Posts Tagged NYC Weddings + Engagements

Sixty SoHo NYC Elopement | Jamie+Daniel

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Glasserie Brooklyn Wedding | Courtney+Michael

“Hello babies. Welcome to Earth. It’s hot in the summer and cold in the winter. It’s round and wet and crowded. On the outside, babies, you’ve got a hundred years here. There’s only one rule that I know of, babies – God damn it, you’ve got to be kind.” – Kurt Vonnegut

That line from their ceremony will always stick with me. Thank you again, Courtney and Mike for having me. What a beautiful day you created together.

Their wedding was featured on Green Wedding Shoes today. Check it out here! I loved reading about the inspiration behind their big day.

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Wythe Hotel Brooklyn Elopement | Giorgi+Ben

Aussies hold a special place in my heart. Super chill, not afraid to break with tradition, and know how to have a proper drink. And thanks to the magic of the internet, Giorgi and Ben are the fourth Australian couple I’ve had the pleasure to photograph in NYC. What I will remember most about Giorgi and Ben is how much they enjoy each other’s company. They’ve been together for nearly 9 years and bring out the best in each other. Cheers you two.

Brooklyn, NY | Giorgi + Ben

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Smith Street Tattoo Lifestyle Session | Giorgi+Ben

Giorgi and Ben asked me along to document their his / hers tattoos the day before their Brooklyn elopement. I’ve never felt less cool being a non-tattooed person in such a hip shop. The anticipation and sounds were a little intimidating but once they started, I was immediately envious that I didn’t have one…yet. Maybe someday. In the meantime, I’ll live vicariously through my couples. Big thanks to Smith Street Tattoo [and Eli Quinters and Bert Krak] for letting me take a few pics while you worked.

 

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Ramscale Studios NYC Rooftop Wedding | Sam+Scott

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Liberty Warehouse Brooklyn Wedding | Daniel+Rachel

When your vows begin with “Ew freak” and the guests are crying as much as the bride + groom. That’s a good day.

Liberty Warehouse | Brooklyn, NY

Daniel + Rachel

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Long Island City Engagement Session | Courtney+Mike

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Wythe Hotel Gran Electrica Restaurant Wedding | Laurence+Ryan

Belgian girl marries American boy under the Brooklyn Bridge. Big thank you to the Wythe Hotel for being the perfect place to get ready together. And to the staff at Gran Electrica in DUMBO for being the most attentive and best wedding reception service I have ever experienced.

Laurence + Ryan // Brooklyn, NY

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Stylish West Village Sunset Engagement

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Beautiful Outdoor Fall Wedding | Mai+Marc

Mai and Marc – thank you for being, hands down, the smiliest (is that a word?) and happiest couple ever. When we met on the patio of Flatbush Farm for a beer back in August 2013 I knew instantly that we’d be a great fit for each other. Your sweet energy with each other is contagious and I’m so happy and honored to have been with you on such a big day in your lives.

And thanks for trusting me with your lives when I took you out on that golf cart! Yikes, those things are terrifying and insanely fun.


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Hip Brooklyn Restaurant Wedding | Lauren & Eric

When we initially met about their wedding months ago, they were hiring me when they were pre-engaged. Yes, you heard that right. They are each other’s best friend, equals, and had been planning their exit from NYC on their way to bigger, better adventures in Oregon and wanted their wedding to be a final toast to the city they love. And since they were completely trusting of my vision and gave me hours of time with them before their ceremony, we had plenty of time to wander Brooklyn and almost get ourselves into trouble…I mean, what’s a graffiti BK themed wedding without an authentic tag?

I’ve never been so happy for rain on a wedding day as I am for this day. If it hadn’t been pouring, we wouldn’t have found the YES graffiti under the overpass. Without the rain, we wouldn’t have had that gorgeous overcast soft light.

Lauren and Eric, I adore you and wish you all good things as you start your life together in Oregon. Please always enjoy Reggae Saturday and eat ice cream cones in your best attire.

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Brooklyn Restaurant Reception | Jess + Travis Part II

Jess and Travis treated me to a delicious dinner a few months prior at the location of their Kittery wedding reception in Carroll Gardens. It was a great opportunity to chat about our game plan and to help them finalize details so they could just relax and enjoy their party. They decided to get hitched at the NYC courthouse the day before so their wedding reception could truly be an evening of just celebrating non-stop with a small intimate group of their friends and family over lobster rolls, amazing toasts, and dancing. And since I told them that popping and spraying champagne on the steps of the courthouse probably wasn’t the most legally sound idea, I surprised them with some confetti on Saturday evening instead…even that almost got us a citizens arrest in Fort Greene haha.

From Part II of their wedding I learned 2 more things about Jess and Travis this night…1. when Jess said she pretty much only does lunges when she dances, she wasn’t kidding and it was amazing  2. these two are SO down to earth that when yet again we could not find a cab, they took the bus. The bus, folks! That’s how cool these two are.

And yes, Jess’s mom picked out this dress too! And if you missed it, enjoy Part I of their NYC courthouse wedding here.

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Intimate NYC Restaurant Wedding | Tom+Melissa

I have to say, this intimate NYC restaurant wedding is one of my favorites I have ever been a part of. They greeted me with a glass of champagne when I first arrived on their wedding day and they even chose to get ready in the same hotel suite (loved that idea!). These two weren’t afraid to break from tradition and I can’t thank them enough for that.

Meet Tom, an amazing photographer capturing some of the world’s most famous hip-hop artists, rappers, and athletes (I’m talking about Eminem, Pharrell, Dr. Dre to name a few!). Meet Melissa, she helped launch XXL, the biggest hip-hop magazine in the world and is the Creative Director for SLAM (and an avid manicure art aficionado!). I met Tom back in 2008 and I’ve always dug his cool tattoos and appreciation for working hard and making a name for himself. So when he contacted me to shoot his wedding I was both honored and so nervous – I mean, his work can be seen on giant ads on NYC buildings. But working with fellow artists and creatives is the absolute best for a photographer – they know the time / lighting restraints I’m working with and are very relaxed in front of the camera.

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New York City Rooftop Wedding at Ramscale Studio | Alex & Ron

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National Arts Club Wedding | Brian & Dan

Thank you Jacob Arthur for inviting me to second shoot this same sex National Arts Club wedding of Brian and Dan. It was one of the most love filled weddings I’ve ever been to and hands down, one of the best dance parties! If you’re ever unsure how to keep your guests on the dance floor, just have your DJ play I Wanna  Dance With Somebody by Whitney Houston and follow that with I Want You Back by Jackson 5…okay…could be any Jackson 5 song but that 1-2 punch was a BIG hit that night.

And can we just talk for a second about those awesome table names? They had the idea to name each table after a New York politician and it was fitting that they put their rowdy friends at the Eliot Spitzer table.

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