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ITS EASY TO TAKE A PICTURE OF SOMEONE, I TRY TO MAKE AN IMAGE OF THEIR SOUL

February 16, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

With cameras everywhere today it is pretty easy to take a picture of someone. It's more difficult is to try and make an image that captures a little piece of their soul.  I try and capture that moment, that look, that feeling, that thought which most will never see or remember, that private moment that you see only in the eyes, mouth or body language of a person. It is not there for very long and the persons themselves might not even know that it is there, but it is. That is my job, my passion and my art, to make an image where you can see more than a smile. It's to photograph a small piece of their soul.

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THE WEDDING DAY'S FIRST DANCE, DAYNA AND ALAN

October 10, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

A wedding day's first dance is always romantic. Dayna and Alan's was no exception.

 

Dayna and Alan's First Dance Wedding Day's first Dance retro style First Dance at Dayna and Alan's Wedding dayI like to capture images in a landscape composition The First Dance KissThe Wedding Party in the background Lots of Kissing during this first dance First Dance of Dayna and Alan's wedding DayAnother Kiss!!!!!!!


OUR WEDDING DAY FORMAL AND INFORMAL IMAGES

October 07, 2013  •  2 Comments

 A few years ago we started photographing what we call the formal formals and also a few informal formals. Our clients responded very favorably to them both but mentioned the informal images the most. 

We always start out photographing the formal formals first. We always make the formal formals in color and black and white. Here are some examples.

The Brides Family in Black and White

  Bride, Groom and Bridemaids in Black and White Bride and Groom with the Groom's Men Bride and Groom with the groom's family

Bride and Groom with the Groom's grandmother Bride and Groom with Brides mother and father

The Bride and Groom Kissing The Bride and Groom Cuddling Bride and Groom in Black and White

 

 

These formal formal images are wonderful and will create cherished memories for years to come. Here are some of our informal formals. They will also create cherished memories but with more smiles and laughter.

The Groom and his Groomsmen!(C)J.BRANDANO

The Wedding PartyA more natural,relaxed fun image

The Bride and her MaidNot the usual pose but one that they requested !!!

 

The Bride and Groom under a Street Light The Bride and her Veil

         The next few are images made later in the night, outside and lighted with a flashlight.

The Bride and Groom at night in front of the gazebo

Bride and Groom at night Bride and Groom at nightI love you Not your usual Bridal Pose but a fun one to capture.This young women was so much fun to photograph a natural comedian

 

 


BRIDE & BRIDEMAIDS VISIT ACT II HAIR SALON

October 01, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

The bridal prep part of a wedding day is always a great opportunity to make some fun images. Dayna's morning at the ACT II Beauty Salon in Salem, New Hampshire with her bridesmaids lived up to that idea.  Now I will admit after 25 years of being married, the most I know about makeup are the words "I'm Sorry Honey"  and "I'll never do it again, once you tell me what I did". That being said, even I could tell that ACT II was a special salon with amazing customer service and a long list of services. Give them a try if you live in the area. Here are some images we made of Dayna, Laura, Allegra and Michelle on the morning of the wedding day.

 

Bridal PrepDayna having her hair styled On the Phone Dayna on the phone while getting her hair styled Guys we have it easy!!I think this what they used to call getting your hair teased. Laura the Maid of HonorLaura about to get stylized !!! Allegra and Dayna a mirror imageDayna and Allegra looking in the mirror. Dayna's alternate wedding day footwear Dayna looking in a mirror.Dayna seems happy with what she is seeing so far !! The Beautiful Laura ON to the MakeupDayna about to have her makeup applied Applying a base?? Don't make me sneeze !!! Dayna looks surprised at where this is going??UMM excuse me !!! Sisters Turns Allegra playing peek a boo Theres that great smile !! Dayna checking out her nails Dayna and the owner of Act2 Dayna and the girls having fun OHHH, Our Little Sister Is Getting Married. The Veil is on.God she is a beautiful bride Dayna and the Girls Lots of Love HAPPY WEDDING DAYHE PUT A RING ON IT !!!!!!!!!! HE PUT A RING ON IT TWO BEAUTIFUL YOUNG WOMENDayna Looking on TA DAWHAT A BEAUTIFUL SMILE CLOSE UP OF LAURA THE HAPPY BRIDE


THE FATHER,DAUGHTER DANCE; I LOVED HER FIRST, PETER AND DAYNA

September 29, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

 

The father daughter dance is my favorite part of a wedding. It just seems to be the most emotional part of the wedding, for me. When the song chosen is Heartlands "I Loved Her First" take the last sentence and times it by 10. Listen to Heartland, read the lyrics and look at our images made that night. I hope you can feel some of the emotions I felt photographing them that night.

 

Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love your alone in this place
Like there's nobody else in the world
I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I'm not gonna stand in your way

 

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first

 

How could that beautiful women with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
I loved her first