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Here are a some images from an engagement session I shot a few weeks ago. We started out in the Meatpacking District, on the High Line, then headed over to Dumbo and Brooklyn Bridge Park. We found some really cool spots over there that I'd never noticed before. I love the light here in winter. There's something about it that is so amazing and so different from anywhere else I've shot. Hope you like them!

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Angela and JT got married in Brooklyn a couple of weeks ago at ReBar, an incredible space right by the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. It was a really fun wedding with lots of details designed by Angela. Here are a few of my favorites from the day:

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[December 8, 2011] Matt Ethan - Photographer said:
Absolutely love the finish you've given to these images, and I really love the ones with the bridge in the background!
[December 8, 2011] Brad said:
thanks for blogging more Michael! always fun to look at your stuff and be inspired!
[March 1, 2012] Mark Richardson - Newcastle Wedding Photographer said:
Just stumbled across this set (and the blog!) and just wanted to comment on how great the group shots are. They are clearly having fun - something that isn't always easy to achieve when you're doing group shots!
[October 15, 2012] noviamor said:
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Chelsea and Serge got married at the Boathouse in Prospect Park Brooklyn and had one of the most fun weddings I've ever been a part of. Serge's family is Serbian and they had a Serbian band come play during the reception. It was MADNESS. Amazing, glorious, madness. Haha. They definitely know how to party. :)

I'm leaving town in a few hours so I didn't have time to blog the whole wedding but here are some of my favorites from the portrait time.

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[December 12, 2011] Anonymous said:
this couple is so gorgeous!
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This post is pretty special to me. Curt is one of my best friends. We were college roommates, fraternity brothers, and to this day he's as close to me as family. I got to shoot (and be a groomsman in) his wedding last month, outside Dallas. It was really amazing to see my friend, who's gone through a pretty tumultuous few years, be so incredibly happy.

Obviously since I was IN the wedding I don't have images from the ceremony, so here are a few of my favorite portraits.

Congrats Curt and Mandy. I love you guys!

The new family. 15 years after we met...

Curt's daughters... two of my favorite little girls in the world.

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[November 13, 2011] David Brown said:
Fabulous shots, Norwood. That was a fun weekend.
[November 15, 2011] Curt said:
The images look great! I was extremely glad you could be there to shoot and infinitely more happy that you could stand next to me while I married the love of my life. You're a great brother and friend, Michael.
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What was supposed to be a perfect fall day in New York turned out to be a record setting snow storm here in Manhattan. Luckily Allison was on the ball and noticed the forecast a couple days prior so we shot their session one day early, still not knowing exactly what kind of terrible weather we had escaped. Due to an unusually warm October we didn't have the fall color Allison and Tony traveled across the country to see but I think we got some great images that day. Here are a few of my favorites.

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[November 15, 2011] Svetlana HillKovich said:
Love that you're posting so often again! ;) Always a pleasure to see your work!
[November 25, 2011] Edmund Prieto said:
Love it man. Seriously the sickest photographer I know.
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Danielle and Jason are one of my favorite couples... ever. I shot their wedding back in March. I was buried in work at the time and I never got a chance to post their images which is a shame because, like I said, they're one of my favorite couples.

Their wedding was here in New York on the water near the Throgs Neck Bridge at Marina Del Rey. The Throgs Neck Bridge has played a big part in their relationship so it was integrated into all of their details and since the venue was close by we decided to take their portraits by the bridge. Not the worst place to have to take pictures, haha.

Oh yeah, my friend Victor once told me that the best food you'll ever eat at a wedding is at a New York Italian wedding. He was right. :)

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[July 13, 2011] Jason Bucci said:
anybody looking at these photos that is considering hiring Michael DO IT!!! You will not be dissapointed. He truly is the best. Michael thanks for doing such a great job we love you and all of our guests did too.
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[August 9, 2011] Anne said:
Love the old building behind them! And the bridge! Just gorgeous pics!
[August 16, 2011] Matt Herrmann said:
Beautiful work!
[August 16, 2011] Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic said:
You did such a fabulous job on this wedding. Kudos!
[November 2, 2011] LLPirate said:
Is that SUNY Maritime College campus I'm seeing in the background with the bridge? It sure looks like it! Great photos!
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Angela and JT are awesome.


