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I don't usually post about bridal expos (showcases), since they're mainly forums for meeting new prospective brides, and once they're over they're over. And there are so many of them. But I must say that I was very pleasantly surprised by the scope and the...

It's always a pleasure when I can photograph a wedding of the daughter or son of a dear friend. That was the case with Rebecca Levy and Josh Grossman last September. They came up from Florida to get married at the Doubletree in Tarrytown, New...

Two of the sweetest people I've met—it's really such a deep pleasure to meet such bright and clear-sighted young people, who are clearly deeply in love. They had both attended the Pingry School in Basking Ridge, a beautiful campus, so that's where we went. I...

One of the best benefits of this job is that I get to know people I ordinarily might never meet much less get to be friends with them. Sonia Ingram and Earl Monroe are two of the sweetest people I know, and Sonia has a...

Just to recap, this past August I drove around to some of the lesser-known destinations in California, avoiding Disneyland, Fisherman's Wharf, even Yosemite, in favor of some of the geological and other natural wonders such as Point Lobos, Sequoia National Park, Salt Point State Park...

About seven years ago I gave up most of the added sugar in my diet, along with caffeine and alcohol, except for some sips now and then. I did make exceptions for the desserts at weddings, and who thinks about diets when such high quality...

Group portraits are an important element in all photographic coverage of weddings of any size. Everyone takes them with their cell phones, but what should you look for in a photographer’s samples to be sure you’ll be getting adequate if not outstanding ones? 1. Everyone’s eyes...