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Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club Wedding

Who? : Casey + David

What? : Preparations in Bridgehampton at a private home, ceremony on the beach, and reception in a beachside club

Where?  The Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club

When? : September 2018

When you envision a wedding on the beach, you wish for certain things.  A clear, sunny day with brilliant clouds.  A quiet beach.  Amazing food, shared with your family and friends.  A dance party that spills out onto a back deck, the surf crashing in the distance.  Maybe even a bonfire to end the night, if that’s not asking too much?  Casey and David got all of that and so much more for their wedding weekend!  Labor Day weekend in the Hamptons is always special, and this one was no exception.  From the quiet charm of their summer home, to the warmth of their families,  to the fire dancers on the beach in the early hours of the morning, this Bridgehampton wedding was everything a beach wedding should be!

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:

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Wedding at Flowerfield Celebrations

Wedding at Flowerfield Celebration

Who? : Erica + DJ

What? : Outdoor summer wedding ceremony and indoor ballroom reception

Where?: Flowerfield Celebrations

When? : July 2018

This extraordinary couple showed up to their engagement session on a motorcycle, she in leather pants with a wicked smile and hilarious laugh.  I have been entranced by this couple since day one, since that session spent on a bike in DUMBO, all the way to their sunny waterside Hamptons bridal shower.  I knew their wedding day would be wild and wonderful, and I was absolutely right.  From the that’s what she said! jokes flying throughout the bridal suite to the long-into-the-night dance party that was their reception, this couple is joy, joy, joy from start to finish.

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

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Wedding at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club

Wedding at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club

Who? : Kristin + Patrick

What? : Preparations and portraits at a private home, ceremony at the Most Holy Trinity Church, and the reception at a beautiful beachside venue in Bridgehampton.

Where? : Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club

When? : June 2018

When the first email from a client includes the line “I’m literally obsessed with your work showcased on Instagram and would love to work with you!” … well, you know it’s going to be a good time!  I am so grateful to the team at the Bridgehampton Tennis and Surf Club for referring this amazing couple to me.  It was a great joy to spend the day with them, their gorgeous son, and incredible family and friends.  We started the day at their extraordinary rental home, moved to a charming Easthampton church for the ceremony, went back to the rental home (complete with horse barn!) for some portraits, and then headed to the beach for more portraits, a party, and an epic night.

Here are 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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Wedding at Old Westbury Gardens and Pine Hollow Country Club

Wedding at Old Westbury and Pine Hollow

Who? : Eroulia + Michael

What? : Greek wedding at a church, pictures at a historic garden, and reception at a country club

Where? : Wedding at the Church of Holy Resurrection in Glen Head, pictures at Old Westbury Gardens in Westbury, New York, and reception at Pine Hollow Country Club in East Norwich, New York.

When? : May 2017

This incredible day was flawless from start to finish.  From their engagement session to the wedding day itself, Eroulia and Michael were a delight to work with.  We began the day at Eroulia’s parents’ house, moved to the church for their gorgeous Greek wedding ceremony, and then went to the extraordinary Old Westbury Gardens for their wedding day portraits.  After that it was time to go to Pine Hollow Country Club for a few more family portraits and then their cocktail hour and reception.  It was a joyous day full of dancing, love, and phenomenal nods to their Greek heritage.

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Fox Hollow Wedding

Lee and Chris’ Fox Hollow wedding had everything a summer wedding should have.  Beautiful light, warm but not-too-hot weather, an afternoon spent wandering in a garden, a touching outdoor ceremony, and a vibrant ballroom reception.  I am especially grateful to the bride and groom for arranging so much time in Old Westbury Gardens for their portraits.  It was lovely to see how important these images were to them, and I hope these do not disappoint!

Lee and Chris are both so vibrant, so funny, and so very lovely.  They’re gorgeous inside and out.  It was a great pleasure to spend the day with them and their families.  From the first emails we exchanged, to their engagement session along the Brooklyn Promenade, I knew these two were going to be a treat to work with.  Thank you both for choosing me to photograph your wedding.  It was a great pleasure.