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[December 5, 2016] Thomas said:
Fckin amazing things here. Im very glad to see your post. Thanks a lot and i'm looking forward to contact you. Will you kindly drop me a mail?

Ely Roberts is a photographer from San Luis Obispo and when he brought his girlfriend to New York to propose to her he wrote and asked if I'd shoot an engagement session of them while they were in town. I've said it before but I love shooting photographers, haha. They're up for anything and whether they are or not they at least act like they're comfortable in front of the camera.

It was a blast hanging out with Ely and Abby that afternoon and I love the images from the session. Here are some favorites.

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I love this series, haha. Ely was playing around and jokingly got down on one knee reenacting the proposal... I wonder if anyone has ever done that for engagement pictures before?! Haha.

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[April 27, 2011] s h e r r y said:
:) These are AWESOME. Love the locations!!
[April 27, 2011] Cameron Ingalls said:
So awesome you shot (my neighbors) Eli & Abby! Thanks for taking care of them. They look great!
[April 27, 2011] Andrew Cahill said:
These are beautiful. :-)
[April 28, 2011] ely said:
we love them Michael!
[May 6, 2011] brad said:
Yea! you're back to blogging! love the images!
[May 13, 2011] Jamie Geysbeek said:
First of all, these photos are awesome. I love your style. Secondly, and sorry for the long story - I stumbled upon your Twitter page after following a couple of local photogs here in MI, and then finding a national photographer who was following you. So I clicked on your link, liked what I saw, and then visited your website. Eli's photos were the first ones I saw on your blog. I went on a mission's trip to Nigeria with him in 2004. I can't believe how random that was. I have found a photo of him that I took with my 2MP PowerShot, sitting on a rock in the middle of the wilderness haha. Anyway, thought that was interesting. Great photos, and I'll continue to follow your stuff.
[June 16, 2011] Ely's Mom said:
Thank you for fitting Ely and Abby into your busy schedule. The pictures are so nice. I can't really pick my favorite one, since they are all great! Everyone should know the Lord had Abby picked out for my son, and a dear niece orchestrated them meeting. Thank you, Lord and Hillary!
[August 8, 2011] ely said:
these photos are awesome! ;)
[February 9, 2012] Monica Salazar said:
Love this engagement session!
[July 19, 2013] xiaopen said:
So sweet. Like them so much. Thanks for sharing.
February 8, 2011 Miscellaneous , Published

I just heard from one of my brides from last summer that her wedding was published in Manhattan Bride Magazine. I love seeing my images in print... even if the images aren't the ones I would have chosen... or the way I'd crop them... or how I'd lay them out. Haha.

I also got an email from The Knot that their first coffee table book, The Look Book is out on stands with a bunch of my images in it! There are lots of images on the pages so I won't go through and point out mine but if you've been following my blog for a while they should look familiar.

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[February 8, 2011] Kerrie Underhill said:
I spy Ashley and Cort's table names! Way cool! Congrats, Michael:)
[February 8, 2011] Michael Norwood said:
You're right Kerrie! :)
[February 8, 2011] amy said:
AMAZING!!! In related news... why am I not surprised? :)
[February 8, 2011] Kelsey said:
I see our centerpiece there! Ya Michael, great job! :)
[February 9, 2011] sonya at zenobia studios said:
We've been dealing with issues like that as well! So frustrating, yet trying to remain grateful for getting printed...what a pickle. Congratulations on the Knot feature! That's amazing!
[February 12, 2011] Brad Peters said:
Michael, it's nice to see you blogging again. I'm always inspired by your work. thanks.
[February 22, 2011] Dina said:
Wow, fabulously impressive pictures!
[April 19, 2011] barbara dieppa said:
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While working on an album from a wedding I shot last year, I came across one of my favorite wedding party shots of all time. I don't try to do too much with wedding parties. I don't have them in crazy poses, jumping over each other or posing like Charlie's Angels. I'm not trying to make them look like models posed like they're too cool for school. This is a wedding. They're friends. I want them to look like they're a bunch of friends having a great time on the best day of the bride and groom's life. Simple, classic, timeless... at least that's my intention.

Sometimes I get close to what I'm after, this time I got exactly what I wanted from a wedding party photo. I love *everything* about this photo.

