November 13, 2013
You guys, I am 100% done with editing this season’s weddings. Huzzah! Which means that I can finally begin to catch up on blogging. There are so many sessions (and weddings!) left to blog and I can’t wait to show you some of the amazing days we’ve been so lucky to be a part of.
Because these two are fresh on my mind, I thought I’d kick off my upcoming blogging streak (Ok, maybe it won’t be that frequent. After all, there is still much to get done) with Liza and Christian’s engagement session in Astoria, New York City. This particular session is just packed full of all my favorite things: gorgeous light, Brooklyn/Astoria, New York, a cat, foggy New York City skylines (this is totally a thing, btw), the fluffiest cat, rooftop decks and did I mention there is an adorable cat? Yeah, her name is birdie and she’s the cutest.
Liza and Christian wanted to do some photos in their home in Astoria and also wander out in search of some cool graffiti in the area. There are a few streets in Astoria that have walls covered in some really cool graffiti. The best part? New graffiti appears every once in a while in place of old graffiti so next time you go it could look totally different. For example, remember Ka-Ling and Joe’s engagement session in Astoria earlier this year? Some of the walls you’ll see on Liza and Christian’s post are the exact same ones but with different graffiti on it. Pretty rad.
Basically, this post has it all. So I’m just going to stop writing now and let you have a look.
September 26, 2013
I’d be lying if I said that one of my favorite parts of the job is editing thousands of photos from a shoot. It’s truly fun to get to relive the all the amazing wedding days I’ve been a part of through loads of photographs but editing each image individually takes a lot of time, a lot of focus and a lot of discipline. It might not be my favorite part of the job (I’d much rather be interacting with couples from behind the camera and getting to know them and the people and things they love) but it’s been one that has helped me grow and fine tune my shooting skills. You see, when you’re forced to look at your own photos for hours on end on a given day you really start to
meticulously point out every mistake you’ve made find ways improve your work.
I’d also be lying if I said I totally hated it. I don’t hate it; far from it! I love seeing a photo transform from a RAW image that comes straight from my camera, to a final, creatively-edited photograph that I’m proud to call my own.
Lately I’ve been having a lot of fun editing with a new set of Film-Emulation presets by Totally Rad actions called Replichrome. They’ve given my digital images the wonderfully rich characteristics of film that I so craved and wished for.
This is an image of Beth, one of our beautiful brides from this season. I had the opportunity to photograph her and Matt days before their wedding in Burlington and this is one of my favorite portraits of her, edited with Replichrome.
September 24, 2013
September 12, 2013
During wedding season engagement sessions kind of take a back seat to weddings on the blog but they are truly one of my favorite things to photograph. My reasons for this happen to be very selfish: Simply put, I get to spend about an hour or two with the couple in a beautiful location at the most perfect time of day (sunset) with no time constraints. What’s not to love?
We’ve been to so many amazing locations this year for engagement sessions and we have a few more planned before the year ends! Including another session in Astoria, New York, a session at a cabin in the woods, and lots of fall foliage in beautiful Vermont. Not to worry, I do plan to feature all our sessions but I’m saving them for the winter months when things are a bit slower and I don’t have as much to blog.
For now, though, I felt I just had to blog Justin and Amanda’s session in. As if just the fun of working with them wasn’t enough, they also took us to two of the most beautiful locations we’ve been this year! The first was Justin’s mom’s beautiful residence in Putney, Vermont complete with a hammock, a logging trail and a pond with a floating dock (stay tuned for their wedding photos also at this location) and the second was a private field with amazing light and views.
Stay tuned for their super fun and laid back Vermont country wedding photos!
September 10, 2013
This wedding was a tricky one to blog. Not because of a lack of momentous events, photos or beauty but because I had the hardest time narrowing down my favorites. You see, Margaret and Min had an epic day, and we were lucky enough to be a part of it.
From the pre-first-look jitters, through the picturesque ski life ride to the top of Sugarbush Ski Resort, through the liveliest group of dancers at the reception, to the cute sparkler sendoff, through the bright summer sun, the majestic clouds and the all of the pretty pink details. We were a part of it all and we could not be more thankful.
Wedding Venue & Accomodations: Sugarbush Resort in Warren, VT | Wedding Coordinator: Calli Willette | Hair Artist: Hannah Zeno with Studio 7 | Entertainment: Mike Detch with Top Hat Entertainment | Cake: Cake Day VT | Florals: Sally’s Flower | Rentals: Rentmywedding.com | Make-Up Artist: Veronica Shin | Dress: White Collection Boutique | Reverend: David Cho
p.s. Remember Margaret and Min’s lakeside engagement session in Burlington, Vermont?
September 3, 2013
Here’s one frame from Alix & Justin’s beautiful wedding celebration at The Mountain Top Inn in Chittenden, Vermont. They asked their friends to set off confetti cannons at the end of their ceremony. What a fun moment for us to be a part of!