Jeanna and Dan

October 26, 2011

Clair and Sam

August 23, 2011

They couldn’t be cuter. Jetting over to NYC from England, these two celebrated their love with their closest family and friends on a wonderful day in June. We started at the Ladies Pavillion and made our way over to the Central Park Zoo in a horse and buggy ride. Although my tendency to tear up at weddings seems to have subsided in the past couple of events that I’ve shot, Clair and Sam’s ceremony was especially emotional as the two recited their own vows to one another, and I found myself loving them dearly. When you can see the love that couples have for one another written all over their face, it is the most beautiful and most wonderful thing that you can be privy to.

Jenny and Jack

January 14, 2009

Despite the fact that 2008 is over, I will continue to post the last couple of weddings that I am showcasing from last season in which I assisted Kristina from Photokisses. Jenny and Jack’s was one of my favorites for so many reasons that I can’t even list them all there. From their naturally warm and inviting demeanor, to their excitement about taking photos, to their oh-so-wonderfully-amazing love for one another, it didn’t surprise me that neither of them could stop smiling or looking at each other 🙂

Jenny is a dancer and Jack is in musical theatre and they were truly a beautiful couple to spend the day with because every ounce of their loved rubbed off on everyone around them, not to mention their outrageous first dance which begun slow, and turned into a full on choreographed number halfway through! That was just one of the many surprises over the course of the day 🙂 

During the best man’s speech, he said it best when he quoted Jimi Hollemans and said “[Theres a quote that says]…If you ever need anything, I will be there; but [in this case] you’ll never need anything because I’ll be there…”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


This is the third wedding I’m showcasing from part of the 2008 season that I assisted Kristina from Photokisses. On September 7, 2008 Emily and Shawn were wed at the Shadow Lake Country Club. The story of these two was as romantic as any storybook love. They’d known each other from school, and Shawn noticed Emily before anyone else knew, but in his heart, he knew she was the one. A hiking trip solidified what he had already felt, and they began dating. When Emily traveled overseas to work with disadvantaged people, Shawn made the trip to see her, and proposed.

Their wedding was as elegant and unique as they are. Their seat cards were “Love Airlines” boarding passes; adorning their tables were signs telling stories of their travels together; and instead of a DJ and dancing, Shawn performed a song he wrote for Emily, and they had an intimate time of sharing by letting loved ones come up to the floor to tell everyone their favorite story about the happy couple. The day was one of simple beauty and grace, and Emily and Shawn were perfect examples of that. 


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

My Old Kentucky Home

November 21, 2008

This year, as many of you know, I begun to work for Photokisses, run by Kristina Juodyte and based out of Rochester, NY. I shot about twenty weddings with her this season and it was a wonderful and enlightening experience. I learned a lot about photography and more than I could ever hope to learn about Weddings and the labor of love it entails to put an event such as that together. It was an honor and a privilege to be able to share in the happiness of so many couples, and in the next few posts I will be showcasing some of the most memorable to me.

First up is Cara and Nate, who married each other on August 2, 2008 in what I believe was Martin, Kentucky. Kristina and I drove in shifts for a total of ten hours (one way) down to stay the weekend and photograph the Wedding as well as a Day After Trash the Dress Session. I loved everything about Kentucky- the music, the culture, the people, but most of all, the beauty in nature and wonder of the unseen. As we drove around, there were too many places to count that I would love to have photographed had there been more time- abandoned flea markets and hotels; small towns; beautiful bridges and lakes. In any case, the Wedding was nothing short of spectacular and we had a blast shooting and celebrating with everyone there!