I had such a blast with Alexis and Nate for their engagement session! Nate used to live local to the park and they had a lot of their dates there, so it was a perfect spot for this. We wandered around the park, enjoying the sunset and the gorgeous weather. We even went out on the pier! Afterwards we strolled around, looking for some cool street art (Greenpoint has tons)! We stopped for a quick beer and continued on our adventures, wrapping up in front of some awesome graffitied walls. What was even more wild was right after we finished, they officially began their move to Texas! Congrats to you both Alexis and Nate!
When John reached out saying he wanted to propose to Samantha at the Baccarat Hotel, I got so excited! The Baccarat is an absolutely gorgeous luxury hotel and I've actually worked there before for an elopement. We began planning and decided he would propose right in front of their LED light wall. When the day finally arrived, John had told Samantha that they were going to head to a nice dinner. While on their way "out" through the lounge, he stopped right in front of the wall and popped the question! Samantha was in shock and crazy happy all at once, and she said yes! After the proposal, we stopped by a few different spots throughout the hotel for photos. It was an absolutely gorgeous moment and a pleasure working with them. Congrats John and Samantha!
We had so much fun wandering around Dumbo with Ana and Christie for their engagement session! We stopped by a few pieces of great street art, including the rainbow wall! After that, we headed over to Brooklyn Bridge Park for some gorgeous skyline views. We're so excited to capture their special day at Brooklyn Winery in September!
There’s something so special about an intimate wedding with only your closet family and friends. That’s exactly what Rebecca and Matt decided to do! We started off the day at their Upper West Side apartment for getting ready photos. As a mom, Rebecca was already running around when we got there; getting bottles ready for the baby and handling all the wedding preparations - like a pro! After getting into her dress, the family shared a quick champagne cheers and began the walk to Central Park. Matt was already waiting inside Ladies Pavilion and was waiting anxiously to see Rebecca. As the violinist played, they saw each other for the first time in their wedding attire and the ceremony began! They exchanged adorable vows, the rings, and then the kiss!! We then went straight into doing family photos and then led to couples photos by the pavilion as well as Bethesda Terrace. Rebecca and Matt are ridiculously sweet and it was such a pleasure capturing their special day. Congrats!
I absolutely adore when a proposal spot has meaning to it. Tara works in publishing and loves books, so it made total sense for Brian to pick The Mysterious Bookshop! He spent weeks planning all the small details, making sure everything would be perfect. Brian had actually been collecting little momentos from their life together over the years, and displayed each of them with books on a table. In the middle, a sign that reads "Marry Me?" Sooo sweet! Shortly after the proposal we headed over to Rockefeller Park for a few scenic photos, wrapping up a beautiful and special day. Congrats Brian & Tara!
I love getting calls where someone is planning their proposal. The combination of excitement and nervousness really creates something special. When Vik reached out to me, he said that he wasn't sure where he wanted to propose. We started brainstorming and ended up in Central Park. Then we added some extra flair and decided on a picnic scenario! This was totally new to me but I was down for a challenge. He and Krishma were actually coming to NYC because it's her favorite city in the whole world, which made it truly fitting to get proposed to here. The day of the proposal I stopped by a florist, brought a wicker basket/blanket, some wine and glasses and was off! Once the spot was setup, all that was left was to wait for them to show up and make some magic happen. He popped the question and she said yes!! They enjoyed some wine together and then we wandered around Central Park. We wrapped up around The Plaza Hotel as she absolutely adores it, so made it a stop! So excited for this Texas couple and for all their future adventures. Congrats Vik & Krishma!
What makes a road trip all the way from New York to Boston worth it? To be able to work with an amazing and awesome couple like Ilyse & Max!
The trip was quite interesting; It was 75 degrees in NYC when I picked up Michelle in Brooklyn and headed out towards Boston. Once we drove into Connecticut, the temperature started to drop and it also started to rain. As we drove deeper into Connecticut, it started to snow! By the time we got to Boston, it was very windy and pretty freezing!
We met up with Ilyse and Max at Boston Common and instantly had a great connection. They are just SO sweet, romantic, silly and adorable! We walked around Boston Common, Boston Public Garden and through Branch st (where a very angry resident threatened to call the cops on us because she didn't like us photographing around the area, haha).
The session came to an end and it was getting even colder outside by now, especially since the wind had picked up even more. What do we do now to end the evening? We went to Picco, where we all enjoyed ice cream together (it's never too cold for ice cream). Absolutely delicious! It was such a blast working with Ilyse and Max and we can't wait to photograph their wedding this year!
When your couple asks to do photos in the Bowery, you know you're in for a good time. Juztina and Justin both love the urban atmosphere over there, and we do too so we set it up! We started our session at some super awesome graffiti walls filled with all different types of art. We were even able to stop by Freeman's Alley! While wandering around we also discovered an intimate park right in the middle of the Bowery. It was a perfect contrast to the city vibes, and gave us a bit of gorgeous greens :) It started to rain just as we were wrapping up, but that didn't stop the fun! Juztina had been prepared with adorable orange rainboots and yellow/orange umbrellas! All the wandering around we'd done had made us all pretty hungry so we stopped for a slice of cheesy NYC pizza! We had such a blast with these two and we're so hyped for their wedding at Brooklyn Winery this year!
What a gorgeous wedding day at the Olde Mill Inn!
The day began with Matt and Chrysanne getting ready with their closest bridesmaids, groomsmen and family. Chrysanne even had a man-of-honor which we absolutely love, yay for breaking traditions!
Chrysanne’s “something blue” was something absolutely precious - a heart from her grandfathers t-shirt sewn into her wedding dress and her engagement and wedding band was Matt’s grandmothers ring from Ireland. These sentimental touches always feel so special to us, as they really bring the meaning of what a wedding is together. To be with your loved ones on the day that you marry the love of your life.
As they read their vows to each other in front of a gorgeous rose backdrop, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.
Next up was the partay! They had a super sweet first dance with the whole dance floor filling up afterwards. We wrapped up the night with some fresh air outside, and a full moon glowing on us. Congrats to Matt and Chrysanne, it was so awesome working with you guys!
Venue - The Olde Mill Inn | Band - Undisputed Rocks | MUA & Hair Stylist - Pin It Up And Out | Wedding Dress - Demetrios | Bridesmaid Dresses - Azazie | Grooms Attire - Enzo Custom | Wedding Rings - W Kodak Jewelers and Roman Jewelers | Florist - Barbara Bell Design | Invitations - Mimosa Digital | Cake - Palermo's Bakery
When two architects decide to get married, it only makes sense to do the engagement session where they first met, at Pratt Institute! We strolled around the campus, all the while Blaine giving fun facts about different spots through the university. Of course we also stopped by the architecture part of the campus! We ended the session in a local cafe that the two of them used to stop by all the time. It was so much fun working with them and wishing them all the best, congrats Yoko and Blaine!