2015 has been a great year. I am forever grateful to all of the couples who shared their love and presence in front of my camera. Enjoy some images from a few engagement sessions and proposals. The Year in Review: Wedding Collection will follow soon.
It was a cold Thanksgiving day when Meg contacted me to document her receiving Stephen at the airport. It was a huge honor to be there for them. Stephen, who is a coast guard, landed into the loving arms of Meg as they reconnected only to fly out for a quick vacation. Shortly upon their return, Meg reached out to me with exciting news.
“Ps big news from Belize! We got engaged!“
It was a huge honor to document their wedding at The Shadowbrook. After their engagement session in NYC, their wedding day was something I was anxiously looking forward too as well, because the feeling between these two are just so carefree and honest. The day was filled with a lot of raw emotions as this day was a long time coming. Between many deployments and short trips of seeing each other, Meg and Stephen truly enjoyed their day basked in the love of all their family and friends. Thanks to Tatiana Breslow and Aysha Jalal for assisting on this wedding and doing a phenomenal job!
Photobooth: iLight Photobooth
Ryan planned the perfect proposal. If you missed it, you can catch it here. Then, Stephanie envisioned a vintage engagement session that was inspired by the film, The Notebook. Here are a few of my favorites!
Ryan has been planning this proposal for some time now; and between his family and her family, everyone had to hold a secret for close to a year. I was fortunate enough to be involved early and was with Ryan through out the whole process. Notified by Ryan that Stephanie followed my work on social media, the plan was to set up a contest for her to “win” to set the stage for a day that would be more meaningful than just winning a photoshoot. We started off in DUMBO Brooklyn and had a mini-couple’s session to prelude the actual proposal in a beautiful location overlooking the city skyline.
Enjoy the sneak peek!
I love guyanese weddings…period.
The families are always so welcoming, the food is great, and the parties always exceed my expectations. Treisha and Donald’s wedding was no different. We started the day at the beautiful Inn at Fox Hollow, and among other things I am still impressed by Donald’s mastery of the single blade to shave. What I also found impressive was that he surprised Treisha with 3 waves of gifts during her preparation. As if she wasn’t already excited to get married…The bar for every other groom just got raised. An emotional ceremony ensued on the beautiful grounds of The Woodbury Country Club where Treisha and Donald expressed their deepest love for God, and family as much as their love for each other; Mix in the laughter and tears and you have two beautiful people surrounded by the love and support of all their closest friends and family to help them start their new journey together.
Josie and Michelle were hands on and coordinated the day beautifully! DJ rudeboy was spinning at the the reception which took off from one song to the next and the crowd were on their feet all night long. My favorite part for many reasons was the anticipation and excitement as soon as “palance” came on. With hands and napkins in the air, everyone jumped with excitement. It was easily the apex of the evening of dancing. A huge thanks to Aysha for assisting and Joe Dantone my good friend and phenomenal second shooter at this wedding.
Here are some of my favorites from the wedding. Enjoy!