New York Playwrights

One of the most enjoyable aspects of  photography is the unique situation of every job.  One day I may be wandering the beautiful rooms of the Palace Hotel, or strolling across the Bow Bridge in Central Park in spring, and the next day I might be working in a dark auditorium. On this particular day the location was at a restaurant that allowed no pictures at all.  We were meeting two well known playwrights for American Theatre Magazine.

They were Tracy Letts, who received the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play August: Osage County and Sarah Ruhl, who at 34 has already won a half-million-dollar MacArthur Fellowship for her plays which include The Clean House, a comedy that was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2005.

Thinking quickly, I saw a old block of tenement buildings and thought the colors behind them would be flattering and not distracting. Also, it shows an older, not so fashionable area of the New York theater district in the background. 

Luckily for me my instincts were right and the art director loved the photos.


First Update After a Busy Summer

Sometimes couples live together for years and start a family before deciding to get married.  In this case, after 12 years together and raising a son, Joe and Mike were finally able to be married in New York state.  Not long ago they might have not have thought it possible, but here they are sharing their wedding day with their son.

They managed to have their ceremony and take photos around NYC right before the start of Hurricane Irene!

The Lake at Hernshead, Central Park

At Ripley's Believe it Or Not in Times Square




What a happy and historic day!  Marriage Equality has finally come to New York State.  Commitment ceremonies like those pictured below were always beautiful.  Now, starting in just one month, same-sex couples will be able to have legal marriages.  We are thrilled about this!

Central Park get ready for many more happy couples!



Happy Birthday, Matey!

I was recently hired to photograph a lavish nautical-themed birthday party at a yacht club in Greenwich, CT.  Sometimes my job is too much fun.  Not only was this a fabulous costume party in a gorgeous venue on the Long Island Sound, the surprise guests made it amazing!  Earth Wind and Fire brought down the house playing all their hits!

Costumed birthday party revelers

Playboy in training

Earth Wind and Fire tearing it up


Double Wedding at City Hall

This wedding was the first double wedding I have been asked to photograph.  Four friends came to New York City to do their marriages together.  It turned out to be a perfect day for all of them.  We met at the City Hall's Marriage Bureau and each couple got married in the same room one right after the next.  We did all their photos in downtown locations.  First City Hall Park where the spring flowers were blooming and then Pier 17 at South Street Seaport for a great view of the Brooklyn Bridge. 

A City Hall Ceremony

Spring in City Hall Park

Walking the "runway"

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