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[July 30, 2010] Jessica Zodikoff said:
This is one of the best wedding party photos I've seen. Love your philosophy.
[July 30, 2010] Fred Egan said:
Very good point Michael. Your/our clients will thank you/us as the years go on.
[July 30, 2010] Heather said:
Such a prefect shot!!!
[July 30, 2010] Adam Nyholt said:
Good stuff, Michael. I definitely agree with your philosophy, and love the shot.
[July 30, 2010] jenberry said:
i agree. natural. friends. real. i thing this is the perfect example. full of life
[July 31, 2010] Tracy said:
Its natural and its wonderful. Definitely prefer this over the posed stiff shots.
[August 3, 2010] Jon S6 said:
That's a fantastic shot!
[October 15, 2010] Mary said:
love it love it love it.
[November 6, 2010] LaVonne Crawford @Adorations said:
Agreed! Perfect! Thanks for sharing! Love it!

Several months ago I was hired to shoot what I thought was going to be a pretty typical engagement session in New York. Time passed and as the date came closer I got in touch with the couple to firm up the details. They told me they had some ideas about the shoot and then said they wanted it to have a 1950's theme. They wanted to shoot outside a diner, they were having a '56 T-bird there for the shoot, they were dressing up in 50's attire... in fact, it wasn't going to be typical at all.

One of the things they told me is that they wanted to shoot with the car outside the diner and have the sunset behind them. Well if you know anything about photography you know that in order for that to happen you're going to have to use lighting. I guess I could have done some HDR stuff but its not 2006 anymore. :)

So I rented a Profoto set up and drove out to New Jersey to the diner. The diner was awesome but it was also surrounded by cars, not from the 50's, which to me kind of kills the whole thing. So we positioned the car in the middle of the parking lot and I shot from pretty much the only angle that blocked out the rest of the cars and still showed the diner. I felt pretty good about the images as we were shooting but I never get too excited because you really never know what you're getting until you open them up. I even turned the strobes off at a couple of points and shot natural light just in case things weren't turning out as good as I thought they were.

When I opened the images up to begin working on them I just fell in love. Its so different from what I normally do but man they're so freaking cool.

While I typically work with natural light, when I was first getting started I never wanted to be in a situation where I felt unprepared so I learned as much as I could about off camera lighting. I'm by no means an expert but knowing this stuff has helped me get good images out of bad situations.

So here are a few of my favorites. I put in some of the natural light stuff as well. I think the difference is really interesting. Let me know what you think.

