Melissa and Shane live in Texas but came back to Staten Island to get married where they grew up.
The bride found me on the internet and called me 2 hours before her ceremony to say her photographer cancelled.   " I guess you didn't hire a professional " I said and she replied " Yes I did, she was referred to me by the School of Visual Arts "  I just had to ask what they were paying her, once I found out I knew why the photog cancelled !?!  only kidding, a true professional would never back out after they agreed or signed a contract- was there even a contract!?!   Anyway I helped them out the best I could by photographing the ceremony, the families formals and the bridal party on the boardwalk at South beach.   After that I was off to a wedding of my own.