Archive for October, 2009

Melissa & Lloyd: Married

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Melissa and Lloyd were married on this beautiful fall afternoon in Narragansett, Rhode Island. The ceremony was held at the South Ferry Church in Narragansett, a tiny one-room church that lacks modern conveniences like heat, or a bathroom. Despite all that, it’s probably one of the cutest churches I’ve shot in. After the ceremony, we stopped by Newton Rocks off Ocean Road in Narrangasett for the bridal party pictures. The light couldn’t have been any better; Melissa and Lloyd couldn’t have paid for the sunset they got that night. On to the Towers for the reception, and an evening of dancing, celebration, and even a humorous slideshow introducing Lloyd to Melissa’s family, hosted by the groomsmen.

Thanks Melissa & Lloyd, I wish you both all the best!

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The Best Camera Is The One That’s With You

Friday, October 9th, 2009

It’s a phrase recently coined by commercial photographer, Chase Jarvis. He’s making reference to the fact that most of us always carry a phone or other device capable of taking pictures. And during the course of our days, even the most boring and uninspired of days, there’s bound to be something worth taking a picture of.

Chase has released a new iphone app called, “The Best Camera“, of all things, and it’s aim is to make it easy for you to shoot and upload and share those moments with the world. It’s not always practical to carry a camera with you, or in my case, a larger DSLR. But you’ll always have your phone on you. The app makes it easy to share your quick snapshots – via email, facebook, twitter – with the world.

The images are decidedly low-fi and grainy. By today’s standards – not that great. But that’s not what it’s about. It’s about seeing the world around you every day and sharing it with others.

So to all iphone users, go to the app store and download “Best Camera” – and use it. It’ll change the way you look at everyday things.

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The Value of a Second Shooter at Your Wedding

Wednesday, October 7th, 2009

I wanted to post a few words about the value of having a second shooter alongside the main photographer at your wedding. Below are some images that I shot, as a second shooter for the talented James Hazelwood, at a recent wedding in Stonington, CT. As the main photographer, as much as you wish you could be in two places at once, you cannot. And since the bride and groom often get ready for their wedding in two different areas, it can become a tough balancing act for main photographer to handle. Having a second shooter ensures that you can capture the important moments from each location without having to worry about missing something at the other.

Here are some images that I captured while in the men’s getting ready area. 

Also, during the ceremony, the second shooter will take pictures from complimentary angles that the main photographer may not be able to cover at the key moments.

He or she will get alternate angles during formals, as well as some non-standard shots, details, and other shots that the main photographer cannot because of time contraints throughout the evening.

I include a second photographer in all my wedding packages because I feel that it’s important to capture as many moments as possible that go on throughout the wedding day.

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