Fox Hollow Wedding lodging
The bride started her day out at the Inn at Fox Hollow. Located just adjacent to the Fox Hollow venue itself, this hotel has gorgeous light and really beautiful rooms.
Fox Hollow Wedding Inn
I often mention how I strive to take new, creative images at every wedding I photograph. While I absolutely photographed the rings separately, I wanted to try something interesting with the beautiful light I found. All I needed was a mirror and my beloved Nikon D750, and I had a multiple exposure that I loved!
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The bride scheduled her day so well. There was ample time for images of her getting ready. There was time to go visit the groom and his groomsmen in their hotel room and photograph them as well. It was a great start to the day, with no rushing or hurrying necessary!
Fox Hollow Wedding pictures
Lee’s shoes were so delicate. I loved the soft, multi-layered flowers on the toes!
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Remember when I said that the light in the Fox Hollow Inn is gorgeous? Yup, still gorgeous.
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The mother of the bride was on hand to help her daughter into her Maggie Sottero gown. I love the getting ready part of the day, it’s one of my favorite times during a wedding.
Fox Hollow Wedding Photography
The first time I met Lee in person, I was struck by her grace. She has such an elegance about her. She moves like a dancer. Even her hands are graceful!
Fox Hollow Wedding Pics
I love the final moments before a bride is completely dressed. The anticipation is just so marvelous. Whether she’s getting ready to see the groom for the first time, or heading out to her ceremony, something in the air changes. It’s really marvelous to behold.
Old Westbury Gardens wedding photography
The bride and groom arranged for their portrait session to take place at Old Westbury Gardens. It’s a fantastic space. They make sure that not too many brides and grooms are there at once, which makes for a very private portrait session. I recommend it highly for any Woodbury-area weddings!
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We had an uninterrupted hour to ourselves at Old Westbury Gardens, and it was wonderful. The heat rose briefly, before falling again. The bride and groom were total troupers in the heat!
Old Westbury Gardens wedding photos
Our guide at Old Westbury Gardens even took us to an out-of-the-way location that was simply stunning. She saw what I had been doing with the light during the first part of the portrait session and mentioned that I’d “probably just love!” this area. She was right. I did!
wedding photo session at Old Westbury Gardens
The architecture at Old Westbury Gardens is really spectacular. The grounds are meticulously maintained, and everywhere you turn there is a great photo opportunity.
Old Westbury Gardens wedding
This image exemplifies everything that I love about wedding photography. There is dramatic light. There are gorgeous, deep shadows. There is a beautiful environment. Most of all, there is a natural connection between the bride and groom. You can pose the prettiest pictures in the most dramatic of locations, but if there is no real moment between the couple, there is no real picture. Lee and Chris are tremendous together. I cannot be more thankful to them for granting me this moment. You guys are amazing.
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When the heat broke and the sun started to drop low in the sky, the clouds turned amber. It was really wonderful to witness.
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Whenever I have time with the bride and groom together, I always try to create a few images of the bride alone. Sometimes it’s tough to do because of time constraints. but there was ample time on this day to create some beautiful portraits of Lee alone.
Fox Hollow wedding ceremony
After the portrait session at Old Westbury Gardens, it was back to Fox Hollow for the wedding ceremony.
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I always love trying to find a new angle during ceremonies. It’s not always possible, especially if you’re in a church, but I was able to quietly walk the perimeter of the ceremony itself. If I’m going to be behind the actual ceremony location, I always want to find somewhere unobtrusive. I don’t ever want to be a distraction to the guests!
Fox Hollow wedding venue
I love the flowers in the arbor here! Lee and Chris made excellent decor choices, even during the ceremony.
Fox Hollow wedding ballroom
Lee and Chris’ first dance was sweet, heartfelt, and really charming!
Fox Hollow wedding decor
I love being able to see the reactions of the guests in the background. This is always such an emotional time in the day!
Fox Hollow wedding reception
After the formalities, it was time for a party!

