Kara & Randy - Brooklyn Winery Wedding

We had the absolute pleasure of capturing Kara and Randy’s beautiful day at Brooklyn Winery! The day began with Kara getting ready at their apartment! Surrounded by her close family, there was a calm and relaxed atmosphere as everyone got ready together. Kara couldn’t a grin of her face. Her gorgeous wedding dress had a low-cut V neck, and embroidery seamed at the shoulders giving it a timeless look. The veil was clasped to the back of her shoulders hinting at the design of regal Greek brides.

She also wore a combination of chic traditional and modern accessories. The pearl bracelet on her wrist was a gift from her mother and, her purse belonged to her grandmother Helena. Now, don’t think we’re leaving Randy out – he looked so suave in a tux a vivid shade of cobalt blue. His ice blue tie and charming smile were the only other adornments he needed to make him look amazing.

Clusters of flowers and greenery adorned the ceremony itself; a trail of pale pink rose petals were beautifully scattered along the aisle. Gentle, lilting music from a huge harp drifted from the front of the whole, lifting the atmosphere of the whole wedding. Randy and Kara left no leaf turned to show their hospitality at the event. A lovely and sweet ceremony followed!

Platters upon platters of delicacies were served to the guest as well as an entire section dedicated to a “Brooklyn Boardwalk” themed table at the end of the night On a special note: the Polaroid used for taking the photos was actually vintage!

We had such an amazing time photographing Kara & Randy’s love for each other. A million thanks to them and wishing them all the best!!

Bride’s Getting Ready Venue- Their Home | Grooms Getting Ready Venue- The Williamsburg Hotel | Venue -  Brooklyn Winery | DJ - Melodie Wronski  | MUA - Sisi Nike  | Wedding Dress - Rebecca Schoneveld purchased at Guilded Bridal | Custom Cape - Diana Deane | Groom’s Attire - Indochino | Wedding Rings - Noam Carver and Northeastern Fine Jewelry  | Florist - Stems | Videography - DP Weddings | Cake - Made by Kara’s Mom | Doughnuts - Dough Doughnuts

Tabitha & Joseph - Suffolk Theater Wedding

In the magical ambiance of Suffolk Theater, we watched Tabitha & Joe dance the night away. With a shared deep love of musical theater, there was no better place to celebrate love. We actually photographed their engagement session in two locations, because they had done long distance for so many years and it was representative of everything they went through. Feel free to check out their Washington DC and New Paltz sessions. From Tabitha’s exquisite dress to the super fun reception, read on to find out more about this amazing couple’s special day!

I’ve (Michelle) known Tabitha for a long time – we actually used to work together at Radio City Music Hall! When I saw her in her wedding dress for the first time, I was nearly ready to cry! She looked absolutely stunning. The dress was a beauty in itself: gorgeous floral lace and tulle, with a net and lace wedding train that trailed majestically behind her. Joseph also looked super dapper in a black tux paired with a white shirt and a pale cream tie!

We took some lovely outdoor photos of the couple along with their bridesmaids, friends, and family. Tabitha held a delightful bouquet of white lilies, pale pink roses and lavender. The bouquets were ordered from a very special florist: the place from where Joe bought his first ever bouquet for Tabitha during the first summer of their relationship together. Tabitha’s bridesmaids were dressed in the exact shade of lilac as the flowers in her bouquet.

On to the ceremony! The interior of the church was lovely. The ceremony was officially labeled “unplugged” – which means you can enjoy the moment without having to look to your camera and phone every five minute! It also makes for gorgeous, phone free photos :) We had the photography part of the wedding covered; the guests were free to enjoy. After the vows were spoken and the couple said “I do”, we made our way to the most fun part of every wedding: the reception.

It was clear from first sight that Tabitha and Joseph had put tremendous thought and effort into the finer details of their special day. Take for example this: the gorgeous centerpieces were decorated with poems that Joe had written for Tabitha. Isn’t that sweet? A framed card noted the bride and groom’s signature drinks. The evening progressed with lively music and some amazing performances from the guests. Tabitha and Joe looked lovely during their first dance as husband and wife. Everyone pitched in on the dance floor and the night passed in laughter and fun.

We had such an amazing time working with Tabitha and Joseph. Their wedding was beautiful – we couldn’t possibly be any happier! We wish them a happy married life ahead.

Bride’s Getting Ready Venue- Aunt’s Home | Grooms Getting Ready Venue- Cedar House on Sound Bed and Breakfast | Reception Venue -  Suffolk Theater  | Ceremony Venue -  Our Lady of Ostrabrama  | DJ - FM Entertainment  | MUA & Hair Stylist - Luxe & Co. | Wedding Dress - Justin Alexander  |  Bridesmaid Dresses - David’s Bridal | Groom and Groomsmen Attire - Generation Tux | Officiant - Fr.Dunklee | Wedding Rings - Jared’s | Florist - Flower after Flower | Cake - Sweet Duchess

Alexis & Nate - Transmitter Park Greenpoint Engagement

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!

John & Samantha - Baccarat Hotel Proposal

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!

Ana & Christie - Dumbo Engagement

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!

Rebecca & Matt - Ladies Pavilion Central Park Elopement

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!

Brian & Tara - The Mysterious Bookshop Proposal

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!

Vik & Krishma - Gapstow Bridge Central Park Proposal

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!

Ilyse & Max - Boston Commons Engagement

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!

Juztina & Justin - Bowery Engagement

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!