I'm a Hudson Valley, Westchester, and New York City based photographer looking to shoot a beautiful wedding!
Photography has been my passion since I was 12 years old. Me and my Mom took and impromptu drive up the Taconic State Parkway in New York during peak autumn with only a simple Kodak point-and-shoot camera and a few rolls of film. We were searching to capture the perfect landscape foliage. We had a truly amazing day, finding old barns off dirt roads and huge vistas in full bright color. Something sparked inside me and I fell hard for taking pictures. But when we got home, we couldn't find the camera in the car anywhere.
We were both crushed at the thought of never seeing the photos, racking our brains as to how or when or where we'd lost the camera. Totally dejected the next day, my Mom went to back the car out of the driveway to go to work when all the sudden the camera case slid down from the roof onto the windshield. We'd driven all the way home with the camera on the roof of the car hudden behind a roofrack. Needless to say, the photos turned out really great, one of the most special rolls of film I've ever taken.
My life has taken many different turns down a lot of different roads since that day, but I always found myself with a camera in my hand no matter what I was doing. I found myself always returning to picture taking, and here I find myself in a new house in the Hudson Valley with my lady love, and our beagle coonhound buddy Chief Brody.
My approach to photography is organic, natural, and my style candid while remaining sincere. I capture the details inside the moments. The resulting photographs reflect the essence and emotions of the day itself. I try to use as much natural and ambient light as I can to give your day that special glow, I always do what I need to do to get the shot, and I always have fun!
I can't wait to hear more about your wedding plans, and look forward to meeting and working with you!
Owner / Lead Photographer for AJL Studio
I am a local shooter Manhattan, primarily doing headshots and professional events. Occasionally, I'll do the odd wedding for past clients. On the week of this wedding, I learned that my typical secondary shooter was out of town. Scrambling, I reached out to some colleagues that work more in this sector. Alex came highly recommended by someone I trust, so decided to give it a go. I cannot say enough how professional and efficient he is; frankly speaking, his photos came out better than mine. Everyone loved him day-of and he delivered edits three days after. Blown out of the water. Would recommend him ALWAYS.
Alex was a terrific wedding photographer for my wife and I. We had a small wedding in a crowded space but Alex was somehow completely unobtrusive. Even still, he took such amazing shots! And he really managed to loosen me up for the posed photos, which are not my favorite activity. Those photos were also spectacular. I strongly recommend Alex and AJL.
Alex was awesome and definitely an important person for making my wedding great. His photos are stunning. When I saw them, I was so overwhelmed. He made everyone look absolutely stunning -me, especially! I also really appreciate the brilliant photos he took of my family, capturing my mother in beautiful light even in candid photos. As a whole, the photos were very candid, personal and stylish. I also had a challenging venue that was small and dark so there was a high level of difficulty. Alex finds light where there is no light, and space where there is no space. He was really creative about working in the venue to add style to our photos. He was also really helpful and flexible in the planning stages. (As a side note, he has a partner who does flowers. She was great so I also highly recommend her).
Very pleased with Alex's work for our daughter's wedding. Excellent images, mostly candid and some posed, captured unobstrusively in low light conditions.
We cannot say enough great things about AJL Studio and our wonderful experience with Alex on our wedding day. Choosing Alex as our wedding photographer was one of the best decision we made. He made the whole process enjoyable, natural, and most of all fun, even my family members were raving about his energy and his ability to make everyone laugh.
Upon our initial meeting we discussed the key elements that we felt were important to us in our wedding photos and how we envisioned the day panning out. We really wanted to have photographs capturing the 'real' moments and emotions of the day and not just the standard 'posed' pictures. Alex was so attentive to our wishes and was able to capture every special moment that we were hoping for in the most beautiful way. The photographs surpassed our expectations and it is so wonderful to look back at them and feel like we can relive the day and all the emotions and joy that went along with it.
Alex was also very easy to communicate with, if we had and questions or concerns, we had no issue reaching him. We have the most authentic, unique, and fun wedding photos and we couldn't be happier.
-Kelly and James
THE BEST PHOTOS!!!
Alex went above and beyond to capture our wedding. It was a rainy day and Alex worked with what we were given. They turned out perfectly. He shot so many photos! It's amazing how many more we got than some of my other friends. He really captured what it was like to be there. I've had friends and family tell me that out of all the wedding photos they've ever seen, these are the best (no joke). I couldn't be happier!!