One Month To Give | Giving Back October Sessions

If you’ve been following along here since I got started, you know that giving back has always been a strong focus of my business and what I strive for in life in general. Thus, when I found out about the work of One Month to Give, I was thrilled to be asked to be included in their photographer line-up. This is a small organization based in my home state of Minnesota that is harnessing the powers of group of photographers to make the world a better a place; something I can most certainly get behind.

During the month of October, all photographers involved will be donating sessions across the US with 100% of the proceeds being offered to charity. I will be donating one session in Minneapolis and one here in New York City, October 4th and 15th respectively. These sessions can be for family, couples, or even a mini elopement!

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So if you’ve been thinking about getting photos for holiday cards, or just for fun, now is the time! Check out the One Month To Give site and get all the details on booking a session.

I hope to see you in front of my camera in October! Cheers to using creative powers for some extra good this holiday season!

 

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Clare & Nicky: Sneak Peek! | Elope in New York | Central Park | Dene Shelter

September is a busy month for elopements, and yesterday was no exception. Yesterday afternoon I got to hang out with a fantastic team of rugby ladies from England and Scotland as Clare and Nicky got hitched. After their ceremony at the Dene Shelter on the eastside, we strolled through the park a bit and then happened upon an awesome wedding surprise! A vintage 1968 checker cab was awaiting us for some fun photos! How cool is that? Many thanks to Film Cars for the help.

Congrats to you both and happy holiday in Florida! More on the way soon!
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Manny & Esther Maria: Sneak Peek! | NYC Elopement Photographer | Ladies Pavilion

Yesterday was an absolutely gorgeous September day. I got to spend my evening with Manny and Esther Maria in Central Park, who were married at the Ladies Pavilion at sunset. The light was divine, these two radiated joy, and it was pretty much perfection.

Congratulations to you both! Lots more to come!

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Phil & Julia: Sneak Peek! | Brooklyn Engagement Photographer | Prospect Park

I had such a delightful evening with Phil and Julia tonight in Brooklyn. These guys are tons of fun! We strolled through Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Park, and then headed up to the rooftop of their apartment in Park Slope for loads of awesome photos.

Lots more to come, enjoy the preview! :-)

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Amber & Marley: Sneak Peek! | New York City Proposal Photographer | Washington Square Park

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks as you may have guessed, but right before I left for my trip to Iceland, I had the chance to shoot a very special proposal. Amber is one of my photo friends, and one of the coolest ladies I know. So when Marley contacted me about catching the moment he popped the question, I couldn’t have been more excited!

Marley arranged not only for photos, but for a piano player in Washington Square Park, one of Amber’s favorite spots, before a romantic dinner date. I hid behind the trees and just as the sun set, they wandered by the piano, a favorite melody was played, and these two kids got engaged! And, in an only in New York moment, after we strolled around the park for a few more photos, who would be the first to congratulate the happy couple? None other then Alec Baldwin, of course. How awesome is that?! (PS… I didn’t even realize it, but Amber just pointed out that he’s actually in the background of the fourth photo!)

Congratulations Amber and Marley, best wishes to you both!!  I couldn’t be happier for you guys! :-)
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Travel Tuesday: Out Traveling!

Travel Tuesday for 9.2.14: Off to Explore…. ICELAND!

That’s right, I’m off again! As this post goes live, I’ll be jumping on a flight to Reykjavik to head on a road trip-trekking adventure of the land of fire and ice with some awesome ladies.  I’ll be out of the office until September 15th. As a head’s up, I’ll be checking email when I can, but as a good part of this trip involves backcountry hiking, trekking and camping, I’m doubtful I’ll have good wi-fi. All emails will be returned promptly when I return. Until then, feel free to follow along on instagram!

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Lots of photos to come! Happy travels to all, onwards!

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Diana & Shalev: Sneak Peek! | Hudson Valley Wedding Photographer | Summer Camp Wedding

 I had a great time with Diana and Shalev today! They were married at a summer camp up in the Hudson Valley, and the weather just held out long enough to finish the ceremony, it was timing perfection! Lots more to come from these two.

Congratulations!

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Diana & Shalev | Brooklyn Engagement Photographer | Prospect Park

Diana and Shalev are getting married at a summer camp in the Hudson Valley on Sunday, but first we met up for their engagement session Brooklyn’s Prospect Park. I love Prospect Park, and since moving to Manhattan, I don’t get back here nearly enough. These two were lovely to photograph and we even got to end their session catching fireflies at sunset, how perfect is that?

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The J Family | Central Park Family Photographer | NYC Family Photographer

I had a great time with the J family earlier this past spring. Heidi was determined to have family pictures while they were visiting New York in Central Park, despite what the weather had in store. While it rained all morning, by the time our session time arrived, it had slowed up enough that we decided to give it a shot. It worked out great as we had the park nearly to ourselves and lots of fun puddles to jump in. :-)

Thanks so much to Heidi and family for coming out, I had a great time meeting you all!

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Jeni & Tim | New York Intimate Wedding | Central Park Conservatory Garden

I had such a lovely time at this wedding! Jeni and Tim met in NYC a few years ago, but now live in Portland, OR. They decided to head back to New York for their wedding with their closest family and friends. They had their ceremony at the Conservatory Garden, and then we headed down to the area around the Highline for more photos as we strolled to their reception at Gusto Organics. These guys were such goofballs and so much fun to work with. :-)
Jeni and Tim, thanks so much for having me! Congratulations and best wishes for many more fun travel adventures to you both.

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