In April 2016, we had the pleasure of photographing New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn) for a few days. Below is the second set of my favorite images I shot while in NYC. Images include "Radio City Music Hall long exposure," "Times Square," "Empire State Building from 8th Avenue," "Flatiron Building," "High Line looking north," "Empire State Building at night" and "Manhattan from Brooklyn."
On our April 2016 trip to New York City, we walked from Times Square to Brooklyn's Brooklyn Bridge Park. Below are some of my favorite images I shot from the park looking toward Manhattan. In the distance is One World Trade, Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building (on different images). The horizontal/landscape images that have smooth water were long exposure images.
When in New York City, I make the High Line a top priority. The High Line is a second level park on old train tracks in the Meatpacking District of New York City. It is my favorite tourist attraction in New York City. Every time you visit High Line, the views are different. On this trip, we photographed High Line at sunset. See the images below!
In April 2016, we had the pleasure of photographing New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn) for a few days. Below is the first set of my favorite images I shot while in NYC. Images include "Brooklyn Bridge at sunset," "Flatiron Building and flowers," "Chrysler Building from Bryant Park," "Chrysler Building from Grand Central Terminal," "Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn Bridge Park" and "30 Rockefeller Center."
An abandoned green bridge sits at the corner of Rip Rap Road and Fishburg Road in Huber Heights, Ohio. The bridge is part of the Great Miami River Recreation Trail and crosses the Great Miami River. The bridge has been abandoned for years but is a nice vantage point to view the river.
McGuffey Lane played a concert at the grand opening of Rip Rap Roadhouse and had the crowd enjoying ever minute of it. Below are some images that I shot. I have photographed this group numerous times over the last few years.
On April 5, 2016, I spent an hour photographing the exterior of the National Museum Of The United States Air Force as well as some outside aircraft. The NMUSAF is opening its fourth building / fourth hangar / #FourthBuilding / #4thBuilding on June 8, 2016.
We recently stayed at The Knickerbocker New York City on 42nd Street at Broadway. The Knickerbocker is the coolest and most well run hotel we have ever stayed at, outside of a five store resort in Las Vegas. The staff is excellent and attentive. The decor in the hotel is modern and the rooms are spacious. We had a five-star experience here!
Jasmine Cain performed a concert at the Rip Rap Roadhouse grand opening in Dayton, Ohio. She and her band put on a fun show that had the crowd engaged.
Pete Rose was the main event at the Rip Rap Roadhouse grand opening on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Jasmine Cain, Eric Jerardi Band and McGuffey Lane all played to large crowds throughout the day. If you are looking fora fun bike night in Dayton, Ohio, Wednesdays are great for people and motorcycle watching.
The World Trade Center Transportations Hub / World Trade Center PATH Station / Oculus designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava and opened on March 3, 2016. The station entrance sits at the corner of Liberty Street and Church Street in lower Manhattan, just south east of One World Trade. These images were taken the morning of April 9, 2016 when there were only two other people in the transportation center. Enjoy these amazing images of the inside and outside of New York City's newest architectural marvel. Photography tip: get low and shoot up toward the glass ceiling.
The Factory at Franklin, Tennessee is a repurposed factory that houses art stores, salvage stores, restaurants and unique gift stores. It is a great collection of historic factory and warehouse buildings that are excellent subjects to photograph. It is located approximately one mile outside downtown Franklin, Tennessee.
Nearly every potential bride and groom with whom I meet wants to know what a wedding day timeline would look like. Below is an 6 hour sample timeline I have put together to give brides and grooms a helpful tip to plan their Dayton Ohio weddings.
6 Hour Sample Timeline
- 2:00 pm – getting ready photographs
- 3:00 pm – bride and groom first look/couples portraits
- 3:20 pm - bridal party portraits
- 3:40 pm - family portraits
- 4:00 pm - bridal party freshens up while guests arrive
- 4:30 pm - ceremony
- 5:00 pm – receiving line/dismissal
- 5:15 pm – finish formal portraits
- 6:00 pm - grand entrance/first dance/blessing
- 2 hours remaining for photography of the reception
Nearly every potential bride and groom with whom I meet wants to know what a wedding day timeline would look like. Below is an 8 hour sample timeline I have put together to give brides and grooms a helpful tip to plan their Dayton Ohio weddings.
- 2:00 pm – getting ready photographs
- 4:00 pm – bride and groom first look/couples portraits
- 4:20 pm - bridal party portraits
- 4:50 pm - family portraits
- 5:30 pm - bridal party freshens up while guests arrive
- 6:00 pm - ceremony
- 6:30 pm – receiving line/dismissal
- 7:30 pm – grand entrance/first dance/blessing
- 2.5 hours remaining for photography of the reception
A beautiful, warm day in March 2016 found me shooting my 125th wedding. The small Tipp City wedding took place at the Tipp Roller Mill in Tipp City, Ohio. The happy bride and groom made my job very easy and allowed me to capture several stunning images. I highly recommend the Tipp Roller Mill for a small wedding in an historic grist mill.
Historic downtown Franklin, Tennessee is a Civil War town 25 minutes south of Nashville, Tennessee. The downtown area features our favorite place, Gray's On Main, a great hipster-influenced bar and restaurant. Unique shops and art stores line the main street in Franklin, Tennessee.
Mammoth Cave National Park near Cave City, Kentucky is more than 400 miles of documented caves in one system. On a recent trip to Nashville, Tennessee, we stopped for a two hour tour of Mammoth Cave. It was intense and frightening at certain points, but it was an amazing experience. We highly recommend this cave system and national park.