Because of the ongoing (hopefully slowing?) pandemic here in America a lot about life has changed. For Leiah’s 16th birthday the traditional big party wasn’t going to be possible so she received a full-on modeling session from her parents.
Vertical Freedom is a dance studio located in South Plainfield, New Jersey and offers classes in pole fitness, aerial yoga, yoga, kids aerial yoga, adult ballet, vertical barre, pole-ates and cardio & core.
We got some excellent shots of the classes in action using a 24mm tilt-shift and 15mm lenses in combination with MagMod lighting that I hung from the ceiling with blue gels.
Take a look at some of the highlights and remember to visit their web site to get more information and sign-up for classes.
It’s been a long time since I’ve posted a blog entry. I’m happy to say that even though March -early summer 2020 was a bit slow it has been quite busy since then. I’m taking the opportunity now to post some shoots that have been in “draft mode” for quite a while.
I think we got some amazing shots with Montana. The thumbnail image for this shoot was toward the end as it began to snow. It was perfectly clear up until the last 30 minutes of shooting! Amazing.
The Hamilton Cafe is off to a strong start with a tasty menu that I got to photograph for their official launch. It is located in the Mercado on the ground flood of the Art Factory located at 70 Spruce Street, Paterson, NJ 07501.
All Flashpoint/Godox lighting was used with the MagBox w/ focus diffuser and full blue gel, full CTO gels and a Paul C. Buff beauty dish (gridded and diffused).
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Every wedding is different from the previous one, but there were some changes of pace with this one that were right up my alley. First of all I had a very easy timeline with Sam and Kyle. Everything had breathing room and made photography a relaxed pace. That is normally not the case.
We got to walk all over Paterson, went to the Great Falls and then had a simple stroll back for the ceremony. All along the way we got great shots. One of them is now one of my favorite wedding photographs ever. Sam is holding her bouquet while Kyle holds a wall from totally “collapsing”.
Their ceremony was held in the vault and was officiated by one of their many friends.
Onward to reception it got nuts of course with first dances followed booty shaking and steak cutting. David and I had a lovely time shooting this wedding. Now let’s get to the good stuff…photos!
…but where’s the steak cutting portion of this extravaganza, That Werks Photography? Oh, it’s here. IT’S RIGHT HERE!
We got several amazing summer looks during our session together. It was legit hot outside so the fans were not just for effect. We cooled off where we could! Marlene was her usual magical self when it came to hair and makeup and kept everything touched up and perfect throughout the day.
Fiorella and Dan’s wedding was off the hook and vivacious! I was lucky enough to photograph it with Mr. David Alonso (who is also with me for many upcoming weddings at The Art Factory!)
Fiorella works with flowers so the arrangements were stellar and we spent a good amount of time documenting them. The weather was also very cooperative and we visited The Great Falls (conveniently located within walking distance from The Art Factory)
The first look and ceremony were held in the Hemp space on the 4th floor. The sunlight poured in from the skylight and created a beautiful focused beam on them as they came together and saw each other for the first time. That is now one of my favorite photos ever.
One thing that will always stand out about this wedding is the fun everyone had on the dance floor. I saw some maneuvers out there that would shame most choreographers.
Thank you so much, again, for having us along for the ride!
I’ve had my photography studio space at The Art Factory since the summer of 2016 and have seen it grow into not only raw space for a variety of projects, but now it also hosts a wide variety of events.
Wonderful light was on my side throughout the day for this shoot with Jordan. I don’t usually set up the fog machine for modeling shoots, but after the results I got for this shoot it will inspire me to do it more often. This was also the first shoot since receiving my brand spanking new Magbox by MagMod. If you are a fan of speedy setups and beautiful artificial light then the MagBox is a product you need in your life.
Makeup and hair for this shoot was handled by Nicole Sacco. Wonderful job, Nicole!