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About Me

Sometimes I'll drive my wife and kids crazy. We'll be driving down the road past an old barn and they'll pay it no mind. On the other hand, I'll find myself slowing down looking at the red structure, the silo next to it.Maybe there's a rusty tractor alongside and a few bails of hay and I think what an awesome photo it would make with a beautiful bride leaning up against the 100 year old building staring off into the fields daydreaming about her wedding day.

There's probably not a day that goes by that I don't find myself saying to myself (cause who else would listen anyway??) "wow, that would make a great shot."

I've been a photographer going on 35 years now, studied it in school, paid my dues working on a few newspapers and spent many an hour in the darkroom (that's the room where us old folk used to actually develop our film, oh, sorry... film is the medium we used to use before the digital age...) developing and printing. Then, all of a sudden in the late 90's someone came out with this great idea to let the computers do the work and after a few years, the geek in me knew it was time to switch over. But shooting in film taught me a very valuable lesson, one, that I think, is lost on those who didn't have the opportunity to shoot with it. It taught me to think ahead, compose my shot, make sure everyone was happy and having fun and then push the button! If we didn't do that back then, we were spending boatloads of money buying the stuff and even more having it developed (oh sorry again...developing film meant sending out in the mail to a lab who processed it for you and then waiting for the mailman to bring it back to you).

For me, the art of wedding photography consists of many elements, but most importantly, it's about reading the body language of my bride and groom and knowing when it's right to get real close and personal or shoot from far away so as not to ruin that magic moment all in order to get the perfect shot.

I'm often asked what my style of photography is. Candid? Posed, Photojournalistic? My answer is a good photographer shoots for what the moment calls for. It could be any one of the three or maybe all three combined. I don't dictate what type of shot to shoot, the wedding day, the moment at hand do.

Remember, this is a day that only comes once. Have fun with it! It's my job to keep the stress down, the laughs up and get you to the church on time!

New Paltz weddings photographer Felix Unger Photography