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Learn about our forthcoming blog updates from our new home base of Charleston, SC!
Hey guys! I'm so happy and excited to announce that Luxe By Lindsay Photography will be expanding! In early 2019, we are moving our home base to Charleston, SC. This does not mean that we are leaving you behind, New York City Tri-State Area! We have always traveled for weddings and other photography projects, so now we just have a greater area to work within, and we could not be more overjoyed! We are offering destination weddings as well!
We are so happy to offer wedding, elopement, and portrait photography to this extended area, and to work with more amazing couples and wedding professionals! Please visit our contact page and get in touch if you or anyone you know are looking for a wedding or portrait photographer in the Charleston area, or if you're a wedding pro interested in connecting and working with us! We'd LOVE to get to know you!
We will be in the area permanently, beginning February 2019. We are currently booking for 2019 and 2020 weddings, and 2019 portrait sessions! Please inquire - although we are not in the area yet, we'd love to connect! We can e-mail, have a phone chat, or Skype or similar! We will also be visiting for some projects before the big move, so in person consultations will be available and the dates will be released!
THANK YOU to all of our NYC/NJ/PA/CT/MA couples and clients for your support and trust in Luxe By Lindsay! Please feel free to continue to inquire if you live up North - remember, we are EXPANDING - we'd never leave you behind!
The decor and details of your wedding day are important to you, and they certainly should not be overlooked when it comes to photographing them! From your rings, to your shoes, table centerpieces, signs for guests, bouquets and boutonnieres (and everything else!), you've picked out, planned, designed and perfected just about every detail of your special day. They should be remembered as well!
I personally love photographing details, and they occur from the time you're getting dressed, all the way through your reception. Here's a selection of my favorites, and I plan on updating this post with even more!
I could go on writing about my love for these two for a very long time, so it's probably best if I keep this as short as possible! :)
I met Nathan at school, and we became great friends. After he moved to New York, it became clear that this amazing man would become one of the best friends I've ever had. We've been through many adventures together: as a native New Yorker, I'd never been to the Thanksgiving Day Parade, and that was one of the first things we did together; having impromptu dance parties; enrolling at the same college (him to complete his Bachelor's, and me for my Master's!); collaborating on photography work; relationship ups and downs; the craziest, silliest road trip ever - from New York to Sioux Falls, South Dakota - where I spilled a Culver's ice cream shake on my lap; long phone calls and sleepovers; and many more wonderful memories of just pure, unconditional love and friendship. He is one of the most genuine, honest, and intelligent people I've ever known.
I was so happy to hear that Nathan had met Jason, who would turn out to be the love of his life, and even more so when I finally had the pleasure of meeting him. It is so clear that these two belong together. I love seeing them so happy. Although the world and the times we live in are super crazy, it's great to see when something so right is still able to happen.
Nathan and Jason were married at the City Clerk's office of the Marriage Bureau. When asked to take some photos, my response was, "like I wasn't going to?" So, here we are. This day is so important and close to my heart. It was an honor to take these photos for my beautiful friends.
Happy 2018! I've been away from blogging for some time now, and I've decided that I would LOVE to start up again, as one of my goals for the year. I love to share my work, and although right now I'm starting by looking through the archives, I have tons to add! Stay tuned! :)
I started working with Jessie in 2010 at our old retail job, so I've known her for quite a while! She and Mike have been together for a long time as well, so I was happy to hear that they had gotten engaged.
Jessie asked me to photograph their engagement session, as she's known my passion and love for photography - I was a photographer back then, too. Needless to say, I was happy to oblige! We agreed on the beautifully charming Historic Richmond Town, which is one of my favorite places to photograph on Staten Island - it has old, interesting buildings, walking paths, stone buildings, and lots of greenery, which all looks beautiful later in the day when the sun is lowering in the sky. I'll add an earlier engagement session I photographed here for another past coworker of mine!
Jessie brought along many ideas for their engagement session, which added some quirkiness, but also lots of romance! Huge balloons, meaningful details like the coordinates of the place the couple met, and scrabble letters, brought a personalized touch to the photos.
Thanks for choosing me to photograph your engagement session, guys!
Stacy and Colleen are one of my favorite couples. Both women are super fun, sweet and laid back, and their wedding at The Pattenburg House definitely reflected that. What a fun, chill vibe! If you're contemplating having an intimate wedding but want a fun atmosphere, don't rule out a bar or tavern at all! What a great place to be, this historic building had a great space for a dance floor, lovely sitting area, even a pool table..and of course, the bar was open!
I was excited and honored to photograph Stacy and Colleen's wedding. Although times seem to be getting better, it's still difficult to find a photographer (or other vendors, officiants, celebrants and more) that are LGBT friendly. To me, of course, Love IS Love. I pride myself in being there to photograph weddings and other photo sessions for every type of relationship and family, as everyone deserves these memories. I approach every event or session I photograph in the same way - with love, passion for my art and craft, and keeping the importance of the memories I capture in mind. The end result is always a priceless reminder of the important days in everyone's life.
Having lived here my whole life and creating images here more and more for couples, I've learned that when couples come here to marry, it's because they love having a truly New York experience, or as repeat visitors or former residents, they want to showcase what they truly love about the city.
