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A Wedding at The Bowery Hotel

Blair and Drew got married at St. Luke In The Fields, just a few blocks from their apartment in the West Village followed by a beautiful and raucous wedding reception at the Bowery Hotel. 

A big thank you to Claire for helping me out and shooting this exquisite affair. (http://findorionphoto.com/)

A Year in Newspaper Assignments

In addition to the amazing weddings I had the opportunity to photograph in 2016 it was also a year filled with newspaper assignments. These assignments run the gamut from big political events to local stories on homeless shelter to restaurant reviews. Here is just a small sample of the past year.

 

 

Donald Trump takes the stage at a GOP debate in Las Vegas during the presidential primary.

Donald Trump takes the stage at a GOP debate in Las Vegas during the presidential primary.

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee speaking to reporters after a presidential GOP debate in Las Vegas.

Reince Priebus, Chairman of the Republican National Committee speaking to reporters after a presidential GOP debate in Las Vegas.

Donald Trump speaking to reporters after a presidential GOP debate in Las Vegas.

Donald Trump speaking to reporters after a presidential GOP debate in Las Vegas.

NYPD Sgt. Janet Cruz photographed at the old 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

NYPD Sgt. Janet Cruz photographed at the old 44th Precinct in the Bronx.

Madeleine Rapp, bartender at The Dead Rabbit.

Madeleine Rapp, bartender at The Dead Rabbit.

Director David Russell speaking to students at the Ghetto Film School in the Bronx, a non-profit tied to a selective Department of Education high school.

Director David Russell speaking to students at the Ghetto Film School in the Bronx, a non-profit tied to a selective Department of Education high school.

Leif Pagrtosky, Sweden's consul general in New York City photographed at his office on Park Avenue.

Leif Pagrtosky, Sweden's consul general in New York City photographed at his office on Park Avenue.

Andre Hatchett, a man who has been in state prison for more than two decades for a 1991 murder receives a hug from his attorney, Seema Saifze from the Innocence Project, in a Brooklyn court room after a judge overturned his conviction.

Andre Hatchett, a man who has been in state prison for more than two decades for a 1991 murder receives a hug from his attorney, Seema Saifze from the Innocence Project, in a Brooklyn court room after a judge overturned his conviction.

Tim Coote, a member of the Jarl Squad from the Shetland Islands dressed up as a viking at the Discovery Times Square Museum exhibition 'Vikings'  as part of the Tartan Week festivities.

Tim Coote, a member of the Jarl Squad from the Shetland Islands dressed up as a viking at the Discovery Times Square Museum exhibition 'Vikings'  as part of the Tartan Week festivities.

Interior architect Martin Brudnizki photographed in his Manhattan design studio.

Interior architect Martin Brudnizki photographed in his Manhattan design studio.

Cuban born painter Carmen Herrera photographed in her Manhattan studio. Carmen Herrera who is 101 years old had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in September.

Cuban born painter Carmen Herrera photographed in her Manhattan studio. Carmen Herrera who is 101 years old had a retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art in September.

Developer Adam Flatto, CEO of Georgetown Co. photographed on the roof of 787 11th Avenue, an auto row building that is being redeveloped.

Developer Adam Flatto, CEO of Georgetown Co. photographed on the roof of 787 11th Avenue, an auto row building that is being redeveloped.

Dancers rehearsing the dance performance 'Deep' by choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti at a studio in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on 9th Avenue.

Dancers rehearsing the dance performance 'Deep' by choreographer Mauro Bigonzetti at a studio in Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on 9th Avenue.

Musicians performing as part of an art piece titled "Work No. 2734" in front of the open back gate as part of artist Martin Creed's retrospective at the Park Avenue Armory titled The Back Door.

Musicians performing as part of an art piece titled "Work No. 2734" in front of the open back gate as part of artist Martin Creed's retrospective at the Park Avenue Armory titled The Back Door.

