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West Village Engagement Photos | Katie & T.J.

Katie & T.J. decided to take their engagement photos in the West Village. It was a beautiful morning in NYC—we had the streets of the city to ourselves! We made the short walk to The Highline to take a few pictures before heading down towards West 11th Street. There are so many beautiful spots for […]

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Fire Island Lighthouse Walkway Engagement Photos in water

Fire Island Lighthouse Photos | Casey & Ryan

I absolutely loved taking these Fire Island Lighthouse Engagement Photos with Casey & Ryan! As an avid beach-goer myself, I’m always pro couples choosing to do their sessions near the ocean. Both Casey and Ryan were ok with getting a little wet for some amazing images (Ryan was a lifeguard and is a fellow surfer) […]

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RGNY Wedding | Erin & Michael

Erin & Michael’s RGNY wedding was such a beautiful celebration. Erin and Michael first met in a bar on Bowery and Spring Street in NYC. As Michael went to leave the bar that night, Erin tapped him on the shoulder and said, “I can’t let you leave without saying hello.” Years later, he proposed on […]

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Battery Gardens Wedding DUMBO

Battery Gardens Wedding | Dane & Carolyn

Dane & Carolyn’s Battery Gardens wedding took place on a warm October afternoon in NYC. Dane grew up in South Africa and recently came over to the United States, where he met Carolyn, a native New Yorker. Dane’s closest friends and family flew all the way from South Africa. Many of them had never been […]

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Wedding Planning Hudson Valley

An Engagement at Bear Mountain | Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer

As a wedding photographer who frequently works in the Hudson Valley, Bear Mountain is one of my favorite locations to take photographs. The short drive from the base up to the Perkins Memorial Tower summit make it feel like you’re deep within the mountains. The best part is you’re only about 45 miles from NYC! […]

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A Yosemite Elopement Adventure | Alexis & Reuben

There are few places in the world better suited for an adventure elopement than Yosemite National Park! Alexis and I have met years ago when I worked at Apple. When her and Reuben told me they were living in San Jose (only a few hours from Yosemite) and soon to be married, I knew we […]

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DUMBO, Brooklyn Wedding Adventure | Arleny & Daniel

Arleny and Daniel’s Brooklyn wedding celebration! Arleny & Daniel met while studying to be engineers in school (Daniel is a mechanical engineer and Arleny is a civil engineer). Fast forward a few years and they decided to host their beautiful wedding in New York City. A unique touch—their officiant was actually the person who introduced […]

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Setauket Wedding Bridge

Setauket Wedding | Chumma & Eric

  Chumma & Eric originally planned to have their wedding in Boston. Because of COVID-19, they decided instead to have a smaller wedding with close friends and family on Long Island, at a house where Eric’s family currently lives in Setauket. I have to say, I’m loving these intimate wedding ceremonies more and more—both Chumma […]

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Central Park Wedding Photos Stairs

Central Park Wedding Photos | Karen & Didier

Karen and Didier are both nurse anesthesiologists who met while they were working at NYU Langone Medical Center in 2015. Karen says she was drawn to his confidence, laid-back personality and the way he made her feel like she was the only one in the room. Didier loved how kind, genuine and sincere Karen was. […]

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New York City Engagement Photos | Kristen & Andrew

Kristen & Andrew decided to take their New York City engagement photos in Central Park; at the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. This location is one of my favorite locations to capture in the city, because there are lots of amazingly photogenic locations within a short walk. It makes it easy to get lots of variety […]

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NYC Engagement Session | Lauren & Michael

We were greeted with a beautiful sunrise for Lauren & Michael’s NYC Engagement session in DUMBO, Brooklyn. We started at the Brooklyn Bridge, and eventually made our way down Washington Street towards Pebble Beach. Though it looks like we had the bridge all to ourselves, it was actually pretty crowded! That’s why it’s so important […]

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NYC Rooftop Wedding Little Italy

NYC Rooftop Wedding | Jenni & Matt

Jenni & Matt held their NYC Rooftop wedding at their apartment in Little Italy. Because of Covid, Jenni & Matt ended up pushing back their wedding. Still wanting to get married, they decided to hold a small intimate ceremony with their closest family and friends.     Planning a NYC Rooftop Wedding? You may also […]