 

Lee and Chris, thank you for having me document your day!  I hope your time in Long Island was wonderful, and that you were welcomed back to Jacksonville with beautiful weather!

Wedding at Oheka Castle

Guzey and Ali’s event was not my first wedding at Oheka Castle.  I shot there for the first time in the summer, and the next wedding I shot there was also on a hot summer day.  While Oheka is flawless in warm weather, it’s absolutely magical in the snow.  The air was crisp and the light was brilliant.  Add to that an amazing, deeply in love couple who was willing to brave the single-digit weather for some outdoor portraits, and you’ve got the perfect wedding to begin the 2015 wedding season!

Wedding at Oheka Castle
I started the day with the bride and groom’s wedding rings. The beautiful swoop of white in the background is the delicate arch of Guzey’s pristine Christian Louboutin wedding heels.
Wedding at Oheka Castle pictures
The bride’s Reem Acra dress was flawless. It almost makes me want to get married again, just to wear THIS dress.
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The bride was surrounded by the women she loved the most while she got ready. The Oheka Castle bridal suite is phenomenal, and gets the most exquisite light.
Wedding at Oheka Castle pictures
The bride’s getting-ready robe was really beautiful. I loved the vintage lace trim.
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It seems like I see the same wedding shoes week in and week out, but these Christian Louboutin heels really made me sit up and take notice. They were so architecturally crisp and sleek. I’d want some for myself, except for the fact that there is NO WAY I could ever walk in them!
Wedding at Oheka Castle pics
I’ve mentioned several times on this blog how much I adore the bridal suite at Oheka Castle. They have an actual stage for the bride to get ready on, right by beautiful windows. What more could I ask for?
Wedding at Oheka Castle bridal suite
Sally Perez and Sally Duvall did a wonderful job with Guzey’s sweet, simple wedding day look. I love that she left her hair down, and I LOVE that Reem Acra dress!
Oheka Castle bridal suite
The bride and groom exchanged gifts before the ceremony. I love her reaction to his letter!
Bride at Oheka Castle
Guzey is bright and beautiful, kind, and so so sweet. She has one of the most beautiful faces I’ve ever seen, and it was a joy to photograph her!
Gift to groom on the wedding day
Guzey gave Ali a watch for a wedding gift. I think he liked it!
Oheka Castle wedding cost
I love the portrait time for any wedding at Oheka Castle. There is such gorgeous light everywhere, so many beautiful places to shoot, and it’s amazing whether you’re indoors or outdoors.
Ring bearer tie
I strive to make a picture at every wedding I shoot that I’ve never made before. I get overwhelmed by emotion, and the interaction of friends and family members. This image of Guzey with her sweet ring bearer is a picture that I’ll remember for a long time. The light! The moment! Everything came together perfectly, and it was an honor to document it.
Winter wedding at Oheka Castle
Pretty sure it was about six degrees outside when we took this picture. I was on the balcony of the bridal suite, and I was communicating with the bride and groom by texting my assistant, who was in the library. Whatever it takes!
Oheka Castle wedding portraits
I can’t believe how cold it was outside. I also cannot believe how brave Guzey and Ali were! I never want a client to be uncomfortable, and I kept telling them that we could shoot indoors if they didn’t want to be out in the winter chill. They were total troupers, and for that I thank them!
Okeka Castle wedding location
What really makes a wedding photographer skilled is his or her ability to make beautiful pictures anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. I love shooting indoors, and Oheka Castle makes it really easy!
Oheka Castle wedding portrait
There are so many opportunities at Oheka to create different, dynamic portraits.
Oheka Castle wedding library
One of the lovely things about Oheka is the light, both indoors and outdoors. As the sun dips lower in the sky, the light spills over the gorgeous wooden floors and is simply luminous.
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I love this quiet image of the bride alone before the ceremony.
Oheka Castle wedding pic
…and here is the same moment, a few seconds later, from another angle. See? Gorgeous light!
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The bride’s bouquet was so gorgeous, and it perfectly suited her dress and the rest of the decor.
Wedding ring engraving
I try to always check the bride and groom’s wedding bands to see if there are any engravings! Engraving in wedding rings is such a wonderfully personal part of the details.
Oheka Castle wedding ceremony
The light was perfect at the start of the wedding ceremony. I love how it perfectly illuminates the face of the bride’s father.
Ceremony at an Oheka Castle wedding
This gorgeous room was kept simple, which really drew your eye directly to the bride, groom, and their emotional wedding ceremony.
Oheka Castle wedding recessional
The recessional at the end of a wedding ceremony is one of my favorite times of the wedding day. This is the first time the bride and groom are seeing many of their guests, and the facial expressions are always great!
Oheka Castle wedding ballroom
I love the Oheka Castle wedding ballroom. I especially love that the sunset is so beautiful and purple through the windows!
Oheka Castle wedding introduction
Ali was such a wonderfully expressive groom!
Oheka Castle wedding first dance
I love shooting into the crowd during the first dance. You can see the guests’ reactions behind the bride and groom, and I think that makes the images even more personal.
Oheka Castle wedding first dance
I love that you can see the groom’s father and sister in the background. They are so dear to him, and such an important part of the day.
Oheka Castle wedding party
The DJ was great, and kept the crowd on the dance floor all night. Especially this woman!
Reception at an Oheka Castle wedding
Shortly after taking an alumni photograph with the Columbia banner, it was used for a quick game of limbo!
Oheka Castle wedding cake
The cake was taller than the bride and groom!
Oheka Castle wedding cakes
Again, I just love shooting into the crowds whenever possible to capture the reactions of the guests in the background.
Oheka Castle wedding parent dance
A candle burned all night as a tribute to Ali’s late mother. Instead of a mother/son dance, he shared a touching dance with his father.

