Introducing your photography instructor Phillip

Introducing your photography instructor Phillip

Hello! My name is Phillip Van Nostrand and I love traveling and taking pictures. My very first camera came to me at the age of 21 on my first trip abroad (on Semester at Sea, where I met Michelle, the yoga instructor!) It was on that trip that I learned every button on my camera, became obsessed with photography, and started a hobby that ultimately turned into a passionate career that has taken me all over the world many times since.

I live in New York now. I moved here two years ago to further my photography career and shoot more for magazines and commercially. Since I moved to New York I've been published in the New York Times twice, Dwell Magazine, San Diego Style Weddings, Huffington Post, and more. I recently accepted a speaking position at the top wedding convention in America in Las Vegas this year. I love teaching and mentoring and was a middle school math teacher and tutor before I was a professional photographer. 
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The thing that keeps me coming back to photography over and over again is the connection I make with my clients on a shoot. It's truly like magic, and impossible to explain unless you've been on a shoot with me. Through my lens and that experience, whether it's a one hour portrait session or a 13 hour wedding, I make friends for life. And it always comes back to the human connection for me. 

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Looking forward to meeting you and taking the best pictures of our lives together.

Cheers! Phil

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