Surprise surprise!!

This weekends rainy downpour caught me on a boat with 12 other people heading to Cedar Point Yacht Club for a surprise party. The plan was for me to board a boat at Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club and take family photos on Cockenoe Island with the birthday girls family. On the way to the island we would stop by the yacht club to grab something. That is when the rain started, a torrential rain. We saw a sailor slip and fall into the water and we also saw Chris Tait keep the 12 people dry by getting them safe and dry using a few table umbrellas. It was a very memorable night.

we started at Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club
Captain Chris Tait to the rescue
Chris using the table umbrellas
We did make it!
surprise!!

Engagement Photography

It is exactly as the title says. This is when you engage with a couple and produce images that they want to use for announcements, save the date or just a nice image to frame on the wall. It is also a great time to get to know the couple so the day of their wedding you have a sense of familiarity with them. The couple wanted a place by the water where they can take pictures with their dog. I know the right places.

puppy included
water always makes a nice backdrop
what a show dog

Click here for 11 tips for engagement photos.

Architect Branding Photography

Megan is the owner of MLR properties. A design and construction company based in Fairfield County. Branding photography is no longer just a bunch of headshots. Now you have to tell a story behind the images. Locations help a great deal. An architect at their build, a swimmer at the pool or a landscaper in the garden. Half the fun of photographing a subject is coming up with the type of look or pose that the client will look natural and approachable.

Megan in her clients wine cellar that she designed.

picking out products.

Megan on site.

Bike and shoot

I really enjoy photographing while biking. I can get a bike into almost anywhere and when I see something, I can easily pedal on over and get the shot. I use a Fujifilm x20 for all my biking photography. This camera is very light and simple to use. It has a built in zoom so I can cover a lot of area and be as creative as I need to be.

Canondale bycycle

I also enjoy riding the Rail trails in this area. There are plenty of books and webpages to investigate and ride. This trail is part of The Empire State Trailway which when finished, can take you from one end of New York to the other.

trailway with tracks

The Empire State Trail incorporates many rail trails that connect with each other. This particular trail is the Maybrook Trailway which leads into the Putnam Trailway.

The bridges are so old.
They just finished the Maybrook this year. 2021
The Poughkeepsie Rail Bridge also known as the walkway over the hudson was the end of the trail for me.
and I brought my drone too.

There are many apps out there for riding. I like to use trail link. It is very easy to use and very informative. Enjoy the ride!

awesome toy store

Here is a perfect example of branding photography. I photographed The Awesome Toy Store in Westport for Westport Lifestyle Magazine. The clients were so happy that they purchased the images from me and are using them for their website and marketing campaign.One of the most important things a photographer has to do on a shoot is make the client feel comfortable so that you can get images that look natural and unforced.

My kids love this place and shop here often.
showing lots of product
never ending puzzles
A coffee bar too!!
I could not fit in these, but I tried.
You can have fun in a toy store.

Branding photography is a must when you need content for your website and marketing. These images could and will be used for social media. It is always a win win to do this for your business.