 

Guzey and Ali, it has been a joy getting to know you both.  From our first meeting in my living room, to your engagement session in Central Park, I knew your wedding day was going to be warm and wonderful – and it was.  It so was.  Thank you for entrusting me with your memories!

Oheka Castle Wedding

When my mind turns to an Oheka Castle Wedding, I never used to think of Taylor Swift.  Oheka calls to mind television and the movies, having been featured in Citizen Kane, Gossip Girl, and Royal Pains.  But Taylor Swift?  Not until recently, when she took over the Huntington, New York wedding venue to film the video for Blank Space.  It was completely surreal to watch the video, seeing places like the Grand Staircase, West Gate Drive, Formal Gardens, and Grand Ballroom, places I’d photographed weddings at for several years now.  I was most recently at Oheka for Shella and Jamil’s completely flawless summer wedding.  Gold glitter was everywhere, the Formal Gardens were awash with summer sunshine, and a Haitian band played well into the night.  I can see why Taylor Swift was drawn to Oheka.  There is something so magical about a castle that appears out of nowhere (if you’ve ever driven up to Oheka, you know what I mean!)  It was no wonder that Shella and Jamil chose it as their wedding location, as it really is that charming.

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I started the day with Shella’s beautiful details. Her attention to the tiniest element of the day was really unparalleled. Is her engagement ring not incredible? And how about that wedding band?
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See what I mean about gold glitter EVERYWHERE? The team from Coordinated to Perfection did an extraordinary job creating and executing the day.
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The Green Room and Shameika Bowman were on hand to create Shella’s wedding day look. Her dress was so outrageously fantastic, her hair and makeup had to match – and match they did!
Oheka Castle Bridal Getting Ready Room
The bridal suite at Oheka Castle is one of my favorite rooms in the entire venue. I love the drapery framing the french doors. I also love that the light is perfect in there, no matter what time of day you’re getting ready.
Mother of the Bride in Pillbox Hat
The bride’s mother was so elegant. I adore her pillbox hat and veil. She was the picture of class and grace all day long.
Alexander McQueen Wedding Shoes
The bride’s Alexander McQueen shoes were completely flawless. McQueen is one of my biggest inspirations, and I always love to see elements of the edgy-yet-classy McQueen style incorporated into a wedding day.
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An Oheka Castle wedding would not be complete without some portraits out and about on their iconic grounds. West Gate Drive leads right up to the main courtyard through these gorgeous arches.
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The Formal Gardens overlook the sprawling Oheka Castle. Rumor has it that Oheka was one of Baz Luhrmann’s inspirations for Jay Gatsby’s opulent Long Island mansion in his 2013 Great Gatsby remake.
Long Island Wedding Bride
Shella stopped for a quick touch-up between portraits, then we were back out to the Formal Gardens for more portraits.
Bridal portraits at an Oheka Castle wedding
