St. Patrick's Cathedral & University Club of NYC | Wedding

Kate and Andrew had the most quintessential NYC wedding. When I first hopped on the phone with Kate back in February last year, we instantly hit it off and what was supposed to be a quick call, turned into an hour of a late night chat that felt like I was catching up with a long lost friend.

I really got to know Kate and Andrew the months leading up to their wedding. There would be personal touches sprinkled throughout their wedding experience. Their save the dates were drawn by a close friend. Kate wore her mom’s earrings. They also showcased their Scottish heritage as Andrew wore his grandfather’s kilt from 1974 and there was a bagpiper that greeted them after their wedding to lead a parade up 5th Ave for them and their wedding guests. They had a traditional ceremony at the iconic St. Patrick’s Cathedral followed by a romantic candlelit reception at the University Club of NYC just a few blocks up. And while you are always gambling a bit with weather in NYC in October, we were welcomed with rain and lots of it! But you know what they say, the wetter the knot, the harder to untie. And we didn’t even notice, because at the end of the day, Kate and Andrew got to marry their very best friend in front of family and close friends and I was able to capture this couple as they began a brand new chapter together.

Congrats to the Jessimans!! I’m so SO happy for you both! xo

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I am most excited to see what the future holds for us as a family! I could not be happier to be married to this man.


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I am looking forward to many great adventures with Kate - but most of all I am looking forward to waking up everyday next to the person who inspires me most, and coming home each evening to hang out with my best friend. 


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Florist: Missi Bullock || Day Of Coordinator: Vision Event, Co. || Ceremony Location: St. Patrick’s Cathedral || Reception Location: University Club of NYC || Dress: Custom Rosa Clara || Suit: Grandfather’s Scottish from 1974 (Prince Charlie Jacket and Ancient Mackenzie Kilt) || Shoes: Prada || Band: Cafe wha? || Cake: Milk Bar || Hair: Jason Chong Li & O& M Salon || Make Up: Ricardo Delgado || Bagpiper: Colin from Piper’s Cove|| Maid of Honor Dresses : Zac Posen & La Petite Robe by Chiara Boni || Groomsman ties: Scotland Shop || Calligraphy : Lovers and Dreamers

Favorites of 2018

This past year has been personally…transformative. And that’s really allowed my work and images to take on another level that I feel I was just scratching the surface of at the end of 2017. In fact, by allowing myself to be more authentic to myself and my art, it’s also opened up more doors this year than I ever could have imagined ending with a huge win of being named one of The Knot’s Best of Weddings for 2019!

I’ve had the opportunity to watch families begin as I captured countless weddings this year as well as welcomed new babies into their families. Capturing anniversary sessions and family sessions of past clients have really hugged my heart as I am so grateful I can capture these milestone sessions as I watch these families literally grow! Getting the opportunity to capture NYBFW in the Spring and Fall has been a true treat and a few sleepless nights was well worth the adrenaline pumping experience of racing from one show to the next.

GOSH! 2018 has truly gifted me with so much and for that I am SOOO grateful! Below are some of my personal favorites from this past year.

ENJOY!

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And through all the craziness of it all, I have these boys to truly keep me grounded and remind me that in order to be the BEST mom to them, I really needed to dig deep within myself to be true to my authentic self. That and also to wipe their boogers, and cuddle with them when they are just a wee too tired.

2018, you’ve been so good to me. 2019, I can’t wait to see what you have in store.

xoxo

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Sneak Peak: Brooklyn Winery | Wedding

This past Sunday brought us torrential downpours in Brooklyn. But as the saying goes, the wetter the knot the harder to untie. So what better day than to have a wedding at the Brooklyn Winery. Melissa and Dan celebrated with 85 of their closest family and friends in a union that was so representative of who they are! The first time Dan laid eyes on Melissa was when she walked down the aisle to start her forever with him.

Congrats you two!! So happy I could be a witness to it all!

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Central Park, NYC | Elopement

Lauren and Orlando met through friends. They secretly planned an elopement with only their cousin and I as witnesses in the Conservatory Gardens in Central Park. To experience the high that they were on for two hours before they told everyone was amazing. For the four of us to be the only secret keepers even if it’s just for awhile was the best. I’m so grateful that I was able to be there to capture it all as they made their lifetime together official.

Congrats Lauren and Orlando!! So happy for you both!

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I'm so excited to spend the rest of my life with someone who completely accepts me for me. Orlando has such a sweet soul and I feel so lucky that I found my forever person.


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I’m looking forward to all of the adventures life has in store for us, and the comfort of knowing that I’m with the perfect person for the ride.


