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Eric Lagstein Wedding Photojournalist WPJA Award Winner

It is with great joy that I am posting my hubbys award winning images from The Wedding Photojournalist Association. Congratulations on these amazing shots Eric!

1st place in the Musicians and DJs Category

11th Place in the Mobile Devices Category

20th Place in the Details Found category

 

Although the above images took the prize, here are more worthy photojournalistic moments that are equally as awesome!

Be Creative Photography featured in today’s local news!

Exciting news!  We are thrilled to be featured in our local news, The Patch.  Read the article below!

Couple Builds Their Passion For Photography Into Business
By Lynn Bruggemann

For Brooke and Eric Lagstein, film is not the only thing that develops in a darkroom. As undergraduates at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the couple spent hours watching their photography come to life along with their relationship.

The Wyckoff residents took that love of photography — and each other — to launch Be Creative Photography. The couple’s work focuses on capturing life’s joyful events like births, families, engagements, weddings and religious celebrations.

The couple is known for their “celebration of life” style photography. Brooke is responsible for infants, while Eric handles weddings and families.

“We photograph people experiencing true emotions and authentic moments in their lives,” said Brooke.

It was the Lagsteins’ families, in particular their grandfathers, that ignited their interest in photography. Eric told Patch he and Brooke were both given cameras by their grandfathers. The cameras are kept on display in their office for inspiration.

“I grew-up in Mahwah and Eric in Oakland, and we are very family-oriented,” said Brooke.

Be Creative Photography has received national recognition. Eric’s photographs have received awards and accolades from the Wedding Photojournalist Association.

Brooke was hired to photograph Broadway actor and former Wyckoff resident Constantine Maroulis’s newborn daughter Malena. The photos were featured in People magazine’s March 25, 2011 celebrity baby feature.

Brooke recommends Valentine’s Day to parents looking for an excuse to get photos of their children and the Lagsteins offer the following tips for capturing the kids at their best:

1. Choose the time of day that your children are the happiest. Make sure they are well fed and well rested. They will be more likely to play along.

2. Put on your own silly face or get a friend to do something unexpected standing behind you. Kids will really laugh and look directly at the camera. Their smiles will be authentic and real.

3. Capture your children engaged in everyday things like doing their homework, sitting on a swing, playing their instrument, reading a book with their dad. This is a great way to preserve the memories of what your child enjoys and who your child is at that stage of development.

4. If you want to capture your child in a natural landscape like the beach or a field, choose dusk or dawn. This is the most flattering light and it will enhance the mood of the photographs.

5. Fill the frame. You want the subject to take up most of the view finder. Get closer to the subject rather zooming in. Especially with digital photography this will help preserve the quality of the image.

For more details visit www.becreativephotography.com


Mikayla Bivona - Great job aunt Brooke! You are definitely one of my remodels! Uncle Eric, You are also a great remodel! And, you two are both really funny! Say hi to Marlie for me! :) :)

vasanth - Excellent piece of photography :-)

Eric’s Winning Photo

Yay!  Congratulations to Eric for his recent WPJA winning photo!

Here are links to more WPJA and Brides Magazine winning photographs of ours.

2009 Winners
2008 Winners
Winter of 2007 Winners
Brides Magazine of Conde Nast Publications and Wedding Photojournalist Assosciation
Summer of 2007 Winners
Fall of 2006 Winners

Winter of 2006 Winners

Eric contributed to an article about kids at weddings.  Kids at the Wedding

2009 Award Winners

Check out these awesome shots that placed in the WPJA 2009 wedding photojournalism contest!

Here are links to more WPJA and Brides Magazine winning photographs of ours.

2008 Winners
Winter of 2007 Winners
Brides Magazine of Conde Nast Publications and Wedding Photojournalist Assosciation
Summer of 2007 Winners
Fall of 2006 Winners

Winter of 2006 Winners

Eric contributed to an article about kids at weddings.  Kids at the Wedding

Eric’s Winning Photo | Be Creative Photography Blog - Weddings and Portraits by Brooke & Eric Lagstein - […] 2009 Winners 2008 Winners Winter of 2007 Winners Brides Magazine of Conde Nast Publications and Wedding Photojournalist Assosciation Summer of 2007 Winners Fall of 2006 Winners Winter of 2006 Winners […]

2008 WPJA Award Winners

I am very happy to congratulate my hubby Eric on his achievements for 2008!  Woo hoo!  And I’m not shy to announce my winners too.  They are some of my favorite images EVER!

2008 Winners
Winter of 2007 Winners
Brides Magazine of Conde Nast Publications and Wedding Photojournalist Assosciation

Summer of 2007 Winners
Fall of 2006 Winners
Winter of 2006 Winners

Eric contributed to an article about kids at weddings. Kids at the Wedding

Brandon - Some really great winning photos…you have been cleaning up with the wpja awards. Your blog looks great!

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