Category Archives: weddings
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It was a complete honor to be asked to shoot a wedding in lovely Northern California. But it was even more of an honor to spend a weekend getting to know the incredibly amazing family and friends of Sawyer & Kyra (known from here on out as “Sawyra”). The lovely little touches added to their wedding day by both Sawyra and their community of family and friends, made it a truly personal and unique celebration. It was amazing to witness and become part of their community.
I wish you two the best and hope to see you both on the East Coast real soon!
Venue: Sova Gardens
Florist: Anneka Imkamp, Ecfloro
Officiant: Lili Goodman Freitas, Weddings of Heart
Cupcakes: Sweet Bar Bakery
DJ: Vadim Vozmitsel
Catering: Oui Cater
Makeup: Marisa Lopez
Ceremony vocals and guitar: Gina Pensiero
Say hello to Tim and Lee and their incredibly amazing family and friends! The two were married at The Inn at Millrace Pond in Hope, NJ and I was pretty much in love with every single detail of their day. The color choices… Lee’s dress… their adorable favors.. I could go on and on, but I will stop here and let the photographs do the talking for me. I’m pretty certain you’ll be in love too! A giant thank you to Lee & Tim for choosing me to capture their wedding and to all their family and friends for being so much fun to be around. Enjoy!
Music: DJ Gaza, 74 Events
Florist: Peggy Patton, The Flower Mill (Hope, NJ)
Hair Stylist: Jenny, My Makeup Artist Victoria
Make Up Artist: Kelsey Makofsky, KelseyMak MakeUp
Dress Maker: Watters Wtoo
Bridesmaids: Lela Rose
Officiant: Michael Boyd
Cake/Caterer: Frungillo Caterers
Lighting: Barbara Woodruff/The Floral Design Group
Farm Table: LoHo Living
I had the pleasure of shooting Erica and Michael’s wedding at the stunning Brooklyn Botanic Gardens just a few weeks ago. After their engagement shoot, I knew working with them on their wedding day would be a complete pleasure (and I was right!). It was my first time working at the Palm House and I loved every second of it! There are so many stunning backgrounds and beautiful spots and everything on their day went just perfectly. Congratulations to Erica and Michael! Enjoy!!!
Planner: Leigh Kamioner
Florist: Denise Fasanello
Hair Stylist: Lisa, Cocorro
Make Up Artist: Anni Bruno
Dress Maker: Pronovias
Officiate: Bettina Yiannakourou
Ceremony Music: Gainsborough Trio
Cocktail Hour: Baby Soda
Reception: DJ – Play Something Good
Cake: Charles Sally Charles (Palm House caterers)
Caterer: Charles Sally Charles (Palm House caterers)
Mike and Kina were married last weekend at the stunning Mallard Island Yacht Club in Manahawkin, NJ. With the help of family and friends, they added a lot of personal touches and details to their day. Everything was so beautifully done. They also threw a fantastic party, which helped to start my weekend of weddings off with a bang! I truly loved every minute of capturing their day and I’m excited to share their images on the blog today.
Noelle and Marshall were married at the stunning Monmouth Beach Bath and Tennis Club in Monmouth Beach, NJ. It’s very rare that I do not meet a couple before the wedding, but this was one of those cases. Noelle booked me over the phone several months before their day, after viewing Dana and Brian’s wedding on Facebook. We chatted a few times on the phone, but I truly didn’t know what to expect when I arrived in Monmouth to shoot their wedding. Boy, was I overwhelmed with eye candy! The more I talked to Noelle on the day, the more I realized just how hard she worked on the elements and overall style of their wedding day. It’s safe to say that she completely succeeded in pulling off a truly inspirational DIY wedding. Everything was just beautiful! Best wishes to Marshall and Noelle!
As I continue to watch the news and look at photos of the damages caused by Sandy, my heart truly goes out to everyone who have and who continue to suffer. Seeing the devastation first-hand in some of my most beloved Brooklyn neighborhoods has been difficult. Most of my family resides in New Jersey and it is a huge relief that they are all safe and sound. I feel incredibly lucky.
If you grew up in or near to Jersey, it’s likely you are particularly attached to one or more of the towns along the Jersey shore. My shore town of choice happens to be Seaside Heights. My family vacationed there every summer for pretty much my entire life. It’s a place that has always been incredibly sentimental to both myself and my family. Watching the reports of how Sandy has left Seaside and other towns ‘down the shore,’ is heartbreaking. Just a few weeks ago, I headed to Seaside with my sister, April and her husband, Michael to shoot their two year anniversary photos. As adults, we’ve woven this place into our lives just as seamlessly as we did as kids, creating new memories and recounting old memories when we visit.
When April and I walked that boardwalk together we couldn’t help but laugh (a lot), recounting memories shared with our parents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. We commented on how the rides were pretty much identical to what they were as kids and which ones we loved the most. We mimicked how I used to pinch my nose and comment in a funny voice on how terribly I felt the sausage stand smelled each time we passed it or how my parents sometimes rented a stroller for me until the age of about 8 (I truly wish I were exaggerating on that), because I didn’t like to walk too much. We thought about the toys we HAD to win (pogo ball anyone?!) or how we could play in Central Arcade for hours with our grandmother. We chose to eat our pizza at The Sawmill, because it’s where we ate as kids and we love how the slices are still bigger than our heads – even now. So while our “Please Hammer Don’t Hurt’em…” jump suits were replaced by “Call Me, Maybe…” cropped shirts and Angry Birds and iPads hang as prizes where our Care Bears and Discmans did, the feeling of the board walk was exactly the same.
Today I’m sharing April & Michael’s shoot with you. I hope these images accurately capture the place we loved as kids and continue to love as adults. I look forward to seeing Seaside and all its neighboring towns come back stronger than they were before, so with that thought is a link to Rebuild the Jersey Shore on Facebook, for those of you interested in volunteering or keeping up with the relief efforts.
Thanks for reading and I hope that you and your loved ones are all safe and well.
I’m super excited to bring Jennifer and Mike to the blog in the first of many posts! The two were married at the beautiful Colonial Inn in Norwood, NJ this summer. Since our first meeting last year, I knew that Jennifer’s attention to detail was pretty flawless, so it was wonderful to see everything come together seamlessly on their wedding day! It was a hot, hot day, but everyone braved the sun and heat with an awesome attitude. I would like to also note, that Jen and Mike had one of the most ROCKING dance floors of my 2012 wedding season – as you will see below. Congrats and enjoy!
Why hello, readers. Happy fall!
My little old blog has been quiet lately, this I know. It’s been a complete whirlwind these past few weeks (Eep, are we going on months?!), but I’m back and excited to be bringing you lots and lots of weddings and shoots to the blog over the next few posts!
For now… here is a tiny peek at what I’ve been up to.
I’m so excited to be a busy bee this weekend and to be photographing to very Brooklyn weddings! Today I am shooting Jackie and Michael’s wedding at Galapagos and tomorrow I will be shooting Brad and Meredith’s wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens. Congratulations to both couples and hooray for a beautiful weekend.