Kate & Patrick were married this summer in Greenwich, CT. with the ceremony at The First Presbyterian Church and the reception at the Belle Haven Club. What I love about this wedding is how natural and relaxed it was. Of course it had the energy that comes from anticipation but the day just flowed in such a fun and beautiful way. A Polished Plan led by Jessica Tocko kept the day running smoothly. The Floral Design was done by Elegant Effects. Lighting and Party Decor by Social Decor. The tent was by the Cove Tent Company. The cake by Sweet Lisa, video by the Lightmill. My second shooter was the always fabulous Miana Jun.
Melanie & Mike’s wedding earlier this year consisted of two parts. The first was an intimate ceremony on Thursday at Mike’s parent’s home. Then that Saturday they invited friends and family to celebrate with a cool cocktail party at Haven’s Kitchen. The venue is a unique space near Union Square. Part cooking school, part specialty food shop and varied event space, it has a mission and a vibe that resonates with people who care about food. They even took care of the floral arrangements. Mel’s dress was a fabulous choice by Alice & Olivia. The cake was made with love by the bride/pastry chef at Mini Melanie, yes there is a connection. The light that afternoon was gorgeous and we all enjoyed a wonderful time.
You might recognize these two. Alex and Andrea were here on January 1st and we had an early morning shoot in Central Park. Well they came back to NYC for another visit before the baby is born. This time we shot in Dumbo and even though it was too early to ride the Carousel, we had loads of great spots to use as a Brooklyn backdrop. The light that morning gave a beautiful soft glow to many of the pictures.
Just this April I had the pleasure of shooting Isobel & Brian’s wedding in Washington DC. It was planned for the day which is usually the height of cherry blossom season, however because of this year’s cold spell it ended up being a week before peak. It didn’t really matter because the weather was beautiful, the couple had smiles all day long, the ceremony was intimate and the party was a blast. As I scroll through the photos the feelings of love, connection and joy all come back to me.
The ceremony took place at The Friends Meeting House of Washington DC. The space is the simplest of venues. Without distractions the couple and their guests became the focus. The room was enhanced by white pillows on the benches and candles lined up in front. A single guitarist provided the music. At one point of the service everyone joined hands. It created a real feeling of connection.
The reception was held at The Metropolitan Club where the style moved from simple to elegant. The floral arrangements by Petals Edge were white with soft pink accents. The centerpieces were cherry blossom branches. Sara Muchnick was the planner who with her team did a fabulous job. Miana Jun was my always wonderful second shooter.
As I look through all these photos I love how they weave together to tell the story. The energy builds and really connects you to the celebration even if you just know them from my blog. Thanks to everyone who made this a most wonderful wedding.
Some of the other vendors:
Invitations- Michelle’s Memos
Hair- Thania Trieu
Make up- Beauty N the Bride
Transportation- Linder and Associates
Lighting- Digital Lightning
Rentals- Party Rental LTD
As the weather finally warms, and spring is in the air, we know that wedding season is just around around the corner. I thought I’d get things started here on the blog with a sunny engagement shoot we did awhile back for Kathleen & Patrick’s wedding. We chose a few locations as backdrops and then had some fun. For me an engagement or portrait shoot starts with a lovely setting and light that also flatters the subjects. When these two elements are in place I can then focus on the couple, their expressions and the connection they have together. I love the results we got and look forward to shooting their wedding this summer.