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Monthly Archives: July 2011

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Union Pool Engagement Shoot – Nancy and Doug!

Wow, time really flies. I photographed Nancy and Doug’s engagement session at Union Pool a few months back and their wedding is next week already! In honor of the approach of their big day, I wanted to blog some of my favorites from their engagement shoot. The two chose to be photographed at Union Pool, because it’s where they met and I was happy to head back to my old neighborhood of Williamsburg to capture them in such a sentimental place. We had an excellent time at the engagement session (Nancy is also a big gLee fanatic so we had lots and lots of gossiping to do!). It was great getting to know them better and I’m certain their wedding will not disappoint! Hope all the last minute details are going smoothly and I’ll see you two very soon!

Grow with Me – Stella is One!

Sometimes it feels like I have the absolute best job in the world. It has been such an honor to be able to capture Stella from her mommy’s belly to her first birthday. It feel like just yesterday that I was snapping away at Wendy and Kenny’s wedding and now here’s their adorable baby girl turning one! I thought I’d put together a little trip down memory lane for the blog, ending with Stella’s first birthday cake smash. Enjoy!

Wendy’s maternity shoot.

A sweet little newborn with tiny red eyebrows.

And now she’s one!

Happy first birthday Stellie!!!

Darryl and Michael Marry!

First, hooray for New York! While part of me wants to say, “it’s about time, New York!” I’m just so happy the time is finally here. It was a complete honor to spend this past Sunday with Michael and Darryl capturing their marriage at Queens Borough Hall and then their celebration with family and friends later that day. The two have been together 26 (yup, 26) years and together are raising a super awesome daughter, Chloe. They’re a fabulous family and spending the day with them, recording these memories was truly wonderful. I hope you enjoy this peek at their day. Again, congrats to Michael and Darryl and congrats to New York State!

When I arrived at City Hall, I was warmly greeted by Chloe (showing off their number), Darryl’s mother, Michaels brother and niece.

Loving this moment between Chloe and Darryl.

In the judge’s chambers, the two shared a short and sweet ceremony.

A favorite of mine, the three watch the judge sign the marriage certificate.

Chloe and grandma, post-ceremony.

What to do next? Why drink, eat and be married of course! The back room of their favorite local Chinese restaurant was taken over by the couple, close family and friends to eat (incredibly delicious) food while celebrating the morning’s festivities and the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. More from there to come, but I hope you enjoyed these for now!

Do I get a disc?

This is the most commonly asked question (aside from ‘what should we wear?’ which I will definitely address on the blog soon!). The answer? Yup, always! All wedding packages, engagement shoots, family shoots, newborn sessions, etc. come with a dvd of high resolution digital files. This also means no hidden fees after the shoot as the cost of the disc is included in your sitting fee.

What exactly does this means? It means that the high resolution digital negatives are yours forever to print from, make products with, upload to facebook, and so forth. If you’re not up for printing and album making, that’s fine too. You can always purchase prints, cards, albums, etc. from your online gallery. But the digital files are always yours to keep. They’re your memories after all!

A Sneak Peek Mash-Up

I hate when I neglect my blog, but occasionally it happens. I’ve been shooting non-stop lately, which has been really fun. I thought I’d throw up a peek at what I’ve been up to before each gets a dedicated blog post!