25 Year old executive chef Daniela Soto-Innes standing for a portrait at Cosme, a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan.

25 Year old executive chef Daniela Soto-Innes standing for a portrait at Cosme, a Mexican restaurant in Manhattan.

Trapper Jim Horton cleaning a trap that he uses to catch coyotes in Thornwood, NY.

Trapper Jim Horton cleaning a trap that he uses to catch coyotes in Thornwood, NY.

U.S. District Attorney Paul J. Fishman speaking at a press conference in Newark after David Samson, former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to bribery for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc. to institute flights for his personal benefit.

U.S. District Attorney Paul J. Fishman speaking at a press conference in Newark after David Samson, former chairman of the Board of Commissioners of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, pleaded guilty to bribery for using his official authority to pressure the parent company of United Airlines Inc. to institute flights for his personal benefit.

Peter Sudler, president and CEO of The Sudler Companies photographed in his office in Chatham Township, NJ. Mr. Sudler is a former federal prosecutor and third generation president who took over the 107 year old development firm from his father.

Peter Sudler, president and CEO of The Sudler Companies photographed in his office in Chatham Township, NJ. Mr. Sudler is a former federal prosecutor and third generation president who took over the 107 year old development firm from his father.

Riggers installing a mast at the hull of the Wavertree, a cargo sailing ship built in 1885. The ship belongs to the Seaport Museum and is undergoing a restoration at Caddell Dry Dock on Staten Island.

Riggers installing a mast at the hull of the Wavertree, a cargo sailing ship built in 1885. The ship belongs to the Seaport Museum and is undergoing a restoration at Caddell Dry Dock on Staten Island.

Muslim leaders of The Majlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership Council) of New York gathered at Masjid Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz in Jamica, Queens on Wednesday evening following the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his associate Thara Uddin on Saturday.

Muslim leaders of The Majlis Ashura (Islamic Leadership Council) of New York gathered at Masjid Omar Ben Abdel-Aziz in Jamica, Queens on Wednesday evening following the murder of Imam Maulana Akonjee and his associate Thara Uddin on Saturday.

Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka speaking during a press conference where the mayor and school leaders announced steps to return local control of the schools.

Newark mayor Ras J. Baraka speaking during a press conference where the mayor and school leaders announced steps to return local control of the schools.

A sanitation truck covered in mirrors make up an artwork titled "Social Mirror" by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles on view at the Queens Museum

A sanitation truck covered in mirrors make up an artwork titled "Social Mirror" by artist Mierle Laderman Ukeles on view at the Queens Museum

A worker preparing an old piano for restoration at Steinway and Sons in Queens.

A worker preparing an old piano for restoration at Steinway and Sons in Queens.

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein speaking to press at Kings County Supreme Court where New York City police officer Wayne Isaac faced charges after fatally shooting a man during an off-duty confrontation on July 4 in Brooklyn

Attorney Sanford Rubenstein speaking to press at Kings County Supreme Court where New York City police officer Wayne Isaac faced charges after fatally shooting a man during an off-duty confrontation on July 4 in Brooklyn

Fareeah Harris posing for a photograph outside Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School. Ms. Harris is a parent of two elementary school children and a member of the group Partnership for Educational Justice who is suing to change education policy in Newark.

Fareeah Harris posing for a photograph outside Luis Munoz Marin Elementary School. Ms. Harris is a parent of two elementary school children and a member of the group Partnership for Educational Justice who is suing to change education policy in Newark.

Juan Midence assembling string lights around a holiday decoration at Illuminations by Arnold, a family-run business in Brooklyn.

Juan Midence assembling string lights around a holiday decoration at Illuminations by Arnold, a family-run business in Brooklyn.

