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.

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!!

Row House Photo Shoot

I photographed The Row House in Westport for Westport Lifestyle Magazine. Before shooting for them I must say, I found rowing an uninspiring sport where it looked like misery and hard work. After talking and shooting with the ladies at The Row House, I have changed my mind. It is hard work, but the misery has been taken out of the equation. It is actually fun and everyone that I talked to really enjoyed what they were doing. The challenge of the shoot was the dark lighting in the studio. A simple two-light kit is what I used. The main light was bounced because I did not want it to look so artificially lit and then a little kicker light in the back to separate the people. These images are the type of shoot most companies would use for branding their company. It is fun, whimsical, and unforced. I will do some setup poses, but this was more of a natural-type shoot.

Energy!!
Challenging light and mirrors.
MUSCLES!

Team photos

I have photographed many team pictures in my day. From little league to volleyball, to corporate groups. With Covid, there have been fewer team pictures. Now, it feels like we are getting back to some kind of normalcy. During covid, I photographed and shot a lot of videos of homes. The market was hot and we had to improvise and offer clients great photography at an affordable price. All with masks and a lot of sanitizers.

The single portrait is very popular now but I think the group shots will be coming soon too. Here is a photoshoot I had this week with The Staples Wrestling Team. They are such great kids and we had a lot of fun

2022 staples wrestling team photo
I photographed individual wrestlers too
Team captains
Team captains
the seniors.

Branding photography for sisters who work together

Janine and Michele started their own company called Dwell Organized. They organize everything. I photographed their website last year. These were images showcasing their work and what they do. This time, they wanted some portraits. They wanted simple images that were clean and bright. Something they could use on their Instagram and social media. This was a simple setup where I used two lights. One main light and one fill light where I would also use it as a backlight.

Michele and Janine
sisters working together

Neat Capital Branding Photoshoot

Neat Capital is a mortgage firm located in Southport, Ct. I photographed their branding when they were located across from the railroad station in Westport. Neat’s old office was actually the location of our first photo studio in Westport from 1969- 2000.

The new office is much brighter than the old office and you can see this from the pictures I took. Justin was looking for fresh images of his fellow employees and the space was very easy to workaround.

I really enjoy branding photography. I find it a challenge in working with the surroundings and to create images that the client can use to promote their business.

surprise party at gray barns in silvermine

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!

This is the tavern area of the gray barn, it is perfect for small parties.
I call these my “martha stewart ” shots. These are all taken before the party.
pictures were taken of each guest.
then the images were printed and people would leave a message. Brilliant.
bokeh focus.
I love the ladder with its decorations.
table set up.
surprise!! The birthday girl!
the best feeling.
candids.
selective focus.