“The End ” More than you ever bargained for. The unexpected

Wedding Photography New Jersey,New York
Wedding Photography New Jersey, New York

“The End” More than you ever bargained for?

Back in the day, mid 90’s or so, this photograph was taken with a Widelux panoramic camera (film days) so its a little grainy, a little soft and imperfect–to say the least, but it became my acid test for future clients. I called it “The End ” for obvious reasons, and it was to promote the unexpected. You see, at that time I was a pretty radical nontraditional wedding photographer in a time of traditional photography. I did sometimes have clients that were not the perfect match and did not really understand what it was that I  was trying to achieve. This shot happened very quickly, the bride and her bridesmaids decided in the middle of getting dressed to go out and have a smoke, the rest is history. With the bride’s permission, of course, I used this shot in full page ads in 4 wedding magazines (yes, this was before The Knot and all the rest). I figured if people called me after seeing this photo we would be a great match indeed! I was right, my wedding photography business boomed!

This particular photo was taken at the Pleasantdale Chateau West Orange NJ

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Wedding Anniversaries , November

Chains do not hold a marriage together. It is threads, hundreds of tiny threads, which sew people together through the years.

Simone Signoret

Shown below are six couple whose weddings we have shot all celebrating an November anniversary. From 2005 to 2007.

Best wishes to all from Alfonse Pagano Photography Weddings  for all upcoming Wedding Anniversaries.

 

 

Doorway
November 2008

Wedding Anniversaries Tanya and Brian Married November 2008 at Twenty Four Fifth, Greenwich Village New York, just in site of the Arches at Washington Square Park. Twenty Four Fifth has since closed its doors for business, I believe this wedding may have been one of the last ones hosted by them.

Tanya Posing for us in the doorway.

 

The Grand Gesture .
November 2008

Tanya and Brian first dance and a kiss

First Dance
November 2008

We are not the same persons this year as last; nor are those we love. It is a happy chance if we, changing, continue to love a changed person.

W. Somerset Maugham

 

 

Bride and her dress
November 2006

Wedding Anniversaries,Marla and Peter Married November 25, 2006 At the New York Marriott Downtown. Xmas decor up adding to the festive mood.

Marla posing for us here showing her gown and flowers.

 

Sunset
November 2006

Marla and Peter Sunset along the Hudson River

“Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.”
Henny Youngman
November 2005
November 2005

Maria and Nick Down the aisle with lots of family and friends helping them celebrate.

Married at last
November 2005

A very happy and candid moment of Maria. The ceremony and party took place at Battery Park Gardens downtown NYC.

At the Water Club,NYC
November 2008

Dawn and David toasting their guests at The Water Club on the East Side NYC.

Along the East River at night
November 2008

Just outside the club long the East River.

Four Years ago this month
November 2008

Alison and Johnathan

Hora
November 2008

After the first dance, a hora.

Signing of the Katuba
November 2008

Katuba signing

Indian Bride
November 2007

A classic portrait of Shelly

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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
Indian Weddingsa
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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Heart Quake , The Kiss

Each kiss a heart-quake… ~Lord Byron, Don Juan
Suzanne and Bogdan after the ceremony.A classic.. shot.. I could not have planned it or set it up any better ! I just got lucky.

Kisses and Rose Pedals
Each kiss a heart-quake… ~Lord Byron, Don Juan


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

 

colleen bridal portrait
High Key bridal portrait tribeca rooftop

Wedding Ceremony, flower girl caught in a tender moment.

A moving yet comical shot of the flower girl with her dad during the wedding ceremony. A tender moment caught by us at Alfonse Pagano Photography

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flower girl with her dad

Men In Black, Celebration in Motion

Men dancing at a wedding reception
Dancing for the Bride

“Men In Black”
Traditionally the bride gets more attention everyone in general including the photographers.Well… shes got the dress!  The wedding dress! Us poor guys have a tux. predominantly black…..I forget about shoes… and the brides getting dressed is most undoubtedly a sexier affair. But the grooms got heart.Dancing fools for the Bride!  I have started a gallery on my website and here in our blog to honor and feature the grooms and groomsmen ” Men In Black ” a work in progress, a celebration in motion.

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

Studio portrait of a bride
Wedding Photography New Jersey, New York

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.

 

www.alfonsepaganophotographyweddings.com

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