Abby and Chip share a great love of our magical city. Although they live in Denver, Colorado, they knew New York would be the perfect place for them to get married! The venue, The Lofts at Prince, lent for a gorgeous setting with panoramic views of the skyline from the rooftop ceremony, as well as its close proximity to Washington Square Park, a special place where Abby knew she wanted to visit.
What an amazing, emotional day filled with beauty, family and friends! From the heartfelt first look, to the gorgeous dress and details, to the rooftop ceremony complete with Abby and Chip's children singing Over the Rainbow, to the lounge-like atmosphere of the reception.. This wedding was truly wonderful, and I am honored to be a part of it!
Abby and Chip, thank you for having me capture your wonderful New York wedding. I hope that I told your story in a way that makes you reminisce about your day with joy, as well as everything you love about this amazing city!
hey guys! I'm proud and excited to let you all know that I am now a featured vendor on Offbeat Bride!
I'm so happy to have the opportunity to meet and work with couples whose wedding day plans aren't the norm, but still want beautiful photography!
These two fantastic Brooklynites in love had a beautiful ceremony and reception at the historic Old Stone House in Brooklyn. This wedding was like no other - besides the setting (a beautiful historic landmark, and a lovely late afternoon ceremony on the garden grounds outside), the evening was definitely something memorable! The tented reception was filled with friends and family enjoying the AMAZING pizza of Two Boots, which is a fun spin on a wedding dinner.. who doesn't like awesome varieties of pizza? Who doesn't like pizza?! Afterwards, the evening culminated in a boisterous karaoke party! Along with the beautiful, rustic decor, this wedding was truly one of a kind.
Jordan and Timothy, we are so happy to have captured your memories! We love when we are made to feel like guests at a wedding, and we loved celebrating with you guys! The evening was fun and exciting from the beginning to the very end, and I feel that we showcased that fun and excitement for you in your photos! Enjoy! :)
Agata and Paul were married in a beautiful, tented, garden ceremony in the lovely Frankie's 457 in Carroll Gardens. In attendance was their closest family.
What a gorgeous day. From beginning to end, you could tell that the couple thought of every detail to make the day special. This was most seen in the family photos that were thoughtfully displayed around the dinner tables, on the brick walls. What a beautiful way to include and honor family!
Agata and Paul, I'd like to thank you for having me photograph your wedding! You guys are so sweet, funny and truly in love. Also, you and your family are amazing and accommodating! I can tell that my and work is loved and appreciated, and will add to those lovely photographic family memories on your walls, for years to come.
Enjoy this lovely day. :)
How can a short, sweet and simple wedding be one of my favorite weddings to date that I've attended, let alone photographed? We met Laura in the couple's apartment, where she was getting ready. The ceremony was held outside, across the street, on Riverside Drive, overlooking the water. The cake-cutting was back at home, and then the couple took off onto the subway to Times Square, where they'd have dinner and spend the night at their hotel.
Let me tell you, everything about Laura and Matt's wedding day let me know how in love this couple is, and how excited they were to be married. That excitement was shared with the handful of close family and friends that were in attendance. Laura let me know just a few days prior to the wedding that parents would now be attending - they live in North Carolina, where the couple is originally from - so I knew the day would be made even more special. As it turns out, several additional guests were in attendance, which made me SO excited and happy for Laura and Matt. Laura's father walked her down the aisle, which I'm sure was a big deal to both of them. The thunderstorms that were on the weather forecast the WHOLE WEEK even held off - it was a beautiful, sunny day. It was a day full of joy, fun and love. It was truly amazing to see and an honor to capture.
Laura and Matt added glimpses of themselves into their wedding day - the addition of their beloved dogs as wedding guests, their love for music, their quirky affection towards each other, and their fun style. They even had a DELICIOUS, *real* red velvet cake (cream cheese frosting, the ONLY way it should be! ;)), with an adorable husband, wife + dogs cake topper. I love that. I love when couples personalize their day, because not only is it about the wedding itself, as so many couples believe (don't get me wrong, I'm not saying there's anything bad about that), it's about celebrating each other and the love the couple shares, as well as sharing that love with family and friends that the couple holds dear. This wedding and following celebration were an intimate look at Laura and Matt's life together, celebrating and cherishing it with those closest to them, in their neighborhood and home.
I had such a great time having a mini subway photo shoot as well, on the way to Times Square - I had the chance to impress their guests (and believe me, even myself) by not falling over while shooting with my bag on my shoulder, without much space, unable to hold on..especially while squatting to fix Laura's dress, haha! I attribute that to riding on the subway during rush hour when I was in college, and there would be nothing to hold onto!
Laura and Matt, I want to thank you for having us photograph your AMAZING wedding! As I've told you, the two of you and your family and friends were so wonderful, fun and welcoming. I'm so happy the day was exactly as you envisioned it, it was beautiful and you deserved it! Congratulations again, and I wish you all the best!
And now, here is their story. I hope you enjoy it.
I have been changing things up quite a bit, and I thought that upon having a refreshing new look, I'd start a new blog. Things are going in a new direction, and I want everything to reflect that. So, although it might look a bit bare here for a bit, stay tuned! I have plenty to share here soon; both in the wedding and daily life realms.