It is amazing to think that we all use our cell phones to capture our memories, special occasions, loved ones funny business, once in a lifetime accomplishments and milestones.
It doesn't seem that long away that I remember being at sleepaway camp at the ripe old age of 8 years and the whole cabin was on the "dock" to the river just outside our cabin- my counselor had a "real" camera. She was quite an avid "picture taker" she clicked the last shot in the reel of her camera, took it out and asked me to hold it so she could reload film and take a few more. Well my 8 year old hands- probably were covered in suntan oil or chocolate or both or it could have been my not very good juggling skills...the next thing I knew the film slipped into the water. OH NO!!!@#$%^&!! The look on her face...I'm still feeling bad writing this 48 years later!
Not only have times changed but it makes me realize that the truth is a picture can take you back to that spot in a far away country, a childhood memory, you can taste the ice cream or pasta with a sheer thought and site of an old photo or in a split second.
Unless you order a picture for a particular beautiful frame or spot in your home- it seems the little square glossies are long gone, but the act and need for the photo surely is not...we are on our phones all day long and constantly snapping pictures of everything, at least I know I am guilty of it all the time.
The old fashioned camera seems well... "old fashioned" but there are times where a professional is certainly needed and wanted. We may reserve this act for special events these days, but there are definitely enough lifetime events and celebrations worthy having a professional photograpgher around.
I can't offer photo tips. I am about to purchase a new phone with a better camera for my own everyday use and hopefully growing Instagram account. However, I can tell you that I have had the pleasure of working with and knowing some of the best of the best photographers in the NYC area and a few that work the around the West coast and travel nationally and internationally.
Whether you are hosting a lifetime celebration like a wedding or a Bar or Bat Mitzvah or simply bringing friends together for a milestone birthday I can assure you all of these people on my list are the best of the best in the industry....and I must say they are all fantastic people who are a joy to be around!
You never know when they will capture you at your best(or goofiest) moment or in the middle of the act like David Hechler got me here!
In no particular order here are some fantastic choices to capture your special memories.
Check out these great photographers!
Fred Marcus Studio may have a long standing presence in New York City but Brian Marcus can be found coast to coast and internationally. He is in demand everywhere! His personality and beautiful work leave him requested by many who have known him for years and those who encounter his glamorous photos from The Fred Marcus studio's many events. It's a pleasure to see him at any event, and as one client said..."That photographer looks just like Bradley Cooper!" Your guest will love him and his whole crew!:)