Summer is definitely busy! This month is jammed packed with traveling all over (Maine, Houston, Chicago, and Vancouver), but I couldn’t be more happy to spend a few days in western upstate New York, especially in the southern tier where I am originally from and have so many fond memories of. A trip to the area wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Letchworth State Park (the grand canyon of the east, as the internet says). I was able to combine two of my favorite things, photography and hiking and spent a few hours hiking around enjoying the views and scenery before the sun went down. The park is 17 miles long and I wish I had had more time to traverse the entire length, but when you have two photographers constantly taking photos you don’t cover much ground. I guess I will just have to make a return trip!
I’m happy to announce that Lynne & Simon are expecting their first child! I had the pleasure of meeting these two way back in college and photographing their beautiful wedding in 2012. Now I am fortunate enough to photograph them together again with their little one on the way in our neighborhood of Jersey City. I can’t wait to meet baby Ingall in 2015!
When your friends have babies, you have to photograph them right? Recently, I was able to meet and photograph my good friend and makeup artist Nicole Francavilla’ssecond daughter Hailey. Not only did I get to meet Hailey, but I got to see her other daughter who I have been photographing through the years. It was the cutest day at the beach with these babes.
Hair/Mu- Liz Washer Model- Danielle (Q Management)
Last month I was lucky enough to attend Kristen & Kyle’s romantic Brooklyn wedding at the chic green building near their home in DUMBO. With a deep love and affection for Brooklyn, the couple were excited to share all their favorite aspects of the area with their friends and family on their wedding day, which came complete with a step by step map of their favorite coffee shop, restaurants, and views of the Manhattan skyline. Kristen and Kyle are the kind of laid back couple every photographer dreams of. They wanted their wedding day to unfold and be captured naturally, without a lot of set up shots. With Kristen’s thorough and well done planning the day went by beautifully and smoothly, and I was happy to be a part of it. Enjoy!
Summer is finally here and I was lucky enough to spend a recent weekend on Fire Island. The island is a weird and cool carless beach bum place filled with sand galore and enough nightlife to keep anyone hungover a day or two. I spent most of the time burning in the sun exploring the islands long and skinny shoreline by bicycle, which lead me to visit several of the towns, a sunken forest, the iconic lighthouse, and hoards of NYC beach bums.
Kimi & Ben’s Engagement…
A few weekends ago, I photographed Kimi & Ben in the hidden wilderness of Jersey City’s Liberty State Park. It reminds me of Central Park, this beautiful expansive wildness surrounded by an urban metropolis, and a perfect location to hideaway and take some photos. We spent some time deep in the park dodging mosquitos and then headed over to the Hudson waterfront to view the NYC skyline. It was a quiet evening and a pleasure to see these two together. After six plus years they tie the knot next month!
Wedding Season Begins…
So it begins…busy season, and what a lovely way to start with a beautiful couple at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden and working with Lyn Hughes. It could not have been a nicer day or more perfect timing for the blue bells to be in bloom. The Botanical Gardens are one of my favorite venues and the images from around the grounds are always stunning. It was a great day to kick off the season.
Rodney & Kajsa’s 20th Wedding Anniversary…
Earlier this spring, I photographed Rodney & Kajsa’s 20th anniversary at Eleven Madison Park in New York City. It was an elegant evening of cocktails, dinner, friends, and love at the beautiful Manhattan restaurant. I was honored to photograph the celebration and listen to their memories and accomplishments as a couple over the past twenty years, with two successful careers, two great children, and a lot of happiness. Twenty years is an amazing achievement and I can’t wait to see where their journey takes them in another twenty years.
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