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The Perfect Grovedale Winery Wedding

When Ed and Jennifer contacted me about photographing their wedding in Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, my first reaction was “Wait, there is a winery in Wyalusing?”  I grew up in the area, but apparently don’t make it through Wyalusing very often.  I had missed the fact that Grovedale Winery has had vineyards on the Welles Homestead since 2005 even though I have been to the high school across the street a few times since then.  How I missed such an incredible place just amazes me.

Grovedale Winery is one incredible expanse of fields and vineyards with some of the most gorgeous buildings that I have ever seen.  Just when I thought that I had seen it all, a short walk across a field led to a mammoth oak tree that is reminiscent of the “Tree of Knowledge.”

I cannot wait to blog the entire wedding from this unique Susquehanna Valley wedding, but for now, these images will give you a sneak peak of the magic that happened this weekend when Ed and Jennifer tied the knot at Grovedale Winery.

A chicken coop with blue skies surround a newly married bride and groom.
A bride and groom stand in a field next to a majestic oak tree.
A black cat walks in the aisle as the bride and groom make their exit after their first kiss.

Hoboken Sunrise Engagement Session

Sunrise is one of the most beautiful times of the day.  Along with that beauty, comes the fact that not many humans are up and active at that time of day.  As a result, this provides quite the opportunity for images to be taken that simply look different, especially when they are taken in places that are common locations for photography sessions.

Megan and Steve are normally early risers, so a sunrise engagement session in their hometown of Hoboken simply made sense.  They chose the area around Pier A and the Transit Terminal and I was all in, as it gave me a perfect excuse to watch the sun rise behind the Manhattan skyline from across the Hudson River.

Congratulations to the two of you, and I will be looking forward to your fall wedding at Indian Ridge.

A couple embraces in the Hoboken Transit Terminal during an engagement session.
Sunrise view of the Freedom Tower in lower Manhattan as seen from Hoboken, NJ.
Silhouette of a couple against an orange sunrise with the Manhattan skyline in the background.
A couple spinning in silhouette against the NYC skyline.
A couple embracing under a tree with the Empire State Building in the background.
Black and white image of a couple embracing with a lot of negative space in the image.
A couple looks at the camera during an engagement session in NJ.

Mysteryland at Bethel Woods!

Mysteryland came to the USA for the first time over Memorial Day Weekend in 2014, and I was fortunate enough to be there to cover the festivities.  Below are a few of my favorite images from the weekend.

Not being a fan of EDM, I am proud to say that I am completely blown away by the entire experience.  Seeing Moby, Kaskade and Steve Aoki do their thing – live – in front of 20,000 people was an absolutely amazing experience.  Seeing the lighting techs do their thing in sync with artists that were creating new mixes on the fly was simply mind-blowing.  The combination of the two, auditory and visual stimulation, just can’t be described in words.  I can’t say I am an EDM convert, but I can say that this was hands down one of the most incredible musical experiences I have ever had.

Kudos to Mysteryland and Bethel Woods for pulling off an amazing festival at the hollowed 1969 Woodstock Festival site.  Thank you both for taking me along for the ride!

Aerial view of sunset over Mysteryland USA.
Man in a police hat having fun at Mysteryland.
Original Woodstock Festival field lined with dozens of gigantic flags at Mysteryland USA.
Festival particpants dressed in Day of the Dead paint and a sunset image of festival participants
Kaskade being interviewed and Moby doing a question and answer session at Mysteryland.
Daytime aerial view of Mysteryland festival at the original Woodstock Site.
The Mysteryland Festival site as sunset approaches.
Closeup of the main stage at Mysteryland as the sun sets behind the crowd.
Steve Aoki sprays the crowd with champagne as smoke comes out of the jets near the stage at Mysteryland.
Night view of the main stage at Mysteryland.
Night view of the main stage at Mysteryland.
Night view of the main stage at Mysteryland.

 

Holly Pond - These are really wonderful Kevin!! You’ve gotten really good! I’m a fan.

Landscapes in the Catskills

Although I am known as a wedding photographer in the Catskills, I do shoot plenty of other things when I am not busy with weddings.  Recently, I took a trip to Long Island to photograph the Montauk Light as well as the Fire Island Light.

My fascination with the quality of light at sunrise and sunset has led me to some incredible locations, and will continue to do so.  Certainly, some of the locations will be used for future images with a Bride and Groom.  However, some of the images have the ability to stand on their own as fine art pieces, and I couldn’t be more proud.

Thank you all for your continued support through following me, through your kind words of encouragement,  and through continuing to send me referrals.  It is all greatly appreciated.

In return, I will continue to up the ante as best as I can with both my wedding photography as well as the landscape photography!

Barn and farmhouse at sunset.
Bare tree with an orange-pink sunset behind it.
Distant farmhouse and barn with a silo with a wide open orange sunset behind it.
Silhouette of a barn and silo with an orange and blue sunset behind it.

Woodloch Pines Resort Wedding

As a photographer in the Hudson Valley and Catskills, my photography clients take me many places throughout the states of NY, NJ and PA.  This past week, I was fortunate to spend some time with a bride and groom that should be an inspiration to everyone that thinks that they are in love.  In the coming weeks I will write a complete blog post about them, but for now, here is one of my favorite images from their wedding week – which started off with a rehearsal that was also the legal wedding ceremony.

Thank you both for showing how two people can make each other more complete by sharing love and kindness in all that you do.

Bride and groom in a field after dark.

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