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[July 9, 2010] Jen Johnson said:
Super fun shoot! Love the off-camera stuff...gives the images an editorial feel! : )
[July 9, 2010] Mel McLellan said:
Well if it's one of your favorites ever, we had to check it out! :) Love the black and whites and the last one - supa sweet!
[July 9, 2010] matt said:
these are ridic. so clean & well thought out.
[July 9, 2010] Natalie Williams said:
LOVE!! Way to work the lighting!
[July 9, 2010] Amy Russell said:
I know it's not your normal gig, but these are some of my favorite images that you've ever delivered! Really, really cool stuff-- they not only look editorial, they look like stills from a film. I say you keep playing with the off-camera lights. Seriously!
[July 9, 2010] Tracy said:
Love the inside the car shots.
[July 9, 2010] Julie Boucher said:
Love them!
[July 9, 2010] Jennifer | Zinchuk Studios said:
Wow! What an amazing session!! Love the contrast between the lit and natural shots....and the night shots are sooo yummy!!
[July 9, 2010] Trent said:
Man. Can't believe how incredible these turned out.
[July 10, 2010] Adi Ulici said:
Wow, the lightning is gorgeous in these photos!
[July 10, 2010] Malinder said:
Amazing shoot! Love the lit pictures
[July 12, 2010] sarah k chen said:
hot stuff! you really rocked the shoot! and i'm so happy to see you blogging again! we've all missed you!
[July 12, 2010] Stephanie Castillo said:
WOW!!!! LOOOOVE THIS SHOOT!!!! AMAZING!!!!
[July 12, 2010] Stephanie Castillo said:
P.s. did you use ocf for some of these? If so, can I ask what you used? Thanks :)
[July 13, 2010] Kimberly Witort said:
Love them!
[July 13, 2010] evie said:
Awesome job, Michael! LOVE that car;)
[July 14, 2010] Kristin said:
Wow. These are amazing! Would you mind sharing exactly what lighting you used for these? It's so incredible!
[July 15, 2010] Lissette Q said:
WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
[July 19, 2010] Daniel Balboa said:
Love those last few images. Hot hot hot!!
[July 22, 2010] Grace Tan said:
I love the stuff done with the off camera flash! It just looks so good and matches the theme. Saturated colours add to the feel as well.
[July 22, 2010] Grant Perry said:
I am SOOOO diggin' your honesty and that you were totally REAL in your explanation; way to go. Wish more photogs were honest with how and what they were thinking / doing with their stuff. Refreshing. I'm even more diggin' your spot on 100% rock-the-session sharpness and composures of this shoot. Way to go brotha'
[July 23, 2010] Austin Curtis said:
yeaaaaaah dog! I like that went out on a limb. These images are straight classic! It's not 2006 anymore... that is hilarious.
[July 23, 2010] mattaltmix said:
dude, the soft light coming in through the windshield, like they're at a drive-in theatre, money.
[July 23, 2010] Louisa Coulthurst said:
These are just brilliant! I loved all of them!
[July 24, 2010] Marge Cavazos said:
Stunning, simply stunning.
[July 28, 2010] Nellie Guerrero said:
Very spiffy and I love it :) Love the red lips and pumps!
[August 6, 2010] Kim O'Neil said:
These are sweet! For someone who doesn't shoot with OCF much, you sure nailed it! Would love to know the specs on your settings...
[August 22, 2010] carrie said:
dig it! v. cool :)
[August 27, 2010] Deanna Whyte said:
Oh my god! I love these! They are really different from your usual {gorgeous} photographs, and I love the natural light shots in there, but you've done SUCH an amazing job! Seriously HOT. They must have loved them!
[September 16, 2010] Sara said:
These are simply amazing! My faves are the ones you used lighting for. The sky looks incredible, and the in-car shots are just breath taking! I wish I knew a thing about lighting so I could get shots like yours!!
[September 25, 2010] Nikki said:
wow these pics are amazing!!!! you were the photog at my friend Onada's wedding I am sure the pics will come out just as nice! Wonderful job!!!!
[December 28, 2010] Albuquerque Wedding Photographer said:
Wow! Great session. I love the composition, colors and that car! Wonderful job.
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[February 13, 2012] Nicole said:
coolest engagement shoot ever!!!
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I'm getting back on the blogging train and wanted to post a wedding from a few weeks ago and the realized I never blogged the couple's engagement session. So here are a few frames from Paula and Brian's engagement session in New York late last year.

We shot in Dumbo, and area of Brooklyn between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges and then walked up to Brooklyn Heights, the area where The Cosby Show was set. Such a cool, quintessentially New York neighborhood. We didn't have any sun that afternoon but I still love the images. The feel so "New York" to me.

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[February 16, 2010] Craig Salmond said:
As a fellow fan of NYC, I have to say that I love these pictures. I would love to do a session in the Big Apple!
[February 16, 2010] Brad Peters said:
nice! truly a new york feel
[February 16, 2010] Hayley said:
LOVE it!!! always clean, always classic and always beautiful!
[February 16, 2010] Hayley said:
LOVE it!!! always clean, always classic and always beautiful!
[February 17, 2010] matt said:
digging the umbrella shot on the boardwalk, super clean & well-composed
[February 17, 2010] jeret slack said:
I can see way you love New york. Great pictures my friend
[February 18, 2010] jenberry said:
this so reads romantic new york looking. it depicts life in that awesome city. the wide shot of them walking in the park holding hands is awesome. it's so telling of place, time and love.
[February 18, 2010] Heather said:
OBSESSED with the bridge in the background. Absolutely gorgeous. NY is my kinda town (:
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[February 14, 2012] stephanie silver said:
GREAT PHOTOS!!!! wow I love them! What do I like about them?... Well where should I start? Love the vibrant colors and the locations that seem to go with each of the couples, love all the details in the photos. Love the 50's style couple and the vintage feel you captured there, Good stuff!!