Brooklyn Wedding Photography – Joey and Maggie

I had the honor of covering Joey and Maggie’s wedding recently at Giando in Brooklyn. I knew Joey because he’s one of the highly talented people that makes up the Curbed.com empire (which includes Eater.com and Racked.com where I do a lot of non-wedding photography work).

I think everyone had a blast at this wedding. Maggie and Joey were really up for exploring options for photographs, including the apocalyptic looking Williamsburg area near Giando, which made for some cool/unique wedding photographs. Giando itself is quite elegant and the ceremony had beautiful views of the Williamsburg bridge and the Manhattan skyline.

The party went late into the night and people really got into the Hora (a traditional Jewish dance performed at weddings). I was very pleased with how the photos came out..enough talk, lets check out some from their day:JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1201 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1086sJOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1137supdate JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1100 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1122 joey-and-maggie-1370 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1291 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1080 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1288-final JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1129 JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-1001The Williamsburg bridge, in a wine glass…where it should be: joey-and-maggie-1352-final JOEY-AND-MAGGIE-COLLAGEjoey-and-maggie-1633 joey-and-maggie-1432 joey-and-maggie-1731I love this photo because I feel like I took it 30 years ago (if I wasn’t in diapers I mean):

joey-and-maggie-1690Down By The Hipsters Scott Solish (nice guy I’ve met him a few times now):joey-and-maggie-1527The one the only, Lockhart Steele:joey-and-maggie-1696Maggie has such a beautiful smile and laugh: joey-and-maggie-1484update joey-and-maggie-1598 joey-and-maggie-1515

Motorino Pizzeria – food photography in the East Village

MOTORINO-1106s Motorino is a wonderful Neapolitan pizzeria that just opened a new location in the east village of New York City. The owner Mathieu Palombino asked me to photograph his newest outpost which was great considering what a fan I am of him and the pizza he’s been turning out from his first Williamsburg spot since about a year ago. I would say it ranks as one of the top pizzas I’ve had anywhere, and definitely one of the best pizzas in NYC. And that’s saying a lot as New York City has it’s fair share of amazing pizza.

His pizza is made in a wood-fired brick oven and has a beautiful pillowy crust on top with a bit of char and crunch on the bottom. The texture of the dough reminds me a bit of Naan, which happens to be one of my favorite indulgences.

We had a blast doing the shoot as his staff was very cool and we all got to taste everything as the day progressed. I love my job! 🙂MOTORINO-1006s MOTORINO-1211sFire Roasted Mortadella: MOTORINO-1186s MOTORINO-1308s MOTORINO-1096s
Mathieu drizzles some olive oil over his Brussels Sprout, Smoked Pancetta, garlic, and Pecorino pizza: MOTORINO-1082s MOTORINO-1133s] MOTORINO-1233sBasket of Toasted Bread with Percorino, Chili, and Olive Oil: MOTORINO-1222s MOTORINO-1004sSoft Serve Ice Cream: MOTORINO-1295s MOTORINO-1276s MOTORINO-1075sUntitled-2s
I asked Mathieu if he ate the pizza everyday or if I was just too much having it all the time. He looked at me like I was crazy and let out a loud “of course I have it everyday!” I laughed and said that yeah, how could you not sample that everyday if you had the chance… It’s just so damn good. MOTORINO-1166s

Indian Wedding Photography – Ameet and Swati’s beautiful day

I had good fortune of photographing an amazing Indian wedding of a Brooklyn couple who got married at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The museum grounds are filled with unique art pieces which provided for a fun backdrop for my unique style of wedding photography.

I met Ameet through food photography circles, he’s a talented chef and you can check his site out here. The food at the wedding was all vegan Indian food and was absolutely delicious! Always nice when you get a good meal 🙂AMEET-AND-SWATI-1036 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1087 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1117 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1099 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1250 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1203 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1232 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1229 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1249 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1313 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1352 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1291 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1378 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1494 AMEET-AND-SWATI-1555

Street Fashion Photography

For the past few years I’ve been shooting a feature for the website www.Racked.com called “Street Scenes”. I approach people on the street and ask them about their outfit and then take a photo. This is similar to a feature in Time Out New York that I had read for years (its like the first page when you open the magazine) and also a guy named The Sartorialist, has made quite a name for himself doing the same thing. Although this feature hasn’t brought me the cover of a magazine just yet, I’ve been interviewed for a fashion website and had some of them featured in an Art magazine last year…so its a good gig.

I really enjoy this feature because I meet and photographed a ton of interesting people including models, musicians, CEO’s, EIC’s, Mo Rocca, Parker Posey, The Sartorialist, and a woman whose wedding I ended up photographing because of this feature.

I have hundreds of these photos in my collection over the past few years, and will probably post them here every once in awhile..but here are some from the past few months I’ve photographed in New York City2009_08_sarah 2009_08_mateo 2009_08_lindsey 2009_07_mark 2009_06_scout 2009_06_khalil 2009_06_eric 2009_05_tash 2009_05_josh 2009_05_jill 2009_08_jonathan 2009_08_annatruus 2009_08_beth 2009_07_kiet 2009_07_alanzo