Wedding Pro or Your Uncle Bob ?

When it comes to wedding photography, experience counts. Many couples are tempted to try and save money by entrusting this important task to a friend or relative. But properly documenting the big day requires much more than simply having an expensive digital camera. You will be admiring and sharing your wedding pictures for years to come, so don’t cut corners.

A professional wedding photographer will meet with you before the event. They will bring examples of their previous work and ask you which shots you prefer. This will help them get to know you and your personal style. They will then be able to use this knowledge to determine what type of approach is just right for you – casual, elegant or somewhere in between.

Unlike amateurs, professional photographers have the technical knowledge to make every shot the best it can be. They are experts in lighting, composition, field depth and proper focus. They can select the perfect moment to snap a candid shot, and they know exactly how to set up a posed picture so that everyone looks their best. Not to mention that professionals spend thousands of dollars purchasing and maintaining top photographic gear to ensure the highest quality images.

A professional photographer also has the experience to make certain that every aspect of the day is thoroughly documented. They will capture every special moment and get a shot of every single guest. Because they aren’t personally involved in the event, they won’t be distracted by wanting to eat, drink, dance, make conversation or otherwise participate in the festivities. They are there for one reason and one reason only – to make sure that your wedding pictures are exactly what you want them to be.

Once the wedding is over, your professional wedding photographer will present many options for how to store, display and present the pictures. They will offer a selection of beautiful albums that will make it easy and fun to share your memories with friends and family. They can also mat and frame special shots and provide reprints in any size desired.

It’s easy to see - professional wedding photography is an investment that will pay off for years to come.

The Canon 5d Mark II

More of my thoughts after this weekend's weddings. In the meantime enjoy a nice low light sample from this amazing camera. This Image was shot at ISO 3200 with my 35mm 1.4 at F1.4 1/40s. Just stunning.. more coming soon

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A Family Affair

Vincent Caputo's Wedding

It is nice every so often to actually go to a wedding and not be the main photographer, and actually enjoy one as a guest. That does not usually stop me from snapping a few pics at the reception. I am usually very careful though to not get in the way of the primary photographers who still have a job to do. it is common courtesy as well as kinda of code of ethics among photographers. with that said here is a little glimpse of the wedding.

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Facebook Addiction

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Ok it took a while but I must admit, I am a facebook addict! Facebook has proved to be a great place to catch up with old friends and family , find classmates, share photos, videos, and ideas. It has also been a great way for businesses to share their services. For me it has been a great way to share my work with my clients. All I do is simple tag the person in the photo and it is in their album. Hope to see you on facebook soon, and make sure you add me as a friend and say hello.

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Happy New Year !

I would like to wish everyone a happy and healthy new year. And congratulations to everyone who was engaged for the holidays . I look forward to hearing from you soon :) NEWS:

I will be revamping my packages and pricing in the upcoming few weeks , check my pricing page for updates. I will be adding a photo only package, no prints or albums, as well as more album options.

A Little Busy....and a new blog

Well I finally got around to blogging. I have not updated my blog as much as I would like. Now that the busy wedding season is over I have some time to finish redesigning my site and blog. So what is is this blog all about ? Well, to put it simply , a little of my work and little of peek into my world. I will try to share some tips on wedding trends, photography trends and some ideas on how to make the most of your special day. You may also notice that I have a new blog, I decided to the hosting myself and maintain the blog on my own. It will allow me to update and change what I want on the fly without worrying about any changes in service my the provider.

Whats in my bag ?

So I figured I would share a little insight to what I normally bring with me to most of my events. My Camera Bag
The trusted airport security bag from Think Tank Photo which holds a ton of gear.

My Cameras and Lenses
Canon 5d Mark II- My trusty new Canon 5d Mark II for those amazing low light candid that I love so much

Spare Canon 5d camera
Canon 24mm 1.4 - for getting ready and environment shots
Canon 35mm 1.4 - for groups and wide shots
Canon 50mm 1.2 - on my camera 80% of the time
Canon 85mm 1.2 - for those intimate portraits
Canon 135mm 2 - for portraits and for creating that amazing background blur
Canon 70-200 2.8 IS - portrait and go to ceremony lens
A bunch of Canon Flashes - although I don't use a whole lot of flash, I am an available light kinda guy.
I also carry a few light stands for the reception.

Most of my lenses are carry with me at the event in my lens bag from Jessica Claire, The "Shoot Sac." It is an amazing little lens "sac" that allows quick access to my gear.

As you can see I use very few zoom lenses I like to use as many prime lenses as possible to get the absolute best image quality and to be able to use as much available light as possible.

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