What do you do when you live across the world in Australia and rarely get to see your friends and family in New York? You throw a fun surprise wedding! David and Joanna reached out to me a few weeks before their big debut and said they were flying in for their “engagement party” and wanted to know if I was available for their surprise wedding. I was so honored and how cool, I have never done a surprise wedding before. I think for the most part their family and friends sensed something, but when they realized it really was their wedding day, they threw the biggest celebration. I can’t even imagine finding a wedding dress in one week, and making sure all the fun details are all in place for the big day, but this happy couple and their sweet families pulled it off in perfection. You might remember their engagement session here, yes we did this about 4 days before their wedding day. How sweet to have your wedding at your childhood home, it always makes me think of my favorite wedding movie, “Father of the Bride.” Here are some of my favorite selects from their big day!
Wedding Day programs: Christina D’ Asaro
Cheers to the happy couple in Australia!
Happy 4th of July! Here is one of my favorite quotes - “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man.” — John F. Kennedy
Hope you all have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!
The Sherouse Family contacted me last Fall to do some family portraits of them around New York City before they moved back to the South. They were just the sweetest family, and Jack and Della are just the most adorable children. Jack’s favorite color is Orange so I made sure to include some orange in some of his shots. How funny! It was the kind of family session where parenting looked so fun and so easy, it truly was such a joy to be around them. I just recently saw on facebook that Della is now 2 years old, so hard to believe, and it reminded me of how much I loved photographing this sweet family around the city. Here are some of my favorites from their session.
Camille’s 1st Birthday album came in this week in the Euro Pink Leather and Silver Imprinting! It looks beautiful! For anyone interested in this particular album choice, it’s 8×8 inches, 20 pages/40 sides, and holds no more than 80 images. It’s the perfect size for a family album and or even a birthday album. I am so excited to give Camille and her family their new birthday album.
What’s not to love about summertime family portraits, and especially at the beach! Ahh, I just love the Spring Lake area, it’s truly beautiful and just so charming! When I got the opportunity to capture the Robert’s family vacation in the area, I was so thrilled. It really doesn’t get more fun than capturing cute kiddos digging in the sand and running in the water. Here are a few of my favorites from the afternoon session!
I just adore this engagement session! Rachel and Darren are just full of smiles and constantly laughing with eachother! I am so happy I got the chance to work with them last year and photograph their beautiful wedding, (more coming soon from their wedding). They are just such a fun team together! I love when couples pull out their favorite spots around New York, it’s a great way for me to learn about locations I didn’t even know existed. Now that I have tried WhiteHall restaurant, it’s one of my favorites now too! We had such a great afternoon between Whitehall, the West Village and Washington Square Park. Here are some of my favorite selects from their session!
I can’t wait to photograph James and Laura’s wedding day coming up at Hamilton Farms, it’s truly one of my favorite venues! When I met James and Laura I knew they would be so fun and so sweet to work with, and it’s been such a pleasure getting to know them. Laura and James really wanted to feature some iconic spots throughout their relationship in their engagement session, so we started out at the LES Meatball Shop, where they had their first date, and then we hopped around their neighborhood in Tribeca and even took a few shots on their building rooftop. They are just the sweetest and I am so happy for them. Here are a few of my favorite selects from their afternoon session.
Between my busy Spring wedding season and my own wedding, I completely forgot to update you all on some fun recent press features! First we have one of my favorite weddings, Katie and Thomas’ DIY Boston Wedding which was featured on Martha Stewart Weddings Bride’s Guide!
Katie and Thomas’ wedding was also featured on Refinery 29, one of my favorite everyday blogs! What an honor to see their wedding featured twice!
And for the last two years I have had the pleasure of photographing the Oh So Beautiful Paper Party which is always so stunning and such a blast! It’s one killer paper party I must say! Oh So Beautiful Paper and Bellwether Events always produce such a beautiful event! Check out the blog post here!
Thanks again for checking out all these fun features!
Happy Monday! I am still trying to update the blog with so many fun new images from last year and the Segal family just crossed my mind. I recently found out they are having another baby! How exciting! I am truly so happy for them, and since I had such a great time capturing their family session, I figured I would share a few of my favorite selects. How cute are Jack and Madeline!
Congrats to the Segal family on their new addition coming in October!
“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.”
― Pablo Neruda, 100 Love Sonnets