Joe and AlyssaA Wedding at Gurney’sMontauk, New York

I love hearing my client’s love stories, and Joe and Alyssa have a long history together. Believe it or not, they met during Middle School, and went to High School together, how cute is that! After years of being just friends, they found themselves at the same exact party one night during a summer break in college. Even though they were only 18 years old, they knew they made a pretty awesome match together. It became a summer of love, these two lovebirds became inseparable! After 5 years together, Joe proposed to Alyssa on the dock of their hometown in Northport, while all their family and friends were just a street away waiting to surprise them!

Planning their wedding they most importantly wanted to be surrounded by all their favorite people in the world, and they picked a fun, beautiful destination for the celebration, Gurney’s in Montauk! It was the perfect November wedding surround by so much love and laughter, seriously these two are adorable together. I am so happy for them and I am thrilled to share my favorites from their big day.

Makeup: Victoria Elizabeth Makeup | Hair: Domane Salon | Catering and Bakery: Gurney’s | Band: Erich Glaubitz Band | Flowers: Strawberry Fields | Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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A Brooklyn Baby ShowerTwins for TaliBrooklyn, New York

Twins for Tali! When Minted asked me to capture a Brooklyn baby shower for a special mom-to-be having twins I was beyond thrilled! Who doesn’t love beautiful baby showers, and Ara from Rock Paper Scissors Events always does a great job styling the events. The baby shower was hosted by Rebecca Minkoff, Nate Berkus, Athena Calderone and Jeremiah Brent, and let’s not forget all the beautiful paper products, stationary, notebooks, photo booth backdrop, straws, banners and more, are all some of Minted’s fabulous decor products. Amy from Sugar Flower Cake Shop is so talented and created a gorgeous custom cake to match perfectly with the Minted invitations. The lovely flower arrangements were created by Petal by Pedal, aren’t they sweet! It was the perfect baby shower at the VII Gallery in Dumbo for the cutest mom-to-be! It’s such a joy to capture so much love for little ones. Congrats to Tali on the birth of her beautiful baby girls!

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Esme and LoganNew York Family Session

Being a New York family photographer is such an honor, I can’t count the number of babies I get to hold and meet, and the number of little toes and hands I get to hold when they are just a few weeks old. It’s so special! I first met Carla and Charlie when Logan was just six months old, he was so tiny! I honestly can’t believe he has grown up so much since then! Every year I get the opportunity to capture their sweet family for Christmas cards, family portraits, you name it and it’s always such a blast! You might remember one of my favorite portrait sessions with them was featured on “On to baby“, he was only about a year old at that time. Then this March Esme made 4! Carla and Logan gave birth to a beautiful daughter Esme and Logan became a big brother, hooray! When Carla asked me to capture Esme’s newborn session and a few portraits of Logan with Esme, I was so honored to photograph their brand new little lady. Isn’t she precious! I truly love photographing families and especially little ones, and it’s really hard not to have baby fever when you see a face like this. Here are some of my favorites from their New York family portrait session.

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Oliver and MarissaGlasshouses WeddingNew York, New York

Oliver and Marissa met during their first week at NYU as college freshman. During their Junior year at NYU they became more than friends and after 6 years together, Oliver popped the question and asked Marissa to marry him with the most beautiful diamond ring! Marissa is from Texas and Oliver is from Germany, and after spending so many years in New York together they felt like New York City was the perfect location to have a wedding. Their wedding day was every bit of stunning, from the glam style, to her Monique Lhuillier gown, down to the vibrant colors she used on everything, it was just truly beautiful. Marissa adores flowers, an obsession that started with her great-grandmother and she chose the most gorgeous flowers for the big day, all the arrangements were just perfection by Rountree Flowers. Since Oliver and Marissa spent most of their dating life trying out new restaurants, and since Oliver is a big foodie, they decided on a 4-course menu from Blue Hill, everyone raved about the delicious food and you can never go wrong with anything from Blue Hill. This was truly one of my favorite weddings from last year, overall it was such a beauty and designed to the T by Loli Events! Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day!

Venue: The Glasshouses | Event Planning: Loli Events |  Florals: Rountree Flowers | Makeup: FaceTime Beauty | Hair: Dop Dop Salon | Catering: Blue Hill on the Road | Wedding Cake: Love Street Cakes | Ceremony Music: Venus Ensembles | Reception Music: 74 Events | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier |Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Stationary: Regas | Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Macaroon Cake: Laduree

Be sure to check out the feature on Style Me Pretty as well!

