Luke & Sam | Engagement Shoot

My close friends Luke & Sam asked me to take engagement photos for them and I couldn’t be more excited. I was even more excited when they brought lightsabers so we could take some Star Wars-themed photos at the end of the shoot.

After much deliberation on where to do the photos, Avalon Park in Stony Brook ended up being an excellent choice. The golden hour sunlight was really beautiful that day and the trees served as a beautiful bokeh backdrop for a lot of the shots.

We had a ton of laughs and it was a pleasure shooting with them. Half the time I didn’t even need to pose them or tell them what to do. Enjoy the photos and please let me know what you think!

Congratulations Luke & Sam and thank you for letting me photograph you! ❤

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Hey Summer!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week so I apologize for not posting last week. Summer has officially begun and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on and what my future plans are.

I had the opportunity to photograph my friends for their engagement photos! Here’s a preview from their shoot.

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I collaborated with Island Strong for a fun print and t-shirt giveaway over the weekend. They do a giveaway every Saturday so definitely check them out on Instagram to catch the next one!

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I have a few planned shoots coming up that I’m really excited for. A friend of mine is launching her makeup line later this year, and I have an Etsy shop owner who needs some images of the jewelry she sells. I’ll be sure to share those when they are completed.

I’m also planning on visiting Lavender by the Bay here on Long Island to photograph the lavender fields in a couple weeks, weather permitting. I missed this last year so I hope I can make there before the blooms are harvested.

I hope everyone has a great week and thank you for reading! 🙂

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Return to Top of the Rock

Over 10 years ago, I visited Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock Observatory. That was also during my pre-DSLR days, and I was using a point and shoot camera to grab some shots.

When I finally purchased a DSLR, I knew I wanted to go back but the opportunity just didn’t line up with certain plans and bad weather. I’ve had a DSLR for almost 6 years now, and at last I made it to Top of the Rock!

I went up during sunset and although a little crowded, I really enjoyed the views and grabbed plenty of photos. It’s definitely one of the best views of the city. I used my wide angle lens and a telephoto to grab a variety of shots. Enjoy!

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Follow the Light

About a week and a half ago before the rainy weather began, I caught a sunset at Robert Moses with some really beautiful light.

I explored all around the area in my usual favorite places – the beach, the path to the Fire Island Lighthouse and the Great South Bay. I also took another way off the lighthouse path and found a walkway to the beach that looks like a road, which made for some shots that I really love.

Enjoy and here’s to hoping the weather goes back to normal soon!

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Update – New Posting Time!

Hello everyone!

Just here to let you know that I’m changing my weekly blog post time from Monday night to Tuesday night. Mondays have just been very busy and hectic, as I’m sure they are for everyone else as well.

Make sure you subscribe to receive an email every time a new post goes up! Thank you to everyone for taking the time to view my work.

Last weekend I spent sunset at Robert Moses and got lucky with some really gorgeous light. I’ll be sharing those photos in next week’s post! Below is one of my favorites from that day.

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5 Reasons to Hire a Photographer for Your Blog, Brand or Business

There’s no doubt that images have become one of the most powerful methods of communication in today’s world. They are used for social media, websites, blog posts, marketing material and more. Hiring a photographer to create professional imagery will set your blog, brand or business apart from the others.

Here are 5 reasons why:

1. Product Photography

Whether it’s done in a studio setting or a natural environment that fits your brand, one of the most crucial aspects of selling your product is how it is displayed to a potential buyer. The better a product or service looks, the better it will sell.

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2. Portraits & Headshots

The way you present yourself is a reflection upon your brand. A professional portrait or headshot is a must to give your social media and website visitors a good first impression. If you’re a blogger or active social media user, book several shoots throughout the year and generate a constant flow of new and original content for your followers.

3. Location Photos

Have photos taken of your business’s interior and exterior during the time of day it looks best to provide a preview of what people can expect when they visit. Share photos of the areas surrounding your location to give people even more of a reason to keep coming back.

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4. Event Coverage

Hire a photographer for an event you host to capture photos of the guests, special moments and other details that you can share online for everyone to see. Measure the event’s success and spread the word by using the photos as marketing material to attract more attendees in the future.

5. Photos for Print

Refresh your home, office space or business with prints to create the ambience that best suits you, your colleagues and your clients. See what photos a photographer is currently offering for sale, or commission a personalized project to meet your specific needs.

Thank you for reading! Please email info@ericamengouchian.com for booking inquiries if you are interested services listed above. All of the photos on this blog were taken by Erica Mengouchian.

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