Colin and Lindsey are married in Saratoga Springs, NY

This past weekend I had the pleasure of spending some time in Saratoga Springs New York, where I photographed the beautiful wedding weekend of Colin Boyle and Lindsey Johnson.

The rehearsal dinner at the Saratoga National Golf Club featured a slide show of Colin and Lindsey’s relationship, and fire pit complete with a s’mores station. Its always fun to see adults roasting marshmallows and getting chocolate everywhere.

The ceremony and reception were held in the Hall of Springs on the grounds of the Saratoga Spa State Park.  An amazing venue with huge pillars, surrounded by trees.

Music and entertainment were taken care of by Lee Waddell, who kept the dance floor full all night.

Congratulations Colin and Lindsey!

From a fireworks display at the rehearsal dinner, to the wedding’s after-party in the hotel lobby, the celebration didn’t stop.

Although I didn’t have time to make it over to the famous horse track, I did enjoy working with Colin, Lindsey and all of their family and friends.

Thanks Colin and Lindsey!

All photographs © Nathan Fried-Lipski

Samantha and Josh are married in the Catskills

On Friday morning August 13th Nathan and Katie packed up their gear and hit the road west bound to photograph a lovely wedding in the Catskill Mountains. Samantha Hay and Josh Krinsky were married at the Krinsky’s house by the quaint town of  Margaretville, NY.
Friends and family traveled in from all over to be a part of a truly special weekend. The wedding ceremony took place at a pristine lake next to the mountains on a perfect afternoon. Samantha and Josh stood proudly together with their baby Naomi as lifetime friends of theirs, Megan Auster-Rosen and Ben Lenzner, married them.   The wedding was especially personal as each and every person at the wedding shared a memory, a smile and a laugh while dancing the night away. Local wild flowers, home-made jam, and a beautiful baby girl named Naomi made this wedding one  we will never forget!  As photographers we are thankful to have been a part of a unique and beautiful wedding. Congratulations to Samantha and Josh!

Photography by Nathan and Katie

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Jay-Z for Metro

Earlier tonight I photographed a few songs of the Jay-Z concert at the TD Garden for the Boston Metro. It was the usual hurry up and wait, but I got a few shots I liked that I know the paper doesn’t have the room to print.

Anne Hathaway is Hasty Pudding Woman of the Year

Anne Hathaway received the Woman of the Year award by Harvard’s Hasty Pudding Theatricals yesterday with a parade through the snowy streets of Cambridge.

I had the day off and decided I would go and try to make a photo or two of the event.  Aside from the two dozen or so photogs who had this as an actual assignment, there were dozens of others out there like myself who went just for the “fun” of it.

Although the sudden snowstorm often caused my auto-focus to slip, it didn’t seem to stop hundreds of people from crowding the streets to get a glimpse of the actress.

I decided to take my chances and bring a long lens, George Rizer style. I knew there would be tons of people around and I wanted to try to eliminate as much of the distracting background as possible.

One last look back at the crowd.

Good bye Anne, come visit us again soon.

Sarah and Noah, New Years Eve Wedding

I was asked by a fellow photographer  to help shoot a wedding on New Years Eve at the Lenox Hotel in Boston . With no real plans for the evening I thought it would be a fun way to ring in the new year.

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Baby in the North End

I recently had the opportunity to photograph Connor, an extremely cute newborn baby belonging to Jamie and Jess at their home in the North End of Boston.

We had planned the shoot for outdoors, but with the weather not cooperating we ended up photographing in their amazing condo instead.

This worked out great because even with wind and driving rain outside, the  large front windows provided wonderful natural light.

What a cute family. I really enjoyed being given the opportunity to capture the natural joy that Jamie and Jess have with their new son Connor.

Babies are sleepy people though and can only tolerate a certain amount of photo pressure.

Thanks Jamie, Jess and Connor for allowing me in to your family for the day!

Two weeks in Mumbai, India

I recently had the opportunity to spend nearly two weeks in Mumbai India. I was asked to help out with a photography workshop put on by Visual Reportage Workshops.

I found Mumbai to be an exciting place filled  with generous people, as well as  a complete test to all of my senses.

Dharavi is known at the largest slum in the continent of Asia. It houses and employs well over half of a million people and exports goods all across the world. Although both living and working conditions are very grim, the people of Dharavi would prefer this over plans the government has to take over the land.

A girl walks along a water pipeline in Dharavi.

Tin structures along the railroad tracks provide housing for many in Dharavi.

One of the largest issues facing the people of India is the lack of clean water. In many areas running water is not available to the people on a regular basis and water delivery trucks provide clean water once each week. I witnessed people illegally selling small bags of water to those who missed the delivery.

A woman in Dharavi rinses her hand at a leaking pipe.

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