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.
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.
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!
In our third and final entry in the styled wedding series at The Art Factory Studios we have real life couple Lisa and Chris. Incredible wardrobes, details and lighting to make each image pop right off the screen.
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!
Below are highlights from photographing Kristina for Cleri Models. We used a Savage backdrop for the yellow, but the rest of the shoot was done elsewhere within Art Factory Studios. One of my favorite lenses to use during these shoots is the Sony 85mm f/1.8. It’s small, lightweight and has a customizable button on the barrel. I use it for eye focus which is a huge feature on the Sony cameras.
Thanks again for coming up to the studio to shoot with us!
Another successful shoot with Cleri Models at Art Factory Studios in Paterson, New Jersey. Ana has a dance background and although we wanted to focus our efforts elsewhere you can imagine that skillset came in handy. Particularly when we positioned her in a window with a 30 degree angle. She held the pose like Spider-Woman!