When the sun sets over an Oheka Castle wedding, everything is perfectly lit. The light skims across the Formal Gardens, deepens the shadows in the library, and illuminates the whole property with a really indescribable gold glow.
Custom gold wedding scrolls
The programs were written on black parchment and rolled into these opulent gold scrolls. Beautiful, right?
Outdoor Oheka Castle wedding
Shella’s dad was so sweet. I love this image of him just after walking his daughter down the aisle.
Oheka Castle wedding ceremony decor
One of the lovely things about an outdoor ceremony is not being limited to where I can stand during the event. I love this vantage point of Shella and Jamil’s ceremony from down in the Formal Gardens.
Sunset at Oheka Castle
Shella requested pictures of herself and Jamil back in the bridal suite. Remember how I mentioned loving the way the sun sets over Oheka? This image is a great example of that. The light pours into the room, turning everything to gold.
Bride and groom at Oheka Castle wedding
Before the sun was completely gone, we were able to go back out to West Gate drive for a few more portraits of the bride and groom together.
Oheka Castle wedding pictures
One of the things that I think that I do well as a wedding photographer is find light in unique places. Where is this at Oheka? I’ll never tell. But isn’t it beautiful?
Pnina Tornai bodysuit
The bride paired a Pnina Tornai dress from Kleinfeld with a Pnina bodysuit. I’d never seen a bodysuit under a strapless dress before, and I really liked the unique look.
Oheka Castle wedding photos
The chandelier in the entryway is just one of the many beautiful details at Oheka. It’s such a stunning portrait location.
Pictures from Oheka Castle wedding
The sun sets so quickly in the winter. In the summertime, the sun seems to take hours to crawl towards the horizon. It gives us more time for portraits outdoors!
Oheka Castle wedding pics
Shella is so beautiful. Despite the hectic schedule of the day, she stayed calm and smiling. She and Jamil are really lovely together, kind to each other, and so very smartly funny.
Taylor Swift on horse Blank Space video location
We worked with every single bit of the fading light for these portraits. This is back out on West Gate drive, the road that leads up to Oheka.
Oheka Castle wedding reception room
After some portraits with the bride, groom, and their families, we moved inside to the Grand Ballroom for the reception.
Oheka Castle wedding reception pictures
I love the dramatic spotlight on Shella and Jamil for their first dance.
Oheka Castle wedding reception photographs
After a quick dress change, it was back into the reception for a second grand introduction.
Oheka Castle wedding reception
Shella has the greatest laugh, and she laughed all day long.
Oheka Castle wedding party
Since there was gold glitter in all of the decor, it only makes sense that the cake was pure gold as well!
Oheka Castle wedding fireworks
The night ended with an incredible display of fireworks.

Shella and Jamil, thank you so much for having me as a part of your day.  From your engagement session in my studio to the wedding, and then the post-wedding session, I’ve enjoyed getting to know you both.  Shella, thank you for bringing your wild and fantastic style to every part of your days. I hope you love these images as much as I loved creating them for you!

