Things Are Not Always What They Seem

As Alfonse’s partner in life and work I tend to wear many hats. I am the co-owner, director and manager of many things ranging from client meetings to emptying the garbage bins of our photography studio to writing blogs that nobody reads. I serve also as the subject of many light tests and a lot of times for stock shoots and promotional material as in this photo.

I wish I could say this shoot was as joyful as it looks. Because the petals weren’t falling the way we wanted them to, I had to keep leaping with abandon over and over again until we realized we had to shoot the tossing of the petals separately. Separately is how we ended that day, too–with me wanting to toss something at Alfonse (and no, I was not thinking rose petals).

Things do not always look as they appear to be — wishing a lot of that this year.

Happy New Year.

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Portrait of an Indian Bride, Groom Before the Ceremony

Portrait of an Indian bride befire the ceremony
High Key portrait of an Indian Bride
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The Blessing of the groom

“Indians are the Italians of Asia and vice versa. Every man in both countries is a singer when he is happy, and every woman is a dancer when she walks to the shop at the corner. For them, food is the music inside the body and music is the food inside the heart. Amore or Pyar makes every man a poet, a princess of peasant girl if only for second eyes of man and woman meets.”
Gregory David Roberts, Shantaram

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alfonsepagano a taste of India

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Women in White, Tribeca Rooftop Cyclorama

Another Shot from Colleen and Paul’s wedding. The reception took place at Tribeca Rooftop NYC and it just so happens that there is a Photo Studio with a Cyc . Needless to say we took advantage of that and rewarded with some of the more dramatic and high key portraits of the session.Skylight and window camera left, no need of flash. Stylin’! From our Women in White series

 

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High Key bridal portrait tribeca rooftop

Women in White, Bride in a Box. Wedding Photography as Style

Studio portrait of a bride
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We are always trying to take our wedding photography portraits to another place. Pushing  our own limits and constantly trying to bring it way beyond what is expected. Wedding Photography as Style, something passed what is expected. This model, in fact, is a bride who I asked to come to our studio to model for us. I know, what does a bride in a box have to do with anything?  Nothing, its purely visual and quirky and its what we love to do, and, it is wedding photography. We built this set in our studio to do a series of photos we were work in on, Healthy Bodies and Bound ,using athletes and yogis as models. It was obvious that the next step would be to bring a bride in.

 

We have been shooting weddings since  1995 and we still enjoy the hell out of it but I admit, we are always thinking what it is we need to do to make it more.

We love working with and photographing weddings for our brides and grooms and to bring to them the best that we can offer and are always willing to take whatever steps it takes to bring these images to the next level.

 

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