New York

Amanda & Matt | Spillian Wedding

The leaves were golden and the air was crisp when Amanda and Matt were married at Spillian, a private lodge tucked away in the Catskills region of Upstate New York. The warm and inviting estate, filled with beautifully kept antiques, was the perfect location to celebrate the union of this kind and authentic couple.

Gorgeous jazz music, hand picked bottle vases, vibrant floral arrangements, and delicious Mexican cuisine were some of the unique elements, which created a truly special day. Guests were invited to stay the weekend, filling the wrap around porch of Spillian with laughter and loved ones. What a wonderful way to celebrate a life together!

Congratulations, you two. I am grateful to have been a part of your day. 

Thank you to all the wedding contributors!

Flowers: Bloominous

Photobooth: Saratoga Photobooth Company

Venue: Spillian / Fleischmanns, New York

Music: Early Bird Jazz Band

Catering: Spillian

Ellie & Patrick | Long Island

Ellie and Patrick were married at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Shelter Rock in Manhasset, New York. Loved ones gathered two days after Christmas for a ceremony filled with heartfelt vows, followed by a celebration at Larkfield. What I loved most about this wedding day was how the couple honored aspects of their past and present which brought them together. This included not only a music filled ceremony, but shades of turquoise; a tribute to Ellie's home state of New Mexico. Also, look for the chili pepper in the bride's bouquet and on the reception tables! 

Thank you to all the wedding contributors!

Second Photographer:                 Jamie Kraus Photography

Floral Design:                             Mary Lou Pappas Flowers

Bakery:                                        Dortoni Bakery

Transportation:                           Trans-Star Executive

Wedding Invitations:                  Carlson Craft

Wedding Dress:                          Arabella by Maggi Sottero

Shoes:                                         Badgley Mischka

Hair/Makeup:                              Anne Ford-Coates

Men's Attire:                               Vera Wang

Favors:                                        Alison Ryczek Pottery

DJ:                                              Eclipse Entertainment - Joe Senatore

Sarah & Eric | Engaged!

2015 ended with a wonderful engagement session of Sarah and Eric, who will be married in October. This lovely, playful, and talented couple met on the national tour of Young Frankenstein the musical. Sarah is a triple threat actress, and Eric is a trumpet player. Thus, it only seemed natural that we stop to photograph them at the arts mecca, Lincoln Center. Together they are a dynamic duo, and I can not wait to capture their wedding this fall. Congratulations you two! 

Justin & Lizzy | Sakura Park Wedding

On a sunny Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, Justin and Lizzy were married at Sakura Park on the Upper West Side of New York City.  Their intimate ceremony was filled laughter and tears, as loved ones gathered in front of a gorgeous gazebo to watch these two lovebirds start their life together. Following this guests were invited to partake in games before heading to Dinosaur Bar-B-Que to celebrate!

Filled with heartfelt words and handmade details, this wedding day was a special one to capture. Thank you Lizzy and Justin for including me in your day. I will always be grateful! 

Finally, THANK YOU to the wonderful wedding team!

Wedding Coordinator: Ashley M Chamblin Events

Ceremony: Sakura Park 

Ceremony Officiate: Patrick Heffernan

Ceremony Musicians: Maddy Jarmon with Dan on Guitar

Catering/Reception: Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Flowers: Mimosa Floral Design

DJ: 74 Events

Jessica & Rob | The Crescent Beach Club

I first met Jessica and Rob when I was asked by Rob to capture his marriage proposal. The big moment occurred during a snowy morning in Fort Greene, Brooklyn with a surprise appearance by friends and fifteen french bulldogs! Since I'm sure you're now curious about the details of this adorable proposal, you should check out this article by Huffington Post Weddings which featured the event and even included two photos of mine! 

There is no denying the connection between this vibrant couple. It was an honor to photograph their wedding day, which included many personal, creative details such as a hand drawn record of their guests, and the incorporation of their parents' wedding photos. Together, these two tore up the dance floor, and created a celebration I know them, as well as friends and family will cherish forever. Many thanks to The Crescent Beach Club and second photographer Ruby Tull for seamlessly bringing all aspects of the day together. Congratulations Jessica and Rob! 

Lisha & Caldwell | Chappaqua, New York

Lisha and Caldwell were married at a family home in stunning Chappaqua, New York. It was a perfect way to begin the Fall season, with gorgeous surroundings, and loved ones who travelled near and far to celebrate (with plenty of dancing on the tennis court). Full of personal touches, natural details, and heartfelt sentiments, it was a wonderful wedding day for all, including myself, who has known Lisha since childhood. I feel incredibly grateful to have been a part of the day, and know there is nothing but a beautiful future in store for this creative, kind couple. Congratulations!!

Thank you, as always, to the wonderful wedding team!

Second Photographer: Ruby Tull

Catering: Oliver Kita- fine catering

Flowers: Arcadia Floral

Photo Booth: We Love Photo Booths

DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment

Rentals: Party Rental LTD (through Oliver Kita)

Daren & Hilton | Engaged!

Manhattan was the perfect backdrop to capture the love of Daren and Hilton. Not only did I make pictures with this incredible couple, but their family as well!

Daren's Mom Yvonne, their son Jacques, and adorable dog Peanut all joined us at their home in the Financial District. What a beautiful family, inside and out. Thank you for having me document your bond, and congratulations on this new chapter in your lives.

Stay tuned for images from Daren and Hilton's City Hall ceremony!

Leah & Alex

Being asked to document the wedding of someone you have known since you were eight years old is a very special and meaningful request. Leah contacted me this summer and I am incredibly happy I was able to photograph the start of her and Alex's life together.

I can easily sum up their wedding in three words: love, laughter, and dancing! 

A big thank you to my second photographer Cherylynn Tsushima, who joyfully danced the night away with her camera to capture some great moments.

Mazel Tov! 

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Event Planner: Seema Goldstein

Catering: Alison Merel

Flowers: One of a Kind