Lauren + Fernando

Posted January 20, 2016 | Category: Weddings

When I met them last summer, I knew they were cool. After their two part engagement session, I liked them even more, but nothing prepared me for how awesome their wedding would be. Lauren + Fernando were married in November at the Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ. I’m not sure if they made it official, but I saw the theme of the day as red lips/big beard. From their stationary, to marquee lights, to Photo Booth props, and even cookies(!) – those lips and that beard were everywhere. It was fitting and it was amazing. It was a cold day, but these two were troopers, even holding their ceremony outside at night. I was so glad they opted to shoot outside, because the timing was perfect and there was the most beautiful sunset during their portraits, which created the coolest sun flare. Their ceremony was also incredibly unique and romantic, lit by only a few lights, which set a really nice mood. From there it was time to party, and party did they ever! After some touching toasts from friends and family, Lauren + Fernando hit the dance floor and so did their guests.  These people really knew how to cut a rug, and the dance floor was never empty. I had such a fantastic time at their wedding and getting to know Lauren + Fernando this past year – I wish them the best of luck in their marriage!  A special shoutout goes to my second shooter on this wedding, whose work is mixed in with mine below. Thank you Liz for your amazing work! To see more of Liz’s photography work, please her website here.

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2015 Favorites

Posted December 22, 2015 | Category: Life of AMC

2015 was a year filled with inspiration, growth, and change. It was a terrific year. I am so thankful that I got to be part of so many beautiful weddings and engagements and meet such wonderful couples. This year I met a lot of great people who really touched my life. I cannot thank my clients enough for putting their trust in me to photograph their weddings. Below are some of my favorite photos from this past year. As I look back on 2015 I cannot believe how fast the year has gone by and while I feel sad to leave it behind, I am looking forward to a 2016 filled with happy couples, wonderful weddings, and lots of cat pics.

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rebecca + michael

Posted December 3, 2015 | Category: Weddings

I cannot say enough about Rebecca and Michael and their gorgeous wedding in October. They were married at the incredibly unique Metropolitan Building in Long Island City on Halloween. Built in 1909, the building was originally a factory for electrical parts. Today it’s a prop house and event space, and a wonderland with something special around every corner. It’s no wonder magazines like Vogue use it for photo shoots. It was the perfect space to compliment Rebecca and Michael’s elegant, chic style. I first met this couple when I did their engagement photos in Chinatown back in July. Over the past several months learned they are intelligent. empathetic, kind and funny people. Their style is out of this world. For their wedding day, Rebecca wore a reworked prom dress from the 1950s made by Shareen, while Michael wore a custom suit, matching his best man/son’s attire. Her dress was unlike anything I had ever seen, and had very unique gold leather straps that matched the ribbons hanging from her bouquet. Speaking of which, Rebecca’s bouquet and the florals were unbelievably beautiful – designed by Chris at Hessney & Co Event Design.

Before their ceremony we had a lot of fun exploring the space, making some really cool portraits. There was eye candy everywhere. From a hallway of mirrors, to a room full of antique chairs, the venue was a dreamland. Before long, surrounded by their family and friends, Rebecca and Michael were married in a personal, intimate ceremony officiated by the groom’s brother. The love this couple has for each other is so strong, and the support and joy of their loved ones really filled the air. During the cocktail hour an amazing band played, and before long it was time for the reception. The reception was a gorgeous candlelit, flower filled spaced surrounded by bookcases. This was a group that really liked to dance, and their was even a special performance of “Watch Me (whip)” by Michael’s son as his toast. It was probably the best toast I’ve seen at a wedding, and the guests loved it. It was such a privilege to be able to shoot this wedding. Rebecca and Michael are a special couple that had a very special wedding. I am so happy for them and wish them the best marriage ever!

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maria + dan

Posted November 20, 2015 | Category: Weddings

Maria + Dan got married last month at the Lodge at Mountain Spring Lakes in the Poconos on a perfect fall day. Mountain Springs Lake is beautiful venue that was even more beautiful with all fall colors. If you love the outdoors, you would love this venue, especially in October. Maria + Dan  decided to have their first look in the woods. From there, we had a lot of choices about where to do their portraits. Outside the cabin where Dan got ready there was a beautiful lake and dock, so we started there. We made our way to a grove of trees and a wide open field as the sun was starting to set, and then it was time to get married. It was a mild fall day, so the ceremony took place outside overlooking a lake. The light was golden and it was picturesque to say the least. Maria + Dan’s pug Caramel acted as a flower girl, being pulled down the aisle in a wagon by their niece and nephew. After the ceremony we did some quick family photos in front of the barn, but then it was time to party. The reception was decorated with pug details on every table, pug placecards, and a pug cake topper. Their favor was a donation to Curly Tail Pug Rescue, an organization that rescues homeless, sick, and unwanted pugs and rehabilitates those with health problems. I have been very lucky this year getting all these couples who are animal lovers. They always end up being such nice couples. I loved getting to know Maria and Dan and their families. They were such a pleasure to photograph and I wish them the best marriage ever! A special thank you to my second shooter Josh Lynn, whose wonderful work is mixed in with my own below.

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