May 30 2014 Sally and Ruben-Liberty House Wedding-Jersey City NJ

I've been living in the Philadelphia area for a long time now, but I grew up on the NYC metro area. The setting for events at the Liberty House Restaurant is always inspiring, and whenever I get the chance to work there it's always a treat. It was an honor to capture Sally and Ruben's day.  
For the photo geeks- Many of these images were shot with my Nikon D4S, along with a few D4's.


May 19 2014 Ruben and Sally-Liberty House Wedding with the Nikon D4S

Not too long ago, shooting something like a bridal party with sparklers was a real challenge. Cranking up the ISO wasn't an option years ago, and the use of fill flash sort of washed out the sparklers. Today, with the Nikon D4S, not only can I shoot an image like this at ISO 6400 without even thinking about it, but the focus system in low light kicks serious butt. I'll be posting more images from this wedding of Sally and Ruben at the Liberty House soon, but I wanted to share this. For the pixel peepers, I've also included a 100% crop of the image as well.  
Nikon D4S Nikkor 24-70 F2.8G, 1/125th @ 2.8 @ ISO 6400.

100% crop of the Nikon D4S @ ISO 6400


May 15 2014 Sally and Ruben-Liberty House Weddings-Nikon D4S

I love working at the Liberty House in Jersey City NJ. It's got one hell of a backdrop, and at different times of the day, you'll get a wide array of moods. For the past month or two, the Nikon D4S has become my workhorse. I'm using the D4S and 2 D4's as my essential gear along with 8 lenses. In this image, the autofocus in low light on the D4S makes this image much easier to capture than every before. The D4S isn't just for high ISO. It's focusing system is the best of any camera I've ever used. There was virtually no contrast to focus upon, yet the camera managed to lock on to my subject. The NYC skyline as a backdrop doesn't suck. The rest is all about Sally and Ruben- who were phenomenal to work with. This is a preview of their wedding which I'll blog in a week or so. Huge thanks to the staff at the Liberty House. Their service was stellar! 
For the photo geeks 
Nikon D4S Nikkor 70-200 VRII, 1/50th @ F3.5 @ ISO 500


May 12 2014 Kimberly and Adam-Ashford Estate Wedding Photography

It's always good to work at Ashford Estate in Allentown NJ, but it's even better when there's good light! Kim and Adam had a gorgeous day. CTO Tribecca provided the entertainment, and Merrimakers Catering did their typical stellar job. Here's a few from their day!