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Monthly Archives: October 2009

Hanging With Ryan – Long Island Photographer

Pretty.  Smart.  Crazy.  Bold.  Funny.  Sexy.  Sassy.  Hip.  Cool.

Ryan is all that…..and then some!

The whole bag of chips…..with the dip!

If she was a pizza, she’d have ALL the toppings!

Okay, that last one was kinda corny, but you get the idea…

So let me tell you about Ryan. She’s a beautiful, engaging young woman who recently graduated from one of the top engineering schools in the country. She’s also one of the most fun and down to earth people you’ll ever meet. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that she works on an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico! So, I guess you can add the word “tough” to the long list of adjectives that describe her.

Before I go any further, I just have to say “Sorry guys, she’s already taken.”

Ryan and I have been trying to hook up for a portrait session for several months, but scheduling conflicts kept us from getting together until now. Although the weather was iffy at best with the threat of worse weather on the horizon, nothing was going to stop her from getting her photos! The weather held off long enough, but that was the least of our concerns. She nearly tumbled over backwards into a creek and then we both had to dodge cars in the dark at the end of the shoot to avoid getting run over. Luckily nobody got hurt and we managed to walk away with our limbs intact. I’d call that a good day!

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Sandrine -

I love what you did with these!! Very nice effects. My favorites ones are the ones with the fall leaves!! Beautiful!! But I have to say the lighting on the last three…PRETTY DARN AWESOME!!!!

Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Gala – Long Island Wedding Photographer

This past Saturday, the Long Island Hispanic Chamber of Commerce held its 21st Annual Gala and the Long Island Marriott in Uniondale, New York. The LIHCC is a non-profit organization founded in 1988. Its mission is to serve the Hispanic business communities of Nassau and Suffolk Counties by advancing and enhancing their business interests. It is the goal of the LIHCC to provide its members with professional development workshops, resource materials, a constant stream of warm leads, company name exposure, and networking opportunities that will help them grow their businesses.

Although the focus of the LIHCC is to serve the Hispanic business community on Long Island, it is an organization with a varied membership. What drew me to the LIHCC was the fact that it is an organization built on inclusiveness rather than one of exclusivity. You will find active members from a variety of backgrounds working together towards a common goal and that’s one of the things Silke and I love about the LIHCC. Plus, they’re really cool people……and we’re all about being around really cool people.

Our first contact with the LIHCC was at last year’s 20th Annual Gala, which was a great event. The 21st Annual Gala was an even better one. These Galas are big fundraisers with many items offered at auction and raffled off to raise money. There were some really nice sports memorabilia items being offered along with some beautiful jewelry and various types of fine art.

As usual, the food was delicious, but it was the amazing live performances that turned a great night into a wonderful evening. The crowd was treated to some traditional Peruvian dancing by Mosaicos Andinos and some of the most amazing guitar playing I’ve ever heard by Argentinean born-guitarist/composer Alex Fox, who wowed the audience with his Flamenco style playing.

The place was absolutely rocking!

Here are some of the images from the Gala. If you’d like to see more, you can view a slideslow of the entire evening of festivities HERE.


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©Alan Abrams Photography – Long Island Wedding Photographer – Specializing in Wedding, Portrait, and Lifestyle Photography

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Portrait Session: Nadine – Long Island Photographer

Just wanted to share a few images from a recent portrait session with Nadine. Silke was out of town, so I ended up shooting this one solo and without my trusty assistant.

Since Nadine wanted to have her portraits done near a beach (something we have more than enough of on Long Island), we picked out a nice spot on the South Shore. I really like areas that have so many different textures (water, rocks, sand, high grass,) that make shoots like this interesting ones to do. Working with a setting sun makes it that much better. Although it was a little on the cool side and a bit windy, Nadine braved the elements like a champ.


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Rosemary -

Hm, very nice….when ya gonna shoot me??????

Sandrine -

Wow these are stunning Alan!! The last one is my fav!! Love the bokeh on that one!!!