It's a quick drive to Wall, New Jersey. I was happy to meet everyone at the Firefly Barn for the shoot benefitting rescue animals in the area. Here's how the shoot felt.Read More
On a broken dock. Waves, a slight breeze and the greatness of the Hudson at our backs. For Ashia and Israel.Read More
We are of art. Reflections on creating. Insight into my mind.Read More
Flowers and Forest. South Mountain Reservation, New Jersey.Read More
Moments of happiness. You can see them in glances. In the glimmer of an eye. In soft touches and whispers. This was a very happy shoot. A very happy surprise. Congratulations, Ashia and Israel.Read More
Lauren and Mike-
Thank you for your energy. I hope these memories of our afternoon at the beach last a long time. Best of luck as your wedding day approaches and may both of you grow even kinder to and more fond of one another. I hope these few images make you very proud to be with each other. I am glad we all met. It was a privilege .
This post I dedicate to a couple whose proposal we photographed in the Fall. Joannie and Rafael, I wish you both all the best. I hope we've helped to make this memory a lasting one. I hope you can relive these moments over and over. Sending love and energy.
Doing something that felt right. This is how we felt photographing this wedding. From the morning's rush of energy to the subtle last dances that closed the night. This is how life felt that day- flashbulb pops of joy, laughter and dance resounding into the night. Maritza and Daniel. West Orange, New Jersey.Read More
The power of photography lies not in what can be captured. What is a photograph anyway but a sequence of bits and gradients; impressions of light and shadows shaded onto film-
The power of photography lies in deciding what parts of a moment can be cropped and thus by definition, in choosing what to leave in. Compounded by the premise that time is a fleeting thing, a photograph is an unrelenting and unforgiving decision to exclude or include.
Do we as photographers have the discipline to silence a clamoring moment and boil everything down to its essence? If we can, then we have learned the first thing about love.
To love is to choose and to choose to love. To love is to cast away and to cast away to love. And what is left- what we hold on to- is its true essence.
Martiza & Daniel, Palisades Interstate Park, NJ
A short series of photographs from Venice, Italy. Copyright © 2016 Jose Melgarejo. All rights reservedRead More
This past weekend, we decided to visit Lambert Castle in Patterson, New Jersey. This was the location of our engagement photo shoot back in October of 2011. We wanted to revisit and re-enact the shots we took, so armed with a tripod and a wifi connection to the camera, we set out to the top of the hill.Read More