a Long Island WeddingReviewed by G.E. Masana on May 29Rating:
First of all, let me just say, yes, this couple is every bit as loving and sweet as you see in the wedding photos. You can’t pose how someone feels in their heart. You can only observe it, and take note when you see it.
I’m like a note taker.
You can attempt to pose emotions, and be the photographer who exhorts their couples with “I need you to look at each other with more love!” That’s the photography equivalent of performing emergency CPR on a wedding photo, trying to pump the breath of life into a lifeless image.
And the image was lifeless because posing is stiff and unnatural.
But laughter, affection, romance and love are real and genuine, which coincidentally, is exactly how it needs to be photographed.
And that’s what’s different about this long island wedding. No one’s vamping for the camera, acting for the lens.
Instead, it’s as if the camera’s not there. They’re feeling something stir inside them, and experiencing the joys of their lives. We’re just watching through a camera. What we’re witnessing, is what’s already in their hearts.
Here are a few of their wedding album pages. The wedding was at the Crest Hollow in long island, New York. Enjoy.
**G.E. Masana (portrait artist and Huffington Post contributer) As Seen In HUFFINGTON POST | MARTHA STEWART WEDDINGS | THE KNOT | NEW YORK MAGAZINE | BRIDAL GUIDE | BRIDES | STYLE ME PRETTY | ELEGANT BRIDE | GRACE ORMONDE | WELLWED | TOWN&COUNTRY **