It is really the best season for engagement photos! In the warm but not hot weather, with all the flowers blooming, Katie and Tom had an engagement photo session in Fort Tryon Park. It is where they are going to have their wedding in July. We went to see the venue and the outdoor location for the ceremony and it was gorgeous. It'll even be more gorgeous with full leaves on trees at the ceremony location in July. They were worried about how they should pose, etc, which is usually the main concern for most of people getting ready for their 1st photo shoot, but both of them did such a great job. I am looking forward to photographing their wedding in July! Congratulations Katie and Tom!!!
Because I was away for the whole winter because of jobs outside of US and some family things, I would like to offer some discounts for this year's SPRING WEDDING COUPLES !! If your wedding is from April 15th to June 30th, 2013, you will get $200 OFF!! from my packages. Please contact me for more detail. firstname.lastname@example.org
For early to mid 2012, I was working on this book, "IN THE SPIRIT OF SWING", celebrating the 25th year anniversary of Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jazz at Lincoln Center's senior staff photographer, Frank Stewart, and the Artistic Director, Wynton Marsalis, was the photo editor for the project and I was the assistant photo editor. (And I have to mention that not only I went through 25 years of photographs at JALC, I also scanned tons of films and cleaned up each file so they can be printed for this book...) While working on this project, I was basically working as soon as I got up until 5 minutes before going to bed 24/7. The book proceeds with Wynton's narration to introduce each writer who talk about the concerts in the history of JALC, the back stage side of the shows and the musicians who played there. Writers are the musicians who are closely related to JALC and some others are the board members and workers at JALC. Not only because of the writing part of the book, the photographs on Jazz by various great photographers are also the reason why this book is a must-see (photographers such as Frank Stewart, Bill May, Julie Skarratt, Jack Vartoogian, Petra Richterova and Brad Feinknopf. Some of my photographs are used in the book, too :) If you like Jazz, or even music in general, I would strongly recommend this book. I am sure you will enjoy this book! (You can purchase the book from this link on amazon)
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I will be in Japan from December 2012 for 2 months. If you are interested in talking with me for your 2013 wedding, events, portraits, etc, in USA, please feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you can contact me before the beginning of December 2012, I will be glad to meet with you and discuss about your wedding before I leave. If you contact me after I left, I will be glad to make a phone call to you from Japan (don’t worry, the phone charge will be your regular phone call charge – NOT expensive international phone call charge). If you are interested in meeting with my partner while I am away, she will meet with you to discuss about your wedding. Thank you and looking forward to talking with you!
I still can’t believe Rachel’s married now! Rachel and I was classmate at graduate school in Atlanta, GA. She was actually one of the first friends I made there. We studied together, went to a scary club together, went to beach together, etc. I didn’t get to meet Alex when I was there because I graduated and left GA and came to NY. She told me about him on the phone and I was wondering what kind of guy Alex is. Rachel asked me to shoot her wedding and of course I gladly accepted and went to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Rachel’s hometown, for her wedding. I met Alex for the first time there. After spending sometime with them, I am not worried about her at all now. He’s been approved! Not only he’s very intelligent, he’s modest, kind and calm, just like Rachel. I’m convinced they’ll enjoy spending their life together. Congratulations Rachel and Alex, and take good care of her, Alex!
Alina and Tom had their wedding ceremony in the beautiful Parish of the Immaculate Conception Church in Jamaica Estate, NY. It was a beautiful sunny day, but not too sunny, perfect weather for photos. Their wedding reception was in the Riverbank State Park. Alina looked beautiful in the pretty red chinese dress! Congratulations, Alina and Tom!
India contacted me a while ago for an engagement session. India happened to meet Sara through her work and she recognized Sara from my photos on this blog. It is so funny how small the world is sometimes. India and Ray’s engagement photo session was in Brooklyn. We walked around the Brooklyn Bridge Park area. As you can see from the photos, India and Ray loves to tease each other and it was fun taking pictures of that! Congratulations India and Ray!
Jen and Tom had a wedding! I just did their engagement photo last month and they got married already! As you can see in the photos, it was a super cute wedding! Because Jen used to work for a company I do freelance work sometimes, there were some of my friends, too, and I enjoyed meeting them. The wedding took place at beautiful Attic Studios in Long Island City. The weather was perfect and we did some photos on the roof top, too. It was a colorful and fun wedding! Congratulations, Jen and Tom!
I have known Jen for about 6 years now. She is pretty and seems to be calm and kind of a shy girl at first sight, but guess what, she is a comedian/actress/writer/uke player, multi-talented super woman! (Check her out on JEN’S WEBSITE) The photo shoot was at Brooklyn Botanical Garden with beautiful spring flowers and trees. Cherry blossoms were blooming and a lot of people were there to see them. I met Tom for the first time on the day of the photo shoot. He seems to be kind of a shy gentleman, too, at first sight, but what shocked me the most was he is as brave (I don’t know if this is the right word…) as Jen in front of the camera! I was like “Tom, really? You, too?” Anyway, the photo shoot was really fun. I can’t imagine how fun their wedding will be! Congratulations, Jen and Tom!
Yoshiko and Mitsuru contacted me for their honeymoon photos in NYC. We got some nice photos and you can see them here. Yes, they had honeymoon before their wedding. They were very sweet people and I really enjoyed working for them. When I was in Japan for other gigs, they contacted me asking, “do you know any wedding photographer in Japan?” and I said, “me, me!” The wedding was at The Strings Hotel which is on higher floors of a building in Shinagawa, Tokyo, and has great views all around. The couple looked so cute together. Congratulations, Yoshiko and Mitsuru!!