NYC singer-songwriter Jen Chapin releases her new album, Reckoning, on May 20, a new collection of original songs written in her distinctive blend of urban folk/jazz/pop storytelling, reckoning with the challenges of balancing creativity with the humorous and all-too real demands of motherhood and social activism.
I did the photography for the album. Jen was looking for something artistic, a “spectrum of textures” to reflect the theme of the CD.
“Loving them — [your] creativity is awe-inspiring. Thank you thank you thank you!” was her feedback.
For my engagement photographs, I find out what it is that inspires me. A powerful portrayal of love. Mood. Passion. Deep emotions. Plus art. I find out what it is that inspires me. And then I do more of that.
I came across the quote below by Sophia Loren. A woman known for her classic beauty. And in addition to believing a woman is beautiful, she ought to be photographed classically, beautifully.
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One of the best engagement photo ideas for couples who get married in New York City is to include a landmark in their engagement photo. An iconic location. Maybe… Grand Central Station? The good people at Grand Central contacted me about Grand Central Terminal’s 100th Anniversary. To help celebrate they thought it’d be fun to showcase photographs taken in Grand Central. They wanted five images. I’ve been taking engagement photos in Grand Central for a while so it was tough to narrow it down. I selected these five to send them (which they love, and I’m told will be using as a pictorial...
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For Engaged Couples Who Don't Want Cookie Cutter Engagement Photos
If you're looking to have engagement photos in the NYC area then you need to read this: the reason so many couples end up with cheesy photos of themselves doing cliche shots such as jumping in the air, standing looking overly serious facing two different directions or standing side by side holding a balloon pretending to float away is because...
...most engagement photographers don't have a clue what else to do except copy cat these poses. There. I said it. But let me ask you,...
Tracy Osborn has a lovely little site (weddinglovely.com) for helping couples plan their weddings. She's been featured on Inc, Forbes and TechCrunch. It's filled with all sorts of goodies, morsels and tidbits, including this fascinating interview with probably my most favorite photographer of them all. A wedding photographer of enormous variety and nuance, a photographer of such... let me put it this way... I'm the photographer.
We talk wedding photography and finally the question gets answered, "why you'd photograph a wedding in your pajamas." 'Bout time too.
It was a respite from their busy lives, the church choir in NYC. He, a resident neurologist; she, a management consultant. That's how they met. Singing in the choir as they did was a comfort. A relaxed environment away from the daily stresses and fast pace of their careers.
Slowly, somewhere, in those precious moments together, they fell in love.
But then she was called to go to the Amazon in Peru. Where she was a while until he called. He said, "come home."
He meant "home" in every bit of its truest sense. "Live with me," he continued. "My intention is to marry you."
She hung up the phone....
Passion is what I feel this image I photographed for this couple emotes. I was being interviewed for an upcoming issue of Engagement 101 where I was asked "What is the most important element for a successful shoot?" and some might reply that it look pretty, or have the couple involved in their favorite activity or that the setting be special. But my answer was that it must evoke a mood. Only then does the image resonate. And that you can't expect the mood to come from anywhere else but from where it is, there, in the couple’s heart. And as the photographer, to receive that; to be open to it. And to show...
How To Choose A Wedding Photographer? Here’s a rare opportunity to see how huge the difference between two photographers can be. This is one couple, but they had two weddings to accommodate their respective families. Each with a different wedding photographer. They couldn’t fly the first photographer to the second wedding so they hired another photographer to take care of that.
I’ve obtained some photos of this couple by both wedding photographers. The bride provided what she chose as the best of both photographers. What I’ve done here is line up the first photographer’s wedding photos...