Sep 20, 2012

Sam + Gus

Short for Samantha and Augustine. I was excited about this wedding since the original inquiry - because it was going to be held at Public, a restaurant in Nolita that I love. I remember the first or second time I went to Public, I saw that the middle area looked like it had been set up for a wedding, and I thought, "Damn do I want to shoot a wedding here!" I love the space, but I also knew that it was going to be dark, very dark. And while I obviously prefer natural light (I mean, who doesn't?), I like the challenge of getting good flash-lit shots. Most of the photos from my previous wedding blog posts are naturally or at least ambiently lit. In this post, there's definitely a higher percentage of flash-lit shots than ever.

Though it isn't obvious from these first few photos, shot at Sam's adorable studio apartment where she and her girlfriends got ready together.


On to the ceremony. One thing I've noticed with so many brides is that during the vow exchange, they look like they're laughing uncontrollably in the photos. Actually it's more their natural reaction to the fact that they are choked up and can't get the rest of the words out. (Erm, I may or may not shed a tear(s) every time this happens too.)


More details from the night. The two moody shots near the middle are, as you'd expect, not flash-lit. It's always nice to turn the flash off for a few that capture the atmosphere.



Congratulations again to these two. I feel very lucky to have met so many great couples this year.

Tomorrow, I'm shooting a wedding in NJ for this lovely pair. The season's madness is not over yet!

22 comments :

  1. Beautifully captured, Alice. Nice use of flash with dimension. Detail shots are amazing, and as always, your eye for composition and color astounds. Well done!

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  2. These were shot so beautifully! You handled the lighting situation like a boss!!! Those dark places are my absolute wedding photography nightmare as my strength is in using natural light so I'm really impressed how well you nailed the flash in SUCH a dark situation!

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  3. These are so beautiful! What camera do you use?

    ~Kate @ in pursuit

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  4. WOW. I go on and on about how much I dislike flash... but now I realise I only dislike my own flash photography. This is beautiful. And the bride has the loveliest smile!

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  5. What beautiful photos! And what beautiful smiling bride!

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  6. Beautiful couple, beautiful photos!!! I wish them many happy years together.
    Claudia

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  7. the last photo. this is fantastic.
    great photos, dearie! they are a precious couple.

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  8. These are absolutely gorgeous. You can really see her personality in these photos. And that cake is divine!

    Lovely as always! :)

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  10. Such beautiful pictures! Just how do you do that...these pictures look so natural. Did you take the moody shots using a tripod?

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  11. this is darling. such a sweet, intimate celebration!!

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  12. These photos are breathtaking, Alice. I'm constantly inspired by your work. I'm really nervous about shooting a friend's wedding as I'm not a wedding photographer. It's their only request from me. Any tips will be great!

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  13. Amazing like always!
    There are many photos with such an amazing sharpness on what you made the focus, how do you do that ? Or it's just the magic coming out from a film camera :) ?

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  14. AMAZING. What kind of flash do you use?

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  15. Oh man, these are just gorgeous. That couple is absolutely adorable!
    I really need to work on my flash skills- it's so intimidating to me!

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  16. You have a magical touch! Everything suddenly seems so different! I sometimes question what makes a photographer good, what differentiates a great photo from a so-so one. You answer those questions with photographs.

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  17. oh my, these photos are so wonderful, i can't stop looking at them. you are really gifted - sometimes your objects are so simple and still catchy... :)

    the couple looks so happy - and their apartment is awesome :D

    have a nice evening and lots of greetings from vienna
    salma

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  18. What a lovely couple, I felt so touched watching their pictures ♥
    Amazing shot! thank you(;

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  19. gorgeous photos alice, how beautiful is this couple??? she has this exotic beauty, the wedding dress was perfect on her and such an handsome groom! and that place... i know what you mean about wishing for a wedding there! perfect!!

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