Ellie & Matt: Sneak Peek! | The Metropolitan Building | Queens Wedding Photographer

Ellie and Matt were married this weekend in one of my all time favorite venues, The Metropolitan Building in Queens. It was awesome and these two are amazing. So many more photos to come, but here’s a quick sneak peek at the fun!

Congratulations to you both! :-)
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A Father and Son Firefighting Duo

A little personal post to change things up this afternoon.

Today my little brother becomes a member of our hometown fire department. Our dad has a been a member of the force for over 20 years, and today, my brother will officially leave his rookie status that he’s been training as the last year and join him as a full fledged firefighter! I am so proud of them both. I can’t attend the pinning ceremony in person, so I wanted to give him an extra special shout-out of congratulations here.

When I was home this summer, my mom had me grab my camera and took us down to the station so I get some photos of the two of them together in their gear. Don’t they look handsome? And yes, those are matching Donatello Ninja Turtle Fireman figures that are attached to their gear racks. When my dad joined the department when we were little, my brother and I got him a firefighter ninja turtle as was popular in the early 90s. When Kyle announced he made the cut, I knew I had to hunt down a matching one on e-bay as a congratulatory gift! The internet is awesome sometimes.

While we there taking goofy photos, the alarm went off and I ended up getting some photos of them heading out on a call as well. Alas, there is no fire pole at their station. Sigh. :-)

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Ansley & Beth | New York Elopement Photographer | New York Anniversary Photos

Ansley and Beth had booked me for an elopement earlier last fall. They were planning to come up from North Carolina for a weekend and make things official in Central Park. However, in a wonderful turn of events, North Carolina legalized same sex marriage the day before they were set to leave, so these two ladies were able to be legally wed with their children and family present in their home state! Hurray for spontaneous weddings!

They still had a trip planned though, now things were just a pre-made honeymoon instead! So we turned their session into an anniversary/just married photo shoot and had a ball touring the city, snapping photos, and celebrating the newlyweds! We toured Central Park, Washington Mews, and Brooklyn Bridge Park for an awesome photo adventure.

Congratulations Ansley and Beth! Best wishes to you both! :-)
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Charlene & Lee | Brooklyn Bridge Park Elopement Photographer | DUMBO

Charlene and Lee came over from London to be married right around their tenth anniversary on a beautiful day at the Brooklyn waterfront. After their ceremony by Judie, we had a wonderful time wandering through DUMBO, one of my favorite areas to shoot. Lee’s bright blue suit was so much fun, and we had a blast playing with all the colorful backgrounds the neighborhood has to offer… (including a request for serious photos with the British soldier poster, because of course!).

Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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Leah & Allan | Central Park Elopement Photographer | City Hall Wedding NYC

I had such a fun morning with Leah and Allan last fall for their elopement. Perhaps one of my favorite “how they met” stories, these two first came to know each other jumping out of planes! Yep, Leah is an avid skydiver and one of Allan’s friends convinced him to give it a try and the rest is history. My clients are awesome. Now I just need to find a skydiving wedding to complete the package. ;-)

I met up with them for a first look at Bethesda Terrace at dawn. (As a sidenote: sunrise is my most favorite time of day for portraits. The city is quiet, you can get popular places like Central Park to yourself and the light is lovely.) After a wander through the park, we hopped in a cab to for some portraits at Grand Central and then took the subway down to City Hall. We made it through City Hall in record time and Allan’s family was able to facetime in for the ceremony from Australia!

Congratulations to you both, may you have many years of fun adventures together! Cheers!
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