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
Amsale | Spring Bridal 2013
Wednesday May 2, 2012 8:00AM PST
For the last couple seasons I’ve had the privilege of shooting for the Amsale and Christos collections while in NYC for Grace Ormonde. Below are a few of my favorites from the Amsale show.
Above: Amsale–Designer for the Amsale, Christos, and Kenneth Pool collections
Just hours after taking delivery of my new Nikon D4 camera body last week, I headed up to the Big Bear Mountains to play in the snow with my family. The drive was an adventure with more than 12 inches of new snow on the roads, and we woke up the next morning to a picture-perfect sunny day to play in the snow!
I grabbed my new Nikon D4, and a few of my favorite lenses (Nikkor 70-200mm f2.8, 200mm f2.0, 85mm f1.4 and my 35mm f1.4) and headed outside to grab some shots of my wife and four kids playing in front of the house. I had spent a couple hours the night before, after we got the kids settled in for bed, fiddling around with the settings and discovering a few of the new features the Nikon D4 had to offer.
Since I’m sort of a control freak when it comes to exposure and white balance, I shot mostly everything in manual mode and kelvin white balance. I did however really play with the autofocus settings to test out the new face recognition feature. It was pretty cool watching the camera lock onto my kid’s little faces and follow them around as I snapped away. Although I am so used to controlling my focus selector from previous models like the D3 and D3s, this may be a feature I will continue to use on the D4 the more I learn to trust it. One thing for sure is that the D4 is extremely fast and smooth in all autofocus modes but I’m sure it will take a few months to test and decide which modes I prefer the most.
One thing that stood out to me right away is how amazingly quiet the shutter is on the D4 compared to all previous flagship DSLRs Nikon has released. In “quiet mode” it’s even more impressive because I can control when the mirror lays back down. The skin tones straight out of the camera seem accurate and true to what I saw when shooting. My associate Kat pulled some of her favorites from my little family shoot and used a new Aperture film plugin she found called VSCO to process the images. I like what she chose! Hope you like them too!
Chloe tearing it up on the sled
My wife looking hot as usual.. the pink speed disc is so in right now!
Aidan getting some air
Accidental product placement of the Kelly Moore Thirst Relief Bag so why not give it a link? The bag rules!
Evan took a few face diggers but that didn’t phase him.
Now that’s a snowball!
Her first taste of fresh tracks
Love my girls