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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:

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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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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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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Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka’oir Wedding Pictures

Who? : Radric Davis (aka : Gucci Mane) and Keyshia Ka’oir

What? : Indoor ballroom ceremony and indoor ballroom reception in a hotel

Where? : The Four Seasons, Miami, Florida

When? : October 2017

Thank you so much to Radric and Keyshia for commissioning me to document their wedding day.  Expertly coordinated to clockwork precision by Kathy Romero, everything was ice and cool, cool tones from start to finish.  It was a dream to work once again with my dear friends at Ray Roman Films and to capture this wedding for such a lovely, loving couple.

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

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New Jersey Indian Wedding

New Jersey Indian Wedding

Who? : Tulsi + Pritesh

What? : Indoor ballroom ceremony and indoor ballroom reception in a hotel

Where? : The DoubleTree, Somerset, New Jersey

When? : October 2017

It was an absolute honor to travel to this exquisite New Jersey Indian wedding.  Tulsi and Pritesh radiate happiness and joy, and their families are equally warm and delightful.  From getting ready coverage beginning at 7am to a reception that went well into the night, these two were continually surrounded by love and community.

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

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Fall Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Fall Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Who? : Kelsey + Brad

What? : Outdoor garden ceremony and indoor greenhouse reception at a botanic garden in Brooklyn

Where? : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York

When? : September 2017

I’ve talked many times about how much I love the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.  From the revamped bridal suite to the abundant locations for photography, there is a reason that this Brooklyn venue is on my list of recommended places to get married in the city!  It’s always a great joy to work at a place I love with people that I love, and Brad and Kelsey are really great people.  From the views in Kelsey’s hotel room to the unexpected brilliant sunshine during their portraits, this fall wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was joyous from start to finish.

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

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Wedding at the Gramercy Park Hotel

Who? : Private couple, private wedding at the Gramercy Park Hotel

What? : Rooftop wedding and candlelit rooftop reception

Where? : Gramercy Park Hotel in Manhattan, New York

When? : August 2017

Every once in awhile a completely private wedding comes along.  For whatever reason, be it political or personal, the couple does not want their names or faces on the internet.  I can understand and respect that!  This sweetly private couple had great reasons for wanting their images offline, and agreed to allow me to share images where their names and faces weren’t immediately identifiable.  I am so glad they allowed me to share these images from their day, as the Gramercy Park Hotel has never looked lovelier!

The Gramercy Park Hotel has long been a favorite wedding venue of mine.  I love the deep jewel tones of the hotel rooms, and the deliciously understated elegance of the decor.  I love the proximity to the privacy of Gramercy Park (but don’t get excited, you’re not allowed to take wedding day pictures in Gramercy Park** – that’s a NYC rule, not a hotel rule!), and how close the venue is to other picturesque locations for wedding day portraits.

I wish I could publicly thank the amazing clients that I worked with on this wedding at the Gramercy Park Hotel but….privacy.  You two, if you’re reading this, know that documenting your day was a tremendous honor.  I am overjoyed that you’re so thrilled with the images, and I look forward to creating your album soon!

Here are a few detail images from the day:

 

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**About the park permit…no, you cannot shoot wedding day pictures in Gramercy Park.  Lest you think you can just “wing it”, you’ll get thrown out, and I’ll get banned.  I love my clients, but I’m not getting banned from anywhere!  If you think “I can convince them!” just know that they’ve turned down Woody Allen, Robert DeNiro, and Google!

Wedding at Rock Creek Gardens

Wedding at Rock Creek Gardens

Who? : Jocinda + Keith

What? : Outdoor garden ceremony and tented reception

Where? : Rock Creek Gardens in Puyallup, Washington

When? : August 2017

Being hired to photograph the wedding of another wedding photographer is an extraordinarily huge honor.  Jocinda and Keith are both photographers, which made the honor doubly incredible.  I was blown away by the beauty of Rock Creek Gardens, the incredibly sweet way Jocinda and Keith are around each other, and the sheer brilliance of the light in Puyallup.  The air had a dreamy haze because of wildfires in Canada, and everything shimmered in the unseasonably warm temperatures.  Jocinda and Keith planned a day with beautiful details, plenty of time for sweet portraits, a faithful and heartfelt ceremony, and a reception under a crisp white tent.  It was a gorgeous day, made even more beautiful by the two amazing people who were married under that brilliantly hot Washington summer sun.

Here is a slideshow teaser of the day:

And here are just a brief few of my favorite images:
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Summer Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Summer Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Who? : Rita + Andre

What? : Outdoor garden ceremony and indoor greenhouse reception at an botanic garden…in the rain!

Where? : Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, New York

When? : June 2017

This gorgeous venue has such a place in my heart.  Partly it’s because I live within walking distance, partly because it’s just so dreamily, insistently perfect.  I have never seen the rain held off from a wedding ceremony by sheer will and determination, but on this day I did!  The downpours stopped precisely twice : once for the portraits of Rita and Andre together, and once for the brief outdoor ceremony. It was an honor to document the wedding of these two dynamic individuals.  From Rita’s impeccable red lips to Andre’s gorgeous heart, the day was a dream from start to finish.  (There was even a rainbow.  Because of course there was!)

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

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To see some more images from Brooklyn Botanic Gardens weddings, click here, here, and here.

Ocean House, Rhode Island, Wedding

Wedding in Westerly, Rhode Island

Who? : Heather + Bastiaan

What? : Outdoor beach ceremony and indoor ballroom reception at an oceanside resort

Where? : The Ocean House, Westerly, Rhode Island

When? : June 2017

The first time I photographed a wedding at this phenomenal venue, I knew I had to come back.  I am so glad that it was for this remarkable wedding.  Heather and Bastiian are marvelous together, and documenting them joining their two incredible families was a huge honor.  Heather has an incredible daughter, and Bastiaan has wonderful children as well, and combined they make an unbeatably awesome family.   From Heather’s delicate Monique Lhuillier gown to her daughter singing at the reception, the day was sunny, sunny perfection.

To view a sneak peek slideshow from the day, click play below:

And here are a few of my favorite images from the day:

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Wedding in Buffalo, New York

Wedding in Buffalo, New York

Who? : Jackie + Brian

What? : Indoor wedding and reception indoors at a quirky,French Renaissance-style boutique hotel.  Portraits outdoors in downtown Buffalo.

Where? : Hotel @ The Lafayette

When? : June 2017

It’s hard to describe what I felt the first time I heard Jackie laugh.  Her laugh explodes from somewhere deep inside, running up and down a crazed scale, and ends with everyone in close proximity to her laughing along with her.  You can’t help it.  She’s a magnetic, talented, dedicated, ambitious, joyous, kind, brilliant, graceful, glorious bright light and impeccable human being.  The world is lucky to have her in it, and Brian is lucky to have her as a wife and co-dog-parent.  I have been lucky to bond with her over favorite So You Think You Can Dance routines, an odd fondness for unsweetened iced tea, truly terrible memes texted at 3am, and the most active text chain I’ve ever found myself a part of.

Jackie and Brian’s day was perfect from start to finish.  Why?  Because when two freaking fantastic souls genuinely delight in getting super married, how can the day be anything but?

You can view a highlight video from their wedding here, with some teaser images below: