Barry and I grew up in the same small hometown, never crossing paths. Then one day, about 20 years after Barry had moved away to Hollywood, we met in that same small hometown. In a Bar! We wish it was more exciting.

We now call Beacon NY, home. But, will be happy to take a plane, train or automobile to shoot your wedding.

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About Kim… Street Photographer turned Wedding Photographer.

I grew up in a very small town in Upstate NY, that was known for it’s copper pots.

I’m half Italian, half Polish and a Libra. #Pierogies  #Cannoli #Balance

I have eaten a veggie burger for breakfast almost every day for the past 12 years.

I consider Prosecco a food group.

I once quit a Job, to follow The Ramones on a two week Northeast Tour! 

 

Seriously…

I studied photojournalism and quickly fell in love with the history and purpose of photography. I have been photographing weddings for 15 years.

My Inspiration can be found by studying the work of Lisette Model, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sally Mann, W. Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Brassai, Vivian Maier, Berenice Abbott and Mary Ellen Mark.

The day that I truly fell in love with weddings and wedding photography was in 1996. It was the day I saw the image of John F Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy. I think It was either the Star or National Enquirer. They were walking out of the chapel and John was kissing Caroline’s hand. (The image was captured by one of my favorite photographers and inspirer Dennis Reggie.)

When I looked at this image of the two of them, I knew, I wanted to capture moments for people. There was this beautifully voyeuristic quality with a sense of intimacy that I wanted to capture and become a part of. From this moment, I started the journey.

While honing my photography skills, I also worked in the Hospitality/Wedding industry for over a decade. I worked for wedding venues, wedding designers, restaurants, night clubs and dove head first into every position.

During that time I also freelanced as an event photographer. I was lucky enough to document performances and some behind the scenes moments from Yo-Yo Ma, Olympia Dukakis, Wynton Marsalis and Nikki Giovanni, just to name a few.

I love film! I shot Weddings strictly with film for 6 years, before digital was even a thing.

As far as your wedding, think of me as not just your Photographer, but as your Problem Solver as well. I have experienced everything in this business and will be your guide through it all. My past work and experience is a benefit on your wedding day. Remember, as a Photographer, I’m the only one that is with both of you the entire day.

Oh, as much as I love photography, I hate having my picture taken!


In honor of our two fur babies, Genevieve and Ansel who are no longer with us, We always donate a portion of our retainers to animal charities. There are so many that do amazing work, but two of our favorites are:

http://www.animalleague.org/

http://www.midhudsonanimalaid.org/

 

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About Barry… The early years

Barry shoots with me and assists with business aspects. I do call him Mr. Biz. As well as Bar, Honey Bear and Barry D.

He is half Irish, half Italian and a Pisces. #guinness #braciole.

He has a Business degree from St. John Fisher College (Rochester, NY.)

Barry worked in Hollywood, he has a background in Estate/Project Management and the TV/Film Business. He has worked for and with numerous Celebrities. Among them; Danny DeVito, Rhea Perlman, Cher, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and the Chairman of Warner Bros. Records to name a few (He has some great stories!)

Barry was, “The Guy”, you would go to for anything! (ala: 'Ray Donovan', without the murder.)

His work experiences in Hollywood were all encompassing and included supervising and managing high-end parties/events ('Pulp Fiction' wrap party, etc…)

As “The Guy”, Barry’s background is a key aspect on the wedding day. He’s a master problem solver, go-between and all around fixer. Barry's past work and experience is a big benefit for our Clients on their wedding day. You can't duplicate his knowledge.

Back in the day, Barry created-wrote, executive produced (with Danny DeVito), and starred in a little TV show, called 'The Sport Jerks' which aired on Comedy Central/NBA.

Barry is very creative and this transcends to his Photography.

Also, he’s a die hard Vikings, Lakers and Orioles Fan. Yankee Fans, please don't hold this against him.