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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!

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

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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!!!!

Kings Point 2009 Change of Command – Long Island Photographer

The rain held up just enough to allow the Kings Point Class of 2009 Midshipmen Officers to turn leadership of the Regiment over to the Class of 2010. The ceremony took place in the Oval outside of Wiley Hall. The gloomy overhead sky and impending rain did nothing to contain the enthusiasm of the Regiment or that of the onlookers to this traditional rite of passage. At the conclusion of the ceremony, the Class of 2009 made their customary dash to the outdoor swimming pool, where they dove in and splashed around in celebration.

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Kings Point 2009 Graduation Cruise – Long Island Wedding Photographer

This past Friday, we had the opportunity to shoot the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy Class of 2009 Graduation Cruise in NYC. Although we’ve had a ton of rain dumped on us lately, Mother Nature was nice enough to take a break and give us some really nice weather for our evening on the water.

The USMMA is located in Kings Point, New York and is a maritime college, so it only makes sense that the graduating class would take one last cruise together before heading off into the real world.

The cruise was held aboard the Cornucopia Majesty, which happens to be the largest capacity yacht on the East Coast. She departed from Chelsea Piers in Manhattan at 7pm, just in time for us to catch a beautiful sunset. The New York City skyline made a great backdrop to a wonderful evening. The water was calm, the ship was steady, the people were festive, and the dance floor was rocking! These Kings Pointers really know how to throw a party!

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And no party would be complete without my trusty (and equally beautiful) assistant.


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