May 15 2011 Lighting and Skillset Bootcamp Information

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Jan 4 2015 Jessica and Brandon-Washington DC wedding

While I may be based in the Philadelphia area, many of the weddings I shoot are outside of the Philly region. I love seeing new scenarios for the first time. There's a freshness that inspires me, and I truly enjoy shooting in new places I've never seen before. Sometimes a client will ask "have you shot there before?". Personally, I'd rather shoot someplace new than shoot someplace for the 50th time, because it's too easy to fall into a formulaic mindset when you're too familiar with a location. Here, in Washington DC, I had never shot wedding photos by the Lincoln Memorial, and I saw this scene as we were pulling away in the bus. I asked the driver to stop quickly, and we made this picture in about 2 minutes on the way back to the D.C. Hotel Monaco. Thanks, Jessica and Brandon, for bringing me down for your wedding, and for braving the chilly conditions. I had a blast! Special thanks to Rachael Fineberg from Mango Productions for all of her help with this event! 
Nikon D4S AF-S Nikkor 24-70 F2.8G

Dec 18 2014 Allison+John-Kimmel Center Wedding-Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

Allison and John began the day at the Hyatt at the Bellevue. The wedding was held at The Kimmel Center which is truly a great venue for a wedding. Garces Catering provided their usual stellar food and service, and EBE's London Bridge provided the entertainment. Capping it off was Jamie Rothstein Floral with her gorgeous decor. Special thanks to my friend Scott Barnes for his coordination. It was great to work with him. Here's a few from their day!


Dec 4 2014 Nikon Behind the Scenes Video- More Light is NOT better light-Philadelphia Wedding Photographer

As a Nikon Ambassador, it was a great honor to take part in the second season of the Nikon Behind the Scenes series. The production days were long and rigorous, but I really believe we were able to come away with a series that contained terrific information to share with photographers- both professional and those who are aspiring to get better. For me, everything begins with light. It's the very definition of our craft. When I begin a wedding day, my goal is to capture the essence of my client, but I want to do so in the most organic process possible. By simply setting the stage for those moments to take place- then allowing those moments to unfold without staging the moments, I'm able to allow my brides and those around her to just be themselves and interact naturally.  
it's this approach that allows the moments to look real- because they ARE real. By creating an environment that has beautiful light, all of the moments that unfold before me have a "texture" to the light that adds drama and impact to the image. I'm incredibly grateful for the efforts of so many with this video. Corey Rich and his team, Mike Corrado from Nikon USA, our models Sara Viteri and Veronica Lane, and our make up artist Beke Beau all enabled me to fulfill my vision for this brief, but informative educational video. It's my favorite BTS series video I've done so far. I hope you enjoy it.