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Nav + Dev ● New York Public Library Marriage Proposal {Teasers}

Yesterday I photographed Dev’s sweet proposal to Nav at the NYPL. He set up a really nice surprise for Nav, the biggest being surprising her in NYC while she was on a “girl’s trip” to celebrate her upcoming birthday.:)Afterwards we did took some engagement photos in Bryant Park and then went to Magnolia Bakery. AWESOME. Here’s a sneak peek of the day!


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Doug + Andy ● NYC Same Sex Courthouse Wedding

Doug and Andy came from Dallas to be married at City Hall earlier this year. It was Doug’s first time in New York (and only Andy’s second!) so they were really excited to experience the amazingness that is NYC.:)We started the day at the Affinia Hotel where they finished getting ready, and then we traveled by subway to Central Park for family photos and portraits. After that we headed to City Hall for the ceremony. A few months after their ceremony here in New York they were able to celebrate back home in Texas with all their family and friends.


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Casey + Sean ● Romantic Proposal in Central Park

Sean and Casey were on vacation in New York City back in March and Sean planned to propose in one of the most romantic spots in the city – Bow Bridge in Central Park. It was a chilly day so the bridge was relatively empty, making the proposal an awesomely intimate moment. I pretended to be a tourist until the big moment came:)After the proposal we shot some engagement photos in the park.

I’m happy to say that Sean and Casey were married this past weekend back home in the Washington, DC area. Congratulations to you both!!! Huzzah!!!!


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Brenna + Jon ● Catskills Wedding Photos at Hera’s Farm

Oh man. There is so much I can say about how amazing this rustic wedding was. Brenna found me through A Practical Wedding at the beginning of this year. She and Jon live upstate in Kingston, NY. Up until this year I had never been too far upstate. And, um, it’s all gorgeous. Seriously. Driving up there was treacherous simply because I kept looking at all the scenery way more than the road (note: nobody was harmed in the making of this wedding).

My GPS directed me when to get off the highway, and I noticed the roads I was turning down were becoming narrower and narrower, and where I was going was more and more remote. Finally, my GPS told me to start navigating “off road” to get to the venue. Thankfully Brenna and Jon had put out some signs along the road to direct guests (and their photographer whose GPS just couldn’t handle it!). Driving up a dirt driveway, past an old house and into a field, I parked the car and looked around. This place was STUNNING.

The venue is known as “Hera’s Farm.” It’s a large parcel of land in Bearsville, NY. It consists of fields, a pond, a few smaller buildings, the barn – where the reception was – and Hera’s farmhouse. Built in 1830, the house has many original details, including old clawfoot tubs. Hera herself lives in the house, and it’s where the wedding party kept their stuff and got ready. This venue is so unique, there’s literally no official website to link to, and in fact it’s only available for a small handful of weddings every year. If you are interested in booking your wedding here, you can reach out to Hera directly at hera@netstep.net. (PS her business card has Wonder Woman on it, therefore Hera = my hero).

A lot of the wedding was DIY. The tins used for the centerpieces were Brenna’s own. One of Brenna’s bridesmaids did her hair and makeup. Jon’s boss was the officiant. Jon’s aunt made the cake. It was a real “coming together” celebration of two people and their friends and family. I love these types of weddings especially. There’s a real communal feeling with everyone, because so many people pitched in to set up and make it perfect.

It was indeed a perfect day! Congratulations to Brenna and Jon!


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Vendors

Dress Designer: Dolly Couture

Bouquet and Headpiece: Jarita’s Florist

Shoe Designer: Mixx Shuz

Jeweler (rings): Littman Jewelers

Brenna’s earrings: Plugs By Mel

Makeup Artist/Hair Stylist: Becky Hansen (bridesmaid)

Officiant: Ray Braun (Jon’s boss/family friend)

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Caterers: Joe Beez

Cecilia + Martin ● Central Park Elopement Photos

Martin and Cecilia came to New York from Sweden to be married in Central Park back in September. They chose the rocks overlooking Wollman Rink for their intimate ceremony in the middle of the bustling city. I once again had the opportunity to work with officiant Judie Guild, and she was lovely as always. I was also honored to be Martin and Cecilia’s official witness! After the ceremony we walked around the park a little longer for more photos. It was a beautiful day!


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