Archive for the ‘Portrait’ Category

What can I say about this couple?  I usually have my photo editor pull out the best shots and throw them up on the blog – saved in the drafts folder to await my approval.  I then go through, delete a few shots, and publish the post with little to no comments just to keep fresh images coming.  It’s different this time.  I tried to hit the publish button, but I just couldn’t.  I had to say something about this couple.  Well, it’s more about Jackie because I really only met Mike on the shoot so I don’t know too much about him other than he’s married to Jackie (which says a lot) and that he’s great looking, successful, and a super nice guy.  Mike, if you read this, please take this as a “I want to hang with you and get to know you more” ok? :) Ok, on to Jackie…

I met Jackie a couple years ago when she styled my NYC shooting workshop.  I only met her briefly during the workshop, but knew I was lucky to have her because of the amazing styled shoot she put together for me.  You can view some of those images here.  I also knew that I was lucky to start this relationship with her because I could instantly sense that she was the kind of person that everyone loved.  I knew from the minute I met her that if she wasn’t already killing it in her business that it was just a matter of time because when God gives someone talent, passion, and a genuinely gracious and sweet personality, you know that person is going places.  Turns out she was already killing it and still is.  She’s the greatest thing the NYC wedding market has seen in quite some time!  Check out her labor of love “Merci New York” and see what I’m talking about.

Jackie and Mike gave me the honor of photographing them for my NYC workshop this spring and it just so happened it was on their 4th anniversary!  Such a beautiful couple!  I wish you guys many many years of happiness together!  Can’t wait to see you both again!  Read Jackie’s post about the shoot here.

Thanks so much to the wonderful vendors that made this shoot a success!!

Production and Stylist:  Kat Harris

Hair Stylist:  Maysoon Faraaj, FaceTime Beauty

Make-up Artist:  Sharon Becker, FaceTime Beauty

Gown:  Romona Keveza, Gabriella Bridal Salon

Tux:  Model’s own

Look 2 and 3 dresses:  Rent the Runway

Look 2 and 3 male:  JCrew

Florals:  Lori Meigel, AvaFlora

Family Night | Personal Monday February 6, 2012 12:13PM PST Personal, Portrait

Jeremiah 29:11

Mr. Locke Wilder | Full Post Tuesday September 6, 2011 4:38PM PST LifeSession®, Portrait

Below is the full post from the newborn shoot I did with Jessica Claire & Jeff Norwood, and their studly newborn son Locke.  I can’t wait to do it again… if they’ll let me!

Jessica and Jeff & Co. | SNEAK PEEK Thursday September 1, 2011 8:00AM PST Photographers, Portrait, Teasers

My dear friends Jessica Claire & Jeff Norwood just celebrated the birth of their first child, Locke.  It was a so much fun taking some shots for them last week.  This is a sneak peak…more images to come!

Kevin & Wendy Maternity Session | Laguna Beach Monday August 1, 2011 8:00AM PST Portrait

Over 9 years ago I shot Kevin and Wendy’s wedding in Orange County.  I was so excited to find out they were expecting their first child.  A lot can change in almost a decade, so it was a gift to see Kevin and Wendy love each other even more deeply than they did on their wedding day.  We spent the evening in Laguna Beach for a maternity session last week, and it was so fun getting to reconnect with them and see how their relationship has grown over the years.

Wendy and Kevin it was an honor to shoot your wedding, and such an honor to get to reconnect for another special season in life.  I can’t wait to meet the little one!

Summer Bridals | Rosemary Beach Thursday July 21, 2011 12:48PM PST Portrait, Wedding

“Beauty is not caused.  It is.” –Emily Dicksonson

Home | My family Thursday July 14, 2011 5:42PM PST Personal, Portrait

I’m heading home
Yeah, but I’m not so sure
That home is a place
You can still get to by train

So I’m looking out the window
And I’m drifting off to sleep
With my face pressed up against the pane
With the rhythm of my heart
And the ringing in my ears
It’s the rhythm of the Southbound Train

…Oh I’m headed home…
Jon Foreman Southbound Train

New York City’s Central Park has always been my favorite backdrop for wedding photography shoots.  In April, I conducted a styled shooting workshop for New York City wedding photographers in Central Park.   I was very fortunate to have renowned New York wedding stylist Jacqueline Weppner of Mercí New York along with my talented assistant Kat Harris to help style this unique shoot for myself and the 10 New York City wedding photographers who were in attendance.  Despite the low temperatures that day and the threat of rain forecasted for New York City, we pulled off an amazing photo shoot with exciting results!  As with most of my New York City Wedding Photographer Workshops and wedding photographer workshops around the country, my hard-working staff will submit the images for publication.  This workshop was no different and the result…. six out of the ten New York City wedding photographers were featured on Style Me Pretty one of New York City’s premier wedding blogs!

If you want to learn more about my next Wedding Photographer Workshop (to be held in Orange County, California on June 23rd)  CLICK HERE.

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To view more images from this shoot CLICK HERE.

Click here for the Style Me Pretty feature for this New York City Wedding Photography Workshop!

Thank you to all the amazing vendors and sponsors that were involved in this shoot!  I can’t wait to work with you all again!

Mike Colón New York City Wedding Photographer Workshop

Vendor Information:

Sponsors:  Pixel2CanvasLeather Craftsmen.

Stylist:  Jacqueline Weppner, Mercí New York

Floral design: Lori Meigel, Merci New York

Hair & Makeup:  Michelle, Pink Comb Salon

Models:  Johan, Gabi

Gowns: Gabriella Bridal Salon (Long dress is Sassi Holford, “fleur” gown.  Short dress is Allison Paris, “short feather dress in white.”

Accessories:  Preston and Olivia:  floral veil.  Sara Gabriel:   hairpiece paired with the Allison Paris feather gown; J Crew:   Nude ballet flats, men’s shirt, bow tie; Club Monaco:   Faux fur cropped jacket.

Jewelry:  Rent the Runway: featuring Miriam Haskell, Nicole Miller, and Erickson Beamon.

Men’s suiting and formalwear: Rothman’s New York;  Tallia:  Pin stripe sport jacket .  Hugo Boss:  Pants .


Last month I had the opportunity to be interviewed by Liesl from The Photography Parlour, a UK based photographer’s forum.  I’m excited to announce that the interview is now live.  To listen to the interview and learn more about The Photography Parlour CLICK HERE.