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Interactive Guest Book!

This past weekend was the Lovesick Expo at the Music Hall of Williamsburg. It was a total honor to exhibit along side of a select group of talented and unique wedding vendors – I can’t wait to share more about it.

At the expo I displayed a few of my new products for 2012, but this interactive guestbook was such a huge hit that I knew I had to share it on the blog. The book is 10×10″, 30 pages and completely customizable with images from your engagement shoot as well as questions for your wedding guests to answer on your big day. It makes a truly unique keepsake from your wedding day!





Montauk Club Wedding – Amanda and Jeffrey are Married!

I was really excited to work with Amanda and Jeffrey on their wedding day. After their engagement shoot, I knew their wedding would be perfect and I was right! Every detail was so well executed and it was obvious how much time and thought went into the planning. Their family and friends were a total joy to be around and everyone clearly had a fabulous time celebrating the obvious love the two share.

I also got to shoot at the Montauk Club – a gorgeous venue – and work with some pretty fabulous vendors (see list below!). Congrats to Amanda and Jeffrey. Hope you’re enjoying your ‘mini-moon’.


























Embarrassingly, I can’t figure out how to put links into a post from my iPad… so, these will be updated tomorrow.

Planner: Laura from Blue Canary Events
Officiant: Jesse Hendrich
Band: Pearl and the Beard
DJ: Mandy from DJ Gaza
Desserts: Baked NYC
Flowers: Nicolette Owen
Hair & Makeup: Face Time Beauty
Photobooth: We Love Photobooths
Venue: Montauk Club

Merri-Makers at Water’s Edge Wedding – Dana and Brian are married!

Dana and Brian had a fabulous (and cold) wedding day and I’m so excited to share these images on the blog! Their ceremony was held at Our lady of Mount Carmel, Asbury Park and we headed to the boardwalk to take photos, but mother nature was against us. It was FREEEEEEEEEEZING. I’m so thankful to their wedding party for sticking it out and letting me get the shots I asked for. I did try to be sensitive to their lack of stockings, open toed shoes and no-sleeves! We then headed to Monmouth University to, get this, the building where Annie was filmed. It’s true, I photographed in Daddy Warbuck’s house! You might know this, but I’m a musical theater geek, so this was like a dream come true. I did resist my urge to bust out singing ‘I think I’m gonna like it here!’ and recite Annie lines word for word…

Finally, their reception took place at the gorgeous Merri-Makers at Water’s Edge in Sea Bright, NJ. And like every New Jersey wedding I’ve ever shot, their friends and family killed it on the dancefloor. As a Jersey girl myself, there is nothing I like to see more than a rowdy dance floor! Thank you Dana and Brian for having me capture your day. I hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon!

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I love how Dana tied her Grandparents’ wedding rings into the pocket of her dress.


























(Vendor credits coming soon!)

Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain – A Vintage Love Shoot

If you’re in Brooklyn you have to check out Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Shop. Oh my, it’s a beautiful, stunning venue (and delicious too)! Recently I was asked to capture a vintage evening put together by Kathy Malone of Clementine Events and featuring some of my favorite wedding vendors. I adore all things vintage. As a kid, I was often known to wear poodle skirts and cat-eye glasses just for fun, and my appreciation for vintage elements has continued to grow (although I don’t rock poodle skirts any more!). Enjoy the photos!











Delicious cupcakes and cake by Betsy of Nine Cakes
Gorgeous flowers and Jewelry by Rebecca Shepherd Floral Design
Hats by Anastasia of Lachina Loca
Additional jewelery by Maryanne Loverme
Make-up by Genavieve
Paper products by Ruth Irving
Dresses by Melissa Bell
A special thank you to guest bar tender Aaron Gretzinger of Colonie and Nadia Stieglitz for the generous Hendricks donation.
Also a big thanks to Bieje of Mindful Dance and Melissa Smith for modeling!

And last (but most certainly not least) a heartfelt thank you to Gia Giasullo and Peter Freeman, owners of Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Shop.

Personalizing Your Wedding – Some Fun Inspiration!

On this Wedding Wednesday, I bring you a different type of blog post. I was so impressed with how well April and Michael personalized their wedding, I wanted to share some details that weren’t included in their original blog post (Haven’t seen it? View it here). I hope these details bring a bit of inspiration to the readers who are currently planning their big day!

It was fun to watch them plan their wedding (and even help out a bit!) and it’s safe to say I was in awe from the start. I see a lot of weddings in a year, but aside from the photography end of things, I don’t really get the chance to witness all the hard work couples put into their planning – wow! Now April might have an bit of an advantage, being that she is a super talented graphic designer, but it was more than the design elements that impressed everyone. It was the thought and personality the two put into all the details – from the invites to the thank you’s – they had guests saying, at nearly every turn, “that’s so April” or “that is totally Michael.”

The inspiration for this post? After a looooong day of editing yesterday, I came home to find a fun treat in my mailbox – their thank you note!

During the wedding, friends and family (and even their vendors!) continuously commented on how awesome their music was. Maybe I’m biased, but I have to agree. A Regina Spector recessional? Ida for their first dance and a Postal Service last dance? Pretty awesome. So what better way to say ‘thanks’ then by sending each guest a mix to remember the day by? When I got mine in the mail, I (literally) jumped for joy. And as I sit listening to it right now, I’m totally taken back to their wedding day (I even teared up when I heard their first dance!). Before popping it into my computer to listen to, I snapped a few photographs of it. Amazing, right?


