Weddings

Phipps Conservatory Wedding | Jessica & Nik

In my effort to blog some of my favorite weddings over the past year, here's Nik and Jess's Phipp's Conservatory wedding in Pittsburgh, PA!  My wife's family is from Pittsburgh (and I'm an adopted Steelers fan) so I love getting down here every chance I get.  Enjoy this set, the Phipps Conservatory is a cool venue, plus Jess and Nik are such a great couple.  How cool are their constellation table settings?  Nik works for NASA, I think they slid that interest in pretty well! pittsburgh wedding

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pittsburgh wedding first look

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pittsburgh wedding forbes field

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constellation wedding details

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phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

phipps conservatory wedding

Rebecca & Andrew | Overbrook Country Club wedding

Now begins the time of year when I catch up on long overdue blog posts!  Let us commence! 2015 was a crazy busy year and I want to go back to feature all of the weddings that I never got a chance to blog about.  First up we have Rebecca and Andrew who got married at the Overbrook Golf Club just outside of Philadelphia, PA.  It was a gorgeous spring day, pink blossoms blooming, beautiful light everywhere...what's not to love??  A big thanks goes out to my second shooter Yanshu Liu who was a huge help that day and took some of these getting ready photos of Andrew.  Thanks Yanshu!

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Fiddle Lake Farms Wedding

Another in the series of weddings I should have blogged last year.  Better late than never right?  This Fiddle Lake Farms wedding was a real stunner!  I'm booked to go back there soon and I can't wait.  These folks are doing the whole barn wedding thing right! (Go check them out here at their website, great people and great venue.)  Susan and Nikhil did such an amazing job of putting together this day.  From the beautiful ceremony filled with Chinese and Indian traditions, to the epic party complete with traditional dancing and a 'Toast-off," a great time was had by all!  Congrats again, guys!  Thanks for having me there for it!

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Vermont Wedding Photography at Lareau Farm Inn

There are several weddings from last year that I have been very remiss in blogging about and this is certainly one of them.  I had never been to Vermont before and couldn't have been more pleased that Nora and Geoff had me up there to photograph their wedding at the Lareau Farm Inn.  Great food, great beer, and great people who made my wife and I feel like part of the family!  And who doesn't love a party with surprise lip-syncing nuns? Nora and Geoff also took advantage of my lofi package - I love any chance to break out the poloroid and holga!  So many thanks go out to these two, it was a wonderful time, I've been waiting to get back to Vermont ever since!

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West Village Wedding | Lindsay & Taylor

Lindsay and Taylor's West Village wedding was just one of those brilliant days when everything goes your way.  It was pouring down rain literally moments before we stepped out on to the balcony for their first look, but then stayed bright and sunny the rest of the day!  We all even got cabs quickly to get us from place to place - on a Saturday in New York City no less!  It's so great when the things that may stress a couple out during a wedding day just miraculously vanish and they are able to just enjoy!

Also, big thanks to Stephen Elliott who was my second shooter for the day.  You rock, man!  The biggest thanks go out to Lindsay and Taylor, you guys were awesome.  Thank you!!!

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The Knot Best of Weddings 2015

2015 has already been a crazy year so far.  I've had my head to the grindstone with the corporate work that I do in the off-season and have been consumed with the move to a new apartment in Crown Heights.  It's only recently I realized that I didn't properly shout it to the rooftops on the blog about this amazing news!

It's with a lot of pride that I get to tell everyone that I just found out that I'm on the The Knot's Best of Weddings 2015 list!  I don't necessarily get all giddy about awards and recognition, my wife will be the first to tell you that I'm pretty much my own harshest critic, but this news made me really happy for one reason: it all comes from the reviews of the couples that I've worked with.  It's because of their kind words and praise that I was even in the running.  According to The Knot, only 2% of the 250,000 local wedding professionals listed on TheKnot.com have received this award.  So yeah.  Pretty cool.

 I'm sending out a huge thank you to all of my past and present clients that have made it a great year!

Kent Meister Photography 2015 Best of Weddings

 

Mooreland Mansion Wedding | Amanda & Henry

This summer I got on a plane, got off in Cleveland and celebrated with some good friends at their Mooreland Mansion wedding.  Let it be writ, many amazing time were had, many wonderful photos were taken and the dancing was more epic than any wedding I've attended in recent memory.  Seriously, these people get down! Congrats Amanda and Henry!  It was a great day, so glad I got to be there to capture it and party along with you!

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