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Archive for May 2012

Whenever I fly back to DC to shoot a wedding I manage to squeeze in all sorts of portrait sessions. Sometimes it's the new baby of one of my past wedding couples, or a growing family I've been shooting for years. Very often it's an engagement session for one of my upcoming weddings since I am still shooting weddings from coast to coast. I might live in Los Angeles but I love to go all over the place for weddings. I feel like it keeps me fresh to be working in new and different venues all the time, with different kinds of light/ weather, people...you know. On my most recent trip back to DC for Mere & Pat's wedding I met up with Amanda & James, a fabulous couple who came to me through the lovely Sara Muchnick of Engaging Affairs. They are planning the most fabulous wedding at the

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It's hard to believe that I had never actually met either Meredith or Pat before their wedding day...because I definitely felt like I knew them, and knew them well. I suppose that's why it all felt so easy, swooping into the wedding day of a family I'm already involved with and invested in. My lovely bride Meredith is the practically identical sister of my great friend/ 2nd shooting wedding prodigy Jenni Green. And what a delight it was to spend this day with their family, full of lots of laughs and lots of tears...just like any good wedding should be...and immaculately designed by Jenni herself who these days is doing amazing things as an art director over at Living Social. Sprinkled throughout with creative details in green and turquoise, this wedding was a blast to shoot and I was very lucky to have my good friend Nicole Wolf along to 2nd

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I'm not sure that I know anyone who is more busy at the moment than my client/ friend Alison Dinerstein...who is not only preparing for her son's bar mitzvah (which I'm of course shooting) in a few weeks but is also launching a brand new business venture called Artisan Kitchen this year. I have known Alison since 2007(ish) I suppose when she booked me to photograph her daughter Zoe's bat mitzvah in 2008. One of my favorite things about this job is the fact that I get to work with the same families for multiple occasions over the course of many years. That's why I'm never sure whether or not I should refer to someone as a client or as a friend, because really they are both. So when Alison needed a headshot for this new business it was just one more chance for me to drag her into the

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