2015 Chinese New Year Parade Chinatown NYC with the Sony A7R

Yesterday was the annual Chinese New Year parade in Chinatown in New York City, so we decided to grab Miles and head over to check it out! Even though Chinese New Year itself fell earlier in the week, the parades are on the weekend of course and Sunday was the 2015 parade date. Luckily the weather up here in New York totally cooperated after a little snow and freezing rain on Saturday when the Flushing CNY parade was happening, the Sunday festivities in NYC’s Chinatown saw (relatively) warm temperatures in the 40s – a perfect weekend day in the city! I had my trusty Sony A7R with me, and our little spot we staked out towards the end of the route was perfect, also because it was near the playground in Sara D. Roosevelt Park so Miles could escape to play a bit while we waited for the start!

I’ve been a little behind on posting new wedding photography photos to the blog, but you can head over to the facebook fan page to see last weekend’s Pakistani Indian wedding in Atlanta, and this coming weekend I am heading down to Savannah & Hilton Head Island for an awesome destination Hindu Indian wedding! Always super busy with South Asian weddings but here are some fun travel photos from life in New York City in the meantime =).

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

Chinatown Chinese New Year Parade 2015 | New York City

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Central Park New York City with the Sony A7R

I know I just posted some photos from Fall in New York City but again here are some more from Thanksgiving! My Mom came up from Florida to visit with the family so we had to take her around the city of course to see some of the sights. That’s one thing I really love about the Sony A7R, such a small camera to take around the city and it produces such gorgeous photos. For this trip we went around Central Park for a bit before heading down to Chinatown and Little Italy for some dessert and then up to Times Square for some late night city lights. Enjoy a few photos form New York City in the Fall! I can’t wait for things to start warming up around here and for the ice to start melting so we can explore the City some more! For now though, it’s off to shoot an Indian wedding in Atlanta this Valentine’s weekend and enjoy the Souther “Winter” which is nothing like the -10 degree windchill I left in New York on Friday!

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Central Park | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Chinatown | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Times Square | New York City Thanksgiving 2014 | Sony A7R

Atlanta Marriott Marquis Wedding | Raquel & Garnet | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

Always a refreshing change of pace to see something besides an Indian wedding here on the blog, eh? While I love photographing South Asian brides and grooms, I’m not opposed to doing American weddings either =D. Over the Summer I flew down from New York to photograph the lovely wedding of Raquel and Garnet which took place at the always-amazing Atlanta Marriott Marquis! This was nostalgia time for me as well as the Marquis was only a few blocks away from where we lived in Downtown Atlanta. After the ceremony we walked a few blocks down to the Suntrust building and took a few portraits there outdoors before heading back to the reception. At the end of the night we did a few more portraits at the SkyBridge area around the lobby of the Marquis. Why all the extra portrait time? Maybe because Garnet decided to tell me that he was a wedding photographer as well on the morning of the wedding – no pressure! Check out his own page here at Gcon Photo Lab! Also, Raquel is joining the “family business” with her new husband and has also been planning weddings as Michele Clair Events, too cool! Always an honor to photograph the wedding of a couple that is also “in the business” on their own wedding day. On to the photos!

Raquel & Garnet | Atlanta Marriott Marquis | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

Raquel & Garnet | Atlanta Marriott Marquis | New York Destination Wedding Photographer

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Fall in the City | New York City with the Sony A7R 2014

Going through some older photos from the end of 2014, here are a few from some walks around Manhattan =). Besides eating lots of ramen and drinking espresso, I love checking out the city for cool New York City engagement session locations or places for a pre-wedding photo shoot. These first few photos were taken with the handy Sony A7R, my favorite walk around camera (and reviewed as a wedding photographer’s camera in these links to other blog posts). Check out a few photos from this random afternoon grabbing some ramen and walking around the Chinatown/Brooklyn Bridge area of lower Manhattan with the A7R!

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

New York City Fall 2014

Manhattan Skyline from Brooklyn New York City Fall 2014

Manhattan from Brooklyn New York City Fall 2014

The last photo was from running into the Legend himself, David Hobby aka The Strobist, who was filming for his new Lynda.com training video with Andrew Tomasino at Brooklyn Bridge Park where I happened to be. Check out the series here: http://www.lynda.com/David-Hobby/2042130-1.html

Fusion Hindu-American Indian Wedding Reception at Empire State South | Day 2 | Atlanta Indian Wedding Photographer

Day 2 of this beautiful Hindu-American Fusion Indian wedding took place at Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta! Well before all that we got ready next door at the new Hyatt Midtown Atlanta before heading downstairs for some quick portraits in the courtyard of Empire State South. This was a great intimate venue that was perfect for a wedding reception, really cool that this amazing couple bought out the place on a Saturday night! The food was great and they even had awesome espresso, definitely a new favorite restaurant in Atlanta =). Now on to the amazing photographs from this amazing Atlanta Indian wedding!

