R.L. Baxter Introduction Shoot

I have been working on and off with Baxter on a few different projects showcasing their building skills. I have finally sat down with them and decided to collaborate on a few videos in the next few months. This one is just showing you what they are all about in a nutshell.

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Hudson River Fruit Distributers

Collaborating with Hudson River Fruit Distributors was an amazing experience. We had to shoot the seasons so it was a long project spanning almost a full year. The process that goes into apple growing and apple distributing is quite intricate and I was pleased to see what happens before I take that first bite into an apple. Alisha Albinder has become a great friend of mine and hearing her talk about her passion is so relateable. If you are reading this and you have met me before then you must know how much I can talk about my own passions which is obviously shooting video and playing soccer. It was a pleasure to work with Alisha and everyone else over at HRFD and I can't wait to see how much they will grow in the nest few years. Here are two videos I shot for them. One is a mini story of Harold Albinder, the president of HRFD and the 2nd is a video showcasing what HRFD is all about. Cheers 

Nicole & Jason

Anything that can happen at a wedding will happen. This wedding was one of those days. It was crazy beautiful out all day in Middletown, New York at West Hills Country Club. Perfect overcast but also bright sunny sky for no hard shadows, and not too hot in the middle of the summer. Typical upstate New York weather slammed us at the most inopportune time. Thirty mins before the wedding a thunderstorm swept through with torrential down pour and hail. It was out of a movie! Luckily Jason and Nicole were super chill about the entire day and it barely slowed them down. As the video shows, just realize its your wedding day and things don't go according to plan, but don't get down on it. After all, you're surrounded by friends and family and you are about to marry your best friend. What more can you ask for? Jason and Nicole get it! What a fun day and thank you so much to the beautiful newly weds, the pleasure was all mine!!! 

Another Wedding.......Another Selfie

Another Wedding.......Another Selfie

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Lazaro Floral in New Paltz (July)

These were shot back in July but never got around to posting them.

My friend Natalie Lazaro was visiting from San Diego and wanted to shoot. She owns a floral company on the west coast and was super excited to shoot with her because her pictures are amazing. She called our friend Kayleigh and Natalie then hooked us all up at this amazing flower farm in New Paltz, NY. Natalie got to pick the flowers right from the farm and then started to assemble a bouquet while Kayleigh and Kyle were getting ready. We originally wanted to shoot at dawn or dusk for some incredible golden/blue hour light but our schedules just weren't meshing. We decided on 11 am or else we wouldn't have even shot that day. Mid day isn't ideal but there was a nice hazy overcast sky, the type of sky that the sun still shines through but barely. it was perfect.

I changed some of the hues around to give it a little washy saturated look. Here are some of my favorites.

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Weddings, Videos and Songs

I found this looking for wedding song inspiration and fell in love with it. I cannot get it out of my head and this is my attempt to do just that.....  Wait to find out which video I will be using this for. 

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First Friday Success

Poughkeepsie isn't known for its comradery, in fact its not known for too much in the past 25 years other than negative connotations. Its changing to positives at an amazing rate. First Friday in Poughkeepsie brings the community closer together and its another massive step for making Poughkeepsie a true all American city. I love to travel but I love this city and the surrounding towns and I couldn't be happier in the place I grew up. Thanks to Rob Rolison our city of Poughkeepsie Mayor and Rhinebeck Bank, LCS and R.L. Baxter for putting it together and making it a reality and for getting me involved..

This was Augusts First Friday. Septembers was just a week ago and it went even better...

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Heritage Food & Drink Opens..... and its delicious

Heritage is a brand new American Cuisine style restaurant in Wappingers Falls, NY. Ive collaborated with Jesse Camac, Owner and operator, and Eric Baxter of R.L. Baxter,  to provide a little content on the building process. I went in on three separate occasions, months apart, to show progress and what it actually takes to start building from scratch. Hope you enjoy the transition video which is more of a teaser. A longer more in depth video will come out at a later date. The 2nd video is a little clip for the owners of their first "soft opening"......... side note: I love this song in the first video and can't get it out of my head. Its from the show "The Young Pope" on HBO. I suggest listening to the long when you are on a bike ride, a run or even editing a wedding video.

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Nicole and Jason 60 second teaser

A quick teaser for the beautiful Nicole and Jason Fiore, as they share their first look at the beautiful West Hills Country Club in Middletown, NY. What a perfect location for the bride and groom to see each other for the first time on their big day. Love to show some progress to the couple and how the day will play out on screen! 

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Birthday Photos

When I found out Amaya, my friend Gabby's daughter, wanted a photo shoot for her 6th birthday I could not say no! She killed it, even though the heat was starting to get intense she was still cool as a cucumber. Shot these at Locust Grove Manor in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Hudson River Fruit Distributers

This past week I got to shoot some final b-roll shots that were missing in the final outcome of an ongoing project. Also had to finish two interviews that were basically done all over again. Very happy with the outcome. Be on the look out within the next few weeks.

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