- OTHER WORK
I made my first visit to Amsterdam in late March to see the Ed van der Elsken exhibit (a contemporary of my inspiration Henri Cartier Bresson) at the Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam is a street photographer’s paradise. I found myself unable to resist capturing the elegant cyclists, gracefully making their way through the city. The last day of my visit coincided with the opening of the Keukenhof Gardens. Who doesn’t love flowers!
Sharing a few highlights from my photo shoot with Amanda and Michael in Tribeca last weekend, posing for their engagement portraits. They will be getting married at Pier A — a fabulous venue overlooking the Hudson River and a designated New York City landmark — in November!
Valentine’s Day… a time in the year when many couples become engaged and some choose to commemorate the occasion with a photo session. “The Real Reason to Have an Engagement Photo Made” is an article that I recently discovered on HuffingtonPost.com. Perhaps, it’s a bit schmaltzy, but I find it poignant:
“In that little window of time, tiny little miracles happened.
Because in that tiny little window of time, you found someone. And they found you.
You fell in love. They fell in love with you.
And you both chose to make a life with each other. Commit to each other. Maybe bring a new family line into this world.”
Below, I’ve highlighted a few of the sessions that I’ve been fortunate to photograph. I’m looking forward to my next scheduled engagement photo session, I’ll be photographing a couple inside their favorite bookstore.
If you’re thinking about engagement photography, I’d love to hear about your ideas. Packages start at $375 and vary depending on what you would like to capture for the occasion.
Brian & David, in Fort Tryon Park, just as Spring was blooming.
I asked my niece, a visual artist who lives in Wyoming, to create a video that would introduce me to potential clients and collaborators — explaining my approach to documentary wedding photography while showcasing some of my work. I love what she created! Find more of her work online at http://www.zoecatalano.com/ and follow her on Instagram.
Michael and Scott are both used to grand stages in their lives. Michael performs in the world’s greatest opera venues as one of the most sought after dramatic baritones of his generation. Scott represents some of New York’s most beautiful real estate, and his love of travel has taken him all over the world. Together, they chose a historic stage for their wedding earlier this month, New York City’s famous Trinity Church. The reception was at Pier A, with views of New York Harbor and the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center).