A few images from a recent test shoot with Kerri Kristina Kreative. Shot with a mix of digital and 35mm color film.
Welcome back to the blog!
Did you miss me? Well, I missed you….and the blog missed you too.
I really enjoy having four seasons because one of those seasons ends up being a winter break of sorts. As much as I hate the cold weather, I always look forward to taking some time off and recharge my batteries. Well, spring is in the air, so it’s time to get back into the groove. So yes, the blog has been neglected for a while (blogs need rest too), but that’s about to end. I’ve got a few exciting shoots coming up and I’ll be driving across the country (flying out west and driving back from LA to NY), getting back home in plenty of time to kick off the 2014 wedding season.
So what exactly has Alan Abrams been up to lately? It’s not I’ve been sitting around with the remote in my hand flipping TV channels. I did a little globetrotting, including 3 different trips out to the West Coast, during which I spent some time networking with wedding vendors in the LA area. I managed to squeeze in some commercial work during those trips as well. Speaking of commercial work, my new commercial website went live in January of this year.
Earlier this month, I was invited to be part of the Wedding Pro Panel at the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) New York State Conference. This was a wonderful event that I was honored to be a part of. It always feels good when I’m presented with the opportunity to share my knowledge and experience with other professionals in the wedding industry. Being able to give non-photographer professionals some insight into how I approach the wedding day (and the wedding industry in general) from a photographer’s perspective is something that serves us all. I really enjoy working with bridal consultants and even more so when it’s someone who understands exactly what it takes for us to have the most successful wedding possible. Hopefully I was able to help other wedding professionals accomplish just that.
I’ve also spent the last few months shooting film. Let me rephrase that: I’ve spent the last few months shooting a BUNCH of film! Most of it was for my own personal pleasure, but I’ve been incorporating it into my professional work more and more lately. I’m sure there will be a blog post coming up where I’ll get into that in more detail. For now, I’ll just say that you can expect to see even more of my film work here in the blog, whether it be a personal project or client related work. Film is not dead yet…..not even close.
In addition to all of that that, I was able finish up designs on some beautiful wedding albums. I’ll be blogging about those here as well.
So now that my personal batteries are charged and my camera batteries are charged, it’s time for me to get away from the computer and back to what I do best…..namely creating beautiful images of happy people.
Now that the 2013 wedding season is over, I’d like to thank all of my wonderful clients for giving me a glimpse into their lives and allowing me to capture their most precious memories. 2013 was a great year for Alan Abrams Photography and none of it would be possible without all of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. You guys rocked hard in 2013. Let’s try to keep that going into the next year.
I’d also like to thank my good friends Tom Wang, Beth Beyrer, and Ian Ivey for bringing their incredible talents to the table for a few of this year’s weddings. Last but certainly not least, a HUGE shout out to my assistant Kim….for not only being the best assistant on the planet, but for listening to my corny jokes and putting up with my crazy driving. Thanks for helping me keep it together this year. You definitely made my job a LOT easier.
Here’s a quick look back at some of this year’s shoots…