Eyes up, heart open
Melissa and Justin recently celebrated their love for one another at the beautiful Lord Thompson Manor in Thompson, CT. Melissa started her day getting ready at The Spa at The Cottage House (I love the light there!) while Justin prepared at The Manor. I really enjoyed the energy of this wedding, so many smiles, laughs, and happy tears! What a great couple to work with as well as a sweet group of family and friends they have there to support them. Sit back and enjoy some of the images from their wedding day!
Shauna & Mike celebrated their love for each other at The Old Field Club in East Setauket, NY. Their wedding was sprinkled with unique elements including a traditional Chinese Tea Ceremony, which was super cool for me to photograph because everyone was dressed in traditional Chinese attire. They had a Polaroid camera on hand all day long too that guests used to document the festivities, along with a display of the instant prints at the reception. This was such a fun couple, here are some of their photographs of their awesome wedding day!
I met Vanessa a few years back at one of the most amazing industry conferences there is, called Engage Luxury Wedding Summits. We circled around each other for a few conferences before really seeing what great friends we were going to become. You know how that is when you make friends in the industry, you try to maintain some level of professionalism and fanciness and do the square dance of .. professionalism and fanciness! Well, we do-si-do’d right into bestie country when she stepped in and designed and printed the beautiful prayer card for my good friend and employee Read More
Heidi and Michael are both classically trained musicians and they met in NYC, while studying music in college. It’s apparent that music is a gigantic force in their lives, in fact they hand picked all of the songs performed throughout their wedding day. I had the pleasure of working with these two (and their amazing and kind family) a few weeks back in Brooklyn on a beautiful Saturday. It was sunny all day but there was a small chance of rain, which happened to show itself at the end of the night and it allowed me the opportunity for Read More
When I read the questionnaire that Kelly filled out in our initial contact form, I knew right away that her and Colin were my people. It was filled with sarcasm, wit, and a little bit of saltiness. When I read further and she mentioned The Big Lebowski and more importantly, The Dude, I knew I had to meet them. I was right, they are a rad couple! I am so grateful to all of my couples that find me because I’m so lucky that when I connect with them on this level it’s makes my job a dream! I could Read More
March 16th may have just seemed like an ordinary Monday to some, but to our Connecticut wedding vendor community it was a super special and beautiful day. On this Monday, we gathered around one of ours in a tight, cozy group to help her and hers celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary. Ever since I met Val, she lamented over how she and her husband Jack didn’t get the amazing wedding photographs from their wedding. As a wedding photographer herself now, I can’t imagine how awful that must feel. Beyond that, life has thrown their family some pretty big 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
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!!
After our first shoot together, Jazz and I pulled over on the side of the road to look at our images. We squealed like loonatics in my car, we were so proud. That was 4 years ago. It’s been a wild ride, guys. Filled with love, laughter, whiskey, wigs, tea, adventure, light. For the past 4 years I’ve spent my time meeting some of the most wonderful and talented friends, mentors, couples, teammates, soul mates. This isn’t goodbye, at all really. But a way to honor our silliness as my new adventure begins.
I hope you all laugh so hard, that you snort a Read More