We just this week shipped out three parent books to their new homes!
This bride-sized, matted album (in matching cover to Maureen and Chris’ own) is on its way to Chris‘ parents, as we speak. Chris’ mom spent a lot of time and thought working with me on the layout. We put in a ton of 8x10s, so it will be a wonderful treat for her!
And these two brag books are on their way. We put Katie‘s favorite image as a black & white on the cover and custom photos inside each book to personalize it!
I know that brides dream about bright, sunny wedding days with long ray of sunlight dancing around their carefully chosen landscapes. But I must confess a secret. Despite the re-newed trend towards lens flare, most photographers really prefer bright, overcast days where the clouds act like a giant diffuser on the world below. I mean, just look at how it makes the colors pop at the Links in Union Vale, and how it highlighted the decor in Leah and Phil’s 1930s-style wedding party! (With the light and the wind and the design of it all, we were transported – perhaps we were at the beach… or 1930s Africa…)
Venue/Caterer: The Links at Union Vale
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: Leah! with mom’s help designing the setup for the collection of antique centerpieces
Music: DJ Domenic
Flowers: Lavender & Leaf (Sara Dean-Wilkins)
Dresses: eclectic collection – Leah picked them out from all over the internet.
Hair: Euphoria Salon (Amanda Maine)
Makeup: Leah! (with Mary Kay makeup provided by Cheri Thomas)
Suits: Men’s Wearhouse
Jewelry: Carolee, Etsy designers
Photography: Guess Who?
See more images from Leah and Phil’s day at their web galleries and on Facebook.
There are lots of anniversaries in a person’s life, of all stages and events. But possibly the best anniversary ever was the sunset, picnic engagement shoot at the Vanderbilt Mansion with Ellen and Brandon. It was sort of a re-creation of their how-did-you-get-engaged? story, and it was a super-fun way to get to know them and their photogenic angles before their wedding day this month.
See you soon!
It’s been a long time since I photographed a wedding at Tappan Hill, and it feels like a whole new, beautifully renovated place to me! The bridal suite has backstage-style lighting for super-fun getting ready photos, and it opens out into the two floor rotunda with gorgeous staircase and checkerboard floor. As always, everywhere you turn, there’s a fantastic Hudson River view. Truly the perfect place for Melissa and Fred’s elegant and traditional wedding.
Wedding Coordinator: Gabe Vega at Tappan Hill
Caterer: Abigail Kirsch
DJ: David from Expressway Music
Florist: Forever in Bloom
Dresses: David’s Bridal
Suits: Men’s Warehouse
Second shooter: Monika Eisenbart
Photography: Guess who?
P.S. See more photos from Melissa and Fred’s wedding in their web galleries and on Facebook.
Guess who’s two?!
For our third annual photo shoot, Heather and Tim invited me to meet them at a park near their house. It was the perfect spot! We got to make photos of Tessa’s beauty (and beautiful hair, OMG!) as well as of her playful personality in action! Plus, there was a magical spot for a family portrait under some trees.
You can see how much Tessa has grown in the couple of pictures we updated – the one of Tim holding her in one arm (in the collage above) and this one in the basket.
Can a family get any sweeter?!
My older daughter and her friend are dying to be actors! So when my friend asked if I would make headshots for her daughter, I jumped at the idea, thinking I could do some for my daughter, too. We have a great smiling shot of her that I did during our Christmas card photo shoot last winter, but they need a theatrical/serious shot, too.
I love this one we made of her. I could look at it all day long.
For her friend, Celeste, it was easy to get those serious shots. She’s a serious little lady. For the laughing ones, I did what I do with babies – popped out from behind the camera making silly noises and faces. Works on everyone!
And while you have the camera out, you might as well play, right? So we made this photo of my older daughter as the young Cosette in the Les Miz DVD cover. The shot of my younger daughter is actually her mother-baby photo she requested we make when my friends, Ellie and Kelsey, came over for a visit with their new baby. But it works, right?
Ready for pick-up!
Katy and Dave’s parents are getting matching 10×10 books with custom covers. Fun for the whole family!