I was asked to photograph a surprise party at The Gray Barns in the silvermine area of Norwalk. I had photographed the chef here a few years ago for Westport Lifestyle Magazine, so I was very familiar with the restaurant. I actually took my prom date Laurie Hannah to The Silvermine Tavern back in 1982. that is what it was called back then. What a transition this restaurant has gone through. It is quite frankly, gorgeous!
I got an inquiry to photograph a portrait for Alliance Bernstein. “We have an established style that we’re trying to replicate, specifically a full-body portrait, with examples below.”
I love challenges like this. I get these a few times each year and it makes sense. Why send the client to New York or Singapore or where ever when I can photograph them in my studio in Westport?.
Joan and I and the makeup artist Nancy Landauer were having so much fun that Joan decided she wanted headshots for her profile. So here we go.
I use my Godox 200pro inside now. It replaced my speedotron set up because of the ease of setting them up. My main light is a godox octobox. The light is just perfect.
I really think the key to taking nice portraits is enjoying the person you are photographing and engaging them by listening to stories that we tell each other. A sense of trust is established and the rest falls into place really nicely. For your portrait appointment with me, just call 203-856-5075 and we can have some fun and take some great images.
I was asked to photograph all of the players for the Staples Hockey Team. I love shooting portraits and photographing athletes in their gear is a lot of fun. Space can be an issue but we decided to pick a spot close to where the team was getting ready. Then we can shoot them as they go on the ice for practice. My setup does not take me long to set up and it takes very little space. I used one main light with a diffuser and a backlight to separate the background from the subject. I used a small grid for dispersing the light in the background to get just a little dramatic light.