I love to travel. And if you saw my post on January 1st, you'll know that Travel More made the cut on my list of top 2018 goals. I'm holding myself accountable this year to make sure I achieve all of my goals, and I'm starting to take the first steps in order to get there. ———————————————————————— So I asked my parents to get me something very specific this past Christmas: a new suitcase. But this isn't just an average suitcase. It's a ThinkTank rolling case, specifically designed to hold photography gear. I LOVE that photography allows me to travel, taking me to far away places in order to document all kinds of love stories. This year, I'll be packing up my favorite equipment and jumping on a few planes for weddings outside of NYC, and this bag will be coming with me. I'm super stoked! ———————————————————————— Here's to lots of travel and to many more photography gigs that take me to exciting places all over the world! ———————————————————————— Quick Note: Nobody is paying me to say anything about ThinkTank and its products. Just consider this free advertising. I just love this bag so much!
They say that taking photographs is like painting... but with LIGHT. And this is so true! Just like a painter would look for the best quality paints to create something beautiful on a white canvas, photographers are always searching for the best possible light to create beautiful photographs of their subjects. ———————————————————————- On my blog today, I discuss why having extremely bright light (like the one we get around noon on a beautiful, sunny day) isn't always the best kind of light for portraits (especially if it's not handled correctly by a photographer). I also discuss why shooting portraits outside on an overcast day isn't as terrible as it sounds. 👆🏻 In fact, I shot this photo of Liz and Rich on a cloudy day in Central Park! ———————————————————————- So if you're out there wondering whether you need to reschedule your portrait photo session because you woke up to a gray, overcast day, or if you're panicking because the weather forecast says it's going to be cloudy on your wedding day… please take a deep breath. And then hop on over to my blog so that I can put you at ease. The link to my blog is in my bio!
It’s been a really cold winter. I’m over here feeling thankful for hot chocolate, cozy sweaters and warm blankets. The winter storm that's quickly approaching the NY tri-state area is bringing back memories of the below-freezing temperatures that we experienced during the first few days of the year. 🌬 ————————————————————- I shot a surprise marriage proposal and a mini-engagement session during the middle of that arctic blast, which was definitely one for the books. It was a magical session, but it was definitely a challenge! The temperatures under ten (!!) degrees Fahrenheit (below zero due to wind chill!) made my fingers go numb and, after a few minutes outside, I could barely feel my nose. In my blog this morning, I shared a “behind the scenes” post describing the experience. I talked about how I managed to overcome the challenges presented by the cold and still create an amazing experience for my clients. Make sure to check out that blog post by following the link in my bio! ❄️
Current situation: Blasting Today's Hits (my favorite ‘Spotify’ radio station) on the speakers of my rental car as I carefully make my way to PA! Today, I'm shooting a wedding and I’m incredibly excited! I’ve got a huge adrenaline rush, and keep picturing in my head a small, scented candle like this one just burning slowly to help keep my nerves in check. (Is that super weird?) I'm so pumped for today and for the rest of this weekend. A wedding, my third surprise marriage proposal of the month (tomorrow) and a lifestyle portrait session (Monday). It’s going to be busy! But it’s weekends like this one that truly make me come alive - when I get to capture beautiful moments and impact the lives of my amazing clients. I'm signing off until Tuesday so that I can focus on my clients this weekend, but I'll be back with many, many new photos soon! Stay tuned for those! And while you wait to hear back from me, make sure to go check out some of my latest blog posts. In the past few days, I’ve showcased some of my most recent work, communicated exciting announcements about things that are positively affecting my business, and shared some amazing photo tips and other exciting content as part of my Wedding Wednesdays educational series. The link to my blog is in my bio!
👋🏻 Oh hey! Happy Friday! I'm Andrea and my hair doesn't really look like this 👆🏻 right now. In fact, I didn’t even brush my hair this morning, and it's been up in a messy ponytail for the greater part of the day. I'm a cupcake-loving, coffee-fueled, Tiffany & Co.-obsessed Puertorrican who moved to New York City almost six years ago to pursue a career in Finance. In NY, I met my soulmate, who makes the best mac and cheese and knows as many facts about football as some of the most seasoned sports commentators. Also in NY, I realized I love photography, and capturing love stories through the lens of my camera, which is why I became a wedding and portrait photographer. I live in a comfy one-bedroom apartment where I keep a small succulent in an old terracotta pot by a small window. I used to have two succulents, but one of them died because I overdid it with the water. I also keep far too many pots and pans in my apartment, which I don’t ever use because I rarely have time to cook. I spend most nights (and most of my weekends) working on growing my photography business. Except when my boyfriend convinces me to do a movie night on the couch. Oh! And I think chewy cookies are WAY better than crunchy ones. And now... I want to know who you are, so please, introduce yourself. Tell me how you landed in my profile, and what you love about it. I’ll join you in the comments below! 🎉