Featured Photographer: Phillip Van Nostrand

Ladies and gentlemen, Mr. Phillip Van Nostrand: the curliest photographer you know. A Santa Barbara native turned NYC resident, Phil is a portrait, commercial, and wedding photographer with big dreams and even bigger personality. Or maybe, big personality and even bigger dreams. Hard to say. He is also a major part behind everything that goes on here at Photo Bomb!

Enjoy his story.

Where's home? 

Currently Brooklyn, NY.

What 3-4 main words would you use to describe your photography?

Light, Colorful, and Emotional

What's in your bag? 

Canon 5D Mark III, Canon Fisheye 2.8, 17-40mm f/4, 50mm 1.4, 100mm Macro 2.8, 135mm f/2.

One lens only, for the rest of your life. GO!

Would have to be the 50mm, even though the 135 is my fave.

Dream wedding gig? 

Any wedding anywhere in Morocco.

Last place you traveled? 

Portland, Maine.

Last time you laughed? 

This morning at these two lovely older ladies having mimosas in a cafe watching jazz music. Their happiness was infectious.

What's the best part of your job?

Making people feel beautiful about themselves. And traveling all over.

Favorite image you've captured recently? 

Taken at Diner en Blanc, a pop-up dinner where everything is dressed in white, and the location is a secret to all guests until about an hour beforehand.

What makes you different?

Sometimes I throw my camera up in the air and it takes a picture from the sky. Also, I've got curly hair, extremely fast turnaround, and I charm grandmothers at every wedding.

How do you use the La Rousse glass box

For my sister's wedding a few weeks ago, I stayed up that same night and edited 100+ of the top photos. I went to Costco the next day and printed them all in 5x7 and delivered them to her and her husband that night in a silver 5x7 in La Rousse Photo Box. She loved it and carries them with her in her purse/bag every day :)

"I got to have the most talented photographer I know take my wedding pictures as a gift. And then the day after he gives me a wedding gift of all of them printed and stored in a gorgeous glass box. I mean come on." - Catherine Van Nostrand

I also just surprised a client recently who asked for a flash drive of photos- I ordered an Ultimate Box and had a whole set of prints delivered to her along with a flash drive full of photos. The Ultimate Box was seriously the best thing I could ever purchase. I hate going out to the post office, packaging things, etc, etc. This did it all for me.

Glass Photo Box

"We got it!!!!!! I woke up to it today!!! Thank you!! I'm so happy!" - The Happy Couple

You can check out more of Phil's work at phillipvn.com and follow him on Instagram @phillipvn.

Leave a comment