Leah Opera Czech Republic { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

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Oh man was this a fun shoot.  Leah came in for some headshots, and we had planned on a nice sunny day.  That wasn’t exactly what happened though.  As soon as she showed up to start hair and makeup it started snowing.  It was abundantly clear it was going to be a different shoot entirely.  I was super excited about shooting in the s

Brian Financial Planner Updates with Natural Light { Hudson Valley Headshot Photographer }

Well life has been pretty fantastic lately.  First and foremost I got engaged this last weekend.  YAY!  Which I have to say has been one of my happiest moments in my life.  I can’t tell you how stoked I am about everything.  Now comes the fun part of actually planning a wedding now.  We have to book a venue first.  I think we’re really looking at the Grant Humphreys mansion.  I just can’t wait to marry my fiance.  I couldn’t be happier, and it’s crazy to me how easy life can be once you find the right lady to be with.

Honestly, business has been great lately, and really it’s more than that.  Frankly, it’s the clients that I’ve been working with that really take it up a notch for me.  I love my clients.  Really!  I thi

Hudson Valley Fashion Beauty Photographer { Savannah In the Studio}

It’s pretty rare for me to shoot beauty.  I can do it, but I don’t typically.  I guess I just don’t have a client base that usually needs beauty.  If anyone knows a beauty company in Hudson Valley that needs work done, I’d love to put together a shoot, but I think it’s pretty rare in these parts.

This shoot was actually a ton of fun.  Me and my studio mate really wanted to figure out a very specific kind of lighting setup.  Which isn’t pictured here. In the end Lynzi did most of the shooting, and I just came in at the end because I wanted to get at least one good beauty shot before we all left the studio.  For this shot I went with something very simple.  I believe it was just a softbox off to camera

Hudson Valley Photographer { Tiger K }

These shots were from a while back, but I don’t think I ever blogged about them.  This is one of my favorite models in Hudson Valley. Tiger. Yes her name is really tiger, no that’s not a joke.  She’s a super bomber person, and one of my favorite models to work with in Hudson Valley.  She actually moved out to LA a little while ago, and she’s signed with an agency in Toronto.  Which is pretty awesome.  I guess she actually gets quite a bit of work out in LA from her Toronto based modeling agency.  Something I found surprising.

She’s actually come a long way since the first time I shot with her.  I wouldn’t say I was the first photographer to shoot with her, but I will say after I shot w

Meredith Model Portfolio Work Hudson Valley Photographer

When you’re as far behind on blogging as I am, you might as well get all the old stuff out the way.  Yes?  Ok good, glad we’re both on the same page. These shots are from a while ago as well.  Everyone say hello to Meredith, who is a local Hudson Valley model.  I’m not sure she really does much modeling anymore, but she was great when I had a chance to work with her in my studio.  This was another one of those shoots where I just really wanted to get in the studio and do some work.  There wasn’t a makeup artist involved, just me and my assistant, playing around and finding some fun looks. I liked how the shoot turned out overall, and I think I got some really pretty images for Meredith,

Kaitlyn Playing with Black and White Film

To be honest these shots are pretty old. I shot them when I was on one of my big film kicks.  I get in those moods sometimes.  I love the way film looks.  I also just adore being able to shoot Polaroids, and be able to show them to the model right then.  It’s crazy how that can change the dynamic of a shoot.  Suddenly it goes from photographer and model, to creator and co-creator.  I can’t explain why this changes things, but it does dramatically.

Suddenly when a model can see an image created right in front of their eyes they have a completely different outlook on the shoot.  They can see what they’re doing well, and what they are doing not so well.  Of course as the ph

August 16th 2021

Olive @ Wilhelmina

Olive @ Wilhelmina

I really loved working on this shoot. We basically just wanted to capture some of that great summer bohemian look. This was another quick shoot. Really simple looks, and nothing complicated. I also wanted to work some more with doing light leaks and some free lensing on this shoot.

I had found Olive on facebook, and I knew she would be perfect for what I had in mind. Not like this is some super crazy editorial. This was just fun creative work. Nothing crazy, super low key kind of work. It’s nice to have those kinds of shoots every once in a while to recharge the batteries.

I think any photographer knows that you can certainly get burned out quickly especially if it’s a lot of high stress gigs. They actually tak

Hudson Valley Photographer { Anna V Modeling Portfolio Work }

Here are a few quick shots I did with a local Hudson Valley model Anna. This was a really quick spur of the moment shoot. I basically just wanted to get behind my camera.  It had been too long.  In fairness too long for me is a few days.  When you love doing photography, it’s hard to be away from it for too long.  For this shoot I really didn’t have anything in particular in mind, I just wanted to try out some new techniques, and get some great images.

For the first look I knew I wanted to shoot on my black background.  I love the way this comes out.  It’s easy for black backdrops to look cheesy as all get out, but as long as your post work is interesting, it doesn’t look l

Hudson Valley Photographer { Kora Editorial for Jute Magazine }

Earlier this year I had an awesome chance to work on an editorial that i had been wanting to do for a very long time.  I had always wanted to shoot a seedy motel.  Now initially I wanted a sun drenched LA look to this shoot, with something that looked a bit more vintage, but in the end it was too hard to find a motel that would even let us shoot there.  You’d be shocked at how hard it is, to get people to take your money.  Seriously I wasn’t trying to do anything for trade, I just wanted them to let me shoot while I was paying for a room.  It was suprisingly ridiculous how scared people were about me doing an editorial.  I had one lady accuse me of trying to get away with having an orgy, and no

Triathlete magazine Hudson Valley Photographer

I had an awesome chance to work with one of the best triathlete/chef combos here in Hudson Valley.  I was super excited to be able to shoot for another magazine that you could actually pick off the shelf, and I was stoked when they picked me for this shoot.  Seeing as how I wanted to make sure that this shoot went well I actually went in advance to the venue to scope out some locations for the shoot.  Which gave me a great chance to meet and talk to who I was going to be shooting for the portrait.  David Dawson is both an instructor at Johnson and Wales, as well as being a triathlete.  Something that I was certainly impressed by.  What was great about this guy w