Krista and Chris: A Lovely Queens Wedding

Krista and Chris had a wonderful celebration on a warm(ish) winter day. There was a bit of rain here and there, but it held off enough for a few outdoor portraits.

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queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

I loved watching their expressions during the ceremony
queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

The reception was held at Russo’s on the Bay, which had some fun outdoor areas to play with
queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

There was so much energy at the reception! The dance floor was packed the whole night.
queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

queens new york wedding

The Amazing vendors that helped to make this day possible:

Dress maker: Danielle Caprese at Kleinfeld Bridal
Hair: Corey Herbst
Makeup: Lorraine
Flowers: Flowers by Brian
Officiant: Father Donovan
Ceremony venue: Saint Anthony’s Parish
Reception venue: Russo’s on the Bay
Music: MusicFlex DJ

Central Park Wedding of Catherine and Sara

Family and friends traveled from around the globe to witness and support Catherine and Sara on this beautiful day.

We met at the Imagine mosaic in Central Park. Traveling from the south, they’re imagining a time when their marriage will be recognized by ALL states. We’re getting there!

There were cotton farmers in their family, so a bit of cotton seemed appropriate for the bouquets

They chose the beautiful Gapstow Bridge in Central Park as their backdrop

A lovely intimate ceremony, officiated by the amazing Valerie Coleman.

Excellent music by Darius Kaufmann on bagpipe and Irish flute

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Central Park Wedding Portraits with Katy and Hugo

Katy and Hugo traveled from Alabama to tie the knot in Manhattan and spend a beautiful weekend in the NYC area. I had a wonderful time exploring Central Park with them for some fun portraits.

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central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

central park elope elopement wedding portrait nyc manhattan new york

Sarah and Matt’s Chicago Wedding

Sarah and Matt had a beautiful winter wedding in Chicago, and I was very lucky to be a part of the grand celebration!

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Sarah’s nephew really wanted me to take this picture
chicago wedding

It’s often fun to watch little kids during ceremonies.
chicago wedding

chicago wedding

chicago wedding

After the ceremony we went to a few iconic locations in Chicago for portraits. The Music Box Theatre was the location of one of their first dates, and everyone loves the building of Superdawg’s!
chicago wedding music box theatre superdawg

Legos on the cake! Yes please.
chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

The mariachi band was a huge hit
chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

Sarah and Matt met at a tango class, so they brought in two dancers for a performance and a group lesson. Lots of fun!
chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

Tango can be a bit difficult with a train on the dress… thank goodness for sisters!
chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

chicago wedding white eagle banquet hall

For more images from the day, please watch the slideshow:

Ceremony: St. Symphorosa Parish
Reception: White Eagle Banquet Hall (owned by Matt’s family!)
Mariachi Band: Nuevo Mariachi Jalisco
Tango Dancers: Ballroom Dance Chicago
Accordion: Robert Cruz Accordion
Gown: Alfred Angelo (the dress is her sister’s – ten years married!)
Flowers: Jazzy Florist
Videographer: Fernando and Carlos of Smiling Toad Productions
DJ: Dustin of Toast & Jam
Cake: Sweet Mandy B’s
Many thanks to Mysi of Soda Fountain Photography for shooting along with me!

Jessica and Jacob’s wedding : The Barn at Gibbet Hill

I had the pleasure of heading up to Groton, MA for Jessica and Jacob’s wedding at The Barn at Gibbet Hill last month. What a fun celebration!

I had fun photographing the cows on the property before folks arrived.
wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma cow

Great wooden labels for the flower girls and ring bearer
wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

Their beautiful dog, Tesla the Great Pyrenees, walked down the aisle to join everyone.
wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma dog Great Pyrenees

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma

Beautiful luminarias to line the walkway outside
wedding barn at gibbet hill groton ma luminaria

For more images from the day, please enjoy the slideshow

Venue: The Barn at Gibbet Hill
Gown: The Bridal Secret
Hair: Lindsay Griffin
Makeup: Makeovers by Ligia
Flowers: Tangerine Creations
Cake: Konditor Meister
Officiant: Amittai Axelrod
Music: Bridgewater Antiphonal Brass Society and Thousand Acre Jazz Band

Chicago Wedding of Meredith and Jake

The wonderful wedding of Meredith and Jake! This was my third Chicago wedding this summer, and I was thrilled to spend it with such an amazing group.

