Leah and Mike's wedding finally got my spring season started last weekend. It feels so good to get back to work and especially on such a beautiful (half of the) day. We had a few hours of gorgeous sunshine in the courtyard for photos before the clouds rolled in and forced the ceremony inside. Nothing could discourage Leah and Mike though, and Leah's smile was as radiant inside as it was out. They were married at The Radnor Hotel and everything was finally in full bloom. This post is a little girl-heavy because I haven't finished my second shooter's photos yet! So don't worry Leah and Mike, there are plenty more of the men :) For now, I hope you enjoy these!
I am SO excited to shoot this lovely couple at the Bryant Park Grille. I wish I didn't have to wait a whole year. I truly think that it is one of the most wonderful venues in NYC. The food is fabulous, you can get married on the roof overlooking the park, and it is quintessential New York. When I think of BPG I start imagining pictures on the Carousel, formals in front of the endless rows of trees and the intimate feel of the restaurant by glowing amber light. To add a wonderfully photogenic couple is just icing on the cake.
I always love shooting at Longwood. It seems like I discover a new spot every time I go there. We really got lucky with the weather and the light. After frequent weather checks, the rain had disappeared for all but two hours of the day, right exactly within our window. Luckily it held off for us and we even got some sunshine. Marissa had booked over the phone so this was my first time meeting her and Geoffrey. I couldn't have been happier to find out what a wonderful couple they are. They are sweet and kind but they don't take themselves too seriously and they can make each other laugh effortlessly. I had a wonderful time with you, Marissa and Geoff. I look forward to making more pictures next year :)
I'm so excited for Jill and Ryan's wedding this Fall at Tendenza. It's a new venue for me and everything I've heard about it has been fantastic. We shot their engagement photos in and around Rittenhouse Square and I was so glad they brought their little Harley with them. He is the most well-mannered dog I have ever met! He didn't make a peep the entire time. Jill and Ryan, it was great just spending time with you both. You are such sweet people and so easy to talk to. I can't wait for October!
To say that Emily and Ethan waited a long time to have the wedding they dreamed about is an understatement. Due to some changing plans and alignment of schedules between everyone involved, this day was a long time in the making and I think that always makes it even more special. I think everyone was amazed when January 2nd turned out to be a mild, almost fall-like day. It was a beautiful morning when Emily and Ethan finally saw one another in their wedding dress and tuxedo. I had never been to a wedding which was designed around brunch and it was really a wonderful idea. I could tell there were so many important people who came from so far away to share the love and joy of both families.