Saturday, December 19, 2009

What to do in a Snow Storm?

Why, Edit of course!
OK, so I have been slacking on the bloggin. Check the Facebook page for more frequent updates.
After getting a ton of print orders out today, pulling out the snowblower and rock salt and some last minute foodshopping, we are all set for the blizzard. I am using the time well and catching up on some editing from recent events.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Veterans Day 2009 New York

I post these images I shot today in recognition of those who have served our country, and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice so we may all enjoy freedom. Thank You.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A sneak Peek from an Engagement Session

Jen and Kevin are most themselves when spending quality time at home with their animals. I caught up with them at their home for an engagement session. Here are a few pics, as a sneak peek.

With their Long Island Wedding only a few weeks away, check back to J. Mitchel Photography to see the best in affordable wedding photography.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

PhotoPlus Expo 2009

Well, it's that time of year again...the big NYC Photo Industry convention, Photo Plus Expo.
I got into Gotham early and walked the High Line for a bit, wandered around Chelsea then headed up to the Javits Center for the show.

It was great seeing all the new products, but more fun was catching up with Ahmet, Syed, Matt and Meredith...some great photographers I am friendly with.

I did manage to make it out of the show with a new D700, a Black Rapid dual camera harness and a Bescor video light and I am looking forward to shooting with the dual D700 cameras at the two weddings I am shooting next weekend.

The second D700 replaces a D300s, that I just did not care for. With two full frame cameras, one short and one long is just so much easier to make gorgeous photojournalistic wedding images and never worry about having the wrong lens for the right shot.

Here are a few more images from the day.

Past or Present

Monday, October 12, 2009

Familytime...Bronx Zoo Edition

I have spent almost 40 years in NY and I have not been to the Bronx Zoo since I was a child myself, so when the weather turned right to take the family and some friends to the could I pass that up!

Well, we had an awesome day, and at the end, Sunny was eating her tiny ice cream cone, and not happy that the park was closing.
But in the beginning of the was full of discovery.

Prairie Dogs.
She is fearless.
Peacocks wandered all over the park, passing within inches.

Hotwiring a color coordinated vehicle, Ms. Lilly?
Ms. Lilly
Baby Giraffe!

Monorail ride over the Bronx River
Look! An Elephant!

Gustav and Toni had a great time...Lilly, maybe not as much.

Friday, September 25, 2009

FINNFEST 2009 a Music and Arts Festival

Want to enjoy one last weekend at the beach? Want to have fun with the family, listen to some awesome bands and eat some tasty food? FINNFEST is your chance to do all that, and support a great cause. Join me in Lido Beach this Saturday, September 26th!

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Friday, September 18, 2009

Fine Art, Life and Landscapes at Scarcella's Saturday and Sunday, Sept 19/20th!

Getting ready for tomorrow's Fine Art Sale at Scarcellas Nursery in Syosset! Scarcella's Nursery, 1702 Route 25a, Syosset, NY 11791 (516 221-6593) Open 10AM-5PM Fine Art, creative photography and more!

Come see images of New York City, The 'Burbs, and the Seashore in a way you never thought of. You also get to see why you want an artist shooting your wedding and family portraits, not a factory wedding shop.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Matt Damon The Adjustment Bureau Movie Set at South Street Seaport

Security was tight on the set, by land and by sea.
I was at the Seaport today on the set of a new Matt Damon movie, The Adjustment Bureau. In the movie, Damon plays David Norris, a charismatic congressman who seems destined to be a political superstar. He meets a beautiful ballet dancer named Elise Sellas, only to find strange circumstances keeping their sparks from catching fire. Norris discovers forces are at work to keep them apart, and he peels the layers to find out why.