Thursday, November 20, 2014

Melissa and Simon's Riverside Park Engagement Session, New York City Fine Art Engagement Photography

I spent such a lovely fall afternoon with Melissa and Simon photographing their engagement in Riverside Park.  They are oh so sweet together and I can't wait for their beautiful wedding in New Paltz next summer!

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Shot on Kodak Portra 400 on Contax 645, processing by Richard Photo Lab

Friday, November 14, 2014

Elizabeth and Dan's Multi-Cultural Wedding at The Green Building, Brooklyn Wedding Photography

Elizabeth and Dan's wedding at the Green Building was held on a chilly rainy night in late October, but inside the cavernous room their guests were cozy and warm, bathed in the warm wash of twinkly lights and candles.  Elizabeth and Dan's ceremony was one of the most interesting and unique I've ever had the pleasure of photographing and they combined traditions from Greek, Scandavian, and Jewish backgrounds to create a truly one of a kind ceremony.  Guests sat in a circle around the chuppa in the middle of the room and it was truly a family affair with many readings and people participating.  One of their family member's couldn't make it to the wedding and during the pre-wedding meeting Elizabeth mentioned to me how she wanted to find a way to still have her be part of the day.  I mentioned to her that my grandmother couldn't make it to my cousin's wedding, but we skyped her in and she was able to watch via my iphone.  I was so excited when I showed up and saw the family member skyped in on their ipad and was passed around the whole day- even doing a reading that was broadcast with a little speaker.  It was one of the sweetest moments of the day!  After the ceremony friends and family joined in immediately on a hora, which circled the whole room weaving in and out of the long banquette tables.  Guests were then invited to be seated at the tables, which were styled to perfection by Little Glass Slipper and overseen by Alexandra Townsend, who coordinated the beautiful day.

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Reception Venue: The Green Building
Floral Design: Little Glass Slipper
Bride's Dress: Sue Wong
Event Planning: The Dedicated New Yorker
Second Shooter: Orange Blossom Photography 
Shot on Contax 645 with Kodak Portra 800 and Ilford 3200, processing by Richard Photo Lab

Monday, November 10, 2014

DUMBO Engagement Session, Brooklyn Fine Art Wedding Photography

I had such a lovely morning photographing Chloe and Jonathan's engagement session in DUMBO.  I love engagement sessions because they are a fun expression of who you are as a young couple just being yourselves in the city and that's exactly what Chloe and Jonathan did.  We walked all around their favorite neighborhood and even brought in their adorable puppy for a few snaps at the end.  Can't wait for their wedding this Saturday at the Harold Pratt House in NYC!

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Friday, November 7, 2014

A Summer Wedding at the Wake Robin Inn, Connecticut Fine Art Wedding Photography

There are some couples who come along and right away I know it's going to be a very special wedding.  From the moment I met this gorgeous and super sweet bride and groom I knew it was going to be a delight to photograph their wedding and it truly was!  The ceremony took place at the beautiful Saint Mary's Church in Lakeville, CT followed by a tented reception at the Wake Robin Inn.  During the ceremony the skies opened up and poured down on us while we were inside the Church, but magically it cleared up for a couple hours long enough for some portraits at a nearby lake before heading in to the tent to dance the night away.  The day was so full of love and joy, which made it so fun to photograph!  Every photo was full of so much emotion, from the first time the bride saw her dad to the groom's first look at his bride walking down the aisle- many a tear was shed!  The day was personalized with some super sweet details like the note cards the groom gave his bride to open every hour on the wedding day till they saw each other and the vintage ring the bride had tied onto her bouquet.  The whole day was just overflowing with beauty!  Apogee catering put together some of the most gorgeous plates of passed hors d'ouerves I've ever seen and Fourteen-Forty designed an incredible invitation suite that set the tone for the elegant, but fun weekend!  ETA Music was just incredible and the band kept the guests dancing all night long!

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Venue: Wake Robin Inn 
Church: Saint Mary's Church
Caterer: Apogee Catering
DJ: Play Something Good  
Flowers: Stems International
Invitations: Fourteen-Forty 
Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Maryanne
Cake: Cakes Unlimited 
Band: ETA Music 
Dress and Veil: Alyne for Rivini from the Wedding Atelier
Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride's Jewelry: Larkspur and Hawk
Groom's Suit: Hugo Boss
Groom's Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Groom's Cufflinks: Bergdorf Goodman
Bridesmaid's Dresses: Amsale
Flower Girl Dress: Fatty Pie
Hair and Makeup: Chad's Hair Studio
Tent: Sperry Tent from Classical Tents
Lighting Design: Rob Alberti's Event Services

Favors: Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Second Shooter: Orange Blossom Photography Assistant: Colleen MacMillan
Shot on Kodak Portra 400 and Ilford 3200 on Contax 645, processing by Richard Photo Lab
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