Angela and Andy met at an '80's cover band performance. He asked her to dance to "Faithfully" and they’ve been together ever since. Andy arranged for a little dance right after their ceremony in Wagner cove so they swayed to the song that started it all before we went around NYC for some epic portraits! Angela and Andy told me that what they love most about each other is that they encourage each other's joyful sides and want to play, laugh, travel and just be with one another. Originally from NC, Andy surprised Angela with a proposal in their favorite city and they were back to elope in NYC!Read More
“We love each other because we are best friends, love to laugh together, enjoy how adventurous we can be with one another, and share common values that revolve around family and friends.“ - AJ and Morgan.
Oh these two sweethearts met back in 2013 through work but after a few Central Park runs, a fun Birthday party, High Line strolls and exploring NYC together over that Summer they fell in love and the rest is history:)
I was thrilled to be back at the finest Metropolitan Building. This time around Morgan and AJ had their reception and ceremony on the 2nd floor and I think the setup was perfect! Of course, we took advantage of the gorgeous 3rd floor with it’s antique decor and furniture display for a couple of epic portraits.
Most importantly, the celebration flowed beautifully and it was so fun to capture fun and all the emotional moments:)Read More
It seems fitting to finally share Becca and Dave’s celebration on the blog right before New Year’s Eve because these two had their first kiss on New Year’s Eve back in 2010!
Becca and Dave’s wedding day felt like an adventure! These two decided to have an intimate ceremony at City Clerk’s office followed by an intimate dinner with family at one of my favorite places Freeman’s Restaurant in SOHO. We started our day in Brooklyn because this is where Rebecca and Dave have been living with their adorable pup Scout. Naturally, we did their first look in their backyard accompanied by Scout:) Walked through the gorgeous streets of Park Slope and stopped at Grand Army Plaza for photos. Next stop was City Hall and Becca’s father was let in right before they closed the doors for visitors! We were all anxiously waiting for him to arrive and I will never forget that moment and the couple of photos I shot of Becca breathing a sigh of relief that her dad was actually there to witness their ceremony. I knew then how important it was for Becca and Dave to have family there! After they said their I do’s we explored the neighborhood around City Clerk’s office which is actually very photogenic with its grand architecture. The celebration continued at the Freeman’s Restaurant in one of their private rooms on the second floor but we also did a couple of photos in the iconic Freeman’s Alley.
I am so grateful to capture intimate love stories like this one because a great celebration is not about how big you make it but about having the people dearest to you to celebrate with you:)Read More
Jennifer and Cody met at a house party! Cody stood next to Jennifer as she was attempting to grill burgers in the rain and the rest is history:)
Oh this celebration was so full of color, so full of joy and just real! We did a few portraits around 501 Union and in the neighborhood and the rest was just beautiful unposed moments. And some crazy toilet paper gun kind of moments;) Scroll down for the epic shots!Read More
Caroline and Phil met in Spain and fell in love at first sight! Phil was teaching music at an international school and had been living there for 6 years (he is from Liverpool, in the UK originally). Caroline was holidaying with a group of friends from Dublin and it was their last night on the island. It was love at first sight!:) Considering these two love travel and adventures it was an easy decision to bring the closest friends and family to NYC and have a ceremony in Central Park. Caroline and Phil made sure the day went smooth and FUN by hiring a whole squad of pedicabs and we ended up stopping by some of the iconic Central Park locations for photos after their ceremony in Ladies Pavillon. This was officially one of my most unique rides on a wedding day:)
Wishing these two more adventures exploring the world together and I really hope to return back to Dublin for a little visit and a glass of beer!Read More
Forget everything you know about weddings and look at Emily’s dress haha! Emily and Jared did it right and they had so many beautiful custom touches:) When I first arrived at The Darien Community Association I knew Emily and Jared made the perfect choice for their super laid back intimate celebration. This place has so many hidden rooms and secret gardens for friends and family to hang out at! Most importantly we did all of their pre-ceremony photos around the property so these two didn’t have to travel far. I think what I loved most about Emily and Jared’s wedding celebration is how personal everything felt!Read More
So excited to share this gorgeous wedding recently featured on Over The Moon blog!
