Stacy + Colleen | Asbury, NJ | The Pattenburg House

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.

 

Abby + Chip | 09.06.2015 | New York, NY Wedding | The Lofts at Prince

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!

 

 

Jordan + Timothy | 09.05.2015 | Park Slope, Brooklyn Wedding | The Old Stone House

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! :)

Wedding Venue: The Old Stone House http://www.theoldstonehouse.org

Planner: A Modern Vow http://www.amodernvow.com

Catering: Two Boots Pizza http://www.twoboots.com

Hair & Make-up: Creative Hair Spa (718) 788-8796

Dress: BHLDN

Entertainment: Porcci NYC http://www.porccinyc.com

Cake: Champs Bakery


Agata and Paul | 06.28.15 | Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Wedding | Frankie's 457

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. :)

 

Laura and Matt | 06.13.15 | Outdoor Manhattan Ceremony

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.

 

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