Bedell Cellars Wedding

I had never been to Bedell Cellars before Erin and Lee’s summer wedding.  Tucked quietly away in the North Fork of Long Island, Bedell feels like a combination of your childhood backyard mixed with the best of Napa Valley.  The quiet beautify of the property paired with with the decidedly un-summer-like weather set the stage for a gorgeous sunset and beautiful evening.  I first met Erin through Sari and Matthew.  The second you meet Sari, you love her – and the same is true for Erin.  They share the same innate sweetness, the same open laughter, and the same fantastic love for their amazing dogs.  Erin is so deeply funny, so extraordinarily elegant, and such a tremendous human being.  It was a great honor to document her wedding to the equally sweet and lovely Lee!

Jedediah Hawkins Inn Wedding
We started the day at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn. This North Fork boutique inn featured the craziest getting ready room I’ve ever shot in. From the bizarrely sloping ceilings to the exposed brick walls, everything about the space was quirkily perfect.
Wedding at the Jedediah Hawkins Inn
This is, quite possibly, one of my favorite images of the year. Despite swearing that she’s “not graceful”, Erin kept proving otherwise.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn Wedding Photo
Erin’s beautiful Jimmy Choo bridal shoes were the perfect background for an image of her radiant engagement ring.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn Wedding Pic
Not one pair of shoes but two? My kind of girl.
Milexy Torres
Milexy Torres and Kim Daly were responsible for Erin’s hair and makeup look.
Jedediah Hawkins Inn
I love how the subtle detailing on Erin’s mom’s dress mirrored the detailing on the bride’s gown.
Bedell Cellars Wedding
From the Jedediah Hawkins Inn it was a quick ride over to Bedell Cellars, where I was able to photograph Erin in the gorgeous vineyard.
Wedding at Jedediah Hawkins
(but not before just ONE MORE shot of her in the Jedediah Hawkins bridal suite!)
Bedell Cellars Wedding Photography
I love the moment when Erin saw Lee for the first time before their ceremony.
Bride at Bedell Cellars
“Beware of the deer ticks!” This important bit of advice was imparted on us by the staff at Bedell. I hadn’t even thought of deer ticks before that moment….but suddenly it was all I could think of. Luckily no actual deer ticks were involved in the making of this bridal portrait.
Bedell Cellars Wedding Pictures
I always check the inside of the wedding bands when I photograph them. Lee’s band had their wedding date engraved inside.
Ryan and Heidi Studios
It was wonderful to work with the delightful Ryan and Heidi Studios for this wedding. It’s always great when you get to collaborate with a talented video team!
Wedding Ceremony at Bedell Cellars
Bedell was the perfect setting for this outdoor ceremony. I still can’t believe the weather was THAT PERFECT in the middle of August. It didn’t even hit eighty degrees all day. As one whose favorite season is the dead of winter, I appreciated the unseasonably awesome breeze!
Wedding at Bedell Cellars
After the ceremony on the Bedell Cellars lawn, it was back to the vineyard for another deer-tick-free set of portraits.
Wedding Pictures at Bedell Cellars
I love how sweet, fun, and funny Erin and Lee are together.
Bride at Bedell Cellars
Don’t you LOVE these bridesmaid dresses? They were so dramatic and chic, yet perfect for the outdoor setting.
Wedding Reception at Bedell Cellars
The first dance took place under a perfect Sperry Tent. I absolutely love the rustic chic look of these wedding tents.
Catering by a Small Affair
The catering for the reception was provided by Catering by a Small Affair. The toasts were provided by the family. I always love hearing the words that the bride and groom’s family and friends have prepared for the couple.
Reception at Bedell Cellars
I love that you can see the wedding guests applauding in the background!
Wedding Party at Bedell Cellars
After a cool, calm day it was a nice treat to see such a spectacularly dramatic sunset breaking right over the Bedell Cellars vineyard.
Bedell Cellars Wedding Reception
Lee and Erin, thank you so much for having us as a part of your day. It was so lovely to spend the day with you both!

