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Philosophy & Approach 

I want to see the most magical expressions and climactic emotions. It could be the look on a groom’s face as he beams with pride during the first dance; or the look on the father-of-the-bride’s face as he sees his daughter in her gown for the very first time. These are the heightened emotions that show the extraordinary power – the once-in-a-lifetime spirit - of a wedding day. You can’t fake these things – loving gazes; genuine smiles; authentic laughs and warm embraces – they only happen once, and they are priceless.

I want to see you looking your best, your most stylish, your most beautiful, your most handsome, and your most in love. But remember, beauty isn’t forced. It’s gentle. It’s light. It’s easy-going and natural. Romance is playful, fresh and flirtatious, not posed. I want your photos to exude this.

So how do I make sure these elements end up in your photos?

I spend 75% - 85% of your day shooting unobtrusively, capturing moments as they unfold spontaneously. This allows you to be in your world, interacting with your friends and family, experiencing the day the way you want. I’m a pretty cool guy to spend time with, but you didn’t throw a wedding to have some random photographer lording over your every move and interjecting himself every 30 seconds. See, I’ll stay out of your way, and I promise to document the action without interfering.

The other 15% - 25% of my time is usually spent guiding you through various mini-photoshoots. This could be family photos, group shots with the bridesmaids and groomsmens, a quiet photoshoot with the couple at sunset away from the party, or a quick portrait of the bride after she’s gotten into her gown. The bottom line is that these photoshoots are important, and you want to make sure that the important people feel included; but you don’t want to spend all day on these things – so let’s get these portraits taken care of efficiently and effectively so you can tie the knot and party.

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My Approach

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FAQ

What’s my pricing?
I customize each package to every client. My fee is based on the date of your wedding, the number of guests, the number of hours of coverage you’ll need, the number of additional photographers I’ll need to bring, and then any additional options like albums and portrait sessions.

Do I work with a second photographer?
This depends on the number of guests attending your wedding, the logistics of the day, the size of the venue you are getting married at, and the personalities and needs of your family members. For instance, if you are getting married at an intimate venue like Brooklyn Winery with 120 guests, than you probably don’t need me to bring a second photographer. However, if you’re getting married at Oheka Castle with 240 guests, yes, I’ll definitely bring a second photographer, for sure!

Do I travel?
Yes. 50% of my weddings are in NYC. The other 50% are usually in the Tri-State area (CT, NJ, Westchest or Long Island). About once a year, I’ll get on an airplane and travel to a faraway land like, Mexico, Costa Rica, California, Colorado, The Caribbean; or I’ll jump on a train and head to Boston.

Do I provide video service?
I provide aerial cinematography only. This is through my other company Wedding Drone New York. However, I do not provide conventional wedding videography; but I’m happy to make referrals.

How long does it take to receive your photos?
All images are delivered within a month of your wedding – it’s in the contract.

Will my logo be on your photographs?
No. I don’t watermark the high-resolution that I deliver to the client.

Do I carry business liability insurance?
Yes, I do. I carry the industry standard.

What kind of cameras do I use?
I use Canon cameras and lenses. I use ProFoto flashes.

How many weddings have I photographed in my career?
I’ve been a full-time, professional wedding photographer since early 2009. I’ve shot over 250 weddings. 

Did I go to school for photography?
Yes. I graduated from The International Center of Photography in Midtown Manhattan in 2008. Prior to photo school, I worked for five years as a magazine photo editor and as a motion picture cinematographer. I went back to school in 2007 to learn the ins and outs of digital photography, having come to the realization that my heart was in the still image. 

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Meeting in Person

I do all of my in-person meetings at my apartment on the Upper East Side. I’m 2.5 blocks from the Q Train, and 3.5 blocks from the 4/5/6 Trains. Because you’ve made the trek all the way uptown to visit me, I’ll wrap the meeting with a brief, in-person photoshoot on my roof if the sun has yet to set. Take me up on this – it’s fun!

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Engagements 

Yes, I offer them. We can do an hour-long shoot Monday-Thursday, or we can do a two-hour shoot on a Sunday afternoon. If you are carefree and aren’t concerned about being in front of the camera, I understand – no need to do a portrait session with me. If, however, you’re like most people and want to know what it’s like being in front of the camera, then it’s a great way to get comfortable with me – I promise to make it fun. Afterward, you’ll think, “Jeez, that was easy. Being the subject of a photoshoot is no big deal.”

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Photo Albums

Yes, I offer very fancy, handmade, custom-designed photo albums. These are the real deal – the kind that your descendants will keep in a chest and dust off every time a new generation gets married. Your great grandchildren will remark how young you looked 55 years from now. But if you don’t want to buy one from me, no big deal – you have the high-resolution digital images; you are welcome to make your own books.