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So, a couple weeks back we shot our first wedding of the 2014 season in Long Island, NY. This trip was the first leg of 3 trips in 3 months to 3 very diverse locations. To kick things off, we thought we’d share some imagery we captured in and around New York City including the borough of Brooklyn. These images might be of interest to some because they are all (GEARHEAD ALERT! Not a gearhead? Skip down to the next paragraph), 1. Taken with a Fujifilm X-E2 paired with Fuji’s X mount 18mm f/2.8 lens (Fujifilm’s X Series cameras crop factor of 1.5 makes this essentially a 27mm focal length), and 2. processed with Visual Supply Co’s brand new #05 Archetype Films Collection for Fuji. We use VSCO Film presets for most of our post processing and love this newest Archetype set. Anyway…

Next month, we’re off to Alaska to shoot Rob & Amanda’s Alaskan wedding in Girdwood, AK! (view their New England engagement session) And yes we are positively GIDDY WITH EXCITEMENT about this one folks, not gonna lie!! Alaska has been on both our “bucket lists” for a long time and to shoot a wedding in Alaska, well that’s just off the charts! In July, we head back out to the West Coast and one of our favorite hangouts, San Francisco to shoot Tory & Wes’s engagment session. Hoping to score a couple days in Yosemite, but we shall see.

A super exciting and busy summer in store for Birch Blaze, to be sure! We do want to make the most of our travels, so besides drinking in the breathtaking beauty of our surrounds we are hoping to photograph some amazing folks along the way. If you or someone you know will be in the area of Anchorage, Girdwood, Homer or Paxson, Alaska, or the Bay area, California, please let us know and we can create some amazing images to document a slice of your life!

Below are some “street shots” of our recent visit to NYC and included are photographs from Central Park, the East Village, Greenpoint, Brooklyn and Little Italy. Our little Fujifilm X-E2 rental helped us capture the bright lights, big city vibe. It’s a great little street photography camera with beautiful color rendering. I think we may jump up to the X-E2′s big(ger) brother, the X-T1 as our stealthy walk-around camera for it’s added features. See you on the road (we hope!)…

 

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Well, since I had to shovel 8 inches of spring this morning I thought it might be nice to share some images from one of our favorite summertime activities: live outdoor music! This particular show was a great Americana folk band, Spirit Family Reunion, performing at a great outdoor, summer concert series at Prescott Park in Portsmouth, NH. This concert series takes place every summer right on Portsmouth Harbor. Hopefully, if you live in chilly climes, this will hearten you to what lies just around the corner…it will get warmer, it will get warmer, it will get warmer…!

 

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A trip to the beach in January? Of course! Jason & Lisa’s wedding is in the mountains next October, so they wanted to switch it up a bit for their esession and with a family beach house in Kennebunkport, Maine, the beach was the obvious choice…dead of winter or not! It was quite breezy as Jason & Lisa will demonstrate, but I think we successfully established that the ocean is gorgeous any time of year. Guys, we enjoyed our shoot—and the cookies, nice touch!—and can’t wait for your autumn nuptials!

 

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Hey everybody, meet Nate (and his Mom). Nate’s a little older now, but we were revisiting these images and realized we hadn’t shared them with you yet. It was a warm and sunny summer day, so yeah, nice imagery right about now.

 

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  • February 1, 2014 - 8:58 am

    Judy Bodwell - Thanks Kerry…I haven’t seen these since you showed them to us at the house…and yes he has changed quite a bit since then, but his still has that great smile.ReplyCancel

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