Weddings

A Chinese-Fusion Wedding | Eric & Jacquelyn

I loved this two day Chinese-fusion wedding that Eric and Jackie had.  We spent the first day in Carroll Gardens in Brooklyn at Frankies Sputino, which is hard to beat, then the next back in Manhattan at the Golden Unicorn in Chinatown.  Some serious ground was covered and since these two are a complete pleasure to be around, it was non-stop good times!  Thanks Eric and Jackie!  

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Wellfleet, MA Wedding | Miriam & Ben

Ladies and gentlemen: Miriam and Ben's Wellfleet, MA wedding at the Chequessett Yacht & Country Club is officially the fastest I have ever blogged after an event!  It's a shorter blog post than normal, a little taste of the day.  But still, what's gotten into me?  Maybe it was the crisp, salty Cape Cod air that breathed new life into my blogging habits.  Or maybe there were just some great images that I couldn't wait to share and I had to get them out there.  I think a mix of both, but mostly the latter. Thanks again, Miriam and Ben!  I couldn't have asked for a better place to spend my birthday weekend than shooting with you guys!

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...and just because they are delicious, some Wellfleet oysters....

 

Williamsburg, Brooklyn Wedding | Arlyss & Yusha

Many thanks and high fives to Arlyss and Yusha for having me there for their Williamsburg, Brooklyn wedding!  I loved shooting with these two, plus we were right in my backyard over in Williamsburg.  What's not to love?  It's always a treat to shoot getting ready photos over at the Wythe Hotel and the Aurora just down the street was a great venue if you're out there looking for one. Again, thank you, thank you and thanks to these two.  Enjoy.

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Heath & Olivia | Ft. Greene, Brooklyn

Ok, so I've been really bad at keeping up with blog posts.  I guess it takes something like my photos appearing in a MAJOR PUBLICATION to get me to talk about stuff.  There are actually two of these updates where that is concerned, but many of the photos are still under disclosure for one of them, so this gets shared first! I shared a preview photo awhile back from Olivia and Heath's Brooklyn winter wedding....remember way back to when it was snowing like crazy here in NYC?  Waaaay back in February?  It was my first wedding of 2014 and it turned out to be a great one.  So much so that the folks over at Australia's Bride Magazine decided to feature it in one of their Destination issues!  I was really only expecting a small photo blurb so I was really surprised and excited that they did a three page spread out of it.

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So since it's already out in the world in print, it's about time it ended up on my blog.  Enjoy Heath and Olivia's winter Brooklyn wedding at iCi Restaurant....

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Michael & Jessica | The Green Building, Brooklyn

Jessica and Michael are two cool customers.  I loved shooting their wedding at The Green Building for a lot of reasons.  First, both of them just have great style, from Jessica's vintage dress to Michael's killer midnight blue tux, they both looked top notch.  On top of that, they are as pleasant and easy-going as it gets and they were a joy to work with! Now let's take a look back; it was a cool, brisk day and the date was October 25, 2013....

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Matt & Simone | New Orleans Wedding

One of my favorite things about the past year was that I got to travel to some pretty great places for work.  When Matt contacted me about coming down to New Orleans to shoot his wedding, I was jazzed up, man!  I'd never been there before, but have long been obsessed with everything about the place.  And I wasn't disappointed; I straight up fell in love.  I could go on and on, but I think it's probably best to do a separate post JUST about New Orleans and why I think it might be my favorite city in America.  For now though, check out Matt and Simone's amazing wedding at the Kingsway House in the historic French Quarter.

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Eric & Sarah | Great Smoky Mountain Wedding

I should start by saying that Eric and Sarah here are friends of mine.  Eric is an incredibly talented playwright that I've gotten the good fortune to know through the NYC indie theater scene (I'm also an actor.  Maybe you didn't know that, that's ok) and I met Sarah once Eric has cast her in one of his shows.  She's a super talented actress and an all-around quirky, good-hearted, funny and genuine person.  When they asked me to photograph their wedding in Cataloochee, North Carolina I was incredibly honored and crazy stoked.  Knowing them, I knew that their wedding would be wonderful to shoot AND I would get to do it in a gorgeous part of the country that I'd never been to before.  That's what they call a WIN-WIN, people. Everything about this place charmed the socks off of me.  The Balsam Mountain Inn, where most of us stayed and they both got ready, is pretty much the most adorable place ever.  And the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is, in a word, awesome.  And Sarah's family has a deep history with the area...I mean, she got baptized right there at the Palmer Chapel in the middle of Cataloochee when she was a kid.  How great is that?

Going in I knew that this was going to be a fun event filled with lots of people that I know and love, but what I didn't count on was this; I was just flat-out moved by the whole weekend.  These two people just couldn't be more right for each other and that came through in every aspect of their day.  There was a palpable happiness in the air.  Everyone gathered was so genuinely excited for them that it made me, well...I guess I'll say "thankful".  Thankful that I get to do this for a living, to be there during one of the happiest moments in people's lives, but most of all thankful that I get to recognize it in my own life.  I'm lucky enough to have been with my wife Morgan for a long time; and every wedding I shoot I feel like I can see a bit of my own experience within my clients'.  Sure, it's just one day, but it's an important one.  And I think the more you can recognize and learn something about yourself through other people, the better off you are as a person.

So that's my rant.  And I bet you just wanted to look at some pictures.

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Jenny & George | New York Botanical Gardens

I present to you, dear blog reader, George and Jenny's wedding at the Stone Mill in the New York Botanical Gardens!  Due to being incredibly busy, I've been a little slow on the blogging so this was way back in July of this past summer.  Remember way back then?  Good times. George and Jenny were so great to work with and their wedding was a blast to shoot.  It was very relaxed and all about having a great time with their closest friends and family---that's what it's all about, right?  It certainly didn't hurt that they chose the Stone Mill at the New York Botanical Gardens.  This place is pretty on the eyes!  It rained a little bit off and on all day, but we adapted, which is important; you definitely don't want to let weather control how you feel about your wedding day.  And a first dance in the middle of some light rain made for some amazing pictures!

It was also my first time working with the good people at Abigail Kirsch; there's a reason why their catering is some of the best in the city.  The food was amazing and they ran everything smoothly, which is not an easy task.  For anybody out there looking for catering, I highly recommend them.

Thanks again, George and Jenny----many congratulations to you both!

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