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | Empire State South

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Fusion Hindu-American Indian Wedding at Atlanta BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir | Day 1

Over the Summer I flew down from New York to Atlanta for this awesome Hindu-American fusion Indian wedding which took place at the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir in Lilburn! This was the first of two days of amazing events with the Hindu marriage ceremony at the Mandir with the more American-style reception the following day at Empire State South in Midtown Atlanta. Check out these awesome photos from the beautiful morning ceremony and check the next blog post for the evening reception!

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

Jill & Suprit | Atlanta Hindu American Fusion Wedding | BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir

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Dilshad & Sabir | Cinematic Wedding Highlights | Cocoa Beach Florida Destination Ismaili Wedding

Here’s another video, back to back from the previous post because we did these two weddings back to back over the Holidays! First it was Samrina and Fraz in Augusta and the following weekend for New Year’s weekend we were over in warm and sunny Cocoa Beach, Florida for Dilshad and Sabir’s destination Indian wedding! And I do mean warm and sunny because when we got back to New York their was a frostbite warning with the snow, wind and freezing temperatures. So let this video take us back to warmer days as we celebrated the awesome Ismaili wedding of Dilshad and Sabir on the sandy beaches of Florida. I hope this video gives you a little glimpse into the fun and excitement that was permeating into every minute of our time in Florida, from the energetic Bhangra performances to the heartfelt Nikkah ceremony this weekend truly had it all.

Dilshad & Sabir | Cinematic Wedding Highlights | Cocoa Beach Florida Destination Ismaili Wedding from Zachary Long | FengLongPhoto.com on Vimeo.

Photography/Videography: FengLong Photography http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/
DJ/Lighting/Entertainment: DJ Jaz http://www.djjaz.net/
Decor: Events InStyle by Beenish http://www.facebook.com/EventsInStyleByBeenish
Henna/Makeup: Henna Allure http://www.hennaallure.com/
Venue: Hilton Cocoa Beach Oceanfront http://www.hiltoncocoabeach.com/

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New York Indian Wedding Photographer Zachary Long http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/

Samrina & Fraz | Mehndi + Shaadi Wedding Highlights | Augusta Pakistani Muslim Wedding

Since I have not really put up a video section on the redesigned website (eep!) here is a quick blog post from a Pakistani Wedding Highlight Video from Samrina & Fraz’s wedding from December 2014 in Augusta, Georgia! Betty and I flew down from New York and celebrated with Samrina, Fraz, and their families for a fun-filled Christmas weekend in Augusta, Georgia. Here is the highlight trailer for the wedding weekend!

Photography/Videography: FengLong Photography http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/
Entertainment: DJ Jaz GTB Productions http://www.djjaz.net/
Decor: Vandana Decor http://www.vandanadecor.com/
Makeup: Noorface http://www.noorface.com/
Venue: Fort Gordon Officer’s Club & Legends Club Augusta

2014 Wedding Photography Year in Review

It’s that time again, as another year draws to a close, to go through the archives and try to remember all of the weddings we photographed this year. 2014 was a big year for us, moving from Atlanta to New York, and continuing to photograph primarily Indian weddings in both cities. I know the pain those consultants feel jumping on a plane every weekend to fly from New York City down to Atlanta, but at least it’s a short flight and between two Delta hubs to make it super easy for me. Speaking of weddings though, every year I feel like I get just a little bit better if I do say so myself (and I do)! More amazing clients this year meant for more amazing photographs of beautiful brides and grooms in beautiful locations. In addition to photographing weddings in Atlanta this year I did Indian weddings in New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn), Boston, and Savannah. I’m starting off 2015 with a wedding in Fort Lauderdale but that will have to wait for next year’s wrap up post =). Thank you once again to all of the brides and grooms and their families that have trusted us to capture their most important day!

Sarah & Jonathan's Wedding | Opera Event Center | Atlanta Wedding Photographer

Britney & Viet Bridal Session | Oglethorpe University | Atlanta Vietnamese Wedding Photographer

Blog | 2014 Year in Review

Blog | 2014 Year in Review

2014 Best of Wedding Photography Blog

Blog | 2014 Year in Review

Blog | 2014 Year in Review

Blog | 2014 Year in Review

Atlanta Indian Fusion Wedding at BAPS Shri Mandir

If you are reading in the normal blog view with the condensed version, please click the “More” link below to see the rest of the beautiful wedding images from 2014!

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Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

I just got this premium wedding album back from the printers right before we left New York to photograph a pair of Indian Weddings in Augusta and Florida. These are our premium upgraded albums with a crystal cover, leather spine, and extra thick pages to give the album a super premium luxury feel. The parent albums were also upgraded to the full premium leather cover with die-cut center and embossed text. To cap off this awesome wedding album set, we also set up a deluxe art box with a cover from the reception to keep the album in perfect condition when not in view.

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

Blog | Premium Wedding Album | Indian Wedding Photography

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