As a NYC born n’ bred kid growing up as an artist, drawing, sketching, painting, doodling in class when I should’ve been paying more attention to Mrs. Hertz… I was (and still am) in a sort of unconventional world. Fast forward to the world of wedding photography where I ended up, which in contrast I’ve always found a bit too stiff too conventional, too cookie cutter.
Especially now. I’d gotten to where I look at photos of couples and wonder WHY they look like every other photo taken of every other couple? What’s the point of that?
OK, so… I had this thought that started with ‘what if I did this instead…?” And I started pushing for a different type of engagement photo. Something more artful, and certainly something with more feeling to it.
And something that would turn out unique for every couple.
Then I wrote some thoughts about it and that got published on HUFFINGTON POST. And people either embraced it – or rejected it. I had almost a thousand visitors to my site because it went a bit viral.
**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 **