Going to school for photography certainly has its perks. Aside from the crazzyyyy student loans (which I finally paid off in 2012, and I graduated in 1995…yes. yes. omg. YES.) I was lucky enough to get some sizable scholarships to the prestigious Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester NY (and STILL had sizable loans… what the heck) and while there I not only got my learn on, but I made some pretty amazing friends that have become friends for life. Like, here I am, what, twenty-three years later and these friends from my Brick City days in good ole’ Roch- cha cha are still some of my nearest and dearest. To. This. Day. How lucky am I? The cherry on top of this happy little bowl of ice cream called life is that I have been absolutely blessed to have been many of my college friends’ photographer for their weddings! There was Jaime and Carter’s wedding in Wichita, Kansas; Gus and Anna’s wedding on Cypress Island, WA and Derek and Aleks’ wedding in Minneapolis MN- the last of us to tie the knot was our buddy Martin or should I say Schmartin, and Pam at the Trump Soho in New York City!
Schmartin is one of my closest friends, we can go months without talking and just pick up where we left off! He is such a smarty pants web guy and doing super well out in California with Miss Pam, who is just as brilliant as Schmartin! This here blog post is a way way long overdue nod to the good old days of eating Garbage Plates, GT Rocks, and Hettie Shumway dining at RIT… even though we all preferred Gracies. Sorry Schmartin! I love you two and can’t wait to snuggle you guys!!!! XOXOXOXO
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Event Planning, Design + Flowers: DM Events / Ceremony: Grace Church in New York, New York / Reception: Trump SoHo in New York, New York / Wedding Cake: Nine Cakes / DJ: Jason Fioto of Generation Events / Wedding Invitations: Lion in the Sun / Escort Cards + Place Cards: Paperfinger / Heart Garland: thePathLessTraveled / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Kleinfeld Bridal / Bride’s Fur: Kenna-T via Nordstrom /Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Hair + Makeup: Erika Franco