Posted on April 28, 2008
St. Petersburg, Russia is a fantastic city. I recently traveled there with my wife to photograph Team USA’s journey to the Martial Arts Olympics. These are a few sites we saw. If you want to see more, including some shots of the competition, go to http://www.kickshots.com which, for the time being, is all Russia, all the time
Us in Peter & Paul’s Fortress. We got to go in the Cathedral and see the 2nd of two Russian Orthodox services we’d seen that day. Awe inspiring for sure!
Romantic stroll on the “Spit” across the bridge, near the fortress.
Yes, they have weddings in St. Petersburg… LOTS of them. We saw no less than 10 weddings either taking place here on Saturday or just gathering for photos. More limos were arriving as we left! Some of the dresses were utterly stunning.
St. Issac Cathedral
Nerissa (Wife) just standing in a really cool place
Church of our Savior on the Blood. I have never been more impressed by a building.
View of some of the skyline of St. Petersburg. The Admiralty (gold spire) and St. Issac (gold dome) are visible in the background.
Another wedding. Different place.
Inside St. Issac’s Cathedral.
I had the camera turned on me… what to do… of course, shoot back!
Inside the Hermitage State Museum, one of the world’s largest museums.
The Palace Square and Alexander Column. The Hermitage is in the background.
The Bronze Horseman (of Peter). This is St. Petersburg’s Statue of Liberty. Must see.
St. Petersburg boasts more bridges than any city in the world. Dunno if that’s true but there are tons of cool little canals.
Posted on April 24, 2008
As some of you may know, I was in Russia the past week or so covering Team USA’s bid for the gold in the Martial Arts Olympics held in St. Petersburg. This was an extremely last minute thing (like we flew to JFK not knowing if we had a flight to St. Petersburg, Russia) but in the end, it all worked out and it was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. I don’t do much sports anymore but this was a job that was born of continuing relationship with the martial arts community. MANY pictures to come.
What this means to you is that I am now a bit behind on my wedding work. If you have anything that you need quickly, please, let me know and I will do all I can to honor those requests. Otherwise, your understanding of the situation would be greatly appreciated. I am working double time to get caught up. I hope nobody is undulyÂ inconveniencedÂ by this.
Posted on April 8, 2008
Wow, I got an email from the fine folks at The Knot Magazine last week that totally caught me by surprise. Through no effort of mine (other than trying to do the best I can for my clients) I was named as one of the Knot’s “Best of 2008″. This is an award given to the vendors receiving the highest praise and ratings by “Knotties” (brides who the Knot.com or read The Knot Magazine) surveyed about their wedding experience and asked to rate their vendors. I am truly humbled by this award and my heartfelt thanks goes out to any of my wonderful past brides/couples who participated in this survey and obviously valued my work enough to say great things about me Thanks to you, I received a 3 star rating, the highest you can get.Â
This means so much to me mainly because it affirms that I am giving the kind of service andÂ deliveringÂ the quality of images that my clients all deserve!
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