Tag Archives: wedding photography

Robyn and Octavio – A Boca Beach Club Wedding

4th Avenue Photography (www.4thavephoto.com), Robyn and Octavio…  We go way back, we have worked together on projects for Lululemon and their own fitness company Octfit (www.octfit.com) so it made sense that they came to us as their first choice for their wedding photography.

The setting was the beautiful Boca Beach Club in Boca Raton.  We loved the simplicity of the affair, a 10am service on the beach followed by the reception at the club with brunch.  It was all over by 3pm leaving the guests to enjoy all of what the Boca Beach Club has to offer. 🙂

Taking photos on the beach in the noon day sun in Florida is tricky, the light is blinding.  Polarizing filters and camera mounted flashes are essential for the job, expose for the sky and hit them with light is the trick.  We used Canon 5D MKIII for the job with Canon 24-70mm lenses.   Perfect? See for yourself 🙂

Congratulations Robyn & Octavio!

elizebeth + adam – engagement photo shoot.

This shoot took quite a bit of planning  and deception from this pro photographer.  We received a call from a friend of Adam explaining he would like to propose to his girlfriend and she was to have no idea that it was about to happen.  This in itself is  not unusual but this time we were going to be part of the conspiracy…

994A5585I arranged a photo shoot on Juno beach with Elizabeth on the pretense that the shots were going to used for an upcoming yoga exhibition and

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Adam would arrive on the beach unexpectedly and propose…  Theplan worked perfectly 🙂 and we got some great yoga shots during a spectacular sunrise and one of the most romantic proposals we have captured.

For you techies out there this is how we did it…
Canon mk3 with 24-105mm lens, exposing for the sky in ever changing sunrise light with 2 Canon 600ex speedlites on my near and far right triggered remotely – 1/100 sec, f9.0, ISO800.
Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318
Artists Alley Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

 

 

The New Studio Opened – 4thavephoto.com

It’s been the craziest two weeks in the history of 4thavephoto.com.  We’ve located to a new studio in downtown Delray Beach in the heart of Artists Alley.

This (now) husband and wife team returned from their honeymoon less than 2 weeks ago and picked up the keys to an old the flower shop at 343 NE 3rd Ave, Delray Beach. 994A6651

I know, I know… We’re now 4th Avenue Photography on 3rd Ave…

Chaos reigns, installing lighting, desks, editing suites, security systems, backdrop systems and finding an artist to hang work large enough to fill the walls.

But we did it! We’re open.  Our official opening event occurred on 9/18/2014 during the Artists Alley 3rd Thursday art walk and. honestly, it was great fun. Take a look for yourselves 🙂

OK, now for the sales pitch…  We are a full service photography and video studio providing, fine portraiture, wedding photography and video, business headshots, event photography, product photos, action shots, video commercials, and just about any type of shot you can think of.  Look us up on google, find us on Facebook

With Love,

Matt & Lori

4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318
Artists Alley Studio
343 NE 3rd Ave,
Delray Beach
FL 33444

Linda + Sean – Two weddings in one day. The Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter, FL.

“We have a challenge for the right photographer” said the voice on the other end of the phone…  A Vietnamese ceremony on the morning and a traditional western wedding in the afternoon. Sean and Linda celebrated twice in style, the wedding in the morning was full of Vietnam style and tradition, the giving of traditional gifts including a pig, honoring their ancestors and formal introductions and welcomes to the family.

The afternoon was a blast, the bride is a self confessed Star Wars nut and it showed.  After a beautiful Catholic ceremony the bride and groom entered the dining room at The Abacoa Golf Club, Jupiter, FL to an honor guard of lightsabers complete with a Star Wars inspired cake and decorations. A day full of love, fun and a little geeky fantasy.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

Roxy + Justin – Sundy House, Delray Beach FL

A truly international affair at the Sundy House, Delray Beach.

Roxy and Justin met as students at college in Miami and sealed their future together on this wonderful day.   Family and friends flew in from all over the globe to attend including a whole family from China.  The ceremony was as original as they come with a mixture of eastern, western and jewish traditions (including Chinese dragons)

www.4thavephoto.com were hired to provide Portraits before the wedding, rehearsal dinner coverage as well as coverage of the whole day in total we took over 2000 photographs.  As always we left Roxy and Justin and their families a priceless collection of memories for the future.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

Beth and Ted – Boca Raton Wedding.

Beth and Ted are great friends of our, it’s always a great compliment to be asked to photograph a friends wedding!  The day was perfect at the Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club, Boca Raton.  A little shade in the Florida sunshine and a gentle breeze to cool the family and guests.

A couple of week before they posed for a portrait session, Ted & Beth Print 1-01we wanted to come up with something a little humorous. Why not pull off something that everybody will recognize, a movie poster!  ‘Star Wars’?  Nope, ‘Gone with the Wind’? Too cheesy…  How about pretty woman?!  This is what we came up with, a pretty good portrait for the wedding, and memory for the future.

The wedding was a great affair, great food and dancing.  Ted strutting his stuff on the dane floor with Beth Looking like an excited school girl having the time of her life at the best path of her life, we loved it.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

 

Jim and Lily – Mr & Mrs Craig February 16th 2014 – Lauderdale Yacht Club

It was a beautiful day, perfect temperature, perfect weather and the perfect wedding for Jim and Lily.  We we proud to be asked to photograph the couple for the second time, you may have seen the earlier post of the informal wedding on the beach.  This time was for family, friends wine and dancing.  We hope you enjoy the photos from Fort Lauderdale yacht club.

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

www.4thavenuephotography.com

Watch the birdie! Portrait Photography

You need a portrait and there’s not getting away from it.  I would say that 95% of us  are worried about what we look like in front of the camera, this is the photo that the world is going to see, the one on the website and business cards.

Relax, relax, relax…  Take some time, jump on the spot, put on some music are some of the things we do in the studio.  Our portraits take a little longer than most, we wait for the moment when you smile or laugh and catch you just at the right time.  Take a look at some of our shots here and be brave, take a deep breath and pick up the phone for a booking.

And remember… Shoulders back, chin on the shelf and say Thursday  🙂

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318

 

I don’t look, I don’t act, I don’t feel… I don’t care about 60!

You can hear them… All over the country!

I DON”T WANT TO BE 60 YEARS OLD!

Luz Marleny Leeds is here to offer you a helping hand and she wrote a book about her experiences on reaching this milestone in life.  4th Avenue photography were commissioned to provide the photographs for this wonderful book.

Filled with fun, laugh-out-loud anecdotes, easy to follow tips and helpful hints, this bilingual book (both English and Spanish versions can be found within its pages) takes the reader through a journey of personal improvement that allows her to make the most of her hair, face, body and spirit. Once you read it you’ll say, as Luz does: I don’t care about my age! I feel like a million bucks.

You can buy the book in hardcopy or for your nifty kindle on Amazon.com

Matt Sturgess
4th Avenue Photography & Video LLC
Studio. 561 819 4561
Cell. 561 860 0318