I am so glad to be home to the San Fransisco Bay Area for Christmas this year, as I wasn’t able to make it last Christmas. My business was still in its infancy and our input was still more than output, so we opted to save the big bucks for a NY-CA flight. Now that my business has found its footing, we were able to go home for Christmas this year and be with my family to celebrate the holidays. From caroling parties with old friends, to dinners in San Fransisco, to cookie baking and decorating, to the candlelight Christmas Eve service, Christmas at home revives so many memories of my childhood. But being back after my first year away from home on Christmas has also made me realize that California is no longer my only home. I find home and Christmas memories in NYC as well and can’t help missing it a little bit while I’m here. Alex and I met for what ended up being our first date at the Washington Square Park Christmas tree, the first time I ever ice skated was in New York with Alex and we saw a life-change performance of Handel’s Messiah in NYC as well. Also as much as I love California I have not found a Mexican Hot Chocolate to rival Max Brenner’s. I love both of my cities! Happy Christmas Eve to everyone in California, NYC and beyond!
As my second wedding season comes to a close, I reflect on how grateful I am to be a New York wedding photographer. Not only do I love photography and the art of capturing to people in love, but I love getting to know the fabulous, unique, hard working couples of New York City in all careers and walks of life. Its been such an honor to get to know each couple, their love stories, proposal stories and to be a part of their wedding day and to witness each of their commitments to each other at the altar. Here are a few of my favorite wedding images that stood out as I looked back over 2012…
Looking over my last year of engagement sessions this past weekend took FOREVER, but it was so fun to take a journey through my work and see how it progressed and morphed this year. It was also fun to compare how the season can drastically change the look and feel of an engagement session. Choosing the best engagement photos to re-share was really a challenge because there were so many amazing couples and beautiful sessions- 27 to be exact! I’m sure I missed a million good ones – forgive me – but here are a few of my fave images as I looked over my portfolio from the last year. Which one is your favorite? Leave a comment!
Head on over to Style Me Pretty New York and see what happens when a beautiful, madly in love couple puts a whole lot of love into their wedding day. With a scrumptious cake bar by Palmer’s Bakery, show-stopping florals by Sandy Wellons, and an array of pretty neutrals as far as the eye can see, Style Me Pretty couldn’t say no to flaunting this lovely wedding of Jamie and Ryan’s. Congrats you two on a beautiful day, and here’s to a long life of happiness together!