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Wedding at 26 Bridge in DUMBO

Wedding at 26 Bridge and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Who? : Flo + Chris

What? : Preparations at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, the ceremony at Brooklyn Bridge Park, portraits in DUMBO, and a reception in a renovated metal factory

Where? : 26 Bridge, Brooklyn, New York

When? : June 2018

When I showed up to Flo’s room at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge, I was met with a floor and beds strewn with flower debris.  “We’re making the bouquets…right now.  Corsages, too!” a bridesmaid told me, and it was love at first sight.  From the flower-field of destruction on their hotel room floor to Chris’s lip-lock with a piece of seaweed, the caress of a groomsman’s leg during door games to a ceremony overlooking the best view in all of Brooklyn, Flo and Chris planned a day filled with love, laughter, and great senses of humor.  It was a huge joy to document this day for them,  and the trust that they placed in me was a huge honor.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room

Wedding at the Crystal Tea Room

Who? : Sara + Ben

What? : Preparations in a hotel, first look at Philadelphia’s City Hall, portraits around Philly, ceremony and reception in a historic ballroom.

Where? :  The Crystal Tea Room, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

When? : June 2018

Ben and Sara, along with their fantastic coordinator Jennifer Supper of Kaleidoscope Weddings, planned for their wedding day to be a total rainstorm from start to finish.  Instead of the deluge that we were so worried about, we were treated to a pleasantly cool, dreamy Philly day.  “If only we had a LITTLE crazy rain for just ONE dramatic shot” we all said as we finished the portrait session…only to have a crazy torrential rain pour all over the end of the reception for one final shot.  Talk about perfect weather!  Much like the weather itself, Ben and Sara were cool, calm, and collected – and why wouldn’t they have been?  Their day was seamless, from start to finish!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Wedding at Union Trust in Philadelphia

Wedding at Union Trust in Philadelphia

Who? : Stephanie + Nickolas

What? : Outdoor wedding ceremony, portraits around historic Philadelphia, and a reception inside a renovated bank

Where? :  Hotel Monaco, the Powel House, and Union Trust.

When? : June 2018

Clearly this summer is “photograph lots of weddings in renovated old banks” month!  From Capitale to Cipriani and now over to Philadelphia’s Union Trust, it’s been a gorgeous month of soaring ceilings, expansive spaces, and excellent renovations!  Stephanie and Nickolas had a day that was pure Philadelphia joy from start to finish.  From their preparations in the popular Hotel Monaco to the gorgeous outdoor Greek ceremony at the Powel House, their charming indoor portraits at Powel surrounded by beautiful old architecture to their outdoor portraits around classic Philadelphia landmarks, ending at their reception inside the iconic Union Trust building, the entire day was full of history, sunshine, and sweetness.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Indian Wedding at Tarrytown House Estate

Indian Wedding at Tarrytown House Estate

Who? : Mary + Sarabjeet

What? : Outdoor wedding ceremony, outdoor baraat, indoor cocktail hour and ballroom reception … complete with multiple outfit changes!

Where? :  Tarrytown House Estate

When? : May 2018

It takes a truly special couple to pull off a  day this complicated without a planner!  Mary and Sarabjeet filled the third of their three-day event with so many beautiful touches : the outdoor ceremony in her gorgeous white wedding dress, some outdoor portraits, a sweet midday lunch where they got to hang out with their nearest and dearest, a few outfit changes, a gorgeous baraat led by a white horse, and a wild reception that went well into the early hours of the morning!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Summer Wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street

Summer Wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street

Who? : Abigail + Matt

What? :Synagogue wedding and indoor reception in a converted bank building

Where? : Cipriani 42nd Street

When? : May 2018

So far this summer has been full of converted bank venues and rainy days!  Thankfully the rain held off for this particular event, and I’m so glad it did!  This warm, wonderful couple are as funny as they come.  They got married surrounded by their equally funny families, collegiate improv teams, and some gorgeous summery decor.  From the nonstop laughter in the bridal prep room to the groom’s brother’s toast delivered mostly in rap, the whole day was fun, funny, and bright from start to finish.  This summer wedding at Cipriani 42nd Street was practically perfect in every way!

