Delaware Graduation

My son Case graduated The University of Delaware with a degree in finance. He is already working with Salesforce in Manhattan. I am very proud of this guy and so I had to get some pictures of him on campus for our last hurrah. To cap things off, President Biden spoke at Case’e commencement. For the photos, I had a simple setup and had my wife Liz hold the flash for fill. I would just direct her to where I wanted the flash.

The campus is just gorgeous.
I remember visiting the fountain on the first day.
classic ending.

Fairfield University Graduates

Yesterday I photographed the next generation of talented young ladies. After meeting at the front of Fairfield University campus, we travelled to a few locations that will remind them of their journey through college. Even the Seagrape was picked for our exotic photoshoot. I remember going to The Seagrape when I played summer league baseball with Byron AC. After games we would usually celebrate our games their. Good luck ladies!!

The front entrance
an iconic location
you have to chuck the caps
champagne kisses.
full length
had to get one with my assistant in there. Staples internship with Chase
fun shoot.
bartending at the seagrape.

All these images were photographed with the Godox Travel system and I used a trigger on top of the camera to fire the flash. Inside at The Sea grape I used a back light to separate the subjects from the background. It really is an ideal setup for a photographer.

Westport’s Little League Day

Every year the Staples Baseball Diamond Club sponsors Little League Day. This is a chance for the little kids to meet the bigger kids and learn and play some baseball. Running, hitting and throwing are all showcased on this day. In the end, there is also a hotdog truck supplied by Junior’s Hot Dog Stand in Westport.

Hero shows a youngster how to grip a four seam fastball.

curveball?
Follow through
Base running
start from home plate
in the cage
catching duties
Fun for all.

Madelyn plays guitar

I make house calls!! This special portrait was photographed at Madelyn’s parent house. She is a musician and needed a portrait for professional use. Madelyn sang the national anthem at The “sticks for soldiers” Lacrosse fundraiser at Staples High School last week. She said this would not be her first time singing the Anthem, she had actually performed it twice before. I couldn’t do it.

I love shooting portraits. It is a very easy set up. backdrop and three lights. Main, background and a kicker light. I do love the soft light effect we got on Madelyn, it has a real fine look.

classic soft light with a little rim light.
gorgeous light

What I love about my light set up is that I no longer need wires to connect to electrical outlets. It is all self contained. Setup is quick and I have more room to move around.

Fashion Show in Westport

I was the official photographer for this years Fashionably Westport. The sold-out event showcased downtown’s fashion and beauty merchants while guests enjoyed a festive evening. The event benefited Project Return, Home with Hope’s program that focuses solely on the needs of homeless women. I arrived early to set up and check things out and was happy to be let into the room where all of the models were getting ready. I enjoy the candid photography most of all. The runway images are a little tougher because of the quick movement of the models and the spot lights.

The runway.

Jen Falik was the MC and Helen McAlinden the CEO of Homes with Hope, gave a wonderful presentation at halftime. They raised a lot of funds and everyone had a great time.

Behind the scenes
Jen Falik and Helen McAlinden
Maxx Crowley the new President of The Downtown Merchant’s Association
The other view of the runway.

Fire Department Photography

I was asked to photograph all of the Westport Fire Department personnel and I wanted to show that you really do not need a lot of space to get some great portraits. This was photographed in the fire chief’s office and I used the main light, a backlight, and a little kicker camera left to get a nice little sheen on their faces. Up until a few years ago, all of my lights had cables to be connected to outlets. Now I am fully battery-driven using my Godox a200 and accessories. On Memorial Day, I am scheduled to photograph the whole department using a drone. Can’t wait!

The finished portrait.
My setup. It takes only a few minutes to set this up.
I took this group shot outside after we photographed the officers’ portraits.
It is going to look great in the firehouse.

Seaman’s Moving in Pictures

Seaman’s is a worldwide moving company. They are very busy moving people in and out of their homes. I took pictures for their website and for the new branding that they wanted to do. Whether it is 50 people or two, photography is very important in showcasing your produce, your company, and your look.

We had a few ideas of what we wanted to shoot.
working together, we also just let the guys work and made some captures.
The crew
Show the logo if possible.
Not the dog! We had fun too.
It is very hard work.
World wide!!

Booksigning in Westport

I cover a lot of different events. I have photographed many openings, speaking events, seminars, and book signings. This book signing was for Christian Siriano, he is a dress designer and very photogenic. I actually met him at a birthday party for Danielle Brooks in New York where I was the photographer at her birthday bash. Another fact I found interesting about him and I always feel that our universe is so big yet so small…. I photographed his home for a local real estate agent. It’s almost like the six degrees of Kevin Bacon.

Christian dancing with Danielle
Christian at Kerri Rosenthals
Christian with some of his drawings
The artist.
actually signing the book
you can not read my handwriting.
Host Kerri Rosenthal and her daughter.

I photographed Christian’s home a year before he bought it. I love the modern home.

Goodbye Winter

We really did not have that much snow in Southern Connecticut. I did have the opportunity to get some “snow” shots, but I also like the winter light and I think the sunsets are very beautiful. There is something about the contrast and crisp light that winter brings. As a tribute to winter, I have here an image that received the most dialogue from any other image I took this winter. It is a drone shot looking straight down with trees dappled around a long streak of road. I had this printed with a float frame and it is simply gorgeous. Thank you for looking. Bring on spring!

longshore snow

Baseball Spring Training Photography

Staple High School Baseball has winter workouts at The Sono Field house in Norwalk. If you have never been there. it is a very large athletic facility where teams can train and play their sport. With the soon-to-be baseball season quickly approaching, I was asked to photograph the boy’s training.

A mix of hitting and fielding.
Loosening up.
Fielding grounders.
Cameraderie
“fungo”
Feels like Florida.
The white bucket always says baseball to me.
action.
The pitch.
This really brings me back.
Thank god for netting.
The lighting is tough but looks good.
I think they are ready.