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Jessica + Eric @ Perona Farms NJ

Hey Guys! first wedding of the year in the books, thanks some new editing tools and the initial boost of the start of a new season i was able to finish off this wedding in a week! super happy! It didn’t hurt that it was a very fun one to edit with lots of cool shots of a very fun and beautiful group! Jess + Eric chose to tie the knot @ Perona Farms in New Jersey, had a very rustic vibe to it which i loved! and guess what! they had a naked wedding cake which I’m a sucker for! a week before the wedding we got hit pretty hard with almost 2 feet of snow, but then had some warm weather and we were left with just enough snow to paint a pretty backdrop for our portraits! any who, Ill write up some more details later, at this point I’m just eager to show these off, so hope you guys enjoy!

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The Photohoot® is here!

Whats up guys!

Last year we contemplated the idea of including a photobooth with our photography package, but had no clue how to go about it! I thought of so many set ups, researched online, and eventually tossed idea after idea as nothing I saw came close to what I wanted to offer — good quality and INSTANT PRINTS.

So for a year I continued to contemplate, research and read. I bought some real nice and unique props, purchased a good printer, used my old studio setup and one of the many backdrops I already owned…lol…made a visit to Ikea, had our original logo designer come up with a nice little logo and came up with a name for our booth. Lastly and most importantly, I got together with the best team I can probably have to run the booth, my own family.

Last weekend while I was running behind my wonderful couple — Angie, Chanel and Tito, set up shop and made what once was just a silly idea, come to life!…As you can see this not really your conventional booth inside a box and I actually prefer it this way. It definitely gives people more room to squeeze in. Anyway, we still have some tweaking to do but we wouldn’t know what to fix without knowing what’s broken first right? Trial and error is your best teacher.

Can’t wait for the next wedding that we get to use our cool kick ass photobooth in!

I’d like to take a second to thank Alice + Matt, as well as their fun guests for taking full advantage and enjoying our PhotoHoot® !

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Engagement : Luis + Mariella Dumbo NYC

Hi Amigos!

Meet Luis + Mariella. The story of how these two lovebirds came to us is pretty common nowadays — social media. Elkin and Luis are both members of an online community. Luis happened to see Elkin’s photography work on this community and liked it and the rest is the result of this post. We had to reschedule this session twice before it finally happened. First, we were set to shoot on the Sunday before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Not knowing how the weather would react just a day before this storm, we decided to play it safe and reschedule to the week after. Of course, that also didn’t happen because of the terrible and very ugly aftermath of the storm on the Downtown Manhattan/Brooklyn area. We scheduled a third time and of course, this was the charm. When we finally met, we were blessed with the most ridiculously beautiful fall day — ever! So beautiful in fact, that it made all that rescheduling well worth it. Luis mentioned to Elkin that he liked color and we couldn’t think of a more vibrant and colorful neighborhood than DUMBO Brooklyn! With its amazing graffiti and artwork all over, bright brick walls, cobblestone roads, and a super cool and buzzing vibe, it seemed like the perfect place for this shoot. This section of Brooklyn is sort of a little favorite of ours so we were even more excited to shoot here! Luis and Mariela were awesome! They were game for anything! I.e. The motorcycle in one of the pictures you’ll see does NOT belong to either of us four! LOL. We had so much fun during this session. Lots of conversations, some heart stopping moments — at least for Mariella and me — and even some carousel riding!

Luis + Mariella are getting married in Queens next summer. We are so happy for them and wish them a lifetime of happiness! <3

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