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.

Welcome, Winnie!

Posted June 20, 2017 | Category: Kids & Families

I was so thrilled when Lauren and Dave asked me to photograph their new baby Winnie. I got to meet her when she was 14 days old. I was blown away by how tiny she was – it’s amazing how quickly you forget! I loved capturing such a special time for this family, because when you are going through it can seem like such a blur. As you can see by the photos, Winnie is just the most beautiful, perfect little baby. This little darling slept through almost our entire session, looking like a little angel. It was a wonderful afternoon and I couldn’t be happier for the new family of three. She one very lucky girl to be surrounded by so much love – I can’t wait to watch her grow. Welcome to the world sweet girl!

Nicole + Dan

Posted May 16, 2017 | Category: Engagements

How cold was it the day we shot this engagement session? Pretty darn cold! But you’d never know it – they handled it with the skill and ease of pro models. I had so much fun with them at South Mountain Reservation in West Orange where they got engaged. When I met with Nicole in the winter, I thought she was SO funny. So I was pretty surprised when I met Dan and discovered that he is also so funny. They must have each other laughing all the time – they certainly had me laughing! I had never been to South Mountain Reservation, but it is a really beautiful park with a large lake and hiking areas. We stayed on the perimeter of the lake, which offered plenty of great spots for photos. Nicole and Dan are both really down to earth and hilarious. I love what I have seen of their relationship so far. They are tying the knot in March, and I am super excited for the big day, especially after spending time with them. Oh, and also because there is talk of having McDonald’s at the wedding.