More events and post processing

15 08 2010

Lately, I’ve been looking to find my own ‘look’.  I am no longer ‘feeling’ the super color vibrant processing style that I so adored when I first started.  The last event I shot was for a family friend.  I’ve been experimenting with post processing and I hope you all like it as much as I do.



15 08 2010

I’ve also shot a couple of birthdays.  These are Ralston and Reagan’s birthdays which were about a few months apart.  It was a lot of fun shooting both of these birthdays.  While the theme and location were VERY different from each other, the kids were mostly the same in both and it reminds me of my childhood.  These events really test your speed and knowledge of the camera and flash equipment.

Here are some shots:

Wedding reception

15 08 2010

I’ve met a lot of people who I’ve lost touch with during my time in the Navy.  I met a girl in Tokyo who I managed to exchange contact info with but, still, we barely kept in touch.  We added each other on Yahoo messenger and, between all the other instant messengers, I stuck to AIM and barely went on Yahoo.  One day I randomly logged in to Yahoo and I get a message from Emi.  She said she moved to NY and turns out she was living in the same neighborhood as me!  We met up and kept in touch and reminisced about Japan.

Three years later she told me she is getting married and wants me to shoot their wedding reception.   I was very nervous.  I’ve shot other events but nothing this big and this ‘cutthroat.’  It was also my first destination shoot, as well, outside of NYC.  I think I did alright but nothing beats having a second photographer for a large event.

As a friend, I was really happy for her.  I looked at some of the photos and I can’t imagine how emotional it must’ve been for Emi when her family was giving a speech led by her father (and translated by her good friend Minako).  Here are some of the photos from that event.