The great thing about being a wedding photographer in NYC and long island is creating wedding images. But I’m just now getting around to getting around to posting some of them! These other photographers who manage to get their wedding photos online in a few days astound me because I need time to finesse my images, like the old master craftsman laboring in the darkroom. My photos need to incubate in me for a while so I can return to them with fresh eyes with which to finish their look.
But because wedding couples ask, I’d like to show you some ideas of what I photograph at the weddings I’m commissioned for. It doesn’t matter if the wedding takes place under a tent or on a rooftop, on a beach or Manhattan loft, or as in this case, at the Westbury Manor in Westbury, long island, NY. What’s essential is the emotional content of the images, no matter where the wedding takes place. That’s on my mind because I got a call recently from someone getting married, she got my name about three and a half years ago when she saw her colleague’s wedding photos I had done. She jotted down my name, in anticipation of the day her fiancé would propose. Now that’s planning!
But the point is, she didn’t want the typical snapshot so many nyc wedding photographers take these days. She saw my photos were more about the people in them. The kind of thing you want to remember about your wedding day, that is, about your loved ones and dearest friends. As you see, I’m reality based. If you think your wedding is a fantasy fashion shoot, or an over stylized faux anything, I wish you the best. I may not be the right photographer for you. But if you’re into real moments and feelings, as I am, then whether your wedding is at the Westbury Manor, Oheka Castle, Chelsea Piers or out in the Hamptons, wherever it is, here’s a sampling of what resonates with me when I’m photographing a wedding. That remains constant no matter where the wedding may be.
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