I have been photographing weddings for over 20 years. I am so lucky to have female assistants who know and remind me that the Groom is very important and needs great shot just like the bride. Although I know how important it is, it is nice to have a assistant with strong views and a different set of eyes.
Over the last 10 years grooms have much more fashion sense. I have studies the magazines and watched the Men’s Warehouse commercials and see the change. When I got married it was get a black tux and show up. Those days are long gone. A good wedding photographer must have a sense of the times. Aperture Photography has just that. With a lot of help from my assistants.
Don’t worry brides you are always the focus. But, just a little spotlight is the Grooms.
Aperture Photography photographs weddings all over the country including where this photograph was taken. Albany, NY.
I have been the owner photographer at Aperture Photography for over 20 years. It can be a busy hectic life. Busy days. tight schedule and crowed venues are the norm. This year I am taking a fresh look at my favorite venues. The preparation I do now will surely serve my customers well.
I am visiting the wonderful wedding venues during quiet times and looking for opportunities to add some fresh perceptive to my wedding photography. The Mohonk Mountain House is always a joy. It is one of the most remarkable venues ” dare I say in the world”. I also love the staff. They treat everyone so well. Even the vendors.
The picture above is not the typical photograph I will be taking at The Mohonk Mountain House. But as I walk the grounds of these remarkable venues I will see photographs that I never have seen before. Along with the photographs I take now, I will give my customers new and exciting looks at already spectacular places.
Aperture Photography is a full serves wedding photography studio. We serve the Hudson Valley, Catskills and everywhere in the Northeast US and beyond.
I just photographed a wedding in Kingston, NY. I love the cold, but the deep snow and wind just was frigid. I live in the northeast and know for 4-5 months the weather is cold and snowy. I am a wedding photographer who loves all four seasons and winter too. But, this winter has been so cold and filled with snow.
In March there is enough warm days to melt the snow. Not this year. My studio is in Saugerties, near the Catskills. Hunter and Windham Mountain are just 15 -20 minutes away. I have enjoyed some of the beautiful winter wedding photographs. My brides have loved them. But enough is enough it is time for spring. I just want to post a bright sunny photograph of a flower. In a month or two we have the Hudson Valley spring to enjoy. I cannot wait for spring weddings.
Aperture Photography is a Upstate, NY Wedding Photographer
At Aperture Photography we are always working on ways to get perfect skin tones. Portrait film is the direct line to great skin tones. Though years of study and working at it we think we have find a key to film like skin tones with digital capture. Working in the Albany and Hudson Valley the customers are leaning toward timeless beauty not trick shots. I am so glad. My tastes lean toward the classics. We wnat you to love your photographs 30 years ago. And fine art beauty and natural enhancement is the key.
Aperture Photography works every day to give you a classic and up to date syle and additude you will love. Drop us a line or e-mail and we would be glad to disscuss your wedding and find out what we have to offer. Take a look at our web site for our examples. http://www.aperturephoto.com
Aperture Photgraphy covers the Kingston, Upstate NY the Catskills and beyond.
Sometimes when I am photographing a wedding I see something so profound and toughing. I know what it like to have a daughter who I love and cherish. I have to wonder what I would think about on my daughters wedding day.
Aperture Photography has been photographing weddings for always 20 years. What I love about weddings are moments that have emotion and can relate to all of us. The look of both the father and daughter tell me just how special the bond is between them.
I just wonder what dad was thinking about. I know from experience that a daughter is always a little girl to dad.
Aperture Photography photographs wedding in Albany and everywhere in the northeast.
I had the pleasure to photograph a wedding in Woodstock, NY on Valentines Day. I just cannot get over how the beauty of fresh snow and pine trees make for a wedding photograph that looks like a set photograph in the movie Dr. Zhivago. After the outdoor shots the reception was held at the Cucina Restaurant in the Village of Woodstock NY.
Woodstock, NY is a special place the mood of the the town and the artistic nature of the people can really make for incredible cinematic photographs. I had a great couple to photograph. Both Elegant and laid back and the bride looked incredible with the detailed dress and vintage coat.
Kingston, NY is about 12 miles east and it is more of a Hudson River town with great buildings and restaurants that make for great wedding photography. But only 12 or so miles or so from Woodstock it feels and looks like it is in a different world. Each town is great and I am so lucky to photograph wedding so different and so near.
Call Aperture Photography at 518-678-0176 and let us capture your wedding.
I was a film shooter for 15 years. I shot hundreds of weddings with film. I then when digital. Don’t get me wrong digitals cameras are great. It is perfect, in fact too perfect.. The more I shoot film now, the more I realized that I love it. I love the colors that I get with film. The skin tones are just smooth and flattering. Perfect for weddings and brides just love it. The dreamy look is so amazing. Films like Kodak Portra and Fuji 400H films are Professional films make for only one purpose. To make people look great !
Shooting film makes you slow down and carefully compose. It costs me from $ 2 to $3 per shot I must craft each shot. That is a positive. Digital has advantages in low light and looks good even in a dark reception.
Film is used in many celebrity weddings. Most Hollywood films are shot on film due to the wide tonal range. It then can be digitized with great detail.
The Victorian splendor on the Mohonk Mountain House is a national treasure. A the look and feel of a time gone by with all the modern comforts we expect. The activity’s are endless. The atmosphere is describable. Aperture Photography had the pleasure of shooting recent wedding there. The couple and family were so fun and wonderful. The Mohonk was a at a winter wonderland. Just beautiful ! Contact Aperture Photography http://www.aperturephoto.com and let us capture your wedding and event.
The act of getting married means many things. Love, commitment, change and a start of a whole new life. Wedding are complex events. There is much to do and the feeling that everything must be perfect . Perfection should also mean fun and the absence of anxiety.
Fun needs to be right up there on the priority list. 1 year of planning and stressing out can be avoided. Hire professionals with a good track record and that will solve most of your problems. Weddings are not an event to take chances. I feel as a wedding photographer with more than 20 years of experience that all you have left after the wedding is a collection of beautiful professional photographs. You can look make and relive one of the most important days of your life. Sure it is tempting to hire a semi pro photographer at low prices. But hiring a weekend warrior is like riding on a plane with no landing gear.
Aperture Photography http://aperturephoto.com had the honor of photographing another wedding at The Glen Sanders Mansion in Schenectady, NY just a few miles from Albany, NY. The Glen Sanders is a historic gem. But unlike many historic venues it is perfect for a wedding in 2014. The staff is incredible. The lake in the back of the property is a photographic delight. Aperture Photography has photographed 7 weddings at the Glen Sanders in the last 2 years. What I find amazing is it looks great in every season. If you would like Aperture Photography to photograph you Glen Sanders Manson Aperture Photography will be willing to discount our price.