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Engagement Session with Sam and Steve at Paterson Great Falls and Art Factory Studios

I’ll be photographing Sam and Steve’s wedding at Art Factory Studios this October. Until then we just had to take some photos together. You know. Kick the tires and make sure we’re a well-oiled machine on the actual wedding day. Since they’re both big music fans I wanted to make sure we worked in that element for at least a couple shots. We hazed up the room where Alice In Chain’s filmed their “Voices” music video and I brought along my Stratocaster to use as a prop. If you’re looking for an industrial wedding venue then this is it, folks.

I used several MagMod products for the interior shots and, of course, that included gels. When I first started using gels years ago I got so much crap for it. But I will never stop using them. You hear me, world? GELS4LIFE.

Without further adieu I give you SAM AND STEVE’S UNCENSORED ENGAGEMENT SESSION!

Katie and Andre’s Point Pleasant Boardwalk Engagement Session

Memorial Day weekend. Point Pleasant, New Jersey. Traffic. Kohr Bros. ice cream. Mayhem. Fried pickles. Seagulls. Funnel cake. Fresh sea air. Rides. People fighting on the beach. People dancing on the beach. People in love on the beach.

Here’s to (somewhat) maintaining my balance on a moving carousel. Here’s to taking Uber for 4 totally walkable blocks. Here’s to Katie and Andre.

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Point Pleasant Beach, NJ engagement session

 

Duke Farms Nature Walk

I gave Boogs a crash course in photography during a nature walk at Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey. The grounds are the old Duke estate that Doris Duke once owned. That was also a potential candidate for Duke University. Now it is a lovely nature preserve with many acres to explore. Since Boogs was using my 7D, I brought along my Mamiya medium format film camera. All of the images below are scans done using a CanoScan 9000F.

The landscape around the wooded areas of the farms is still pretty torn up from Hurricane/Superstorm Sandy from back in November 2012. Many of the trees are still snapped in half while others lay on the ground in various stages of removal.

We lasted about an hour because it was cold and windy, but it will be warm soon and the landscape will become colorful once again.

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)

Duke Farms in Hillsborough, New Jersey (Christopher John Sztybel)