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Central Park, NYC | Engagement

Lindsey and Adam were such troopers to do a freezing engagement session in Central Park. Tis the season though, right?! But you would never even think it by flipping through their engagement session, and even their dog popped in for a few snapshots.

It was SOOO easy to get to know them as I was capturing them. Lindsey is a 4th grade teacher and in fact our very first conversation together was before school started one day. During that call Lindsey told me they were “terrible at taking photos". Right. Clearly that was a lie because this is probably one of my favorite sessions in Central Park to date!

They truly are the SWEETEST couple and it once again reminded me how LUCKY I am to get to meet such amazing people through my job. I am SO EXCITED to get to see them again next year, but also to see them make it official next June! We got some AMAZING shots! AND THAT LIGHT!! Wait until you scroll through and check out how ‘terrible’ they are at taking photos.

Can’t wait Lindsey and Adam!! June will be here before you know it!

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I love her patience with me and her ability to see the best in others. 


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Adam has such a genuine zest for life, and I love seeing him get excited about his passions.


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Brooklyn Bride Park | Engagement: Melissa & Dan

I am SO excited for Melissa and Dan because in less than two weeks they will be making it official at the Brooklyn Winery and I had a chance to capture them for their engagement session at the end of September at Brooklyn Bride Park.

With the weather these days, you never really can predict whether it will be 40 degrees or 80 degrees on any given day this Fall. Including in September! We started that week in the city with what I can only remember as the start of winter and by the time we got to the day of Melissa and Dan’s engagement, we lucked out with GORGEOUS warm weather. Which also meant dodging TONS of tourists at sunset. But we made it work and were able to capture them in an incredibly iconic spot.

Can’t wait for your wedding you two!

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Melissa has this ability to live in the moment and see the world as full of beauty and wonderment, which is an incredibly inspiring quality.


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I love Dan because he's the best person I know. No matter what, he always strives to do the right thing or see the best in a person, which makes me work to be a better person in return.


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Averill Park, NY | Elopement

Back in September, I ventured out into the suburbs of Albany to witness an incredibly intimate elopement at the groom’s log cabin. The property had been kept in the family for generations. When David inherited it, he decided to rebuild a log cabin since the one standing was falling apart. The craftsmanship in this cabin is beyond what I have ever seen or envisioned in a “DIY” log cabin. And mind you, he did not have any experience building anything until this project. It was the PERFECT backdrop for a milestone day.

The day itself was cloudy and misty. It was quiet on this Friday morning as I drove up to the log cabin. All elements to be an incredibly romantic day. Once I found the home, I actually drove deeper into the woods a bit to scope out some locations to shoot at later and literally put the car in reverse when I saw a beautiful patch of light beaming through the umbrella of trees. I was really hoping that Lindsay and David would be adventurous enough to follow me into the woods. And I’m soo grateful that Lindsay was willing to take her Jimmy Choos and her Reformation wedding dress and all into the woods :) We ended up with the most beautiful photos from their portrait session.

Congrats Lindsay and David! Thank you so much for trusting me to lead you both into the woods!

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New York City: NYBFW

I was so lucky to have the opportunity to shoot NY Bridal Fashion Week at the beginning of October. Love Inc. invited me to join in on 18 runway shows, presentations and previews in 3 days! With a quick turnaround and delivering on same day edits, I slept probably close to 4 hours of sleep each night. But it was sooo well worth it! Front row seats at runway shows and catching glimpses of what’s on the newest trends to hit the runways was incredibly exciting.

Check out some of my favorite shots from NY Bridal Fashion Week:

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Sneak Peak: St. Patrick's Cathedral & University Club of New York | Wedding

I had the most amazing time this past weekend at a quintessential NYC wedding. The ceremony was held at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on 5th Ave. After Kate & Andrew were hitched, we then paraded up 5th Ave with a bagpiper leading the way to an GORGEOUS candlelit reception at the University Club of New York a few blocks up the street. While we had an unexpected Nor’easter that came on their wedding day, we did not let us dampen our spirits in the slightest!

Congrats to the newlyweds! Enjoy your honeymoon!

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Jersey City Family Session | The K Family

I was lucky enough to capture this BEAUTIFUL family shortly after Ethan turned one. I’ve known Carly for so many years I’ve lost count. To watch this family grow pre-engagement, to marriage and now THIS little guy has been so rewarding! We wanted to capture their family session in their neighborhood in Jersey City and NYC was the perfect drop to where their family began. Ethan is the perfect blend of Carly and Mike and THE CUTEST!

I can’t wait to watch this family grow!!

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