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Giando on the Water Wedding | New York Wedding Photographer

I was thrilled to work with Lindsay Madden again on yet another beautiful wedding, but even more thrilled because this couple is the very definition of sweetness!   While Lindsay captured Julia’s getting ready photos, I hung out with Peter and the boys.  Peter and his groomsmen actually grew up about 15 minutes from my hometown in California, so – go figure- us laid back Northern Californians had an easy time getting a long.

Julia and Peter’s love for one another was so evident….the minute we met Julia she was asking “Have you seen Pete? How is he doing?”  And Peter’s reaction to reading Julia’s letter for him, “Did someone cut an onion in here?  Jeez.  That girl’s a good one!”  They barely required any direction during their portraits and first look as the love and romance was just radiating from them!   Their ceremony and reception which took place at Giando on the Water, between the Manhattan and Williamsburg bridges at sunset was one of the prettiest ceremonies I’ve seen.   I love when couples write their own vows and Peter and Julia’s personal words to each other had me tearing up a long with everyone else.

At the end of the night I received a hand written note, which I’ve never received as a second shooter or primary shooter,  thanking me for being a part of their day.  They had written it to me personally – when they hadn’t even met me yet!  These two kindhearted people deserve each other and remind me what weddings are all about: two beautiful but separate people coming together to make an even more beautiful whole.

 

Prospect Park Family Session | NYC and Brooklyn Family Photographer

Meet John Mark-  the happiest little guy I know.   His Dad, Colin, says that I happen to get lucky and see him on his good days, and his mom, Sofia, says she thinks he’s good because he likes my face (why thank you John Mark, I’m smitten),  but I know better – this guy is a little angel!   No surprise there – his parents are two of Alex and my closest friends and really the nicest people in the world.  In such a joyful, peaceful home, what does this little guy have to cry about?  It’s really a disappointment, I  do love a good wailing baby pic, but lucky for me He LOVES to make funny faces instead…  He made them as a newborn, as you may remember, and still as a 9 month old now with four adorable!

It was a gorgeous spring day in Brooklyn with fallen tree blossoms polka-doting the grass in Prospect Park (which John Mark thought looked yummy enough to eat) and gorgeous light reflecting off the Brooklyn Museum’s modern facade.  I had the best time capturing this little guys’ smile and vivacious energy and couldn’t wait to share these pictures with the rest of you, internet. :)

His parents treated me to a breakfast at Tom’s Restaurant afterwards which was seriously the most killer diner breakfast ever.  Whoever you are reading this, no matter where you live, you gotta get to Brooklyn try the Lemon Ricotta Pancakes!

And now for some pictures…

 

Peter and Dee’s Brooklyn Botanic Garden Engagement | New York Wedding Photographer

Been looking forward to this couple’s engagement session since October, but we postponed it to wait for the spring blossoms, and were we rewarded for our wait!   The Brooklyn Botanic Garden, bathed in the glow of the warm afternoon light,  never looked better with its cherry blossoms blooming,  willow tree branches bristling and blankets of purple flowers covering the ground.   What a quintessential place to celebrate the new love of this sweet Brooklyn couple who will be getting married in May.  Afterwards we captured these city-dweller’s more urban side,  spending a little time at the Manhattan Bridge in Brooklyn as well. We had to call it a night for the sake of Dee’s fingers and toes.  It’s not summer yet, people!  Though these photos would almost fool you.  Can’t wait for this lovey duo’s May wedding!

 

Brooklyn Bridge and the West Village | NYC Engagement Photography

I had the great privilege of being asked to do an engagement shoot for this adorable duo from Kansas who broke out of their small town a few years back, and took the brave leap of moving to the big city together.  Now they are super excited to be tying the knot in October of 2012 back in their home town, but meanwhile they wanted engagement photos that would capture their love for this great city.  So early one Saturday morning we met in DUMBO (which stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge)  for some skyline shots and shots in an abandoned brick building…score!  Then we moved to their corner of the city- the West Village to finish up.

Katie’s the kind of girl who everyone wants for a bff.  She will greet a new acquaintance with a big hug- much to my elation as the girl that hugs her clients hello…guilty.   Jaime is the kind of guy who says a lot without saying a lot.    Toward the end of my shoot, I had misplaced the cover to my camera bag which I also often use as a little seat for my clients if I’m having them sit on the ground for a pose.  I figured we’d finish up and then I’d go look for it, but he insisted on finding it, and before I could object he was running down the street in the other direction to the last place we’d been.    You  can tell they both really care about people, towards the end Katie was sharing with me all the best West Village Restaurants and  Jamie, a tax lawyer, was offering advice on protecting my business legally (free advice…I’ll take it!)  These two will certainly be an unstoppable duo making friends wherever they go- you can’t help but love them!

Thanks to my second-shooter and fellow cat-lover Michelle Clemente-Lange who was a great help on this shoot.

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