If you know me you know that sometimes I like to escape the city and admire the beauty of the natural world! Sometimes I get really lucky and my couples lead me to some of the most magical spots outside of NYC. This time around I discovered my new Catskills favorite - Handsome Hollow.
But enough about the location, because what truly made the day so special was Jessica and Steve and their guests, of course! From the moment I met these two I was in love with their love! Seriously, they care so deeply about each other and it shows in everything they do together.Read More
From the moment I met Lisa and Andrew I could see these two have the most incredible loving supportive relationship. We met up in Fort Greene for their engagement photos which turned out so intimate and joyful (engagement blog) and seeing them again together during their first look on the wedding day was so special. Lisa and Andrew cannot help but glow in the presence of each other:)
I am going to leave these word here written by the couple about each other because they are the sweetest:
Lisa - “Andrew is always striving to do better, and to be a continually better version of himself. He is self aware, thoughtful, and compassionate in all areas of his life. His constant striving to be better makes him a hard worker, a great friend, and most of all, a dedicated partner. It is inspiring to be with someone who is continually pushing themselves to keep moving, and to never standstill. He also admittedly loves cats, and never complains about my obsession with corgis”
Andrew - “Kindness, dedication, love, true caring in all relationships only begin to describe what an amazing person Lisa is. She kindles livelong friendships that bear the test of time and distance. She is funny, sarcastic, and even laughs at my goofy humor. Her strength permeates everything that she does, which is evident in our relationship--she is the only reason we have made it this far and the person I am today. She puts others ahead of herself, devoting her time, emotion, and focus for them and their lives. Her devotion knows no bounds! This has made our relationship a true partnership; it guides our future and supports us in the difficult moments. Our families have been through a lot over these past few years, yet Lisa is right by my side giving her love and support. It was her alluring presence that entranced me the first time we met, with her beautiful eyes and striking look, yet her love and strength are her defining characteristics.”
Lisa and Andrew picked Brooklyn Winery for their winter celebration and although it was one of these cold NYC winters we were able to take a stroll down the block from their venue for a couple of photos outside!Read More
Two Germans decided to move to NYC and get married:) Shot by YunikaRead More
Karina and Alex - lovers of architecture - picked Pioneer Works to host their celebration and I am obsessed with how it turned out! If you want tips or inspiration on how to throw a fun laid back party and make it look like a museum installation complete with hanging flower chandeliers keep scrolling down;)Read More
So thrilled to share this unique peacock inspired Brooklyn wedding of Melissa and Paul! These two met each other while working at the same vet office and naturally they brought their furry friends with them to their wedding. Grover and Tikka - their two adorable dogs - were part of our portrait session before their ceremony at the beautiful Brooklyn Botanic Gardens:) Palm House at BBG was a backdrop to their fun celebration!Read More
Irish love on the blog! So thrilled to share this intimate wedding of Sophie and Tom who met In Ireland and moved to NYC to live together 2 years ago. It's hard to believe but this was January and these two were up for adventures outside around Dumbo for portraits before heading over to my favorite Freeman's Restaurant in Bowery. I am also obsessed with their apartment in Bushwick. Scroll down to see some very photogenic wall art;) These two had the perfect little ceremony followed by the funniest speeches by the family!Read More
Lauren and Nick are so sweet together and have this beautiful connection with each other it's hard to miss. Even though we got lost in Fort Tryon Park while looking for the arches and even though the light was slowly fading away we managed to get the most beautiful sunset photos. Hard to believe you can get such a stunning ceremony backdrop in New York City! Lauren and Nick's celebration was all about family and I feel emotional just remembering how much love everyone showered these two with. Lauren's dad and brothers even had a surprise dance performance which totally rocked!Read More
Shoko and Yuchi wanted a whole tour of some of the most iconic spots in NYC for their post-wedding honeymoon photos and we totally did it:) These two traveled all the way from Japan to catch NYC in all its Fall colorful beauty. We started in Dumbo with the skyline views and found some hidden spots along the way, walked the Brooklyn Bridge and even managed to get some shots without a crowd of people in them:) We ended our session in Central Park! The foliage and the light were absolutely stunning on this perfect November morning in New York City.Read More
Brenna and Henri's love story is one of these meant to be kind of stories. Brenna and Henri met each other in the neighborhood park back when there were kids on a Lower East Side. Brenna then moved to CT to attend middle and high school to later return to NYC to graduate from high school in the city. Brenna started working at a retail store where she met Henri (not realizing they knew each other). They started dating, and realized they knew each other when Henri's parents mentioned knowing Brenna and her family. These two have since been together for over a decade and decided to celebrate their union in a stunning Eolia Mansion at Harkness State Park.
