Hi Judy! Tell us a little bit about yourself, for those who aren’t familiar with your work. What’s your background in photography?
Hi there! I am a photographer, wife and a mother of three boys living in Manhattan.
Photography has always been a long time hobby of mine but I decided to pursue it as a career after a few years of practicing law. I realized I desperately craved a creative outlet. It was a challenging transition but so happy and grateful I did it!
How would you describe your photography style in 3 words?
Thoughtful, timeless and dreamy
Do you have a specialty?
I specialize in portraiture, especially in the moments before the wedding ceremony. I love creating telling portraits that capture the tenderness and the anticipation of the bride.
You only take on 10-12 weddings per year. How do you feel that's benefited your business and to an extent, your clients?
By limiting the amount of weddings I take on, I am able to have a better quality control and connect with those couples who share similar sensibilities and aesthetic. Clients appreciate the personal care and extra attention to detail I am able to give them.
It looks like you only shoot with film. How did you make this choice? Tell us what your favorite tools of the trade are.
I love that film forces me to slow down in this fast-paced, crazy world. It also absorbs light in such a beautiful way that is really integral to my style. I shoot with a Contax 645 and I primarily use Fuji 400H, Portra 800, Ilford 400 and 3200.
Anything else you'd like to add?
I love a good dance party!
Judy is a fine art photographer based in New York City and the Hamptons. She specializes in portraits, weddings and editorials. In 2014, she was named a top photographer by Martha Stewart Weddings. Her work has been featured on Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Weddings Magazine, The Knot Magazine, Well Wed Magazine, Vogue Italia, Style Me Pretty, Carats and Cake and many more.
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