I haven’t blogged a wedding in a looooooong time. It has been the busiest year for weddings that I’ve experienced. I’ll give you one guess why!
My homebase (Art Factory Studios in Paterson, New Jersey) was the setting for Staci and Mickey’s wedding. It couldn’t have been more fun to document. Everything on the timeline was spaced out to allow for maximum creativity and total enjoyment of the day.
I am excited to share this recap blog of the shots we got that day!
Side note: Go see the new “West Side Story” in theaters. Most of the film was shot in Paterson and many scenes at Art Factory Studios itself.
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.
I knew Alyssa and Leo would be a fantastic couple to photograph from the day we met. Their engagement session was effortless and the wedding even moreso! We got amazing captures throughout the day and below are just a few of the greatest hits.
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.
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.
Now here is a bridal shoot with a vintage vibe. This was about the third time I’ve shot with Kat and Raen together and we knocked it out of the damn park on this shoot. Finger waves and heirloom jewelry combined with dresses from yesteryear. The Art Factory wasn’t The Art Factory back when this style existed, but the two definitely coexist quite nicely in 2019.
As we made our way through the numerous spaces, we happened to find a board game of “The Office”. We’re all fans of the show and found it funny and extremely random considering the age of the game. We borrowed the playing pieces of Jim & Pam for a shot you will see below.
The fourth floor of the site is decked out with a wall of Edison light bulbs, string lighting and newly installed skylights. Here’s a sneak peak of both of them in the environment they will be celebrating in come September of 2019.
A little back story about the equipment used on this shoot. I’ve been using the Sony a7r II for a few years now in conjunction with vintage prime lenses. I’ve also been using MagMod lighting modifiers for quite a while now.
Since I hadn’t used a couple of my tools of the trade in a while, I brought along my 58mm Helios f/2.0 and prism. I like the organic characteristics of both of these tools. So many modern lenses have zero personality. They’ve been refined to death and come across totally blah.