Hi there! I’m Justin.
AKA the guy always behind the lens (and occasionally on the dance floor).
I’m a wedding and event photographer based in Astoria, Queens, and serving the Tri-State area.
Born and raised in Portland, Maine, I made a break for “the big city” after enduring an adolescence of really bad moose jokes and even worse winters. At Tufts University and the School for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I studied everything from darkroom film processing to combat photography to studio lighting. On the side, I started working at wedding photography studios across New England and fell madly in love with it. A few years down the road, I started my own business in New York and have shot dozens of weddings, engagements and corporate parties.
My style is all about capturing joy! I look for belly laughs, lens flare, outrageous dance moves, quiet moments, but most of all L-O-V-E. Planning a wedding or event can be really stressful, and the day itself gets so hectic that I want you to look back 5, 10, 40 years down the road and remember what a blast you and your guests had. To do that, I blend a mix of fine art and documentary-style photography, assuring you get the beautiful timeless shots to show off to your in-laws as well as capturing the intimate and silly moments that tell your unique story.
I was humbled to receive a WeddingWire Couples Choice Award, distinguishing me among the top 5% of wedding vendors nationwide based on reviews written by my couples. While on assignment, I’ve had the pleasure of photographing everyone from Lady Gaga to Katie Couric and Andre Agassi to Betsey Johnson. I’ve also been honored to have my work in The New York Times, Boston Magazine, Reuters, WedTexts and Yahoo! News.
Apart from being a photographer, I am a cookie enthusiast, tai chi junkie, dog lover and Netflix-binging pro. I can’t wait to document your special occasion!