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Rainy day wedding at Capitale

Wedding at Capitale

Who? : Dani + Jordan

What? : Indoor wedding and reception in a former bank in Manhattan

Where? : Capitale

When? : May 2018

What do you get when you combine a rainy summer day, a converted bank building, a fantastic dance party, and some of the warmest people I’ve ever met?  You get Dani and Jordan’s wedding day.  From the first time I met this dynamic couple I knew their day was going to be full of sweetness and light – and Dani’s infectious laugh.  I’ve always been a fan of the dark, dreamy architecture of Manhattan’s converted bank wedding venues, and this couple used the space to perfection.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

Summer elopement at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Summer elopement at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Who? : Guy + Jamie

What? : Manhattan City Hall ceremony with portraits on the waterfront in Brooklyn

Where? : Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, New York

When? : May 2018

As a wedding photographer, being hired by another wedding photographer is a huge honor.  Guy and Jamie had the perfect New York wedding day : a first look in a pretty park, saying “I do” in the historic City Clerk’s Office, a few quick family pictures on the city street, and then off to Brooklyn for portraits with the views of Manhattan in the distance.  Simple, sweet, and oh so just right!

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

Atlanta Indian Wedding

Multi-day Indian Wedding in Atlanta, Georgia

Who? : Rupali + Jay

What? : Three day, four event weekend.  Pithi, Garba, Christian ceremony and Mehendi dinner, and Indian wedding ceremony and reception.

Where? : Atlanta History Center, Atlantic Botanical Gardens, and the St. Regis Atlanta

When? : May 2018

Where do I even start describing Pali and Jay’s wedding weekend?  From Pali’s emotional pithi ceremony in her parents’ home to the incredible light for their portraits before the garba, the extraordinary background of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, the beautiful speeches, brilliant getting-ready light on their wedding day, absolutely gorgeous ceremony, a baraat on a motorcycle…this really covered all the bases for a perfect wedding!

With over twenty hours of coverage, there were more than a few sneak peeks to share!  Check out this slideshow for the highlights from each day, all ceremonies, and the portraits:

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

Destination Wedding Photographer

Early Spring Wedding at the Bridge Building

Who? : Erin + Dave

What? : Indoor wedding and reception overlooking Nashville

Where? :  The Bridge Building, Nashville, Tennessee

When? : March 2018

I have been a destination wedding photographer for well over a decade and a half now.  It began when I was a wedding photographer in Florida, traveling from Tallahassee to Miami at first to shoot weddings on the beaches in the southern part of the state.  As my work in Miami became more frequent, clients began hiring me to go to the Bahamas and nearby islands to shoot their destination weddings.  As the years rolled by, one destination wedding shoot led to another, then another, then another.

With a busy wedding season here in New York, it’s always nice to take a weekend here and there and travel to a new location for an event.  This incredible couple hired me to go to Nashville for their wedding.  Despite yet another nor’easter  battering New York, everyone was able to make the trip (some earlier than planned, some later!) down to slightly warmer Nashville for the celebration.

After a weekend full of hot chicken, walks around downtown, avoiding the crowds in town for the Eagles concert, navigating crazy soccer-related travel, and bits of rain, I’m back home in New York.  But I’d be lying if I said my heart wasn’t still back down south with Erin, Dave, their remarkable families, and wonderful friends.  It was a warm, welcoming weekend, and it was such an honor to work with such and incredible couple.

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Winter Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Winter Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Who? : Anna + Max

What? : Indoor greenhouse wedding and reception with outdoor portraits

Where? : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York

When? : March 2018

It takes a brave duo to plan a botanic garden wedding in the wintertime – especially with the winter that we’ve been having this year!  Anna and Max crafted a day that was them from start to finish, from getting ready in their own apartment to their deeply personal, meaningful ceremony.  They even braved the wintery cold for a few outdoor portraits before their ceremony!

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Wedding at Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury

Wedding at Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury

Who? : Natalie + Jaclyn

What? : Indoor winter wedding in a cozy, romantic mansion

Where? : Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury, Shrewsbury, New Jersey

When? : February 2018

What.  Amazing.  Women.  Natalie and Jaclyn planned the perfect kind of winter wedding : warm, intimate, charming, personal, sweet, emotional, and full of laughs and happy tears.  From trading places in the getting-ready suite at Shadowbrook to their heartwarming first look on the stairs, this entire day was flawless from start to finish.

