic portraits of the bride & groom

One of my favorite photos of the day. Why can't wedding portraits of the bride and groom be a little bit sexy? When I went back to the bridal suite during a quieter moment in the wedding reception to fetch some gear I had left there earlier, I had this thought that mmmm, yes! romantic portraits of  Read more inside...

wedding photography – creating those special moments

wedding photography - make those moments happen!

Anticipation and timing on the photographer's part is essential to getting those key moments on the wedding day. Certain moments will happen, so we have to be ready for them. This relies on your keen observation and you ability to recognize important moments. You have to know your cameras and equipment, and you have  Read more inside...

2012 overview – my favorite wedding photographs

best wedding images of 2012 – New Jersey wedding photographer

2012 was another busy year! This slideshow features some of my favorite wedding and engagement session images photographed during 2012. I traveled further than NJ and NYC, photographing weddings across the USA. Please contact me if you're searching for a wedding photographer for your own wedding.  Read more inside...

wedding photography: portraits of the bride & bridesmaids

wedding photography: portraits of the bride & bridesmaids

Continuing with the theme of photographing great portraits on a wedding day when there aren't beautiful surroundings: when I have the time at the bride's house, I will always try to get individual portraits of the bride with each bridesmaid. I like doing this early in the day already at the bride's  Read more inside...

wedding photography – those key moments

wedding photography - looking for those key moments

Wedding photography has become more modern in style over the past decade or so. Instead of overly posed images, the general trend is now more of a story-telling (or photo-journalistic) style. It's now as important to capture the day's events as it unfolds, as it is to get beautiful portraits of the couple and  Read more inside...

2010 overview – my favorite wedding photographs

best wedding images of 2010 – New Jersey wedding photographer

There seems to be a pattern here - 2010 was another crazy-busy year for me. Photographing weddings, portrait sessions, maintaining this website and writing another book ... all this added up to a full calendar and not much sleep. It is always a rewarding experience as a wedding photographer to work  Read more inside...

mixing up the lighting techniques for wedding photography

using a variety of lighting techniques for wedding photography

I've had some questions about specific images posted to the Facebook page of my photography. Since I'd like to keep that page for my clients and potential clients, I don't want to clutter it too much with photo-geek stuff. I therefore decided to select a few images to discuss here instead. This recent  Read more inside...

lighting ideas for romantic wedding portraits

lighting the romantic portraits of the bride & groom

Scouting around the location during dinner time, I peered over the edge of this spiraling staircase and thought it would be a good idea to get some light on the couple, seated on the couch. I posed Melissa so that  she lounged back with her head on Dennis' lap. There is no way to get light on them from my  Read more inside...