Antonietta and Frank

Longer than usual post –

Pete and I met up with Antonietta and Frank in Little Italy for their engagement session. I couldn’t believe how busy it was on that small stretch of Mayfield Rd. People and cars were everywhere.  Restaurants and shops were packed. Antonietta and Frank are really brave people. It’s one thing to go to a park for your engagement session, but it’s a whole different thing to do a photo shoot on the crowded sidewalks of Murry Hill. A lot of people took a special interest in our little shoot, but it didn’t phase them at all. They were as calm and natural as can be.

I had a blast working with Antonietta and Frank because they were willing to try anything. Well, Antonietta wouldn’t break the law (would have been a miner, miner infraction), but other than that, they were willing to try anything. They also didn’t have a problem showing a lot of affection or getting goofy. As a result, the shoot lasted for a long time. After the first hour we were just getting warmed up. I’d still be out there shooting if no one else cared about sleeping. But fortunately, I get to spend the whole day shooting their wedding in just a couple weeks.

A special thanks to Pete for doing a great job with the light stick and to Corbo’s Bakery for unlocking their doors for us after hours to snap a few shots of Antonetta and Frank window shopping for wedding cakes. Frank was especially excited about one cake in particular (proof near the bottom). It’s not hard to get excited about Corbo’s bakery though.

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  • August 1, 2009 - 8:09 am

    Antonietta Stassi - Justin – You are crazy – I can’t believe you stayed up so late to post these. Frank and I had a wonderful time during our session yesterday – we were surprisingly comfortable. I am really glad we found time to do this, and it will make the wedding day pictures seem like a piece of cake. At least all the people staring will be family 🙂 You are truly amazing – so glad that we secured you as our photographer!!!!! Can’t wait for the big day! Little Italy was a perfect spot. – Antonietta

  • August 1, 2009 - 11:25 am

    Anna Tieri - I love all of these pictures, can wait to see all of them. You did such a great job!! Can’t wait for the wedding day!!
    Awesome! I love it!!

  • August 1, 2009 - 12:52 pm

    Diana Frateschi - WOW!!! These pics are all amazing, you two could be models. I wish you both the best of luck, and HAVE FUN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY!!! Love to u both, Diana!! P.S. Justin do you travel?

  • August 2, 2009 - 10:22 am

    mary ann - really great pics. a perfect setting for the two italian lovebirds 🙂

  • August 5, 2009 - 3:18 pm

    Kelly Stassi - These photos are amazing. I can’t believe I waited so long to look at them and I can’t believe I haven’t booked Justin yet to photograph my kids! Justin – you are so talented. It takes a certain eye to capture what you did. Antonietta and Frank – you two should be models for a perfume commercial or something sexy!

  • August 14, 2009 - 8:37 am

    Genevieve - This is one amazing session Justin! The couple, the interactions, the composition and the light make these killer. Great job all around

  • August 16, 2009 - 9:43 am

    Lizz Pruitt - Love the shot of them kissing in the street, and the one of them in front of the restaurant. Swoooooon! 🙂

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