Moments by Gary

Photographer from New Haven, CT - Will travel up to 100 miles

$500 - $3000 per event
I am a wedding photographer.

My story doesn't begin there though. My photography story begins in my apartment as a child living in the Castle Hill Housing project in the Bronx. A place where I noticed beautiful things and beautiful people as I heard others speak of the ugliness that they saw. I began to use the pencils that were given to me for school work to reproduce those beautiful things not realizing that this was a talent – simply doing what I did. As time moved forward I came to understand not everyone could do what I did and I derived joy not just from doing it but from the joy others had in seeing it. When it was time for high school I wanted to attend one of New York's specialized high schools so I applied to and entered The High School of Art and Design. It was amazing. What I did was the norm. A preoccupation with the visual was not evidence of anything other than that you were an artist.

I loved it.

Then there was photography. Yes, photography. I didn't like it. It wasn't what I wanted to do. Give me a pen and ink or pencil and gum eraser…give me some charcoal. Just don't give me a camera. And so I didn't try.

Not one bit…

and it showed.

I doubt my teacher did this often but he suggested that if I never picked up a camera again…well you can guess where that story goes.

And so when I, many years later, pick up a camera and actually look through the viewfinder it amazes me how much there is a craft to the whole thing. It amazes me because what I come to realize is the difference between someone who takes photos and a photographer. I discover for myself the art in it.

And, I am thoroughly and utterly hooked.

Then one day I am allowed to take the pictures at a wedding. I showed up with a camera completely unprepared. I am armed with a T3i and its kit lens plus a 70-300mm lens (the one you think is really nice because it gets really close). I struggle in that church to get shots but I am lucky because as an artist I understand light and because of that background framing an image is not a foreign concept. When the pictures are ready the couple and others who see them are very happy and while the reaction is priceless – I am not happy. I know what can be done if I actually know what I am doing and so I begin to set myself about the business of learning.

I am still learning. I think that will always be the case. And that is what allows me to deliver my clients something special. I am growing (learning) driven by a desire to capture the beauty and emotion of your moments.
Wedding Photographer
Portrait Photographer
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Happy Hours
Bachelorette Parties
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Bachelor Parties
Halloween Parties
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Moments by Gary will also travel to Wallingford, Cheshire, Clinton, Madison, Westbrook, Marion, Milldale, Cutchogue, East Marion, Greenport, Guilford, Old Saybrook, Peconic, Southold, Ivoryton, Killingworth, Mattituck, Centerbrook, New Suffolk, Shelter Island Heights, Branford, Deep River, Essex, Laurel, Orient, Cobalt, Middle Haddam, New Britain, North Branford, Pequabuck.
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