Mystical Madness

This summer, The Glimmerglass Festival will present Robert Ward and Bernard Stambler’s opera The Crucible, based on the play by Arthur Miller. It’s one of the productions I’m looking most forward to photographing.

After speaking with director Francesca Zambello, The Glimmerglass PR/Marketing team and I were inspired by her vision to create promotional images which utilized the rich, natural landscape of Central New York. For our location we chose a wooded area within Glimmerglass State Park, providing a dramatic setting for the dancers to move through. For this project, using motion blur to capture movement became an integral part of storytelling, as the dancers embody being overtaken by witchcraft hysteria, a prominent theme in the work.

Next month I’ll be heading once again to Cooperstown, New York to begin documenting the 2016 season. Stay tuned for more images on stage, behind-the-scenes, and events. If you haven’t gotten your tickets, don’t wait any longer. I hope to see you this summer! 

Artistic: Francesca Zambello, June Dzialo, Kelly Reller, Brittany Lesavoy

Key Costumer: Alexandria Hoffman

Hair & Makeup: Anne Ford-Coates

Dancers: Olivia Barbieri, Katie Henly, Mandy Compton LoPresti

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! 

Sean & Tess | Engaged!

What a joy to spend a fall afternoon in Philadelphia's Rittenhouse Square with Sean, Tess, and their adorable dog Bandit! Sean and Tess, thank you for inviting me to create photographs in a place meaningful to you both. Your wedding next fall will be beautiful, and I'm excited to capture the next chapter of your love story.

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

Lauren & Andrew

Every wedding I have the privilege of capturing is unique, which is one of the many reasons I love the work that I do. Lauren and Andrew were married in an intimate ceremony at St. James' Church in Manhattan, New York. A place near and dear to their heart, St. James' Church provided not only a meaningful, but stunning background for their commitment to one another. To celebrate their love, Lauren and Andrew headed to Dumbo Spot in Brooklyn to not only dance the night away but eat pizza with family and friends! What I loved most about their wedding day was that the details were focused on loved ones. I couldn't think of a better way to start a life together. Congratulations you two!

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)