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Ilyse & Max - The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst Wedding

Imbued with tradition, filled with fun, and overflowing with style—Max and Ilyse’s wedding festivities were a beautiful sight and we had a blast being part of their big day! The whole wedding party was a striking sight to behold in their black attire and Max and Ilyse looked so happy and carefree as they took photos with their favorite people. We made sure to feature Ilyse’s gorgeous bouquet as well because the wrapping on this bouquet contained a special touch—it was actually a piece of cloth taken from Ilyse’s mother’s own wedding veil!

We loved watching the Jewish wedding traditions come to life and seeing the joy on the guests’ faces as the reception continued into the late hours of the night. The spread of refreshments was immense, colorful, fun, and eclectic as it featured snacks served in cocktail glasses, sushi, ice cream sandwiches, fruit, Italian cuisine, and innumerable offerings from the artistry that was the main buffet.

In addition to the delicately crafted morsels of yummy food, the liveliness of the reception, and the overall grandeur of the event, there is no doubt that sometimes the smallest details are the most meaningful ones. One such detail was nestled on Ilyse’s earlobes all day; the earrings she wore were of particular importance because they originally belonged to her Grandmother Dolores and were also worn by Ilyse’s mother, Gail, on her own wedding day. We love seeing these treasures that are passed down through generations!

As the night drew to a close and the smiles mellowed from their six o’clock wattage to their sleepier (but equally ecstatic) nighttime energy, we were so grateful that we got to share Ilyse and Max’s special day with them. It was a wild night filled with dancing, push-up competitions, and many generations of love and heritage. Congratulations to Ilyse and Max!

Hair Stylist – Nancy | Makeup Artist – Nancy | Florist – Dalsimer, Spitz, & Peck | Wedding Rings (Mike) - Robert’s Jewelry | Getting Ready Venue - The Marriot of Long Island/The Sephardic Temple | Ceremony Venue - The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst | Reception Venue - The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst | Wedding Planner - Avi (of Genadeen Catering) | Officiant - Rabbi David Algaze | DJ/Entertainment Services - Hank Lane | Cake - World of Chantilly | Invitations - Minted.com | Bride’s Dress Place of Purchase - Kleinfelds Bridal Bride’s Dress Designer - Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dress Designer - RenzRags | Groom’s Attire - Blacktux.com | Groomsmen Attire - Blacktux.com

Manoucheka & Jay - Dumbo Engagement

Such a fun session with Manoucheka & Jay! We started the day on the Brooklyn Bridge in traditional outfits from their island homes! Then we wandered around Brooklyn Bridge Park a bit. They were such troopers, willing to take off their coats every chance they got for great photos even though it was freezing outside! Congrats to you both!

Sheena & Brian - Madison Square Park Engagement

Fun story about Sheena and Brian. Once a month, every month for a year, they would go to a different Michelin star restaurant. As both of them are huge foodies, it was a great way to connect and enjoy time together over a shared love of food. On their 12th restaurant, the last of the year, they went to Eleven Madison which they were both excited for. It got even better though, when Brian proposed to her that very night! When they asked us to do some of their engagement photos in front of Eleven Madison and in the local area, we were so happy they chose somewhere that held so much meaning for them. Can’t wait for their wedding this year!!

Abigail & Andrew - Forest Hills Gardens Engagement

Abby and Andrew chose Forest Gardens Hills because it was almost where they lived. They fell absolutely in love with the homes and the neighborhood, but ended moving nearby. We had such a fun time wandering around and enjoying the gorgeous views, congrats Abigail and Andrew!

Elizabeth & Andrew - Tudor City Engagement

We love doing engagement sessions in our couples neighborhoods! We had such a great time wandering around this adorable little park in Tudor City and then headed up to their building’s rooftop for some epic views and a gorgeous sunset! :) Can’t wait for their wedding this year!

Aleksander & Grace - Rooftop Proposal

There’s something so special about NYC rooftops. They get even more special when you share an amazing moment on top of one! That’s exactly what Aleksander did when he proposed to Grace on top of their apartment’s rooftop overlooking the Hudson River. She had absolutely no idea it was coming and while standing over the beautiful scattered rose petals, she said yes! We then did some photos along the waterside as they soaked in the moment together. Congrats to both of you!

Lauren & John - Mulino's at Lake Isle Wedding

There’s nothing like a Greek wedding to really bring the energy! We began the day at a local hotel, where there was a happy/nervous excitement. Then a quick hop, skip, and jump to the absolutely gorgeous Untemyer Gardens for Lauren and John’s first look. I mean seriously, those views are insane <3 From there we were off to the church and ended with an amazing reception filled with so much dancing and a room filled with love. Congrats to both of you!! As always, all vendors and locations are listed at the end.

Getting Ready Venue- Crowne Plaza White Plains | First Look Location-Untermyer Gardens | Ceremony Venue- Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church | Reception Venue - Mulino's at Lake Isle | DJ - SAE (Sound Active Entertainment) | MUA - TAC Cosmetics  | Hair Stylist - Glamour by Steph | Wedding Dress - Christiano Lucci / RK Bridal | Groom’s Attire - Tommy Hilfiger | Bridesmaids Dresses - Katie May / Nordstroms & JJ's House (Jrs.) | Groomsmen Attire - Men's Warehouse | Wedding Rings - Alicia's Jewelers | Florist - Beetle Bug Florist  | Invitations - Perfectly Invited | Cake - Sal & Doms Pastry Shop

Hannah & Wesley - San Francisco Couples Session

Circumstances aligned so absolutely perfectly for our chance to work with Hannah and Wesley again! About two years ago we had the chance to photograph their engagement in NYC, while on vacation from Canada. When they found out that we were heading out to California for a wedding this past fall, they couldn’t believe it because they were planning to take a trip around that time too! We chatted for a few minutes and then boom, we were set to do another session with them, but this time in Cali! As none of us are local (us from NYC and them from Canada) it just added to the adventure as we wandered around different beautiful spots, taking photos and having an amazing time. It was such a pleasure hanging out with you again Hannah and Wesley!! <3



Daniela & Angel - Central Park Engagement

Central Park offers so many gorgeous locations for photos! For Daniela and Angel, we wandered around Gapstow Bridge and then made our way up to Bethesda Terrace! They took the opportunity to do their engagement photos in NYC while on vacation here :) What a perfect place to do it, congrats to both of you!!

Bianca & Matt - Brooklyn Heights Promenade Engagement

Bianca & Matt picked a bunch of sentimental spots for their engagement session, our absolute favorite way to pick spots!! We began the day at LIU where they both graduated, and even got to learn a little bit about the university’s history. From there we wandered around Brooklyn Bridge Park for a bit and saw the most gorgeous sunset appear while we were by the water. We wrapped up the day along the Promenade, with the city twinkling in the background <3 We can’t wait for their wedding this year!!