Marianna & Vincent | iCi, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, NY

 

A tipi, a charming Brooklyn brownstone, and an abundance of laughter were just a few elements that made Marianna and Vincent's wedding overbrimming with charm and joy. And the dancing! The excitement everyone had to dance and celebrate was an extension of how lively Marianna and Vincent were as individual and especially as a couple. I could go on and on about how unique Marianna's knee length dress and Vincent's boutonniere holder were, but those things are a fraction of the significance of their wedding day.

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Zee & Jesse | The Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn, NY

 

To have witnessed the love and commitment between Zee & Jesse from their engagement session through their wedding day filled me with a sense of joy. Maybe it was their ease with one another or that their love stemmed from a friendship or that both of them are so genuine… I just knew I was lucky to be a part of such a special time in their lives. 

Their multi-cultural wedding included a Chinese tea ceremony and a traditional Jewish ceremony with a rabbi that effortlessly spoke in Mandarin for Zee's side of the family. Christine & Tara from Exquisite Affairs Productions, Inc. made the day flow from one special event to the next. See and hear more about their wedding over on Style Me Pretty.

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Venue: Greenpoint Loft | Planner: Exquisite Affairs Productions Inc. | Floral design: Blush Designs | Bride's Dress: Michelle Roth | Bride's Headpiece: Kleinfeld Bridal | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom's Suit: Canali | Hair & Make-up: MG Hair & Make-up | DJ: Scratch Weddings | Lighting: Universal Light & Sound | Caterer: The Raging Skillet | Wedding Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar | Chalkboard Artist: Sharp Shooter Signs | Photo Booth: We Love Photobooths

 

Brie & Frank | Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn, NY



Brie & Frank had a classically elegant affair at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The beautiful outdoor ceremony was followed by their reception held in the amazing glass-walled Palm House.

Starting with Brie's intricate Lela Rose lace dress (you couldn't dream up a more delicate, stunning dress or the perfect bride to wear it), the day was filled with so many wonderful highlights. Frank wrote their first dance song so that they would have a song all their own. I mean, how much better can it get? How about the fact that Frank's brother played the guitar and sang their original song live while Brie and Frank danced. Not to be outdone, Brie sang the first dance song from Frank's parent's wedding to celebrate their wedding anniversary. I'm not a big crier at weddings (usually because I'm focused on shooting), but this moment did make me a little teary. It emphasized the importance of the day and the dedication it takes to commit and share your life with the one you love.  



Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden; The Palm House | Floral design: Rountree Flowers | Bride's Dress: Lela Rose | Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Groom & Groomsmen's Suits: Theory | Rings: B and A Jewelers | Hair: Woodley & Bunny | Make-up: Lindsey Jones Makeup Artistry | Music: Hank Lane Music and Productions

Tracy & Deshant | The Liberty Warehouse, Brooklyn, NY



There's always a moment during a wedding day where I forget that I'm working and get swept away by the fact that I get to be witness to one of the most important days in two people's lives.  The above photograph is right about that moment. I believe that it doesn't matter where you are or what you're doing if you're with the one you love. Tracy & Deshant exemplify this belief in this moment, in this run down part of Brooklyn, where all that matters is that they are with each other.  


Venue: The Liberty Warehouse | Bouquet & boutonnière: Saipua

Courtney & Lazar | Dumbo, Brooklyn, NY

Courtney & Lazar are the coolest couple. Seriously. They have an ease about them that makes you want to just hang out. And knowing them as a couple makes you realize that "meant to be" does happen.

One of the best parts for me when meeting a couple is hearing about how they first met. I've heard a lot of great stories, but the simplicity of Courtney & Lazar's may be my favorite. Lazar complimented Courtney's hi-tops. She happened to be wearing them because it was casual Friday at her work. Lazar happened to be dropping something off from his work to hers. That's all it took.

Keeping up with being the coolest, they both had his and hers custom Nike i-D hi-tops made for the reception. And all of the guests danced down the soul train line in the street from the ceremony space to the reception!

Hillary & Dan Engaged

Hillary & Dan braved a surprisingly cold Spring day for their engagement photos at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Lucky for us, the cold kept people indoors and we pretty much had the gardens to ourselves.


We took the train together to start off the shoot. I love that it's just the two of them in some of the most crowded places in the city.



Hillary & Dan are both so creative that I thought it would be fun to include my Diana camera in a few shots. Dan is actually shooting in the image below.