You are having a wedding that reflects your values.
Whether it's a 200 person wedding or tiny elopement for two; very traditional, totally off-beat, or an awesome mix of both, you're intentional about choosing the things that are important to you - including great photography!
You are real, and so is your love.
The wedding photos you are particularly moved by are the ones with genuine emotion. Single friends call you two "relationship goals".
The ideal wedding photographer for you is one that is thoughtful; values iconic portraits; has the photojournalistic timing to capture candid moments; uses Authentic, Organic Posing so you get beautiful wedding portraits; and brings together a fantastic team and the latest technology to give you best wedding album possible.
- You're egalitarian, and want to hire a wedding photographer who is, too.
To the grooms of brides, rolling your eyes as yet another wedding vendor makes a sexist joke about it being "the bride's day" while your future wife screams on the inside...
To the same-sex couples fielding the question, "Yeah, but who is the man?"...
To the folks with a gender that falls "somewhere in the middle" and have to worry, even in New York City, if it's going to get uncomfortable with your wedding vendors...
You won't get any of that mess with me.
You appreciate the good stuff in life:
- Hip Air BnBs and colorful boutique hotels on the edge of town over the beige hotel room in the middle of the tourist traps.
- Farmer's market tomatoes purchased Saturday morning while you're walking hand-in-hand.
- Thoughtful cocktails, craft brewed beer, and excellent local food. All the better if enjoyed with good friends.
- Traveling to smaller interesting cities full of history, and quirky, inexpensive Caribbean islands.
- Family photos in frames, decorating your living room.
I live in Brooklyn (Park Slope) with my husband and our rescued lab mix, Leeloo (who was named after the character in The Fifth Element.) We are ethical humanists. I am proud to be a black woman business owner.
My favourite things are wine + cheese nights, craft beers, giggling with little kids, good design, second-hand bookstores, “that’s what she said” jokes, and when it’s someone’s birthday.
I am really, really, really good at backgammon.
I believe in kindness, handwritten notes, champagne toasts, doing the fun thing instead of the cool thing, authentic moments, real families, fictive kinship, genuine over perfect, well-made and tailored over trendy fast fashion, old dogs, new passport stamps, live jazz, and classic wedding photos - for you, and for generations to come.
My photography has been featured in the New York Times, the Huffington Post, Catalyst Wedding Co., A Practical Wedding, the Associated Press, Style and the Bride, Offbeat Bride, Simply Elope, and in international newspapers.
While I'm happy to travel anywhere to photograph a wedding for a great couple, you'll usually find me in New York City, Westchester, New Jersey, Connecticut, the Hudson Valley and Long Island, as well as the Caribbean Islands.
portrait of me by Sarah Hoppes
Causes & Ethics
My business supports Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, the UNCF, the Southern Poverty Law Center, and the National Immigration Law Center.
My studio does not accept weddings in zoos or aquarims with captive mamals, or where trained wild animals are being used, such as elephants, baby tigers, etc.