29 year old Joe Proppe photographed outside a Trump campaign volunteer center where he went to inquire about voter registration on election day in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

29 year old Joe Proppe photographed outside a Trump campaign volunteer center where he went to inquire about voter registration on election day in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Trump supporter Patti Puorro awaiting election results outside a Donald Trump volunteer center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Trump supporter Patti Puorro awaiting election results outside a Donald Trump volunteer center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Donald Trump supporter Bob Bolus greeting a fellow supporter on election night outside a Trump volunteer center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Donald Trump supporter Bob Bolus greeting a fellow supporter on election night outside a Trump volunteer center in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeting members of the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association, International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Local 831 during an announcement in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio's reelection in 2017 in Lower Manhattan. The union is the first endorsement of any candidate in the race.

Mayor Bill de Blasio greeting members of the Uniformed Sanitationmen's Association, International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Local 831 during an announcement in support of Mayor Bill de Blasio's reelection in 2017 in Lower Manhattan. The union is the first endorsement of any candidate in the race.

An office building in Cranbury, NJ is being demolished and replaced with a warehouse.

An office building in Cranbury, NJ is being demolished and replaced with a warehouse.

New York University student Adriana Garcia assisting students at Great Oaks, a charter school in the Lower East Side. Ms. Garcia is interning at the school as part of a teacher prep program that allows students to gain experience in the classroom while studying for their masters in education.

New York University student Adriana Garcia assisting students at Great Oaks, a charter school in the Lower East Side. Ms. Garcia is interning at the school as part of a teacher prep program that allows students to gain experience in the classroom while studying for their masters in education.

Customer Peter Kaloustian drinking a gin Martini cocktail at Dante's, a restaurant in Greenwich Village that offers a Martini for 99 cent from 5-6pm on weekdays.

Customer Peter Kaloustian drinking a gin Martini cocktail at Dante's, a restaurant in Greenwich Village that offers a Martini for 99 cent from 5-6pm on weekdays.

Customers (from left) Brooks Allen with Dale and Mary Pat GoodCourage speaking with owner Ioannis Argenas behind the counter at Evergreen Diner, a diner near Times Square that will close on New Years Eve after more than 24 years in business at the same location.

Customers (from left) Brooks Allen with Dale and Mary Pat GoodCourage speaking with owner Ioannis Argenas behind the counter at Evergreen Diner, a diner near Times Square that will close on New Years Eve after more than 24 years in business at the same location.

Brides and supermoon

Brides magazine featured Andrew and Phil's wedding in their latest issue (August/September). I photographed their wedding at Sunset Terrace at Chelsea Piers in September of last year and it was a fantastic event I'll never forget. Even the moon celebrated by giving us a spectacular show during the rare supermoon lunar eclipse.

a wedding in the woods

After having spoken to Lucia on the phone about her wedding in the Berkshires outside Albany I immediately realized that her and Evan were planning something unique and extraordinary. The intimacy of having a wedding on her parent's property in the woods really appealed to me and when the day finally arrived I was touched by all the effort and work that her friends, family and neighbors poured into making the day unforgettable.
The festivities started the evening before with a big Hawaiian pig roast and cookout prepared by a friend of Lucia and Evan's that continued well after the sun came down.
The wedding day started with preparations of setting up the ceremony site with hay bales and decorating the reception in the woods with handmade signs and antique furniture. Pretty soon Lucia had her dress on and Travis came over for an emotion first look and a quick portrait session around the property. As the guests arrived they were greeted with cocktails and amazing hors d'oeuvres before taking their seat for the ceremony to begin. The officiant was also a friend of the couple which made the ceremony that more personal and intimate.
After the ceremony the guests made their way to the reception which took place in a clearing in the woods. Before the dinner, the wedding party had a series of heartfelt toasts. After nightfall the dancing started and didn't stop until the wee hours in the morning and commenced with a bonfire and s'mores.
After the wedding I felt that I as a photographer had made friends with everyone and I was touched by the warmth, romance and joy that permeated the weekend. I drove back to NYC wishing the wedding festivities had lasted all week.