newlywed shoot – brooklyn lifestyle photographer10.31.2013

i was supposed to do some portraits of guerin + laura before their wedding, but we ran into a heatwave + out of time…  so we opted for doing a lifestyle portrait shoot post wedding instead….  we did a little breakfast at home scenario + then headed to vinegar hill + dumbo for some portraits.  i really love how this session came out.  it’s low key + so very them.  if you’re interested in seeing their wedding, click here.  Big thank you out to We Create + Co. for styling up that amazing breakfast spread.2013-10-31_0001 2013-10-31_0002 2013-10-31_00042013-10-31_00032013-10-31_0005 2013-10-31_0006 2013-10-31_0007 2013-10-31_0008 2013-10-31_0009 2013-10-31_0010 2013-10-31_0011 2013-10-31_0012 2013-10-31_0013 2013-10-31_0014 2013-10-31_0015 2013-10-31_0016 2013-10-31_0017


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brooklyn photographer : ryan + crystall10.16.2013

When I photographed Ryan + Crystall’s lifestyle-istic engagment session (which is still one of my top three faves…. ever), I knew their wedding was going to be something else….  + true enough it turned out to be one of my top fave weddings ever…  I really loved how they just embraced a classically glam black tie event + pulled out all the stops for it… they honored their Greek + Jewish traditions, their families + their love of music.  They threw an amazing event + never lost sight of the meaning of what they were doing… Wining, dining + dancing… it was honestly such an incredible thing to be apart of.  Big thanks to Grey Likes Weddings for featuring this too… Head here for their feature of it.  Also, Crystall recently launched her own event design co. (since she’s clearly so good at it!)  Check out We Create & Co. for help designing a party, photoshoot, or wedding!

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keeping it fresh as a creative10.08.2013

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there’s a million things that have been written about this very topic, but i’ve been giving some thought lately to what some of the things are that i try + do, + i thought that i’d share.  if you’re an artist, or a generally creative person, then i think you can relate to dry spells.  barren periods when you feel just a little burnt out on what you’re doing artistically.  as a freelancer in a creative industry i pour out a lot + it’s important to refill that reservoir from time to time.  i was feeling a little bored with my photography for some time + made some strides this year to remedy that.

firstly i paid to be mentored.  this may sound funny since i’m no longer an up + comer in this industry, but i think the fact that you can never stop learning about photography is such a beautiful thing.  i found two photographers who’s work + editing style was inspiring to me.  i paid for sessions with them both to either see how they shot, or how they edited.  what they did for their workflow… picked their brains to pieces.  i found it really inspiring to get another perspective.  to learn from peers in my industry.  in addition to feeling inspired by them, i picked up some really useful tools too… that are in part making me a better photographer.

secondly, i took a trip.  a cross country road trip.  but not just any cross country trip.  my girlfriend + i had to get from NYC to Seattle, but we went by way of Austin.  the trip wasn’t only about getting from A to B, but was also about what we could see along the way.  we stopped through Nashville, New Oreans, Austin, Marfa, Albuquerque, Moab, + Boise.  we took photos everywhere.  i shot a lot of film.  a lot of pull apart, manually meter + focus polaroids.  it was epic.  + visually stimulating for me.

thirdly, I’m making it a point to shoot more personal work.  this i don’t think needs an explanation.

in addition, i’ve been buying a lot of magazines.  + watching a lot of movies.  yes i enjoy these things… but i also research the imagery.  how things are shot.  angle, perspectives, lighting.  i don’t look at much other wedding photography, but as a lover of photos I am constantly feeding a steady stream of inspirational visuals into my head.

lastly, i turn off the computer after 7.  i don’t work on sundays if i can help it.  i take yoga.  i take walks + listen to lots of good music.

creatively yours.

BrookeMoab_1


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