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Amagansett Wedding Walking

Amagansett Wedding | Corina & Alex

Corina and Alex held their lovely Amagansett Wedding at a private estate on a warm September evening, surrounded by their closest family and friends.   P.S. Here are more free tips and resources on all things wedding planning, from whether to have a first look to how to create the perfect wedding timeline for your […]

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Central Park Engagement Session The Mall

Central Park Engagement Session | Gaetano & Chynna

Gaetano & Chynna’s Central Park engagement session took place near Bethesda Fountain and the Bow Bridge. Like me and my fiancée Heather, Gaetano met Chynna while working at an Apple Store on Long Island. That’s also how I met them! Chynna currently lives in Silicon Valley (in California) and came to New York to visit […]

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Brooklyn Engagement Session | Rikki & Ken

Rikki & Ken’s Brooklyn Engagement Session took place in DUMBO. It was a beautiful morning—we had DUMBO, Brooklyn all to ourselves! Planning a Brooklyn Engagement Session? You may also like… The Ultimate Guide to Amazing Wedding Photos in DUMBO, Brooklyn The Ultimate Wedding Planning Checklist 6 Ways to Make Wedding Planning Less Stressful   Want […]

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Snowboard Engagement Session | Katie & Sal

Katie & Sal’s snowboard engagement session was one of my favorites so far this year! I love dreaming up unique engagement session ideas with the couples I work with. When Katie & Sal told me that snowboarding is a big part of their lives I knew it would make an awesome session. As a snowboarder […]

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An Adirondack Elopement Editorial | Alex & Tom

This mountain inspired Adirondack Elopement Editorial took place in Saranac Lake, New York. It felt great to get out of the house and into the mountains during all of the craziness of COVID!   Adirondack Elopement Editorial Vendors Stylist / Planner: Katherine Phillips Host: Mary Dougherty Hair / Makeup: Katherine Elizabeth Salon Flowers: Little Farmhouse […]

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An Intimate Paris Elopement | Francesca & Brendan

What better location to celebrate your love than the city of love itself? In this intimate Paris Elopement, we start at the heart of Paris (the Eiffel Tower) and made our way down the Seine river, eventually to the Jardin des Tuleries.   Francesca & Brendan are from Atlanta, Georgia. They are both frequent travelers […]

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Wedding Planning Checklist NYC

W Loft Wedding Inspiration | Brooklyn Wedding Venues

When it comes to Brooklyn wedding venues, few spots beat the W Loft Hotel for a beautiful rooftop view of that incredible New York City skyline. The glass walls all around the reception space will make sure your guests enjoy the view all night long. An added bonus is it also will protect you from […]

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NYC Elopement | Mabel & Troy

For Mabel and Troy’s styled sunrise NYC Elopement in Central Park, we took photographs at the iconic Bethesda Fountain. Mabel, a designer, made her wedding dress herself—from scratch! With hardly another person in sight, we captured some amazing images that looked like we were the only ones out and about in NYC.   The Loeb […]

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NYC Engagement Photos

NYC Engagement Photos | Ankita & Dhruv

Ankita & Dhruv’s engagement photos were taken in Central Park in NYC. Though our session was in NYC, Ankita is actually from Texas, and Dhruv from India. Ankita & Dhruv wanted a pre-wedding session that embodied their love for New York—especially the beauty of NYC in the Fall. Since their wedding would be taking place […]

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Central Park Engagement Session Joe & Risa

Central Park Engagement Photos on the Lake | Joe & Risa

Joe & Risa’s Central Park Engagement photos were taken on The Lake at Central Park. The Lake is located right next to Bethesda Fountain and the Loeb Boathouse—in the warmer months, you can rent a boat for around $20 an hour and paddle anywhere you want on the lake! Capturing Joe and Risa’s session was […]

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Turks and Caicos Destination Wedding | Anna & Frank

Anna & Frank’s Turks and Caicos destination wedding was held at the Alexandra Resort on the beach of Grace Bay. It was so nice getting to know everybody while we were there. Because destination weddings generally have a smaller guest count, (Anna & Frank had 35), it’s so much easier to create a unique, intimate […]

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