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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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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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

# weddings # ceremony # wideawake # weddingphotos 

wedding ceremeny detail
flower girl with her dad

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.

 

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I could not resist ! wedding photography on the fly. Finding inspiration in the moment.

New York Minute
Farmer John and the Bride Times Square NYC

 

I could not resist…Finding Inspiration in the moment.  I have done countless portrait sessions with brides and grooms in the middle of Times Square. As My portrait sessions tend to get a bit animated, inevitably a crowd will gather sometimes hundreds of tourists will be surrounding  us while we shoot. I saw what looked like a farmer from Nebraska, plaid shirt, suspenders,John Dere hat….. and just did what comes naturally to me. I grabbed him and posed him with the bride! A memory for him to take back home.Fun for the tourists, great for the bride, good practice for my “pull something out of a hat ” Gene. All in a days work

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NYC Times Square
Brides and Farmers

Behind the scenes photographing a bride Times Square NYC / Never Dull

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Milky Skin and Almond Eyes

Wedding Photography New Jersey,New York
Wedding Photography and Portraits New Jersey and New York

 

Milky skin and almond eyes.
In my estimation this beauty has a classical look that the renaissance guys so loved to paint back in the day. David, Caravaggio, or Titian.
 
#weddingphotography #weddingportraits #natural #bueaty
#classicportrait
 
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