The Grinning Groom

I’ve shot stone-faced grooms, photographed grooms that grimaced, and those that cry. At some point, most crack a smile – at least for an instant, or during portrait sessions.

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of working with the grinning groom, Daniel Rossignol. He was smiling when I met him, barefoot and getting dressed in the morning. When I asked, he said he didn’t think he’d be crying later.

He was smiling through the ceremony, dinner and every part of the party. I do not think I’ve photographed a groom who smiled quite so much.

Honestly, he’s set the benchmark high for apparently happy husbands to be.

Dan married Stephanie Pushmanthe Grinning Groom, and she was smiling too – almost as much as Dan. I think, when the portrait shoots were nearly done she was too – and the uneven ground, new shoes and warm afternoon contributed. But she was smiling.

Thanks Dan. It was great capturing your smile!

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DJ to Consider

This weekend, inside Tannersville’s Villa Vosilla ‘Boutique Resort0.’ I met perhaps the most team-oriented DJs it’s been my pleasure to work with, Life of the Party’s Wendy (and Todd) Loucks from Oneonta. Sometimes as Photographer, I get to manage part of the party for optimum work flow. When there’s a capable DJ, often they fill that void. Sometimes, an incapable DJ can pave a rocky road we all must travel. Wendy took a team approach, doing her thing but also bringing me in and considering the needs of photo and video. Thank you.