Photojournalism

She Said Yes! | NYC Surprise Proposal Shoot in Central Park

A special congratulations to Dave and Katelyn! The couple was visiting from Michigan for a nice weekend and through a mutual friend, Dave contacted me to plan out a surprise proposal at Central Park. Following his lead, we were able to put together a great plan to surprise Katelyn. We lucked out too! It was rainy all week with rain in the forecast the day of, but God was on our side. In addition to the actual proposal, I'd have to say my favorite moment of this shoot was Dave's assurance that she'd be unsuspecting of what's going on, since he'll distract her with a little Pokemon Go adventure. Amazing! 

The Mahers | Long Island Maternity Portraits

I got to shoot my first maternity shoot on this brisk Sunday in April with the Mahers. This was honestly one of the most enjoyable shoots I did. The parents-to-be were full of love and I was merely there capturing their special moments. We started out at Jones Beach but we weren't so lucky with weather and quickly made an audible, re-locating over to a preservation by their home. That turned out to be a great idea as spent the rest of the afternoon in between the trees and most importantly, away from the strong winds.

Jason S. | Westchester County Bar Mitzvah

I booked and second shot this bar mitzvah in Westchester County through an ad on Craigslist. It was a journey to get there from Queens, NY because I sold my car only weeks prior. There was also a medical emergency during the night that added an odd twist but luckily, the person in question is all good and the rest of the evening turned out OK. 

This was my first time shooting an event of its kind and also shadowing a seasoned photographer. It was great to pick her brain and get some experience under my belt. Even better is that I was giving positive feedback from the head photographer who hired me, so here's to hoping he reaches out for more work in the future!

Dump Trump NYC | NYC Street Photographer

Dump Trump NYC | NYC Street Photographer

I found out earlier in the week that Trump would be attending the GOP Gala in NYC, conveniently located a block from where I work. I made sure to grab my x100t and once work was complete, I went outside to check out our cherished freedom to assemble. Exiting onto East 45th St, I initially only saw a small group of protesters and was a bit surprised at the turnout. Boy, was I pre-mature in my judgement. I ended up following the small group around the block, down Vanderbilt and towards 42nd St. to witness a sea of passionate protesters. Here are a few photos I was able to take.

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