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Wedding at the Madison Hotel

Wedding at the Madison Hotel

Who? : Rosalia + Brad

What? : Indoor winter wedding in a hotel greenhouse with a ballroom reception

Where? : The Madison Hotel, Morristown, New Jersey

When? : February 2018

I first met this remarkable groom at his sister’s wedding – and I swear it was only about a year ago.  It just goes to show that time moves in crazy ways, because his sister and her husband now have two children with one more on the way!  This wedding at the Madison Hotel brought together family and friends in one remarkable, snowy, cozy day.

It takes a special couple to brave possible inclement weather and have a winter wedding.  It takes an even more special couple to be willing to brave the sudden torrential downpour of snow for a few night portraits.  There is something so remarkable about starting your wedding ceremony with a bright sky and ending it with a flurry of puffy, sweet snowflakes.  Like this incredible duo, it was simply breathtaking.

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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New Year’s Eve Wedding

New Year’s Eve Wedding in Philadelphia

Who? : Becca + Hal

What? : Nighttime indoor ceremony and ballroom reception at Philadelphia’s The Logan Hotel (formerly the Philadelphia Four Seasons)

Where? : The Logan

When? : December 2017

If you want to throw a killer party for your family and closest friends, what is the best day of the year to ensure that party atmosphere?  New Year’s Eve, of course!  Every time I shoot a New Year’s Eve wedding I always end up documenting one of the best parties of the year.

I have adored Becca since our first communication (set up by her magnificent wedding planner, Gina).  We talked all things theatre, hit it off immediately, and I just knew that was the beginning of an excellent relationship.  After meeting Hal at their Philadelphia engagement session, it was evident that this couple was a spectacular one.

Becca and Hal chose to celebrate their marriage at Philadelphia’s beautiful Logan Hotel.  Despite the weather being in single digits, it was warm and inviting inside.  The ceremony took place under a beautifully illuminated chuppah, and then the party moved into the iconic Logan ballroom for hours of dinner, toasts, and dancing.

Becca and Hal, thank you for having me at one of the wildest parties of 2017!  It’s always an honor to ring in the new year at a wedding, and it’s extra special when clients are as marvelous as you two!

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Cescaphe Philadelphia Wedding

Cescaphe Philadelphia Wedding

Who? : Tommy + Abby

What? : Indoor ceremony and reception with portraits in Washington Square Park

Where? : Cescaphe Philadelphia

When? : December 2017

Winter weddings are always cause for planning, planning, and planning some more.  What if it snows?  What if bad weather makes it difficult for your guests to arrive?  What if it’s too cold to go outside for portraits?  What if?  What if?  Abby and Tommy planned perfectly, and got the best kind of winter wedding : meticulously designed, impeccably executed, and with the most flawless coating of snow on the ground for spectacular outdoor portraits.  It’s always a delight to collaborate with the team at Cescaphe Philadelphia wedding team, and it was so beautiful to see Abby and Tommy’s day come together.  From the deeply personal Amish wedding ceremony to the floral cannon showering the couple during their first dance, the emotion and design of the day were first rate.  It was an honor to witness the love this family has for each other, and an honor to create these images for such spectacular people!

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Brooklyn Winter Elopement

Brooklyn Winter Elopement

Who? : Dhani + Adam

What? : Rooftop ceremony and portraits in the park (and at Etsy!)

Where? : Top of the Rock, Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Etsy Headquarters.

When? : December 2017

Dhani and Adam planned their day just right.  After an intimate, wind-swept (quite literally, as my cameras were practically carried off of the peak of Top of the Rock!) rooftop ceremony, it was off to Brooklyn for an afternoon of amazing portraits.  Dhani and Adam were married with their daughter at their side, surrounded by loved ones.  What more can you ask for?  Perhaps the most perfect pink wedding dress and leather motorcycle jacket?  Perhaps a trip to the top of Etsy HQ in Dumbo for some rooftop portraits?  Perhaps a sunset on the Brooklyn Bridge?  A vintage taxi?  A gloriously beautiful couple so deeply in love?  Dhani and Adam’s wedding day was all that and so, so much more.  I was so honored to spend the day with this miraculous couple, and so grateful to how willingly they braved the chilly Brooklyn winter day for their images!

