Kelsey and JR's Intimate Wedding in Central Park

An intimate wedding at Cop Cot in Central Park, followed by an elegant old school Manhattan wedding reception at Bobby Van's Steakhouse.

Caroline & Eric's Intimate Wedding in the Brooklyn Botanical Garden

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Intimate Wedding in NYC
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Intimate Wedding in NYC
Intimate Wedding in NYC
Intimate Wedding in NYC
Intimate Wedding in NYC

When Caroline, Eric and I Skyped for our initial meeting (they live out of state), I tried to sort of hide the fact that I was taking their call from my bed with Leeloo stretched across my lap. The lighting is pretty! And it was late! And I didn't want to wake Leeloo up - she was so comfy, and doing that dog snore thing I hoped my microphone wouldn't pick up. They laughingly called me out - and confessed they were also piled in bed with their dogs snugged in next to them.

Clearly, we were a perfect fit.

They had their wedding at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, officiated by their dear friend Taylor, and after, we took advantage of the gorgeous cherry blossom trees for their photos, followed by a longer on-the-streets style of NYC portrait session. 

Friends and family gathered at the One Mile House in the Lower East Side for a perfect, low-key, only-in-New-York wedding, complete with cannoli for dessert, which Caroline and Eric shared ceremonially. What a great wedding! 

Hair + Makeup Cari Duprey | Florals by Michelle Edgemont | Gown by Renz Bridal

An Elopement in Grand Central Terminal | Adam & Michelle (and kiddos!)

When I asked Adam and Michelle what the craziest thing they'd ever done was, they said, "Taking four children under the age of 9 to elope with us in New York City!" 

Not so crazy though, actually! it was a lot of fun, and turned out beautifully. This photographer felt genuinely lucky to hang out with them while they became an official family.

They called themselves the 3+3 gang, which they nodded to in their pre-wedding "hands all in" cheer, and had engraved in their wedding bands (each parent came to the marriage with two children, Brady Bunch style). 

I met them at the Shelburne Hotel where they were staying, and we walked together to Grand Central Terminal where we met Genevieve Dreizen from Cheerleader for Love, who conducted their ceremony. Afterwards, we took portraits in GST as well as Bryant Park.

I love these guys!

Hannah and Kristen's Anniversary Portraits in NYC

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Hannah and Kristen hail from New Zealand. They eloped in New York City last year, and when they planned their trip back last week, my husband and I had dinner with them at Dirt Candy, a phenomenal vegetarian restaurant where I had directed them the last time they were here for their wedding meal. (I'm going to attempt the Korean friend broccoli soon, because it is life changing.)

We also did a fun anniversary session! The Highline isn't a great place for wedding photos (it's crowded and narrow, so the risk of soiling your dress is high) or even engagement photos (I like to do more remote locations for those), but for a more laid-back, casual anniversary session where we are just running around taking photos, it was perfect. People got in the background, and they added to the photos, I felt, rather than detracted from them. 

Thank you for your fun faces, Hannah and Kristen! It was so wonderful to see you again. I'll come visit, promise. 

p.s. Bonus yours truly!

A Perfectly Rainy Manhattan Engagement Session

Every once in a while, someone will ask me to photograph an anniversary or engagement session for them because they're visiting New York. I love these! What a great way to remember your trip here.

These two lovebirds are from California, and wanted to capture their weekend here. I warned them that the weather is totally unpredictable here in March: you might get a gorgeous warm day, or clouds and rain. We got clouds and rain, but I think it worked out just fine, don't you?

Carrie Wilcox Floral Designer in Connecticut

Carrie Wilcox is a wonderful floral designer in Connecticut. She asked me for the images I photographed at Justin and Mary's Walk Through a Wedding workshop back in April 2015. Once I got back to my studio, I was happy to bust out my archive images and oblige. Having them all gathered up made me happy.

Happy weekend!