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You have to walk this trail!!! This is one of the most exciting hikes I have taken. There are so many little surprises to this walk and it is a very easy walk. Okay, there are moments when you get a little winded but for the most part, it is really easy. When you reach the top, you will find breath taking views of New Haven.  I got a little nervous when my eldest son got close to the edge for a picture because it is a 300 foot fall. It will get your heart pumping. This all started with an article my wife sent me “if there are only 5 hikes you ever do in  Connecticut, do these”  Another article shows a trail map which is very helpful. Click here for more info. We went in March which was very nice, but I think once the foliage starts changing in November, I will have to pay it another visit.

 

There are many different set ups to use when shooting head shots. I know the beauty dish is real popular right now and I have been using it quite often. It has a nice wide soft light. In many cases I will use a simple piece of foam core to get an added reflection or piece of light. I ask the client what type of look they are interested in and we agree upon a few different set ups. I like to mix up a few just to offer different choices. Portraits are so important to your branding. A clean nicely lit portrait projects a professional and approachable business. Here are 10 tips to looking good for a corporate portrait.

 

Photographing for interior designers is thrilling because of the unique visions  that they have. My job is to show this unique quality through lighting and composition.  Location shooting for me has always been a lot of fun. I photographed one of Heidi’s masterpieces a combination of 3 rooms in a Westport residence. Bel Mondo recently moved to a new location on post Rd West in Westport.

 

What a great summer it was this year! The weather cooperated and we were very busy with our photography business.  Now with fall here, many people start thinking about the holidays and families and friends getting together to celebrate. I shoot many family portraits this time of year because of the upcoming holidays and for many, it is the only time the family is together. Most groups are shot at Compo Beach or Winslow Park, but I also will shoot at the clients home for a more personal touch. Here are a few samples of some recent family portraits.

 

 

 

Amanda and Chris were married at The Barns at Wesleyan Hills  This is great venue located in Middletown. The venue includes a great rustic barn for after the reception, as well as an exceptional yard for the Ceremony. There is also a beautiful pond that includes a fountain. Inside the barn there is an amazing balcony where we  could shoot down at the dance floor. The weather was wonderful for the whole shoot, and it is a location I would recommend for those getting married.  

I thought this was genius! Bubble maker hidden in the flower girls bouquet.

Macro lens shot of the rings hanging from a fisherman’s hook.

Watches for the grooms gift.

Love some black and white.

My favorite portrait lens. 80mm f 1.8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hoisted my monopod up high for this aerial shot. Set the camera to a time exposure and shazam…….

Kids are great! They had an awesome time. But you have to be quick shooting them or you might lose them.

Formal images are all apart of the day. It helps when you have real interesting backgrounds..

 

One of the featured events at The reception was the chance for the bride and groom to fry some donuts.