Thursday, September 27, 2007

Brooke and Ryan in New York City

New York City is a big place and, as my second photographer Evie noted, from looking at the outside of a building you can't often tell what amazing things you'll find on the inside. This is certainly true of the Angel Orensanz Foundation, which is on a narrow street on the Lower East Side. From the outside it blends in with most of the other old brick buildings. But on the inside it's fairly awe-inspiring.

The same could be said of Brooke and Ryan. We had not met prior to their wedding day, living on opposite coasts. But what a pleasure they were to work with--affable and full of laughter, easy-going but organized. And what a beautiful day it was.

We started in Bryant Park, photographing their family and wedding party. We weren't 5 minutes into portraits when a police officer comes up and asks Evie, "Do you have a permit?" Evie caught on pretty quick, and started talking with the officer, and I started shooting as quickly as I could. In the end, she distracted him well enough that he wandered off and let us photograph unhindered. And the light--and people--were wonderful.

At the Orensanz building--formerly a Jewish synagogue--we were at first struck by how dingy it felt. But as time went on we discovered that it wasn't funky, it was full of texture. And light. They have a professional lighting technician working there, and every part of this old building interior is given added atmosphere with beautiful lighting, which changed as the use of the space transitioned throughout the evening.


  1. Anonymous1:14 PM

    What a gorgeous location for a wedding! Looks like you all had a lot of fun. ;-) Good job always, you're photos are beautiful.

  2. Anonymous12:37 PM

    "I scoured New York City for a photographer that had the same editorial style that my friend had gotten for her wedding. After my 15th call I was ready to throw in the towel when my husband suggested I see if my friend's photographer travelled for weddings. How lucky I was when he said he did. The shots were everything I had hoped they would be. Fritz couldn't have been easier to work with, and fast!! He had my pictures posted online 3 days after the wedding. I just wish he'd move to NYC now!"