It’s the height of wedding season and with New York City wedding engagement photography sessions underway, couples continue to inquire how to prepare for their engagement photo session. As photographers, it’s important I help all my clients feel ready and be prepared for their photo session. An engagement session in Dumbo, The High Line, Central Park, Gantry State Park, Grand Central, Park Avenue, or any location is their trial run before their big day. Ensuring you get the best experience is important. Here are some tips I’ve given to past clients to help them prepare for their photoshoot.
Last week I spent a few days working in Las Vegas, Nevada. As a wedding photographer from New York City, the chance to photograph in the desert, with a different scenery than an urban landscape, really appealed to me. I brought with me a few Sew Trendy Accessories dresses, a few more gown dresses, and photographed beautiful women with the Nevada mountains as a backdrop. Just in time for International Women's Day, I wanted to depict strong women, who still showed their feminine side while looking powerful in the glamour photos. Pictured here is Karenn from Las Vegas, a fellow Filipina who I met in Vegas and she was amazing. For the photographers out there, I captured the photograph with my Canon EOS 5D MarkIV, 24-70 2.8L at 27mm, Aperture 2.8, ISO 100, SS 1/200. I had a -3 stop ND Lee filter on my lens and lit Karenn with the help of Magmod spheres, grids and CTO gel on my Flashpoint Godox AD200 camera right on a Westcott light stand fired at full power.
The sun was setting behind the mountains at just after 3:24pm so it was still bright light outside. So bright with the sun directly in front of me, that I always caution to make sure photographers are keeping their eyes and cameras safe from the direct sun. However, at this point the sun, as seen from the photo, just started to go behind the mountain so I was able to open my lens to 2.8aperture from 5.0.
Other equipment used for this session included my SpiderPro Dual Camera System belt from Spider Camera Holster (will never leave home without it!), ThinkTank bag to carry my lenses and flash, SanDisk CF and SD cards, oh and RayBan sunglasses because the Nevada sun is bright!
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About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots headshots, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to be published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Time Out New York, The Huffington Post, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings, the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award, LinkedIn ProFinder Best Photographer, and more. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic luxury photo look worthy of being in magazines. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding, engagement, pre wedding, or any other portraits or events at email@example.com
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