Jenn + Andy

Posted October 16, 2017 | Category: Weddings

I have so much to say about Jenn and Andy. They make a perfect pair and compliment each other so well. I’ve loved getting to know them this year. They are both very kind and thoughtful people. On a beautiful day in September they got married, and everything about their day was perfect. They opted to do a first look at Lambert’s Castle, where we did their portraits and bridal party photos. It was a terrific backdrop for their photos. Afterwards, we headed over to their venue – the Brownstone. I had never been there before, but I was so impressed with everything there, especially the sprawling cocktail hour. Everything about the venue was very elegant. Their ceremony took place in the conservatory, a beautiful light filled space with glass walls and ceilings, overlooking a garden area outside. They changed the most heartfelt vows and you could just see how happy they were to tie the knot. All of their guests were very happy, too, because they really knew how to party. The dance floor was packed all night. And these guests could dance! I love when the crowd is so lively, it makes for some really fun photos. I did steal Jenn and Andy away for a few minutes to take a nighttime photo outside, but then they got back to it. When I think of this wedding I will remember the beautiful portraits we got and the great food, but most of all I will remember how in love Jenn and Andy were on their wedding day, and how happy everyone around them was too. A special thanks to Grace for second shooting.

 

Welcome, Ella!

Posted September 22, 2017 | Category: Kids & Families

I was so happy when Ella’s parents asked me to photograph her. I was also happy to return to my old stomping grounds in Hoboken for our session when Ella was just 7 days old. I didn’t know it was possible to get baby fever while you already had a baby…until I met sweet baby Ella. This little baby is so pretty and so perfect! It’s amazing how tiny she is and how quickly you forget those little newborn sounds and movements. She has the most beautiful features and her parents are just over the moon in love with her. It’s easy to see why. I loved capturing such a special time for them and how we were able to incorporate a banner from her baby shower . It’s hard to believe that in just a few short months Ella will become a totally different baby, who will without a doubt continue to give her parents a wild, unimaginable amount of joy. Hopefully these photos will remind them of those first days with her in the world. Welcome home, sweet girl!

Theresa + Ben

Posted August 28, 2017 | Category: Weddings

On a warm summer day, Theresa + Ben were married in front of the NYC skyline, at the lovely Maritime Parc.  I’d been looking forward to this wedding since last year, and it did not disappoint. Both Ben and Theresa have great senses of humor, so I knew it would be a fun day. After getting ready and having an emotional first look on the terrace at the venue, we headed to Liberty State Park for portraits. I was so happy we were able to get those quintessential New York skyline portraits. Soon after, their bridal party met us in the park for more photos before we headed back for the ceremony. The ceremony space at Maritime Parc is so pretty, with a view of Manhattan and light pouring in the windows. Their officiant was terrific, and their ceremony was so unique with the perfect mix of humor. Everyone said it was very “them,” and I have to agree. After a delicious cocktail hour, guests headed into the ballroom to hear the amazing Hank Lane Band playing. I loved the way Theresa and Ben had the tables decorated in navy blue with bright flowers, complete with Momofuku cookies. I especially loved their personalized cake topper modeled after them. As the night went on, the skyline lit up the ballroom as everyone hit the dance floor and enjoyed the view. I’m not sure I can think of another ballroom with a better view than that. It was an awesome wedding and I am so happy for Theresa + Ben!

Hirumi + Conor

Posted July 17, 2017 | Category: Weddings

Hirumi + Conor threw one of the most epic weddings I have ever had the privilege of shooting. It was at my favorite venue the Metropolitan Building in Long Island City, and this blog post cannot even begin to show all the unique details and personalization they put into their day. They opted to do a first look and were up for anything I suggested, which included Conor holding a stuffed pheasant and posing in a bathtub. Hirumi walked down the aisle to Arcade Fire and during their vows Conor proclaimed “I love you more than bread. I love you more than Oprah loves bread.” That sort of sums up my feelings about the wedding – I loved it more than bread. Their ceremony featured a circuit break, where everyone had to hold hands and when Conor and Hirumi held hands a lightbulb above their heads lit up. I’m probably not explaining it all that well, but it was pretty awesome. Also awesome, was the all female Mariachi band that played during cocktail hour and the ice cream cart that rolled out during the reception. Oh, and about the reception…each table had the theme of a different tv show or movie that matched the place cards Hirumi made. It was probably the first and last time I will see a gold spray painted gun on a table (Narcos), or a statue of Walter White at table 11. Strung lights decorated the room, along with dozens of old family photos and flowers placed throughout the space. But besides all the cool stuff they had (like BBQ catering), what I liked best about it all was Hirumi and Conor. They are so witty and smart, and such a perfect match for each other. Their love for each other was what truly made the day so special. Just like the lightbulb that hung over them, they light up when they are with each other. I am so happy for them and wish them the best marriage ever. Special shoutout to Karen Obrist – I couldn’t have shot it all without her help.