Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Camille and Keith

Camille, Keith and myself, first met at a Starbucks. People seem to look for any excuse to go to Starbucks. But all jokes aside, they're a great couple. They decided to take their engagement photos at the church where they'll be exchanging vows in August of 2007. St. James AME happens to be the same church in which they met as kids and still attend. And did I mention that Camille's father is also a Minister there? Stay tuned, this story is just getting started.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Spring Time in December

The middle of December hosted the wedding of Maritza and Miguel. Not that you could tell it was December, the weather was assume. I'm glad Jennifer Davis asked me to be her second shooter for the day. The ceremony was held at St. Joseph's Church in The Village. This church holds the title of the oldest Catholic Church building in Manhattan, and has some of the most beautiful stain glass I've ever seen. After the ceremony, the great weather allowed us take some shots in Washington Square Park. The day rounded up with the reception being held at Rosa Mexicano. I really have to make it my business to go back there for a meal.

Jennifer at work!!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Sierra Steals the Show

When my friend Leon asked me to take photos of his family, I had no idea his daughter Sierra would be such a natural in front of the camera. But after a few minutes it became very clear to me that Kim (mom), had something to do with that. The shoot took place in Ft. Greene Park, and considering it was the middle of December, it was a great day.
Sierra knew exactly when to pose for the camera, (when she felt like it). She knew it was all about her. We had a great time. If you want to see more, check out the slideshow.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Gloria and Chad

When I was younger, I would have never thought I'd be spending my weekends having the time of my life attending a wedding, let alone photographing one. I acted as second shooter for my friend Jennifer Davis at the wedding of Gloria and Chad. Their families are amazing, and the celebration after the ceremony made it very hard not to put down my camera and join in. Here are a few of the many moments I had the honor of capturing.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Sabine and Steven

Sabine, Steven and I went to a park a short walk from the school where they first met in Springfield, Queens, to take their engagement photos. This park happens to have a stream that empties into pond, or a lake, I'm not sure at what point a pond becomes a lake. But anyway, as we were leaving Sabine saw a turtle in the stream, underwater and on its back. We could tell by the "Awe!!" expressed by Sabine that she was concerned. Well no, neither Steven nor I waded into the water to flip it over. It didn't look upset and I was convinced it was taking in the sun anyway. Sorry, no pictures of the turtle.

With less than a year to go before their July nuptials, Sabine and Steven are ready to go. Hopefully by then Steven will accept the fact that he doesn't have an engagement ring.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Behind The Scenes

This Thanksgiving my cousin Howard and his beautiful wife Miriam came over from Switzerland to celebrate the holiday. Last Spring I flew out to Switzerland to shoot their wedding in the Rhine town of Eglisau.
Since then I've been telling Howard the story behind this photograph of Miriam, because he wasn't present when I shot it. So I figured I'd share it with eveyone else too.

As I brought the camera up and took this image of Miriam and her two flower girls, I sensed someone walking behind me. And as I turned to my right to see who it was I began shooting a series of shots and without breaking stride ended my 360 turn with a shot a Miriam laughing at me and my distraction.

I have to remember to "focus, focus"

Check back later and I'll share some more of the images of Switzerland and it's people. If you get the chance, you have to go.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Fun in the Sun

Ok, I know it's been a little while since I've last dropped a few lines, but I'm working on it.

Last weekend August 19th, I shot the wedding of Tanisha and Jared at The Crystal Plaza, in Livingston, New Jersey.
While my friend Ron covered Jared and his men getting ready, I hung out with Tanisha and her Bride's Maids. And I'm proud to say that I will never tell anyone all of the stuff they talked about while Tanisha was getting ready. You'll have to wait for my autobiography for that.

They were definitely blessed with some great weather. And thanks to Jared's self written wedding vows, there was a point where I wasn't sure if it was too hot, or something just got in my eyes. "You can bet I'll never admit to crying during a wedding in any blog of mine" And besides, a few weeks before the wedding, I found out a friend of mine, "Mitch" was the cousin of the groom. If you know Mitch like I do, you'd have known you were in for a crazy day. They weren't the "Jets", but they came really close.

Take a look at this short teaser slide show.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Blessings and Congratulation Daisy and Leonard

Welcome to my Blog, my very first Blog at that. And it's kewl that my first post will be about these two great people.

I had the pleasure of acting as second shooter today for my friend Ron Abernethy as he shot the "Getting Hitched on Kiss" wedding. Well I'm not to sure if I should call myself the second shooter or the third shooter, as another friend James Ravenell also played wedding papparazzi. You couldn't have asked for a better day as Daisy & Leonard's wedding took place on a World Yacht ship. Great ceremony, beautiful guest, entertainment by "Cheryl Pepsii Riley" and a special performance by "Freddie Jackson" who sang during the ceremony.

After the reception, the ship docked and most of the guest went home, but the day didn't end there. Ron, James and I were invited by the Bride and Groom to join them at the "Latitude Bar" to continue the celebration with some of their closest friends. At that point I was made to feel like a guest and not a photographer, but of course the opportunities kept presenting themselves, so we kept shooting.