Korey and Eric are probably one of the most carefree couples we’ve ever had the pleasure of working with. Their approach to life with a sense of adventure, laughter and candor made them a perfect fit for our style of work. No frills. No pretense. Just absolutely nothing…but pure, unadulterated love :). I remember receiving Korey’s first email as I was on my way out the door to another meeting. I could hear the elation in her voice when I confirmed my availability for their wedding date. By no coincidence, Korey and Eric snatched one of the last dates I had available for 2012. Everybody wins :).

Korey smiles at Eric during their engagement session in Long Island with New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Fun fact: John Basedow of Fitness Made Simple fame, lives nearby :).

Eric smiles at Korey during their engagement session with New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

You don’t say!?!?!

Korey and Eric sit inside a coffee shop in Long Island during their engagement session with awesome New York Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.

Everybody says they want a “fun” engagement session. Korey and Eric’s only had one request: shooting inside a particular coffee shop that was near and dear to their hearts, which undoubtedly included an anonymous person sitting behind them with a gimungo camera :).

Korey and Eric pose with books during their engagement session in Long Island with awesome New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau. Korey and Eric sneak a kiss during their engagement session in Long Island with New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

The weather was cold and wet. But that’s never stopped us from having any fun before.
PS. Awesome book selection, Eric :).

Korey and Eric pose for their engagement session in Babylon, Long Island with New York City Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.

Korey and Eric, congratulations on everything! We had a wonderful time wandering around your stomping grounds. You two are certainly two peas in a pod, and are the reasons why we enjoy what we do everyday. We can’t wait to see you guys in a few more weeks, and I hope you guys enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. As for us here at BLP Headquarters, we’re so stoked about all the mileage and shutter-clicks we’re going to burn through these next few weeks. Stay tuned for more :).

~ Ben

Lauren and Tony met when they were in college, working together at the same bar. Oh, the stories they could (most probably) tell :). While I divulged some of my trade secrets in the world of wedding photography, I learned so much about heavy-handed bartenders (and how to get/find them!), the proper way to pour a beer (yes, there is a way!), and what the incredibly wealthy do with their pocket money (Tony’s their guy!). Surprisingly, these are the moments that I cherish most when I do these engagement sessions with our clients. The more comfortable they are with me, the more comfortable they’ll be with my gimungo camera in their faces – both throughout their engagement sessions AND their wedding day.

Lauren and Tony share a kiss inside Central Park during their engagement session with awesome New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau. Tony smiles during his engagement session in Central Park with awesome New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Central Park should give me my own parking space soon :).

Lauren and Tony walk along 5th Avenue during their engagement session with awesome NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

The second leg of our adventure took us Midtown: these photos to be revealed on the wedding day :).

Lauren and Tony share a kiss on top of High Line Park during their engagement session with awesome New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

I’ve actually seen this overlook in other photos, but never actually knew where it was on the High Line…till now :).

Tony picks Lauren up into the air during their engagement session with NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Lauren and Tony were probably one of the most skilled at employing the 95% rule: that is, bringing their faces together just 95% of the way to an “almost kiss”. I allowed a few actual smooches to completion between takes, because I can’t imagine anyone to practice that kind of restraint for a few hours with their loved ones within kissing distance :). But for their own good, smooching for a few hours (with your photographer in tow!) can also be very tiring. After all, they had a 3 hour drive back home after the session was finished!

Lauren and Tony share a kiss in front of Times Square during their engagement session with New York City wedding photographer Ben Lau.

It is with great pleasure to announce that Lauren and Tony are the VERY FIRST couple to have been captured by yours truly in front of Times Square; this could quite possibly be one of the most difficult places to shoot because there are ALWAYS people around, not to mention the impossibility of parking. We waited for a good 15-20 minutes on that intersection (which might explain how we were spotted by the Naked Cowboy) for it to clear out. Patience wins again, my friends :). Lauren and Tony, I hope you guys enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. We can’t wait to see you guys again in the Fall!

~ Ben

Just like many of our brides, I’m very much a DIY kinda guy. When you go to a bridal show, there are no shortages of photo booth companies (many of whom, I might add, do phenomenal work!). Then I thought to myself: You know what? I have an old camera, lighting equipment and moustaches lying around. Let’s put these babies to work!

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Impressed? I thought so :).

Karis with Bunny Ears in Ben Lau Photography

Ben in Ben Lau Photography

Photo Booth picture from Yulan and Herbie

So it is with great pleasure to announce to all of you, that Ben Lau Photography now offers an open-air photo booth for YOUR wedding! Please contact us for more details! Hope ya’ll enjoy, and Happy Monday!

~ Ben & Karis

Lisa and Kai jump simultaneously during their engagement session in Williamsburg, NY with Ben Lau Photography.

It’s Friday Funday, so I thought I’d share one of my most recent favorites! After all the requisite kissy-romantic poses are done, this is what we usually end up doing at the end of our engagement sessions. I kid you not. I mean, look at the skill and coordination between these two! This bodes very well for the married life they have ahead of them :).

Hope you guys have a fantastic Friday. As for me and Karis, we’ll be off to a lake house wedding this weekend. We can’t wait!

~ Ben & Karis