Great reaction from Jake seeing Meredith for the first time that day
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We headed to the University of Chicago campus for portraits – such a beautiful place! Plus it’s where Meredith and Jake during grad school.
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The ushers making sure they have a good hold on Jake
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chicago wedding university of chicago

chicago wedding university of chicago

chicago wedding university of chicago

chicago wedding university of chicago

chicago wedding university of chicago

chicago wedding university of chicago

So many good times during the ceremony
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chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

Married!
chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

A couple more post-ceremony portraits at Promontory Point in Hyde Park.
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chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

chicago wedding promontory point hyde park

For more images from the day, please watch the slideshow:

The fabulous vendors that helped to make this day amazing:
Hair: Ramsay Marston of Beauty on Call
Makeup: Kat DeJesus of Beauty on Call
Gown: Watters WToo from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection
Flowers: Pistil and Vine
Coordinator: Melissa Samek of Clementine Custom Events
Officiant: Rev. Tabitha Isner
Venue: Chicago Park District – Promontory Park District
DJ: Eclipse Entertainment
Caterer: Conn’s Catering
Cake: Luscious Layers

Chicago Wedding of Charlyn and Joe

I was thrilled to spend a beautiful (although super hot) day with Charlyn and Joe in Chicago last month celebrating their marriage.

chicago wedding

Such adorable boxes for the rings. These were passed through all the guests at the start of the ceremony so that each person could say a blessing for the couple.
chicago wedding

Charlyn’s sister approves!
chicago wedding

We lucked out with a beautiful day, so everyone headed to Humboldt Park for portraits. I love Joe’s expression seeing Charlyn for the first time! So cute.

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

chicago humboldt park wedding

Joe’s brother delivered a beautiful and touching ceremony
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chicago revolution brewing wedding

chicago revolution brewing wedding

The top decoration is in honor of their dog, Nena. Also, these mini cupcakes were amazing! I think I managed to only eat three.
chicago revolution brewing wedding

chicago revolution brewing wedding

chicago revolution brewing wedding

For more images from the day, please watch the slideshow:

Makeup: Sage of Cibeles Beauty
Gown: Demetrios Bridal
Flowers: Forget Me Knodt
Venue and Catering: Revolution Brewing
Cupcakes: Angel Food Bakery

Chicago Cafe Brauer Wedding of Kaitlyn and Jeremy

I traveled to Chicago last weekend to photograph the amazing wedding of my dear friend Jeremy and his beautiful wife Kait. What a celebration! We were at Cafe Brauer in Lincoln Park, an amazing wedding venue. Special thanks to my friend Liesl for joining me to shoot this fabulous event.

Kait’s gorgeous dress from BHLDN. Adorable shoes too – I loved the scalloped toe.
chicago cafe brauer wedding BHLDN dress

chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding

Stunning, right?
chicago cafe brauer wedding BHLDN dress

chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding

A delicious cake by Amy Beck Cake Design, with such an adorable topping.
chicago cafe brauer wedding Amy Beck Cake Design

The flowers and table centerpieces were absolutely gorgeous! Stunning work by Botanicals.
chicago cafe brauer wedding Botanicals flowers

chicago cafe brauer wedding Toast Jam DJs

One of my standard questions I ask my couples before the wedding is “Are there any special traditions or out-of-the-ordinary events at the reception?” I loved the answer I received: “Kait will be having a ping-pong challenge.” I had heard she was a master, and to see her in action was quite spectacular.
chicago cafe brauer wedding

chicago cafe brauer wedding Toast Jam DJs

chicago cafe brauer wedding Toast Jam DJs

chicago cafe brauer wedding Toast Jam DJs

For more images from the day, please enjoy the slideshow:

Hotel: JW Marriott
Hair and Makeup: Cheeky Strut Salon
Venue: Cafe Brauer
Dress: BHLDN
Officiant: Erin Babb
Flowers: Botanicals
DJ: Toast & Jam
Videographers: Ross and Jeremy of I Do Films
Coordinator: Jenn of Modern Day Floral
Caterer: Bonsoireé
Cake: Amy Beck Cake Design

Basking Ridge Indian Wedding of Laura and Sameer

Am amazing day with Laura and Sameer! I love the excitement and energy of Indian weddings, and this was no exception. They gathered their family and friends at Dolce Hotel in Basking Ridge, NJ for the great celebration.

A beautiful bride on top of a piano? Yes please!

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel piano portrait

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

I’ve shot quite a few Indian weddings before, but this was my first baraat where a horse was used. What a beautiful creature!

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel baraat horse

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

The ceremony was filled with sweet and funny moments.

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

The beautiful wedding party! Laura had a great idea of photographing the entire group in the same location and poses with both of their outfits.

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Looking sharp!

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

indian basking ridge nj wedding dolce hotel

For more images from the day, watch their slideshow:

Long Island Wedding of Caroline and Wendy

What a phenomenal wedding Caroline and Wendy had! These Brooklyn ladies invited their close friends and family out to Montauk, Long Island for their celebration.

They asked a good friend to perform their beach ceremony, which turned out very sweet and funny. I loved the final moment of everyone cheering as he pronounced them married.
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montauk long island gay new york wedding

These two were super adorable and fun to photograph.
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montauk long island gay new york wedding

We lucked out with a beautiful day, so we ran through the sand a bit.
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Have I mentioned how adorable they are?
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The reception was at Solé East Restaurant, which has beautiful grounds that we explored for a few more portraits.
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montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

Who says you need a traditional wedding cake? A tasty chocolate cake from The Chocolate Room with some (trick) candles is great!
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montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

montauk long island gay new york wedding

Thanks so much for having me out!

For more of the day, view the slideshow: