THAT'S ME ABOVE AT THE SEA OF GALILLEE.
I began my career in my hometown of Jersey City shortly after graduating from college. Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to photograph special occasions throughout New Jersey and the New York metropolitan area, taking advantage of the rich and diverse backdrops this part of the country offers. My gallery features shoots taken everywhere from the dazzling lights of New York City, to the arcadian Jersey Shore and the unparalleled landscapes of the French countryside and Australian outback. I have traveled extensively over six continents in pursuit of the perfect shot, and have taken every opportunity to train with some of the most prominent photographers in the world, including Jose Villa and Sylvie Gil, and to consult with world renowned event specialists such as international wedding and event planners Laurie Arons and Jill LaFleur and stylist Joy Thigpen. It was my travels, in part, that led me to embrace film photography (in addition to digital photography) and the organic color and rich quality it brings to images.
The art of photography is that it sees the beauty in everything – in the movements and expressions that convey love and emotion more powerfully than words ever could. I count myself incredibly blessed to have made a career out of capturing those moments, and delivering the photographs you and your families will cherish for generations.
- SHADI B.