First Wedding for 2010: Liam and Kristina

What a great way to start out the new year… shooting Liam and Kristina’s wedding out on Long Island with a friend.   I was helping out Okello Dunkley of shooting some pictures and video.  Okello teaches a class on the basics of photography, and I do believe he’s adding an advanced class and a wedding class as well.  Some of the footage shot will be used to help out in his presentations.  If you want to learn how to shoot in manual mode on your dslr, you should definitely check out his class.

Liam and Kristina are a fun couple and they were willing to go out and brave the cold to take advantage of the scenery and to get some great shots.  Here is their highlights video (included in every video package)… as you can see, it was a great wedding.  Visit Small Moments Studios on facebook to see some of the still shots.  And thanks Liam and Kristina for helping Small Moments Studios start off the year right!

Be well.


Liam & Kristina: Highlights Video (Teaser) from Small Moments Studios on Vimeo.

Here’s the highlights teaser from Liam and Kristina’s wedding. A highlights edit is included with every video package from Small Moments Studios. This was shot exclusively on the Canon 5dmII (converted to 24p).

VanessaJanuary 19, 2010 - 2:38 pm

This is a great video!!! You guys really do a great job!!!! I totally recommend you to all of my friends =)

Kristina & LiamJanuary 20, 2010 - 4:51 pm

Dear Ryan

Thank you so much for capture these special moments for us. You are a great guy and your work is outstanding. Having you on our wedding day was very comfortable and everybody loves the pictures and your movie. You picked the most fabulous music and edited the trailer to PERFECTION. We could not ask for any better and you really made our day when we saw the video. Looking forward for your album and for the FULL VIDEO. Thank you very much for everything, we will spread your name wherever we can and we are sure it will be a great year for you…Lots of Aloha Kristina and Liam. YOU ROCK AND WE WOULD DEFINITELY RECOMMEND YOU TO EVERYONE WE KNOW!!!!!!

JenJanuary 21, 2010 - 6:06 pm

Amazing, Ryan! Can’t wait ’til July 17! 🙂

New for 2010!!: Small Moments Studios Products

2010 is bringing the launch and redefinition of some of our products.  We’ve redefined our music video slideshow offering you Rock Star and in Legacy we’ve expanded our album and print options.  Additionally, we now offer Spotlight, Instant Access and Finale.  Spotlight is our photobooth, Instant Access is our same-day slideshow display during your reception (with a Finao album of highlight pictures to take home that night!) and Finale is our trash the dress session.  More on each of these new products to follow… stay tuned!  It’s gonna be an exciting year!

Be well.


Liz F.January 19, 2010 - 2:33 pm

I love the Spotlight Photo Booth – Instant Access looks cool too. You’ll have to convince me to do the Finale, but you did have good ideas that didn’t involve water! We’ll see! I’ll talk to you about adding some things.

Jamie B.January 23, 2010 - 10:32 am

I like the new packages!! Looking forward to doing the engagement shoot, whenever that may be! Hopefully I don’t have anymore nightmares :/

Atenas and Beto: The Final Wedding of 2009!

Okay, so 2009 was a great year and the final wedding of the year was perfect in every way. Atenas was beautiful and Beto was quite dashing and they made a perfect couple standing there during the ceremony. Once the ceremony was over, the dancing started, slow at first, but it quickly built up into some really great moves out on the dance floor. We got our Spotlight photobooth up and running and that really let everyone have a good time getting their pictures taken. I’ll post separately on our Spotlight photobooth.

Some memorable moments… a Mexican tradition where the men all try to knock the bride out of a chair and the women do the same for the groom… touching speeches… all the Spotlight photobooth fun… the groomsmen throwing Beto up into the air and having him hit the mirrored ceiling (which thank god did not break)… oh and Atenas’ singing at the end of the night! Here’s our Rock Star video slideshow from the wedding, including video clips to make it oh-so sweet and to showcase the awesome dancing. Congratulations Atenas and Beto! You helped us close out the year on a high note! Check out the video and some highlight pictures below!


VanessaJanuary 19, 2010 - 2:42 pm

I love all of Atenas & Beto’s photographs!! i was there that night and i feel that you guys 100% captured the essence of the night!! her singing, their dance, the emotion on her face when her dad spoke. It was simply GREAT!!!!!!

Welcome / 2009 Highlights

Welcome All. It’s a brand new year and this is the first posting on our brand new Small Moments Studios Blog.  I’ll be here blogging about some of the weddings we do, any interesting wedding stories, etc.  I’ll be tossing up some teaser pictures and videos from weddings, and to start, here are some highlights from 2009.  I’ll probably put up one of our Rock Star video slideshows from 2009 as well.

Maybe you’re here to get some insight into us and the photo and video that we capture.  Maybe you’re a couple we’ve worked with and you’re checking in to see what we might be up to.  Maybe you’ve stumbled upon this blog by accident. However you got here, I welcome you. Feel free to comment and say hello.

I love blogs… they appeal to my expositive nature.

Be well!









Maria MirakajJanuary 17, 2010 - 10:01 pm

Those pictures are awesome. I especially love the one where the bride is tugging on the grooms tie. Very fun and playful!

jill stankoskiJanuary 25, 2010 - 4:17 pm

I really love the pictures. They are so real and true. You captured the moment as timeless as they are.
Great work

Kim SprauerJanuary 27, 2010 - 3:11 pm

The picture of the bride and groom kissing under the tree is stunning.. It looks like it’s stright out of a fairytale!

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