Eyes up, heart open
This January I had one of the absolute coolest opportunities arise for me to fly to England to photograph a wedding in Helmsley at Castle Howard for none other than Sarah Haywood, one of the most prestigious international destination wedding planners in the world…! As if that wasn’t cool enough, Sarah is also a two time author with her book The Wedding Bible, which was launched about a week after the wedding I was there to photograph …! So as luck would have it, Sarah asked me to stay another week and decompress in-between shoots until the book launch party Read More
There are so many types of weddings we can cover in our lifetime as photographers. Many fit within the comfortable confines of the expected: big wedding party, big celebration, ceremony with pomp and circumstance, family, friends, flowers, fanfare. All of it so wonderful, and meaningful and perfect. But then sometimes…. it’s only about the two people standing there in front of you, literally… with their officiant, and it can be anywhere. And it doesn’t matter. All that matters is their overwhelming desire to just.. be married and committed to each other with only the other as witness to their Read More
Sometimes my favorite part of my job is the times when I can just have fun and play with a bunch of vendors and try things out and do what we want! Maybe there is some new gear I want to break in, or maybe I want to just try to shake up my brain and my eye and see things a little differently..
So one day, I did just that!
With the help of some always-up-for-a-shoot-adventure team of Miss DD Nickel on beauty and Catie + Amy of Catie and Amy on hair, dresses from The White Read More
Garrison, NY in the Hudson Valley is one of my favorite places…it’s hilly, there’s lots of nature and it’s just far enough away that I feel like I am somewhere new and different..! The Garrison sits atop a big ole’ hill overlooking the Hudson River… the sun sets in just the most perfect spot, and the ceremony location is, of course, like RIGHT THERE!! What a view, what a staff of amazing people running it, and it’s just, so beautiful! Add two of the best clients on the top of that wedding sundae and sakes alive I am one Read More
After spending the afternoon with The Bachelorette aka Miss Desiree Hartsock + her fiancé Chris Siegfried and doing their engagement session at the Willows Lodge (you can see their rainy Seattle engagement session HERE) … we dried off and headed over to DeLille Cellars for the engagement party that Capstory hosted with a long list of some amazing wedding professionals from the area! It was so beautiful and the absolute perfect place to warm up by a roaring fire , next to some really beautiful flowers and sweets! Um…yup! Check out how beautiful this place was!!
Scott + Allie’s wedding at The Gershon Fox Room / Marquee Hartford this summer was something that I had been waiting a long time for…! A year before, I had conspired with Scott on their actual engagement… we secured a location (The Rose Garden in Elizabeth Park in Hartford!), timing, the plan for the day, all of it! It all went off without a hitch, everything was perfect! I felt so connected to them both during this entire process since I was there from the very beginning, and to tell you I couldn’t wait for their wedding was an Read More
Inyoung and Jonathan’s wedding at L’Escale at The Delamar Hotel in Greenwich, CT this May was an intimate and emotional day that I was so happy to be a part of! Their families traveled from far and wide, and many were meeting for the first time at the wedding. It was sweet watching all of the hugging and camaraderie all day, and everyone made me feel like I was part of the family! The day was steeped in many traditions from both sides, and photographing them all made me so incredibly happy…!
Melissa and Jeff’s wedding at Harkness Memorial park in Waterford had it all…a beautiful, perfect day, a big group of happy family there to celebrate Melissa and Jeff’s vows to one another all in a gorgeous setting! What more could you ask for? Melissa had a smile on her face the entire day, and was calm and happy and so ready to marry Jeff. Mike got to spend the morning with Jeff and his guys in Mystic while me and the ladies spent time at Harkness before the ceremony taking pictures and enjoy the beautiful day. Read More
In early June I flew to Beaver Creek, Colorado to present at one of the most exclusive, amazing and over the top conferences called Engage!14 (this year anyway, as the number changes each year) The conference- created by the genius that is Rebecca Grinnals and Kathryn Arce- was hosted at the Ritz Carlton Bachelor Gulch thanks to the super sweet Syd Sexton who I had the pleasure of meeting at my first Engage a few years back at The Mandarin Oriental in Vegas. I remember Syd telling me how amazing Engage! would be there, and I was on board Read More
One wedding that has stood out to me over the years was the classic, beautiful Greek wedding of George and Demetra at Mechanics Hall in Worcester MA. There was so much tradition, family, love, laughing and old school chivalry happening all day, I couldn’t help but smile the entire day. From their families sweet loving ways to the fresh baked pastries and Demetra’s DRESS??? When I saw it for the first time I was over the moon and in love with the texture and color and beading and just…wow…! What a gown!! And that George. So dapper in his Read More