Oheka Castle Wedding

More images will be coming soon from Shella and Jamil’s perfectly fashion-forward wedding at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York!

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Oheka Castle Wedding : Aarti + Sarin

Aarti and Sarin’s Oheka Castle wedding was, quite simply, a photographer’s dream. From the completely perfect lighting of the Oheka getting ready suite to the impeccable, flawlessly-on-schedule coordination from Lindsay Landman, to the just-right backlight on both the Baraat and the wedding ceremony, everywhere you looked there was a fantastic photographic opportunity. When you add to that the extraordinary warmth of both Aarti and Sarin’s families and the exuberance of their friends it all added up to yet another perfect Oheka event. 

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We started the day in the Oheka Castle bridal suite. Perfect size, interesting interior design, and tiny pockets of perfect light abound
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The luminous color of the bride’s dress and jewelry details were a delight to photograph.
Oheka Castle Wedding Photography
The bride and groom had tiny Bhagavad- Gita books as favors for their guests. I thought using one as a backdrop for a portrait of Aarti’s ring would be appropriate and beautiful.
Oheka Wedding Photographer
Most photographers who shoot in the Oheka Castle bridal suite default to the same locations for the getting-ready images. I moved throughout the suite, looking for new and different ways to approach the scene.
Indian Bride at Oheka
Aarti was so sweetly graceful, so beautiful, and so easy to photograph.
Wedding Portrait at Oheka
The getting-ready process was a lengthy one, giving me ample time to concentrate on each special detail.
Oheka Wedding Pictures
Lindsay Landman kept the day running perfectly on schedule, timing everything so impeccably that nothing was rushed or hurried.
Oheka Wedding Picture
I love the light in this dramatic black and white portrait of the bride preparing for her wedding ceremony.
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The mother of the bride was on hand to help her daughter get ready and attend to each detail.
Bride at Oheka Castle
We had time for a few additional portraits in the Oheka bridal suite before heading outside to begin the baraat!
Wedding Photography at Oheka Castle
The preparations for the baraat were nothing short of glorious. Lindsay Landman did a fantastic job with the floral design.
Wedding Photography at Oheka
Ponies Will Travel provided the horse for the baraat….and what a horse!
Wedding Photographer at Oheka Castle
The singing and chanting that led the groom towards the bride was so loud it could be heard down the entire Oheka Castle driveway!
Wedding Photographer at Oheka
Since the baraat begins the ceremony, emotions were running high for everyone involved.
Wedding Photographers at Oheka Castle
The groom processed on the horse up the Oheka driveway, his young nephew riding in the saddle with him.
Wedding Photographers at Oheka
The groom was greeted warmly by the bride’s family just outside the front doors of the castle.
Wedding Photos at Oheka Castle
The baraat procession ended at the entryway to Oheka, proceeded through the front doors, and through the castle to the ceremony location.

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Aarti and Sarin, thank you so much for trusting me with your day and your memories. Lindsay Landman, thank you for taking the day into your flawless control and making every single moment nothing but effortlessly smooth sailing. Alex Villegas, thank you and your team at Unique Visions for again illustrating what a wonderful team photographers and cinematographers can make when you share the same shooting methodology!  

 

MENDHI : WOODLANDS AT WOODBURY
CEREMONY AND RECEPTION : OHEKA CASTLE
EVENT, COORDINATION, AND FLORAL DESIGN : LINDSAY LANDMAN EVENTS
ENTERTAINMENT : HANK LANE
CINEMATOGRAPHY : UNIQUE VISIONS
STATIONARY AND INVITATIONS : LINDSAY LANDMAN EVENTS
HORSE AND CARRIAGE : PONIES WILL TRAVEL
EVENT LIGHTING : AION ENTERTAINMENT
TABLETOP AND LINEN RENTALS : PARTY RENTAL LTD
SPECIALTY RENTALS : LUXE EVENT RENTALS