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Wedding at Angel Orensanz

Wedding at Angel Orensanz

Who? : Radhika + Alex

What? : Indoor ceremony and reception with portraits outdoors

Where? : Angel Orensanz, Manhattan, New York

When? : October 2017

Angel Orensanz is one of the most unique wedding venues in all of Manhattan.  I’m a huge fan of the quirky decor, fascinating lighting, creative vibe, and perfect location.  This particular wedding was a great joy because I got to find a great new location for engagement pictures, work with a coordinator I adore, work with incredible people who are deeply in love, visit Central Park for wedding day portraits, and document one of the happiest dance parties I’ve ever seen.

Radhika and Alex, THANK YOU.  Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your beautiful day, for staying calm and happy even in the face of a broken down limo, and for opening up your hearts to me.  It was an honor to be your wedding photographer.

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Summer Wedding at the West Hills Country Club

Summer Wedding at the West Hills Country Club

Who? : Ashley + Paul

What? : Outdoor garden ceremony and indoor/outdoor tented reception at a golf and country club

Where? : West Hills Country Club, Middletown, New York

When? : September 2017

Nestled sweetly by the Wallkill River, this summer wedding at the West Hills Country Club was everything a country club wedding should be.  A bride getting ready in her childhood home?  Check.  A first look in the brilliant late summer sunshine?  Check. Time spend leisurely walking the green grounds for wedding day portraits?  Check.  An outdoor ceremony surrounded by flowers?  Check.  All the awesomeness of a tented reception and the open air of the outdoors at the same reception?  Check and double check.

Here are just a few of my favorite images of the day:

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Wedding at Current Chelsea Piers

Wedding at Current Chelsea Piers

Who? : Janine + Robert

What? : Indoor church ceremony, outdoor winter portraits, and indoor modern ballroom reception

Where? : Current Chelsea Piers, Manhattan, New York

When? : November 2017

I am often asked by clients “What can I do to get the best wedding pictures possible?”  My answer might sound flippant, but it’s honest and true : “Be happy.”  That’s it – just be happy.  Happiness radiated off of Janine and Robert all day at their wedding at Current Chelsea Piers, from Janine getting ready at the magnificent Gramercy Park Hotel, to their gorgeous church ceremony, through to their joy-filled reception at Current.

Probably the most noticeable example of be happy happened during the portraits.  It was freezing – and not just kind of cold.  It was the first truly bone-numbing day of the 2017 winter season, with temperatures plummeting to an abrupt 26 that felt like 18.  Janine and Robert braved the outside for spectacular sunset pictures and gorgeous images on the cobblestone streets of the Meatpacking District.  They were happy.  And this wedding at Current Chelsea Piers was spectacular.

Here are just a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Wedding at the Hotel Du Village

Wedding at the Hotel Du Village

Who? : Names withheld by client request

What? : Outdoor ceremony and portraits, indoor wedding reception

Where? : Hotel Du Village, New Hope, Pennsylvania.

When? : September 2017

I had never worked at the gorgeous Hotel Du Village before this gorgeous wedding day.  I quickly came to learn that a wedding at the Hotel Du Village was right up my alley.  There were multiple orgeous interior locations where I could work with quirky, charmingly directional light.  There were beautiful outdoor locations for portraits of the couple together.  There were beautiful backgrounds and brilliant light for the family photographs.  There was a great outdoor location for a ceremony, and an equally great location for the indoor reception.  To cap it all off, there was a brilliant, beautiful, phenomenal couple to work with.  What more could any wedding photographer ask for?

THANK YOU both for trusting me with your day.  It was an honor and a pleasure to meet you and work with you.

Here are just a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Outdoor Wedding at Oheka Castle

Outdoor Wedding at Oheka Castle

Who? : Kaitlyn + Thomas

What? : Outdoor ceremony and portraits, indoor wedding reception

Where? : Oheka Castle, Huntington, New York

When? : September 2017

I have talked long and often about my deep love for Oheka Castle.  An outdoor wedding at Oheka Castle is something really spectacular to behold.  The sun sets in just the right location over the long lawn, casting a gold halo around the faces of the couple as they say their vows.  If you time your day just right, you can catch the last glimpses of daylight as your ceremony ends.  It’s a beautiful location to have an outdoor wedding – there truly is nothing like it!

Here are just a few of my favorite images from the day:

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