Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Recent Images Taken by me for Personal Work....Great Inspiration.

Recent Images Taken by me for Personal Work © Scott W Baker 2016

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Sunny Balzano....my dear friend.

My Dear Friend Sunny Balzano died March 10 2016 in the Home he was born in Red Hook Brooklyn. Sunny was a force of Nature! He lived a truly extraordinary life. Traveled the Globe,went to India and back to his roots at 253 Conover Street where his Grandfather's waterfront bar stood.

It was being run by his Uncle John. Sunny fell into the Barkeep business purely by accident. Its the painter and lover of Music that truly entranced Sunny but his own Fiefdom-Bar made for a wonderful complex collage for which he painted with Music beer and talk.

I met Sunny in 2003 when he was cradling his newborn daughter of six months. it was a Sunday afternoon,with sunlight pouring thru the front of the Bar.

We bonded deeply and immediately and it lasted forever.

I grew very close to my dear friend Sunny because when he decided to truly befriend you it was from such a pure place in his heart that you were almost overwhelmed by the pureness of it and how warm his embrace was.

He was both wise and gentle and kind in a very unique way. He tried to see out of your eyes and that made all the difference. Sunny was the warmest most kind and loving friend I have ever known. He was and will always be missed and yet his spirit will waft over Red Hook Brooklyn and Conniver Street for ever.

Rest in Peace my Soul Brother.


Thursday, January 14, 2016

Issebella and Chris Savannah Wedding

I had the great pleasure to Photograph a wonder couple in Savannah GA, a few weeks ago. It was a Late December Wedding. Weather was about 45 degrees and for my NYC bones just perfect! I arrived a day before to asses and make sure everything was in order. On the day of wedding I arrived at the Bryson Hall Venue and started to take a few shots of the set up period. After about 2 hours, Issebella ,the bride started getting dressed and i documented her in a wonderful way. She was a charm tho work with and so pretty that it was very hard to take a bad image!

After the Bridesmaids were ready we shoed all out of the room except the bride and her mom then her Dad and took some wonderful candid but very touching shots. 

Then the show began! I photographed the bride and the father going to the alter and then the service, and it was awesome. I shot the whole wedding with a Fuji XT-1 with battery grip and 3 Fuji Primes. The Fujinon 23mm F/1.4 which is a 35mm equivalent, then a 35mm F/1.4 which is a 50mm and the sweetheart of the bunch, the mind-blowing Fujinon 56mm F/1.2 which is really like a 85mm F/1.2 lens. It truly creates stunning images and goes toe to toe with Canon's 85mm F/1.2 and Leica's 90 APO lens, it's that good!

I shot about 1000 images with some outdoor group and candids. Over all, Pure bliss, and a True Pleasure to work with the Bride Issebella and Groom Chris.

                                © Scott W Baker 2016


Friday, December 18, 2015

33,000 feet in the sky heading to Savannah Wedding Shoot....

I am aloft at 33,000 feet in The Sky on JetBlue Airlines, heading to Savannah GA to photograph a Wedding. Issebella is my Bride that I am looking forward to Photographing with intense imagery and wonderful southern light.

At 33,000 it s all clouds and soft light, high above earth. A worldly glow. I am heading down a day early for the Wedding Shoot. I am packing a decent setup of gear. I have my Fuji XT-1 Body with the great battery grip. I also have the stupendous 56mm F/1.2 lens and the 23mm F/1.4 and also the rock solid 35mm F/1.4 lenses.  These are 35mm,50mm,and 85mm respectively. Very solid build Fujinon all aluminum lens with stunning build quality and superior optics.

I am also testing out a NISSIN i40 Fuji TTL flash, thats really very small compared to the huge SB 910 Nikon flashes. Its full TTL for Fuji at half the size!

I am also carrying various charges, extra batteries and other such items o make the Wedding shoot go as smooth as Possible.

I am bringing also my Macbook Pro Retina 15 inch laptop. Very fast and loaded for bear to fly thru images.

The important thing to remember is that the key focus must always be on the Bride and make her relaxed and happy and stress free, and yet capture the light and imagery in great exciting ways.

Really Looking Forward to it.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Cullen and Olivia Newton Wedding

I had the rare opportunity to photograph a wonderful couple in NYC in Late September. Cullen and Olivia Newton. The Wedding was held at the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City.Great old factory space with old wood floors and great light.

200 plus guests,packed, great music, great people, a Perfect Wedding Experience! It was a real Pleasure.                    

                                                                         © Scott W Baker

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Fall Wedding in NYC-Photographing Young Couple in Best Light of the Year!

I am heading into NYC to Photograph a cool young couple,Cullen and Olivia. Great Brooklyn Wedding,about 150 friends and family of Bride and Groom attending. What makes these weddings so cool to Photograph is that late September Sun Light is the Best Light, crisp warm golden and out of this world for capturing a Bride at her best. I love September Weddings,as a Wedding Photographer its my Favorite month!


Saturday, August 8, 2015

Getting Ready For Fall Wedding Season in Savannah

As fall approaches down here in Savannah, I am preparing for a busy wedding season. Many brides get ready to book photographers in the fall because that is the time of year when the weather is most wonderful down here. I really enjoy the process of reaching out and talking to couples as they decide on the photographer for their wedding. I tried to make them comfortable and relaxed because I realize  they are stressed from going through with so many things on their mind and I try to make it easy for them to understand the process of creating great images for their wedding. As a Savannah Wedding Photographer I bring to the table 20+ years of experience which certainly helps. At the end of the day, I guess it's about passion.

I have a passion for photography and I have compassion for taking great wedding images and I always look forward to the day that I take those photos.

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Adam Sandler Portrait in Savannah

I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Adam Sandler while he was in Savannah while he is doing a movie. He is with his family,had a chance to meet his wife and kids. I asked him if I could take a Portrait of him. I believe that if you ask for permission instead of being a paparazzi you respect them as People and they Respect you in return. I am primarily a Savannah Wedding Photographer but also do Portraits.

So, I ask Adam to stand in front of old light Post and take 5 shots,thats it but got great results.

Adam Sandler
© Scott W Baker 2015


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Friday, May 15, 2015

Savannah Wedding Season

The begin of full on Savannah Wedding Season is upon us here. I am meeting with potential Client next week, looking forward to it. As a Savannah Wedding Photographer, its key to meet with the bride to be and get to know each other. This is the most special day for her. I try to put myself in her shoes so to speak, and capture the finest images I can,because the Wedding is a wonderful moment in Life.

Wedding Photography is like catching a firefly on a warm summer night, wonderful and glowing!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Savannah Engagement shoot

I had the pleasure I'm doing an engagement photo shoot in Savannah. With a lovely couple, the light was perfect and we captured several great images. I shoot engagement portraits and weddings in Savannah and coastal Georgia. Please feel free to contact me at Scott@scottwbaker.com