was the first city I lived in when I arrived in the United States. I have been back there a handful of times in the past 10 years and each time I have left feeing fuller, older and inspired. Yes, I think New York has always been that to me.
There is movement in that city and so many stories.
In New York I recall stories of my childhood. I was born and lived in Budapest until I was thirteen. IView full post »
are exceptional people. They are true collaborators. They understand and appreciate the creative process. They trust it and welcome it. This creates a space in which the three of us can float along effortlessly. On this cloud we floated through a wonderful engagement session (which I will post very soon I promise). By the time I arrived at Chateau LeMoyne on the day of the wedding, we trulyView full post »
I talked to Cat on the phone I was sitting in my car in front of a coffee shop. I was on my way to getting some work done. I sat in the car for over an hour while we talked about life, work, films, living in Los Angeles, photography and everything else in between. I knew I met my person.
We connected again sometimes later when I was in Los Angeles in a place called Auntie Em’s. When CatView full post »
sees something beyond what we ordinary people see. She sees how things should come together in harmony. How one color can be so much more when it’s together with another. Objects come alive in her apartment and you can feel her touch on everything you see.
She handmade and arranged all the beautiful things for her small private wedding. There is a deliberate attention to detail she marvelsView full post »
are people who work in a big city and have high pressure jobs and when they take a break they take a break. They don’t go to a beach in Florida to vacation they go and climb a really tall mountain somewhere very far. I have always seen them in my mind standing among beautiful things that are not man made. And when they are together you can feel that space between them. That they have beenView full post »
is a force of nature. She is so interesting and full of life. She emailed me about herself and her story and I wanted to be her friend. I didn’t meet Jon until the wedding day. But through talking with Katie I felt like I knew him. They were easy and effortless together.
Their wedding was small and intimate. The day fell somewhere between Christmas and New Years and there was festivity inView full post »
love my kid. They are genuinely interested in him. After Linus met them he kept asking about the girls. I know exactly how he feels. Amy and Gina are full of life and love for each other. They laugh easily. They talk about their lives with such openness you can’t help but do the same.
Such a rare and precious gift for me to be part of their story here in New Orleans. I loved every minute ofView full post »
They were kind. They were full of energy and stories. Anna kept surprising me on the day with her endurance and constant smile that had miles of depth to it. I got to know them through photographing them and that’s a gift I don’t take lightly. I cried. They both carry the world differently on their shoulder and so they make absolute and utter sense together. They are so willing toView full post »
Sylvia after she contacted me about her wedding. I was curious to meet someone of Hungarian and Chinese descent, as my son also is of similar parentage. I think I may have stared a little too long at the coffee shop than polite but she was very sweet about it. Jack and Sylvia made perfect sense. Jack is somewhat of a genius in my opinion. I enjoyed meeting them and photographing them immensely.View full post »
decided to get married in the company of their best friend in New Orleans at one of the most beautiful venues in town called Race and Religious. This house is old and battered with layers and layers of stories and textures woven within its walls. I loved everything about their simple ceremony and their relaxed approach to the day. They are the kind of people you want to have a drink with and sitView full post »
a long time ago when I used to work in film production in Los Angeles. I always thought he was a rock star. He contacted me here in New Orleans (because you know everyone is making movies here) to photograph his wedding and I was thrilled. When I called Kimberly to talk details we probably had an hour chat. I felt an instant connection to her. She also works in film. Something about that tribe,View full post »
told me that right after their wedding they are getting in their car and driving cross county for their honeymoon. That about sums them up. Theresa has that confidence some young people have that puts you at total ease and makes you want to be as cool as she is (try as you might). Their day was shorter than what I normally photograph but I felt every moment and was so happy to be part of theirView full post »
contacted me through a mutual friend and I haven’t actually met them until I walked into the apartment they both were getting ready in close to City Park. I still remember momentarily being stunned. They are both incredibly striking looking people. They suggested taking a walk through the beautiful cemetery near by.
After the day ended I realized it wasn’t so much that they lookedView full post »
fairy tales do come true. A princess and her prince.View full post »
contacted me through email about their wedding, I had a feeling I really wanted to work with these guys. I felt like they didn’t make decisions lightly and so I was very happy when they booked me.
Nate got ready in a house by the Marigny, Tiffany got ready at her mum’s house in New Orleans and drove a short way to the family church down the street. We escaped to the Lafitte NationalView full post »
is one of the most impressive people I have met. She makes things happen. She understands people in a way that’s unique to her. And the people respond to that.
Jessica planned an impressive wedding.
She also understood me. A couple of weeks before the wedding we were diving around together looking for locations to shoot her photos with Chris. I had my eye set on this rusty garage door forView full post »
a momentous few months for me. Both personally and professionally.
There are times when during a shoot I find myself so connected to what I am photographing – its clear why I love what I do. I love the process. I love the part when I see something through the lens, a look, a touch, rain falling – and I hear the mechanic sound of the click. That click makes me happy.
PhotographingView full post »
is so beautiful to me. In New Orleans it takes on a special meaning for so many reasons. For me it brings with it a light and clarity and photographing this is pretty special to me.
The day I met Melinda and Eric the rain started in the early hours of the morning and it did not look like it was going to let up. I bundled myself up, put on my rain boots and drove down to the little place they wereView full post »
are just meant to be. It felt that way the moment I met Rebecca and Steven at a coffee shop in Uptown. First of all Rebecca’s smile is contagious. She exudes happiness. But below that and below the story she told me of how they met, I recognized what I saw in her. She found someone to spend the rest of her life with. Its that simple. (You know the song by Nina Simone, Feeling Good?View full post »
are the kids you wanted to sit with on the bus riding to school. But they are also the kids that were kind to you when you felt miserable and hid in the library for lunch. They are special people and they are my friends. And this is their wedding day.
Location: Redondo Beach, CAView full post »
a wedding is a not easy. But it helps if you have your mum by your side. (Actually if you have your mum by your side everything is easier). I met Piper and Susan at a cafe and continued to meet and work with them throughout the wedding preparations. They make a good team.
Everything happened within the walls of the beautiful hotel Windsor Court. We photographed Piper and Eric first meeting in aView full post »
cloudy afternoon I drove down to the Merigny to photograph Tiffany and Mike on their wedding day.
I love clouds. They move with such certainty. They offer the most unexpected light for a photographer. Then there is always that moment when the sun will peak out against all odds and light transforms into something beautiful. A present really.
Their wedding, their persons were very much like that.View full post »
got married on a farm in Mississippi. There was a beautiful house. A shimmering lake. A magical path lined with trees.
Austyn and Jonathan are both artists. I visited them in their house once and I loved how they walked me through their work and their projects – as it was an integral part of the living room, an extension of the kitchen. There is a serious partnership here. I am excited forView full post »
at Il Posto coffee shop in New Orleans, I felt an instant connection to them. I was also a little nervous. Blaire is the kind of person who makes you want to be better than you possibly can. She simply believes. Believes in people and I think believes that everything can be – well, good.
We started at the Windsor Court where I was happily surprised to find a room full of women hanging out,View full post »
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