Magazine cover photo shoot at a NJ winery

It's always a good day when you can spend the afternoon photographing at a New Jersey winery. This cover story was about a group of Rutgers graduates who run their own wine companies. The've had a lot of success, especially considering their young age.                                                We photographed them throughout the facility and the barrel photo was chosen for the cover

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Portrait of Newark author

One of the most exciting aspects of shooting environmental portraits is using the elements you find at the location.  I arrived early for this portrait in Newark's Military Park and saw the sun reflecting off Prudential's headquarters building. Add a blue sky and a chair and we are all set. 

WBGO Kahli Raymond

Portrait of Star Wars actor Andy Serkis

I had the opportunity recently to photograph actor Andy Serkis for USA Today. Andy plays Snoke in The Force Awakens. 

As with most celebrity photo shoots I arrived early to the New York City hotel suite where the shoot was scheduled. This gave me time to figure out how I was going to photograph Andy and begin setting up my lights. 

Andy arrived right on time and was a pleasure to work with.  Check out his computer assisted characters in Star Wars, Planet of the Apes and The Hobbit, really amazing stuff.

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Monmouth County business headshots

For this business headshot project in Monmouth County, New Jersey we wanted to photograph about two dozen executive headshots against a plain background and also an environmental portrait of each person inside the company's facility.                                                                       

Normally I would bring a background for this type of portrait shoot but the company had a number of walls that were painted in colors that they wanted to use. Then with a little careful planning we were able to find different backgrounds for about two dozen environmental portraits. 

Groundwater & Environmental Services
Groundwater & Environmental Services

Fordham alumni magazine portrait session

I just received my copy of the new Fordham University alumni magazine featuring my portrait of former Johnson and Johnson executive Anthony Carter.

The photo shoot was so interesting, in addition to his position as a former vice president at Johnson and Johnson Mr. Carter also served as assistant press secretary to NYC mayor David Dinkins, he's and author and a lecturer.

For this shoot I kept things simple  - one large, soft light and very fast prime lenses that produce a beautiful out of focus background.

 

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New Brunswick headshot photography session

A new website is a great time for new corporate headshots. That was the case here as I was tasked with photographing about two dozens staff members in New Brunswick. We photographed each person at a few different locations around the building. Most of the shots were environmental portraits but there was one conference room with a plain gray wall and a large window - a perfect location for a simple headshot.

You can read more info about New Jersey corporate headshot photography here. 

Honors College Portraits