I am a morning person with a firm belief that “The Wire” is the best TV Show ever made, “Apocalypse Now” the best movie ever made, and ribeye the best cut of beef ever discovered. I am also blessed to say that my passion in life is my career. I am a documentary photographer based in New York covering weddings in the tri-state area, nationwide, and around the world. I am honored to be a part of the Wedding Photojournalist Association as a Top 10 Contest Winner. I have had my work published in local and national newspapers such as the Wall Street Journal. This past May, some of my documentary work was featured in a gallery in New York City.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Minnow. The following awards have been earned by Minnow from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
The following letters are from the clients of Minnow Park. Click an image to view a larger version.
Sara & Chris
Married 7 years ago
When my fiancee and I began our search for a photographer for our upcoming wedding, we were disappointed by the static, posed, and very intrusive shots so common to many weddings. Instead, we really wanted our photos to reflect the energy and magic of the day. You brought a photojournalistic attitude to the work, capturing the event as it actually happened and framing it with beautiful, considered composition. Your work with natural light allowed you to glide through the setting without the cumbersome light packs and assistants we see getting in the way of the guests at many weddings. You were in all places at once, never missing an opportunity, but never underfoot. In fact, many of our guests couldn't recall someone being there taking the shots they were the stars of. In the end you delivered a set of photos that come from the perspective of the Bride, the wedding party, the guests and an outside observer as though they were the same person. We were very impressed with the results. Thank you!
Sunoak & John
Married 6 years ago
Even before we started the search for wedding photographers, I knew that the one we picked would have to be special. I had a very specific idea of what I wanted our photos to look like. After looking through tons of portfolios, I thought that it was going to be a hopeless search. Either the pictures looked too staged or they looked slightly unnatural. But when I found your website, I knew immediately that we had to have you as our photographer. Through our long email exchanges and meetings over coffee, you were nothing but professional, warm, and comforting. Your huge smile made all of my nervousness disappear and honestly on the day of, I didn't even know you were there half the time. I am absolutely in love with our pictures and the way they turned out. You have such a unique talent for finding the "right" moments and for capturing the personalities of each of the individuals in your photographs. Photographers become a part of your wedding and I could not think of any other person I would have wanted to share my day with than you! Thank you Minnow!
Nina & Eric
Married 6 years ago
Asking you to be our wedding photographer was one of the best, and easiest decisions we made during all the craze of wedding planning. We hired you because of your photojournalism style and the way you're able to capture all of those quirky, fun and touching moments that only a skilled photographer can. But as much as we knew how talented you were, we were still so incredibly delighted when we saw our gallery of photos. From our engagement shoot to the wedding day itself, you were at all the right places, witnessing all the right moments. And probably the best part of hiring you was working with you. Somehow you wrangled all of our family members and our more than 200 guests for group photos with complete ease, leaving us with nothing to worry about. You were just a great person to have around during one of the most significant days of our lives. We can't say enough about you to our friends. Thanks again, Minnow. You fricken' rock!!
Karen & Paul
Married 6 years ago
We wanted to thank you for being part of our important day! We love the engagement and wedding photos and have not stopped telling our friends how lucky we were to have found you. You truly have a natural talent and passion for what you do, and it comes out in your work. It really meant a lot to us that you went above and beyond...when we were too busy and overwhelmed with wedding details to research our first meeting spot, you not only found the perfect one but orchestrated those moments perfectly. It was fun to hang out with you! We were a bit anxious about having our own "personal paparazzi," but you made us feel completely comfortable the entire day. Thanks again. We are so proud of our photos and look forward to sharing them with our friends, family, and future family for years to come!
Leyla & Ian
Married 6 years ago
We had to write you a brief letter to thank you for the absolutely amazing photography you’ve done for our wedding. When we were looking for a photographer, we were hoping to find someone that could capture our special day like a storybook. What we ended up finding was a photographer what captured not only the story of our day but the real emotions, the hearts and souls of all the people that made the story a reality. We’ve now looked through all the pictures at least 20 times, and are continuously astounded by your craft. What’s most amazing is how well you’ve captured what we teachers call “the J-factor,” or the joy. Every single picture could be used as evidence to support the claim that this was THE most fun, happy and love-filled wedding ever to take place. We’re totally amazed at how you are able to so accurately capture the feelings of everyone you photograph by finding just the right angle at just the right moment and doing it all without us even realizing you’re there. Working with you was more than a pleasure. You always encourage us to be ourselves in every moment and you were so supportive through out the entire process. You got to know the entire bridal party and made them feel at ease. Perhaps one of the secrets to your talent is that you are so authentic and kind to the people you are shooting that you make them feel completely at east just being themselves in front of the camera. Thank you Minnow for giving us photos that tell a beautiful story, exude the love that we have for each other, and that will last us a lifetime.
Wedding Photography Packages
$3975 - Collection 1
- Eight hours of coverage on wedding day
- Wedding day portrait session with bride, groom, and bridal party.
- Online gallery for sharing and ordering prints
- Delivery of at least 400 high resolution JPEG images, individually edited for color and tone.