I remember arriving at the park and breathing in the fresh smell of the Long Island Sound. It is, no doubt, one of the most breathtaking settings for a wedding in CT I've ever photographed with lush gardens, vast green fields leading to the water and the mansion itself provided such a great space for both the dinner reception and the party.
From emotional vows during the ceremony to some serious dancefloor swag Brenna and Henri had a celebration to remember!Read More
This is the sweetest love story of Hollie from Scotland and Juanma from Barcelona, Spain who decided to skip the big celebration and make the day all about the two of them:) They both love adventuring together so elopement in New York seemed like a great idea. We met with Reverend Annie Lawrence near Gapstow Bridge in Central Park and found a quite spot with a gorgeous sunny October morning sun illuminating the scene. Juanma shared that he loves Hollie's happy, loving nature and the fact that she loves cuddles:) Hollie told me that Juanma is insightful, smart and down to earth kind of guy who made so many incredible new experiences possible for both of them. We decided take a cab down to Dumbo for some skyline photos after their ceremony because a couple like Juanma and Hollie deserved a proper adventure in the city:)Read More
It's time to share the celebration of this killer duo of lawyers who met at NYU and tied the knot in the magical Prospect Park Picnic House. Katie and Ben were a dream to work with. Ben is from Boston and Katie is from Chicago and they now call Brooklyn their home. They also have two cats named Miso and Poppyseed:)
What I loved the most about Katie and Ben is their ability to stay true to who they are which is kinda tough to do when you plan and wedding and have so many influences and opinions about what your wedding and wedding photos should look like. Katie and Ben cared most about the moments so although I still captured details and portraits it was inspirational to focus on what is most important! Also, Katie and Ben and their friends can tear up the dancefloor:)Read More
Samantha and Jared are finally here to slay my blog with some of the most fun photos from last year:) First of all, here is a little bit about how these two met in their own words:
"We were set up by mutual friends and neither of us were too excited about a blind date. We blew it off for as long as possible until our friends virtually forced us to go. (We are both from Long Island, and both did not want to date anyone else from Long Island. Go figure.) We had a great first date. Jared picked a very stuffy spot on the Upper East Side (because he had just moved back to the city and had no clue where to go) and we drank a couple of $20 Manhattans each before deciding we were more suited for some place a little more casual. The date lasted five hours, and the rest is history. We had an incredible courtship - everything was just so easy. No arguing, no questioning, no game-playing. We hit it off immediately, had so much fun together, and it has been that way ever since. We have more fun with each other than we have with anyone else in the world. We laugh every single day. That's not hyperbole. We literally laugh every single day."
Not surprisingly, they were laughing the whole day:) These two are just full of that contagious energy and were goofing around the whole time as we took portraits! And then, naturally, Jared had an unplanned surprise karaoke performance and these two danced the night away after:)Read More
Jennifer and Lino met 12 years ago in Canada and after adventuring together for a decade they decided to tie the knot in one of their favorite places - NYC. Lino surprised Jennifer with a romantic proposal in San Diego but for the ceremony they wanted the iconic New York skyline. I met the two in one of the coolest AirBnBs in Bushwick and witnessed their emotional first look and then we adventured around Dumbo following their ceremony.Read More
Hard to forget the views of Oceanbleu that opened up to me after driving for 3 hours from Brooklyn. Vast Westhampton Beach with it's sandy fields and grass dancing in the wind. Let me tell you Danielle and Vin got some windy weather but hey it makes for some imperfectly perfect images!;) These two live by the beach on Long Island so naturally having their celebration in a place that reminds them of home and childhood was a no brainer. Taking a stroll on the beach during the sunset was pure magic!
Danielle and Vin met a while back so they had a very close knit circle of friends and everyone seemed to know each other. From their ceremony with epic ocean views to the even more epic dance party later on Danielle and Vin's celebration was a blast!Read More