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Bohemian Garden Styled Shoot

Last summer when Ziza of Two B Events and I got paired up at a business seminar, we did not realize it would lead to a long distance collaboration spanning between the East and West coast. I had been conceptualizing a garden glam inspiration shoot for quite some time. When I brought up the idea to Ziza, she really ran with it and was able to bring the concept into fruition. Ziza infused a bit of her California bohemian flare into the shoot yet still maintaining the original heart of my East Coast glam. Together, we pulled off a last minute editorial style session which had me flying out to LA/Pasadena for a few days. We were so grateful to have some amazing talents/vendors join in (such as Valley Brink Road, Matchbox Kitchen, Tessa Kim & Gourmet Invitations). After all the commitment and hard work, I was ecstatic to see that Style Me Pretty had picked up the shoot to feature on their main page. See more images and details here.

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A Blue Hill Wedding Featured in WellWed Magazine!!

Completely thrilled to receive the newest Well Wed Magazine in the mail last week. Issue #13 is out and beautiful as ever. So excited to see Susan & Jun’s Blue Hill At Stone Barns wedding featured in the New York Edition.

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Also excited to see an image of Erin & Brett’s Buttermilk Falls Wedding featured in Well Wed’s inspiration page below!

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For 2014, I decided treat the business to a full color ad using an image from Eunsu & Chris’s New York wedding at The Garrison.

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Helena & Mark’s Hampton’s Engagement Shoot

I can not say enough about this awesomely “crazy” couple. I adore seeing that their love for each other is as over the top as their personality. Helena is from Sweden and Mark is from Canada. Helena owned a boutique out in L.A. and was in New York City for Fashion Week. Mark happened to spot Helena at a Manhattan hot spot in the Meatpacking district during fashion week and he knew right away that she was the one for him. He never had the opportunity to get her number and only had her name to go by. When he decided to return to the same spot a few nights later and saw her there, he knew it was fate. After dating long distance, Mark reached a point where he knew he had to take the relationship to the next level in fear of losing someone you only find once in life. I am a SUCKER for a “made for TV” love story like this.
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Mark and Helena found this pier out in the Hamptons (where they frequent their Summers) with the best sunset view. We originally talked about doing their day-of Wedding portraits there but logistics in timing got too complicated so I suggested doing their engagement shoot there instead. Mark and Helena had so much fun with each other during the shoot, I think they forgot we were doing a shoot at times. I was able to convince Helena to step foot in the grassy marshland where the mud squishes between the toes which completely creeps Helena out at the thought. It made for some fantastic moments. There were so many beautiful images from this shoot I really had a hard time editing down to a select few. Enjoy these images. Coming soon, I’ll blog about their beautiful Hamptons Wedding.

Whimsical Battery Gardens NYC Wedding on Style Me Pretty!

Double feature in 1 month! This week, Sara & Nick’s Whimsical Battery Gardens (Downtown Manhattan) Wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty New York Blog today!  I had instant fireworks with this couple the moment we met. I shot this wedding while recovering from a bad case of the flu. But Sara & Nick were so much fun & wonderful to work with that day, my adrenaline from the excitement for them took over and made all the difference.  My favorite detail from their wedding was their Toy Story Cake Topper. Sarah claims that Nick looks like the “Asian Buzz Light Year”. Ha! I love that many months after her wedding, she texts me on occasion to say hi and check in to see how business is going. Love this couple! Read more about her wedding on SMP!

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West Village Engagement Shoot (Shot on Old Fashion Film)

Just had to do a quick post of a few film images I received back from the lab this week. Though I rarely take on friends as business clients, I could not deny one of my dearest friend, Kristin (who was also one of my bridesmaid), a shoot that she’s been waiting to have me do since the moment she met Leslie. Click on the image below to see more or Pin these images on Pinterest.

I have known Kristin since she was 19. I have seen Kristin mature into an independent NYC career gal and finally meeting the man of her dreams. Now, what do I say about Leslie?…Oh I can go on about this guy. He is a renaissance man with an upstanding character and IMPECCABLE Man-Style. Leslie is a true gentlemen in every sense of the word. Leslie was a guest at my wedding and because he’s an avid photographer, I had him become the impromptu photobooth attendant. He seriously worked it like a professional and at the end of the day, gave me some of my favorite shots of the guests. The photobooth images were the first pictures I saw after the wedding and it made me laugh all over again. I’m a huge advocate for photobooths (which I am now offering)… but that’s another blog post.  As I got to know Leslie over the years, I knew he was the perfect complement to Kristin’s beautiful spirit. My husband and I have been rooting for them and I can’t believe the moment has come where they are officially engaged!

The outfit Leslie chose to put together for this shoot had me singing with praise. I loved his casual understated style infused with surprise details and pops of color. Loving the caramel wingtip shoes paired with a great denim wash with a flipped cuff. Gentlemen, if you are in need of  ideas on what to wear for a shoot, you can take notes from this pure style-perfection that Leslie put together. They also brought their adorable pup, Jaxon who was a complete rock star during the shoot.

Leslie is huge into street art, so it was perfect to come across a wall art from the infamous Banksy to shoot next to. There is so much more I want to share about my dear friends but will refrain for now. Can’t wait to shoot their wedding next year and add to their story.

Joy - Lovely images!! What kind of film did you use?

Hamptons Engagement Sneak Peek!

Just finished editing this beautiful engagement session shot in the Hamptons. Couldn’t hold back in sharing one of many beautiful moments from this shoot. More images to come! Can’t wait to shoot their wedding this coming fall. 

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