But let’s go back to the start. April and Michael met in fall. Michael even baked her a pumpkin pie on their first date (which my mother wouldn’t let April eat, but that’s entire other blog post). It’s only fitting that their wedding take place in fall and have a very fall theme. Fall colors, trees and leaves became a big part of their wedding day, starting with the save the dates April designed.

Next up, the invites! April and Michael tried to keep things as green as possible, using recycled materials and upcycling a bit as well. Their invites were screen printed onto vintage handkerchiefs.


Response cards and directions.


We had an assembling party and put the cards, handkerchiefs together to be mailed. It was pretty fun, picking and choosing which guest got which handkerchiefs!!!

Last, but not least, family and the importance of played a huge roll in their wedding day. Family photos were strung through the venue and wedding photos of grandparents, parents and siblings were displayed. In place of a guest book, April printed a large tree with their logo and guests stamped their thumbs and signed their names. Here is the finished product, which now hangs in their living room.

She has designed stuff for me, too! Aren’t I one lucky duck?

Here Comes The Brooklyn Bride (And Other Things)

It’s unusual for me to post like this, but I’ve been up to some exciting things (in addition to shooting). I wanted to share them all with you!

First, I’m putting together Sam and Lee (part two) for the blog. Their elegant reception was held at ReBar in Dumbo. Here is a sneak peak with a promise of a full post coming soon…
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I also spent a few days in Altoon, Pa at a workshop with the amazingly talented Thom Rouse. The workshop was hosted by the wonderful Tammy and Tamar of London Wolfe Photography in their ginormous studio/coffee shop (Yep, that’s right! These talented ladies opened a coffee shop in their studio space, ingeniously marrying my two favorite things – coffee and photography!). I learned so much while I was there and I interacted with some awesome people. It was a great time and exciting to be back in Brooklyn with lots of new photoshop skills and photography ideas! Here is a shot (captured by Tammy) of everyone working…
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Next, I’m getting ready for my first Bridal Show (gulp)! I’m really excited about it especially because it’s in Brooklyn and featuring a lot of great local vendors! Check it out:
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You can purchase tickets here: Buy Tickets Online! If you go, please stop by my booth and say hello!

And last, but certainly not least, I’ve been accepted as a photographer for The Littlest Heroes Project! If you’ve never heard of it, check it out. It’s an amazing organization.
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So for now, that’s it. But I hope to post again real soon.

Bay Ridge Wedding – Sam and Lee (Part One)

You may remember Sam and Lee from their adorable engagement session a few weeks ago.

Over the weekend I spent two amazing days with Sam, Lee, their family and friends, celebrating their marriage. They had the most intimate wedding ceremony I have ever witnessed. Set in their Bay Ridge, Brooklyn apartment with contributions from their friends and family, every detail was a personal touch. The entire time I felt like I was being let in on a beautiful secret and capturing it was a complete honor.

Congratulations Sam and Lee. Stay tuned for day two…

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Make-up done by the lovely Anni Bruno.
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We built up a bit of anticipation when Sam and Lee were about to see one another for the first time!
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Sam and Lee’s friend Carissa married them, perfectly describing their relationship and what their marriage meant.
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Bay Ridge Engagement Shoot – Sam & Lee

On Wednesday, I headed to Bay Ridge for Sam and Lee’s engagement session. I had such a great time getting to know them – it made me super excited to photograph their wedding next month!

When I turned up to their apartment, they had set up their Scrabble board to be photographed. For those who don’t know, I’m a scrabble fanatic, so this was very very exciting to see and a great way to start off the shoot!

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Montclair, NJ Wedding – Amanda and Paul

I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged and I still haven’t blogged photos from England! I’m actually pretty behind on posts, but instead of playing catch up, I’m going to blog my shoot from this weekend.

On Saturday I had the pleasure of capturing Amanda and Paul’s wedding which was extra special for me, because Amanda and I used to work together (in my previous life as a speech therapist). Knowing Amanda, I knew it’d be a good time, but I’m not sure I was prepared for how awesome an event it would be! The wedding and reception took place at The Loft in Montclair, NJ – a beautiful space. Amanda, Paul, their families and friends were such a blast to be around and to photograph. Truly, it was a perfect end to the 2009 wedding season!

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During the making of this comedic shot, Amanda was only slightly injured…
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I don’t normally put family portraits on my blog or even website, but there is just something about this photograph (the couches were all Amanda’s idea) that I really love.
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First dance.
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Fake dancing.
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Real dancing.
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It took a bit of effort to get Paul on the dancefloor…
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But he did alright once he got there!
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DUMBO Trash the Dress – Kaye & Norman

On Sunday morning, bright and early, I headed down to Dumbo to photograph Norman and Kaye. I love an ‘after wedding shoot’, be it trash the dress or just a portrait session. With the stress and anticipation of the wedding day behind you, it’s great to just take a deep breath and have a bit of fun. Fun, was definitely had! Norman and Kaye were hysterical to be around! I knew they were playful from their wedding day (clown noses during the first dance… monster cupcakes…), so I was excited to see how their shoot would turn out – enjoy!!!

This is my favorite shot!
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I would like to thank Norman’s brother for letting me stand on the roof of his BMW to grab these shots!
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