Friday, April 30, 2010

Images From Emily & Chris's Engagement Day Session

We had a lot of fun with Emily & Chris while we were shooting these images. They are a really funny couple who enjoy each other's company.  We spent the day in Boston, first in Christopher Columbus Park, then a walk along the Marina and finishing up the day in the North End.  We had so much fun we ended up shooting 130 images, more then we usually shoot during a session. After we ended the session Phyllis & I had dinner at Strega's in the North End, a wonderful meal & bottle of wine to end a great day.
We are really looking forward to photographing their wedding later this summer.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Vote for my entry in the 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Cover Contest

We have entered one of our images from the wedding of Antonio & Wendy into the Professional Photographer's magazine's Cover contest. Please visit and vote for our image. Thank You!!

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Vote for my entry in the 2010 Professional Photographer Magazine Cover Contest

Sunday, April 18, 2010


That time of year!! Spring time and the nest are being built and in some cases the Egret couples are caring for their egg. This egret would sit for along time and then get up rearrange her nest and check her egg!! Thid was taken at the St. Augustine's Alligator Farm. Shot with my Nikon D300s camera, 70-200 2.8 VR lens. With the light changing between bright sun and deep shadows I metered in manual mode.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Egrets Nesting

Egrets Nesting
Originally uploaded by Phyllis B1
Hi, this is Phyllis. One of my favorite images taken on our recent trip to Florida at the St. Augustine's Alligator Farm was of these two egrets nesting. The morning light was amazing and their cozy familiarity made me realize why I LOVE nature photography.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


YOU TALKING TO ME?????, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

Parrot at St. Augustine's Alligator Farm. These are not in the rookery but part of the exhibit area and are not wild. This bird had one mean attitude or just didn't like me taking his picture.


EGRET IN TREE TOP!!, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

This was taken in late afternoon light around 5-6 pm. The egret had just landed and i thought it had a regal look as it surveyed it's kingdom. Then again that was the feeling i had who knows what it was thinking!!
But i really love this image. Phyllis thinks it looks like a painting and who am i to argue with her feelings .Lol. That golden light at and around dawn and dusk is so great to photograph in. hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Egret on/in Blue

Egret on Blue, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

This was taken at about 8am in Ding Darling Park in Sanibel Florida.

This Egret was in the water but right next to the shore line and some
rocks. I thought the contrast between the white Egret and the blue water was interesting. I framed in camera and in LR to reach that goal. I like the finished image with the different blue tones. Overcast is a great light to work with . I wonder what others will think about this image.

Roseate Spoonbill Drinking !!!

Spoonbill Drinking !!!, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

A roseate spoonbill in early morning light. I love the colors and marking on these birds. In this image the spoonbills colors are complemented by the warmth of the rocks behind it. You cannot beat the early morning light for photography!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010


RETIREMENT !!!, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

More grounded but just as much romance!

Ospreys Building Their Nest

Ospreys Building Their Nest, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

Osprey's enjoying Springtime!! Romance is really in the air with these two!!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Sunset in Red

Sunset in Red, originally uploaded by JP BRANDANO.

This was taken on our last night in Sanibel, Florida. Colors were wonderful!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010


Getting back to weddings for this post. Here is our latest album. This is for Rebecca & Jon's wedding, which we had the pleasure of photographing recently. They have seen the digital proofs and are really excited about the book, which is what we love to hear!!!