Newman Family Portraits at Roosevelt Park

Newman Family Portraits at Roosevelt Park

I met with the Newman family for portraits at Roosevelt Park in Edison, New Jersey (near Menlo Park Mall). The lake and playground are a great backdrop for family photos. It’s not easy keeping the attention of a toddler and the playground gives them a chance to unwind and provides great moments. The park also does plays every year and that’s worth checking out.

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Newman family portraits in Edison, New Jersey

Headshots Against Black Background

Headshots Against Black Background

Brian is going out for some acting gigs and needed a brand new headshot to show off. We did these against a black velvet background and three lights. One hair light, one fill to his left and a huge softbox up and to his right.

Gear: 

Canon 6D
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L
Canon EF 28mm f/1.8
2 Canon 430EX
ABR800 w/ softbox
4 Yongnuo YN622 transceivers

Brian Edwards acting headshots

After we wrapped up the headshots, I snapped a full length just for fun.

Full length photo

New York Giants Infant Session

New York Giants Infant Session

The Lorias have been getting used to their new son Declan and wanted to document his adorableness with a photography session. His parents are big sports fans and they had a little New York Giants jersey for him to wear. I pride myself on not doing (what I consider) ridiculous infant sessions where the baby is posed like a consumer product. I involve the family because the baby didn’t get here via Amazon.com did he?

After we finished up in the den we headed upstairs. Declan’s¬†bedroom is something out of The Jungle Book and was a nice way to wrap up the evening. Here are just a few of my favorites from our time together. Congratulations to this newly expanded Loria family!

New York Giants pinterest baby photos

Watchung Reservation Model Session

Watchung Reservation Model Session

The goal for this shoot was to create surreal shots of my model controlling the waterways of the Watchung Reservation. The setup required a step stool and huge light source and Lew assisting with all of it. We hiked down a ravine and that gave us all a determination to make sure we created magic once we got to our location.

Model: Kelly Larsen

Kelly Larsen Water Nymph model session

The setup for one of our shots. A careful balancing act with Lew steadying the step stool for Kelly. I removed everything in post using a background plate.

Kelly Larsen behind the scenes

All of the water effects were created practically. No CGI nonsense. Good old-fashioned fun using cans of seltzer and a cookie sheet/water bottle.

Water effects with strobes

Surprise, Jana! Engagement As It Unfolds At The Beach

Surprise, Jana! Engagement As It Unfolds At The Beach

Steve contacted me and asked if I would hide out on a windy, cold beach in February to photograph his proposal to Jana. I am down for anything so I bundled up and stocked up on handwarmers from 7-11. Visually these photos have a lot of impact. A stark beach with just two people expressing their love for one another. Bright red flowers. Lots of visual cues giving you a true feel for that day.

Steve is a brave man for designing and executing such a plan. Hats off to you both for such a wonderful moment in time. After you’re done perusing the photos, watch the engagement in full motion thanks to a couple GoPro cameras hidden on the beach.

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The Engagement of Jana Diamond and Steve Klotzkin at North Beach in Sandy Hook, New Jersey

Jana & Steve’s Engagement in Sandy Hook, New Jersey 2/28/2014 from Chris Sztybel on Vimeo.