Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Winter is the Warmest Season- Jennifer & Aaron!

Jenifer & Aaron traveled all the way from Bangalore, India to get married in New York City. Both their families and some friends met at the Clerk's office, and witnessed a lighting-speed-quick ceremony. Braving the cold we ventured into the city for a quick session. Despite below zero temperatures, the spirit and the energy was quite heartwarming!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Brooke, Ray, Manny + Milo !

Brooke and Ray, my awesome couple who are getting married in May 2010 came to their engagement sessions with their cute dogs: Manny and Milo! Needless to say, we had a blast. And.. that weather a few weeks ago is certainly a nice memory now!
Brooke and Ray, you truly rocked that session, I am double excited for your wedding now!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Industry buzz: Weddingchicks!

Have you heard about them yet? If you haven't and you ARE a wedding vendor OR a bride - you are missing out! I recommend you check out their blogsite right away - there's a lot of good things happening. Amy and Jocey are running constant promos and give aways for brides and wedding vendors. Don't forget to check the 'sweet deals' and 'real weddings' sections! The girls recently started a new, phenomenal contest on twitter that was named #wctrivia (yes you can use that exact hashtag to follow most recent updates about the contest upcoming subjects, you can also follow @weddingchicks and @wctrivia to connect directly with the authors). I myself had my little contribution to the new twitter fun and in return was granted a free listing on Weddingchicks photographer directory for my region. Yaaay! Happy to be a part of that growing, viral community! Thanks You Weddingchicks - keep rocking the wedding world!

Oh, it was jolly! (photo booth goes seasonal)

Photobooths have been getting more and more popular at weddings, and for good reasons. Guests are having tons of fun taking their own pictures and brides have resolved the question of wedding favors! Therefore wedding photographers are trying to get more creative satisfying the demand. Some are offering setups where guests are indeed "pressing a button" to take the photo (a remote shutter release), some are cooperating with a traditional, real photo booth company that actually delivers the very box to the wedding venue. Some prefer to have a second/third photographer take care of this service. Personally, I think the element of human interaction adds to the final content and look of the photos. Some guests will of course go bananas without any encouragement but some will need a little 'push' to let their personality really show. Here's an extract of our (myself and David Lim) holiday themed photo booth shoot at Cara and Matt's wedding on December 12, 2009. Technical info for photographers: one AB400 Ac powered strobe light was used, shot into a 60'' silver umbrella set (as you probably can clearly see) to photographer's right. We purposefully did not use any fill-in light.