When I first heard from Bridget and Charlotte I was pretty certain I was meant to photograph their wedding. They were looking for engagement photos in NYC and then having their Semple Mansion wedding in Minneapolis. The perfect combination for me! (*A note to all MSP couples, I don’t charge any travel fees for Twin Cities weddings.) I love getting the chance to head back to the midwest every now and then and even better, my husband and I actually almost got married at the Semple Mansion ourselves, so I was thrilled to get the chance to photograph an event there!
Bridget and Charlotte are two women who light up the room. They were an absolute joy to work with. Their love just made me smile the whole day. They decided not to see each other beforehand, so I sent my awesome second shooter Allison to photograph getting ready with Charlotte while I hung out with Bridget. Bridget’s face as she saw Charlotte walk down the aisle was priceless! Oh! And I almost forgot, they had a sing-a-long as part of their wedding ceremony. You can’t go wrong with a musical cermeony! The reception brought the house down with an excellent dance party and even had a gelato bar! (More ice cream always please says this photographer.)
Congratulations Bridget and Charlotte! Thank you ladies so much for inviting me to document your day. I wish you a lifetime of happiness!
It’s a crazy snow storm outside today, but yesterday was gorgeous! Kelsey and Shawn got married just in time! These two flew in with their families from Virginia, where Shawn is stationed in the Navy, for their City Hall Wedding at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau. It’s not often I get to photograph a military wedding at City Hall, and it was interesting to hear about Shawn’s work on submarines in the Navy.
Afterwards, we headed to Washington Square Park and the Washington Mews for portraits and then headed into the East Village for some fun with street art murals as well. I love when couples are up for adventuring in neighborhoods, and the East Village is always one of my favorite spots for photos, especially if you’re up for something a little more offbeat.
Congratulations to Kelsey and Shawn (and happy early birthday Kelsey!) I wish you both all the best! More photos on the way soon!
It may have been a little grey and drizzly outside yesterday, but these two made their own sunshine. I work with a lot of happy couples, but these guys may have been near the top in their pure joy and excitement about getting married. I think all of our cheeks hurt from smiling so much.
We met up for photos at Madison Square Park near their hotel to get some iconic images with the Flat Iron Building. It was sprinkling for a bit, but nothing snuggling under an umbrella for a moment can’t fix. Afterwards, we rode the subway to Grand Central for their ceremony with the Reverend Annie Lawrence. Rev. Annie gave a beautiful ceremony, not a dry eye in the house. The thing about Grand Central is, it’s a great ceremony spot, but it’s also a very busy spot. So, as expected a bit of a crowd gathered to watch the nuptials. Everyone was respectful though, and best of all, once Ashley and Walter were pronounced, a HUGE cheer went up! Someone brought them chocolate and lots of hugs were exchanged. Moments like these I really do love New York. This wedding was top secret, but they still had the city cheering them on!
Congratulations Ashley and Walter, more photos on the way soon!
Happy Friday all! A quick sneak peek from this morning’s City Hall elopement to send you into the weekend. Kendra and Mickey came in from California to get hitched at the Clerk’s Office this morning and they were positively delightful. I had a great time with them both along with their family who came to cheer them on.
More photos on the way soon, congratulations Kendra and Mickey!
For a wine aficionado like me shooting a North Fork Wedding at a vineyard was a dream come true! Serena and Ritesh were married last summer at the gorgeous Bedell Cellars on the North Fork of Long Island. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Long Island wine country, I highly recommend it. And getting the chance to take photos in the vines? So much fun.
I first met up with Serena and Ritesh and their home in Brooklyn for their Prospect Heights engagement photos. They were awesome to photograph then, so I figured their wedding was going to be great as well. I was right! These guys are such a wonderful couple and they looked stunning on their wedding day. We started at a local barn for their first look and then headed to Bedell Cellars for their portraits. Serena and Ritesh had an extra unique wedding as they actually had two ceremonies and an outfit change in between. First they had a Hindu ceremony and then changed for a Christian ceremony as well to reflect both their faiths. Both ceremonies took place on the lawn at the vineyard under the most beautiful gigantic oak tree.
After tying the knot, everyone gathered for lawn games and of course lots of excellent wine. Just before their first dance, the sky started turning colors so my second shooter and I grabbed Serena and Ritesh and made a beeline for the vineyards to get some of that spectacular sunset light. It was golden light perfection! I always recommend sunset portraits if your timeline allows it, and I’m so glad they were up for it.
Congratulations Serena and Ritesh! Thanks so much for having me!
A sneak peek at this morning’s lovely elopement at Brooklyn Bridge Park! Sebastian and Mark came all the way from Australia to get hitched this morning by Beth Lamont overlooking the Manhattan skyline in Brooklyn Bridge Park. They’ve been together for over ten years, but decided to elope when gay marriage passed in Australia late last year on Mark’s birthday. It worked out perfectly as the law passed on Mark’s birthday and they were married on Sebastian’s! The happiest birthday’s all around!
Huge congratulations to these two handsome grooms! More photos on the way soon!
What a lovely winter City Hall Wedding in Manhattan! Tim and Cara had their New York elopement this morning at the City Clerk’s Office on Worth Street. It was a snowy wet day outside, but that meant inside City Hall was nearly empty so we got through in record time!
After they exchanged vows, we headed out into the streets to take some fun snaps around Tribeca, one of my favorite neighborhoods for wedding portraits near City Hall. Tim and Cara did an amazing job in the cold and we got some wonderful snowy winter photos. Sometimes the weather you don’t plan for makes for lovely images!
Congratulations Tim and Cara! I wish you guys all the best!
The perfect winter day for my last elopement of 2017! It was a bit chilly, but the sun was shining this morning for Jaime and Matthew. These two came from California to get married in a small wedding at Central Park Ladies Pavilion. They were surrounded by family and Matthew’s brother even conducted the ceremony!
After making it official we strolled a bit through the park for photos and then headed up to their family apartment to sign the Ketubah. Congratulations Jaime and Matthew! It was wonderful to meet you both and I wish you all the best!