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Drew and KimManhattan Engagement Session

This post is long overdue but in honor of Drew and Kim’s wedding month, I thought it was perfect timing to post their fun Manhattan Engagement Session. Drew and Kim both grew up in Vero Beach Florida and met during High School. A few years later they both landed jobs in New York City and re-connected as friends. After hanging out a few times and sharing a New Year’s kiss, the two became inseparable and began dating. After 5 years of living in the city the two lovebirds decided to move back to Vero Beach to be closer to family and friends. In 2013 Drew decided to surprise Kim and pop the question in the middle of a parking lot and Kim said “YES”!

I met Kim through a mutual friend just shortly before she moved back to Florida. We connected through Photography because Kim was in the midst of starting her own photography career, she is one talented lady and I am so proud of her. Months later I randomly ran into her shortly after her engagement while I was a crazy woman about to buy Spanx the week before my own wedding at Bloomingdales, ha I know, and I told Kim to email me that I would love to stay in touch even though she moved back home to Florida. Kim did email me and I was so honored when she did, she and Drew were planning a weekend trip to New York and she asked me to capture their engagement session in the city. I was so thrilled to work with these two and I was even more honored when I found out we were going to be working together on their wedding day. Kim and Drew are so adorable together, completely all smiles and honestly made me tear up they are so cute! We met at Spritzers in the Lower East Side since this was a regular place they loved to go to while they lived in the city, next we headed to the Financial District where Drew used to live, and we finished near Battery Park City with the skyline lights beautifully lit for the final photos. I can’t wait to capture their wedding day in two weeks at the Quail Valley River Club. It’s going to be a gorgeous day for such a sweet couple!

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Garret and RhianHamptons Family Session

I am so excited for Summer to be here and one of the things I love the most about summer is sessions! Engagement Sessions, Family Sessions, Children Sessions, they are all so fun! Rhian and Garret had a beautiful baby girl Georgina and wanted to do a few family and newborn portraits at their Hamptons retreat. Ainsley, their 2 year old has such an adorable personality and it wasn’t long before he decided it wasn’t portrait time anymore it was swim time. We truly embraced the pool playtime and had such a fun morning! One thing I have learned over the past few years is that kids always have their own agenda and you have to roll with it, that’s what I love about family sessions, you truly never know what is in store for you and it’s always so fun to see what happens. Here are some of my favorites from their morning session in the Hamptons.

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Melissa's Surprise ShowerProject Nursery Baby Shower

Baby Showers are always such a blast to capture, and who doesn’t love a surprise baby shower! Melissa’s team at Project Nursery and co-founder partner Pam got together and decided to throw a fabulous surprise shower for Melissa! With the help of Natasha Lawler from Minted, Ara from Rock Paper Scissors and Christina Lozito’s gorgeous floral designs, the event was absolutely beautiful and perfect for the mom-to-be! Guests enjoyed lots of delicious food and iced tea while over looking Manhattan at the top of the Soho Mondrian! Magnetic boards were passed around for everyone to design a “dream nursery” for Melissa, what a fun shower game! Even Rosie Pope, a friend of Project Nursery and mother herself shared some fabulous motherhood tips, and before each guest left the shower they were given a fabulous diaper bag from Skip Hop filled with goods from Amazon and Minted. Here are some of my favorites from the baby shower, and be sure to check out the feature on Project Nursery
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Adam and LesleyA Bowery Hotel WeddingNew York, New York

Adam and Lesley have two of the most loving hearts. They are both from the Midwest and luckily they were both volunteering for the same organization they adore in New York City when they met. It wasn’t long after their first initial meeting that they both knew there was something special between them. Whenever their parents would come to visit them in the city, their families would stay at The Bowery Hotel and in fact their parents met for the first time there. So when Adam proposed to Lesley, The Bowery Hotel seemed like the perfect fit their wedding day! Lesley stunned Adam in a gorgeous blush Vera Wang gown, and they did such a fantastic job at merging their classical and modern city styles into one fabulous celebration. You might remember their sweet engagement session, and I love how we went to Billy’s Bakery for their session and again on the wedding day, their favorite dessert place in the city! This might be one of my favorite weddings ever. Be sure to check out the feature on Style Me Pretty as well.

Wedding Planning: Shana Sperling Events | Flowers: Rountree Flowers | Dress: Vera Wang | Bakery: Billy’s Bakery | Stationary: Bella Figura | Church: St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church | Reception Venue: The Bowery Hotel | Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale | Hair and Makeup: Eva Scrivo Salon | Groom’s Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label | Groom’s Shoes: Brioni | Bridal Accessories: Jenny Packham | Shoes: Valentino | Fur Shawls: Rent the Runway | DJ: Play Something Good | Vintage Car: Film Cars | Second Photographer: Jacob Whyman

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