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This was my first time at the newly renovated Shorehaven Golf Club, and they did an amazing job with the remodel. There’s no better location for a wedding photo shoot than a golf course because it is always kept in beautiful condition for the golfers, and therefore the photos always look great. Another part of the renovation that I love is a spacious new patio that makes walking around and taking great candids of people socializing and having fun effortless and enjoyable. We also used the drone for the first time at a wedding, incorporating both video and photography to capture overhead shots. I had a great time shooting the wedding itself and the party that followed, and everyone had a lot of fun celebrating the newlyweds.

 

 

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When clients first come to me with a job, I always offer an in studio consolation and photo shoot. This is a way I like to make sure that the clients are completely comfortable with me when it comes time for the day of the actual event. In this case, the event was Lauren’s Bat Mitzvah. We started the day at Temple Israel where I used studio lighting techniques to produce the best photos in the time before the service. After the service, which wasn’t allowed to be photographed, I went to Mora Mora, a lounge in South Norwalk for the reception. I arrived early to take pictures of the setup and design, which was done by Arlene Rosenthal. Arlene and I go way back, and I’m always amazed by the fabulous work she does planning parties. Once Lauren and her friends and family showed up, the fun really began. There was music, dancing, and even a man dressed up as a larger than life robot, who would shoot lasers and get everyone onto the dance floor.

 

 

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Shari and Jeff were married at The Dolce in Norwalk. I have been at Dolce before, but back when it was a GE office complex and we would photograph brides on the premises. This day was too rainy and cold, but in the past we would shoot the bride in a bunch of different places on campus. One was a little island in the middle of the pond, another was a barn at the entrance of the property and another was the building itself, which has a nice rustic and sometimes modern effect.For many years, I have known Hazel, the banquet manager . Hazel used to work at The Silvermine Tavern, home of the sticky buns, the best buns in the universe. Now she is is leading the bride and groom through Dolce, a very nice venue. To the delight of all of the guest,  the party continued upstairs  where they were able to socialize, wind down and play some pool. Great night.

 

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I got a call to shoot the FCIAC State Final game at “The Whale” in New Haven. No pressure!  I never photographed a hockey game before so I was like, yes!!! I will do it!! I was so excited to shoot, but the longest lens I had was a 24-105mm. One of my closest friends has a 70-200mm f.2 so I called him up and he said of course I can use it. Thank god for nice friends.For years he had this lens, and I always wanted to try it out. Now  was my opportunity. After getting a sense of where to position myself ( thanks youtube and the photographers from sports illustrated ) and a few pointers, I was ready to fire!  I hope you enjoy these hockey images, I really enjoyed the game and the fast action. It is a beautiful game to photograph and there is always excitement on the ice. Not bad for a first time right?

 

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