2018 brought me the great opportunity to photograph many of the sports for Dominican College (www.chargerathletics.com). Here are game action photos taken earlier in the 2018-19 season. Good Luck Chargers!
My daugher auditioned for her first musical in May, 2017. The director of the show suggested parents come to the final dress rehearsal to take photos so they could enjoy the actual performances. I sat in the theater seat during that dress rehearsal with the expectation to be there for 15 minutes or so. At the end of the rehearsal I had about 1,200 photos and decided to share then with the producer of the performance.
This October, Music Man is the sixth show that I have now photographed for The Rosen Performing Arts Center at the YMCA in Wayne, NJ. Working with the producer and director, we keep adding little things here and there to make use of these photos even more impactful for the actors, the audience, and the Rosen PAC.
The headshots are now displayed in the lobby of the PAC giving the audience to get a sneak peek of into the cast.
Early in October my job took me to Madrid, Spain. This was my second time in that city, the first being over ten years ago. I had a little extra time to explore Retiro Park. These images were taken with my iPhone.
Over Labor Day Weekend, my family and I travelled to West Virginia to watch our daughter play soccer, starting her senior season with Caldwell University. We had a free day between games and took in the sights of Blackwater Fall State Park.
They say good things come to people who wait. I was asked to photograph Julia and Michael early in the summer of 2017. With the wedding over a year away, I had the opportunity to shoot their engagement party and the bridal shower. These opportunities really allowed me to get to know both of them, their families, and friends very well. Once the wedding day came on 8-18-18, yes they planned for this day, I felt like I was part of the family.
Julia and Michael are a great couple. They love animals and musics, both of which played an important role in their wedding day. They were also surrounded by very energetic family and friends who helped keep the rain away and the party going.
You can probably tell from my site that my photography is a combination of sports and formal events (weddings, portraits, etc.). In 2017 I got the opportunity to freelance for the Daily Reflector Newspaper from Greenville, NC, covering their Little League team's journey to Williamsport for the Little League World Series.
This year I was back in Williamsport working for Little League capturing game photos and a list of other items off their shot list. I have to say Brian, Kevin, Chris, Amanda, and many others I got to work with from LL were the most amazing people. I also got to spend some time with Paul Alesse and Frank Lauri, two amazing baseball photographers who taught me a few thing and challenged me to get better shooting that sport.
My hope is to make the LLWS an annual event.
I get a lot of inspiration from looking at other photographers work whether it is weddings, portraits, sports, or somethign creative in nature. For almost two years I have been maintaining my web site, trying to include newer photos, while removing some older content.
When I am on another photographer's site, I always end up looking at their Blog page. Their current content let's me explore what they were thinking when capturing that moment - were they sticking to their "style" or trying something new.
Rob and Bernadetta asked me to shoot their "Holiday Card" photos late last year. Midway through the shoot, Rob pulls me aside and says he is about to surpise Bernadetta with a marriage proposal. Not sure who was more nervous at that time, Rob asking for Bernadette's hand in marriage or me being ready to capture that moment.
Fast forward to the end of this July, I had the honor and privledge to capture their wedding day. It was a beautiful affairs filled with family and friends in the mountains of New Jersey. Bernadette even overcame her fear of height and made her way up to the top of Mountain Creek on the gondola for some great photos.