Professional and personable, Jay possesses a unique ability to anticipate and capture the special moments of a wedding. With his unique ability to put people at ease, it's no wonder Jay is one of Los Angeles' most sought after wedding photographers. Jay believes that diversification is the key to his success. A modern Renaissance man, Jay also shoots fine jewelry, still-life, and celebrity portraits for advertising and editorial. Read More »
Photographing beautiful, stylized, and emotional events for over 16 years has taught me that there are elements that can work against even the most talented and experienced wedding professional. After you've contracted the perfect photographer, help your chosen professional achieve the level of art and camera work that inspired your selection by following four simple (but effective) tips. TIP 1: KEEP IT CLEANSome of my favorite shots are from the quick beauty session I'll do with a bride when the excitement in her eyes is unparalleled: the moment she puts on her dress. These shots are usually taken in the bridal suite, and this mini shoot goes a lot less smoothly if there are towels, bags, and bathrobes all over the room. If you are having "getting ready" shots taken, try to keep the bridal suite as uncluttered as possible and assign a closet for everything not related to the ... Read More »
Although some couples may initially view an engagement session as an optional – and perhaps inessential –shoot, the advantages of this type of photography session go beyond the sentimental value of commemorating on film this unique phase of your life. An engagement shoot is the best way to build a successful rapport with your photographer prior to the Big Day, giving you a chance to get to know his style and learn how he gives direction to his subjects. Also, the session is an excellent opportunity to get used to being in front of the camera. Since most brides are not professional models, and the majority of grooms are not especially comfortable posing for photographs in general, an engagement shoot is the ideal opportunity for both to acclimate to being on the other side of the lens. Additionally, the resulting photographs can serve a variety of functions, from wedding décor ... Read More »
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