Category Archives: Engagements

Pittstown New Jersey Engagement Photographers

Pittstown New Jersey Engagement Photographers

When I met with Meghan and Scott to discuss their wedding, we also talked about their engagement session. Why we do it, where to do it, and when. Usually the girls get excited about it and the guys…well, not so much =) So we get into why we feel that engagement sessions are important. Scott admitted the day of, he likes looking at pictures, just not being in them (don’t worry Scott, most guys say that). The location was perfect – at their own home. It fit their life and love for each other. As I was editing the images I could see and feel the connection between the two and the natural genuine expressions of love and laughter. Just driving to and from their property nestled into the side of a mountain, on a long dirt road, you can’t go fast at all, you have to drive real slow, take in the scenery, let your mind wander and appreciate the beautiful simple things in life. Meghan and Scott were great. As we walked the property for ideas they were open to everything I suggested and yeah, Scott got the picture he wanted in the barn they built. In the end we had fun and I believe, come their wedding day, they will know us better and not feel uncomfortable about pictures on such a special day. Hell, we’ll be just like part of the family. =)

 

Here are just a few of my favorites

 

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Clinton NJ Engagement photographer

Clinton NJ Engagement photographer

Here is a recent engagement session with Heather and Scott in Clinton, New Jersey.
It was a sunny, crisp morning and we had fun capturing some beautiful images and grabbed a cup of coffee while there. Since it is still early in the season the tourists were not out in full force. Heather and Scott are planning their October wedding and it will be celebrated at the Stroudsmoore Country Inn.

Here are a few of my fav’s from the session…

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Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography ~ In NYC Bryant Park

Bryan had a master plan to propose to Amanda during their family trip to NYC to see the Christmas tree. It was planned since April of this year and only a handful of people knew of the secret for months. As the month of December approached, Amanda’s dad needed surgery and everyone worried the proposal would need to be postponed or changed. However, Amanda’s dad pushed through and refused to miss this amazing day for his daughter. The weather wasn’t great but the excitement of everyone involved was in the air – nothing was going to get us down! The proposal was magical even in the rain. Congratulations to Amanda and Bryan as they begin their new journey down wedding lane.

Here are a few images for their day.

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Having fun

I recently bought and have since finished a fantastic book that Glyn Dewis had published, The Photoshop Workbook . I’m constantly learning and I love reading workshop type manuals. Yeah, I’m that guy that can put together anything with out instructions =) When I get the time and “Vision” uhm…DA Visions. plug plug. I like to vision an Idea and then work out how I’m going to send that idea, or message out. Some people call me crazy, but really I like to take life as a gift and try to have fun and bring smiles to people. I realized I spend a lot of time learning and sometimes, yes,  I read in the can. So, what better way to show Glyn how much I liked his book…so much so that I read it in the can =) I had this image in my mind of what I must look like in the “reading room” so I set out to layer one image of me opening the door and another of me in the can. I used one strobe plus ambient and balanced the color and some dodge n burn and you have it. I then sent it to Glyn via email and he replied…

“OMG that is brilliant!!! Absolutely brilliant! Doug can I share this? Glyn”

So, when a master retoucher/photographer asks to use my image and put it on his blog…uh that’s a no brainer. =)  anyway I’m glad to make him smile and get a laugh. And me, well, knowing  I can make someone oceans apart from me laugh and enjoy my image made me happy. As Glyn would say, cheers mate!

Oh, as for the picture click on his blog link 😉

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