Recently I was approached by Duane Wells, one of the world’s most prolific travel/lifestyle writers, to collaborate on an article for the Weddings section of the Huffington Post. The idea was to create a Top 10 list of tips, from the p.o.v. of a destination wedding photographer, that would help Destination Wedding couples insure their wedding photography is the very best it can be. As a New York destination wedding photographer I was excited to share some of the lessons I’ve learned in the last 15 years. The article came out and I’m thrilled! I encourage all couples planning their …

Images of the wedding details are the unsung heroes of every wedding album we create. They make excellent transition images, ending one theme and beginning another. They’re also wonderful at slowing the pace. Weddings can move pretty fast, and a good wedding photographer will usually exaggerate that feeling of expectation and movement through his creative camerawork and editing. So the wedding details imagery, when skillfully placed in a couple’s wedding album, slow down the cadence as the viewer studies the fine details of the close up images. Also, wedding days move so quickly, and often in the rush of events, …

Tarah and Zach wanted their New York City engagement photography session to be romantic and spontaneous. The California couple was in New York City just for the weekend, and had a lot going on, so we squeezed in a quick engagement photography session and had a blast working together. You can really feel how close and relaxed this couple is together. Holding hands just happens, kisses just happen…it all seems so natural with them. I love working with couples like this. I gave them a few small directions and lifted my camera as the sparks flew. Of course not all couples …

This handsome jet-set couple wanted their NYC engagement photography session to be something to remember, so they retraced their steps from their first trip to New York City together and I snapped photos along the way. We began at The Mark Hotel, shooting in the landmark hotel’s gorgeous black and white lobby as well as on the street next to the hotel where the couple had their first kiss. Very romantic! Next we walked up to Central Park and followed in the footsteps of their first stroll together, eventually ending up at the Loeb Boathouse where the couple boarded a …

Erika and Mike’s Crest Hollow Country Club summer wedding, in the rolling hills of Woodbury NY, was picture perfect. The couple was wonderfully relaxed and confident, which really allowed their personalities shine in their wedding photos and video. Talk about high energy, these two danced until the very last moment, throwing in some 80’s hair band air guitar moves throughout the night. Definitely a fun couple to share such a special day with! A Crest Hollow Country Club wedding is always seamless, something this New York wedding photographer really appreciates. The Long Island wedding venue’s coordinators and caterers are top notch and supremely …

Jacky and Trev chose The Pierre, one of our favorite venues, for their elegant black-tie New York City wedding cocktail and reception. It’s always inspiring to photograph a lucky couple’s Pierre Hotel Wedding. The art deco architecture and interiors alone have made The Pierre of of the city’s landmark architectural achievements. The hallways are luscious, adorned with so many wonderful design details. Of course the hotel’s main ballroom has some of the most incredible crystal chandeliers we’ve seen. Very chic! This gorgeous couple’s New York City black-tie wedding reception was Pierre perfection! It should also be mentioned that the couple …

Melissa and David chose Newport Rhode Island for their destination wedding weekend. The town’s historic mansions and hotels make ideal wedding venues, with The Chanler being one of the best of the bunch. Clouds and light drizzle forced the ceremony from the lawn to the shelter of the hotel’s covered terrace, the soft exterior light providing a wonderfully dreamy back-lit effect to the ceremony photos. The beauty of the venue alone makes a Chanler Hotel wedding unique, but it’s the flexibility of the venue, in this case coming up with a viable Plan-B for rain, that wedding couples truly appreciate. This also …