New Jersey wedding photographer

New Jersey wedding photographer - photojournalistic style

Drawing from a story-telling photojournalistic sensibility; and also from the classic style of wedding photography; with a dash of Fashion flair; and Romance ... the intention is to give you images that will forever recall this fantastic day. The images on the New Jersey wedding photographer blog will show  Read more inside...

exposure metering for the bride’s dress

exposure metering - bride & the bride's dress

From a technical point of view, photographing a bride in her dress can be a challenge ... depending on the lighting.  If everything is under your control as the photographer, and you're lighting the formal portraits with off-camera manual flash, then it is essentially a study of the zone system. The simplest way for  Read more inside...

the moment after ‘the kiss’

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favorite image from the weekend – the moment after the kiss

I'm normally in the center aisle when I work as a solo photographer at a wedding.  But with the wedding on Saturday, I knew I could trust my 2nd shooter to nail the photographs I needed.  This allowed me the opportunity to move around, looking for other angles. I was hoping that Lori-Ann would hug her  Read more inside...

fire performers … at a wedding

The bride and groom at last night's wedding are veteran burners - people who attend Burning Man - and several of their guests are fire performers. Later the evening during the reception, four of the guests showed their skill in juggling and dancing with fire.

Photographing fire performers

Photographing the fire performers, especially in such low light - i.e. near  Read more inside...

wedding photography – anticipation and timing

style in wedding photography - anticipation and timing

I'm sure every photographer has this experience, where your shutter trips, and you just know you have the shot.  Something that you see - whether anticipated or just lucky timing - and you capture it.  This is how I felt when I captured this moment between Marie and Andrew at their wedding this weekend.  I got  Read more inside...

flash & low ambient light – adapting during an outdoor wedding ceremony

wedding photography: flash and low ambient light - adapting during the shoot

I'm often asked what I would do when I encounter a situation where you need to use flash, but there is no easy way to bounce flash.  My flippant answer is ... you're screwed! Well, not really. My advice is that you have to improvise and in some way of finesse your use of light.  In tough  Read more inside...

bounce flash examples – wedding receptions

bounce flash examples - wedding receptions

Over the course of the past year or so, I've made a steady attempt to move this blog away from being wedding-heavy, and take the material more towards general photography, and photographing people. However, since the most of my work is as done as a wedding photographer in New Jersey, I still get a large number of questions  Read more inside...

lighting the wedding formals (part 2)

The previous article on the topic showed a more static set-up in how I light the formal portraits of the bride and groom and families on their wedding day.  But I try and get as many on-location portraits of the bride beforehand to bring in some variety to the portraits.  It is also a very good idea to get as much done as early on as you can on the day .. just in case the  Read more inside...