I had a wonderful morning with Kyle and Agustina! We met early in the am at Brooklyn Bridge Park to take advantage of the gorgeous dawn light and it was well worth it! Loads of beautiful images on the way! Congratulations guys! Enjoy!
Today, I just wanted to give a huge shout-out to my home state of Minnesota.
Today, Minnesota became the 12th state to sign marriage equality into law and I couldn’t be more proud, thrilled and excited!
Well done, land of 10,000 lakes! You will always be home, and I’m so happy you voted for love.
If you’re a couple looking for a wedding photographer in the Twin Cities, I’d be honored to shoot your event!
I had an absolute ball with Andre and Keri this afternoon! These guys could not have been happier and were so much fun to hang out with!
Many congrats to you both! More to come!
As most of you know, I’ve been based primarily in Vermont this past year as my husband completes his PhD. It’s been an adventure going back and forth between the mountains and the city, but I’m excited to announce this fall I’ll be back in Brooklyn full time!
As a bit of a preview to fall, I’ll be in New York the entire month of June to shoot (and attend! Yay!) loads of fun weddings. To celebrate, I’ll be offering special mini elopement packages just for the month of June 2013 for any couples who’d like to elope outside of city hall. These will run $500 and include an hour of coverage for your ceremony and a brief portrait session, as well as your images on a disc.
I’d love to shoot some awesome weddings in some fun summer locations around the city. Coney Island or Governors Island anyone?
So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this NYC!
While I was away this past April a pretty cool thing happened for this little business. A number of weddings and elopements I’ve shot got featured all around the web on a bunch of great sites! It’s an honor to be published and I’m super excited to be represented on these cool blogs!
A few more will be going up in May, so I’ll be sure to keep you posted, but for now, here’s where I’ve been the past few weeks!
Sara and Shannon’s City Hall elopement was up over on 4Realequalityweddings.
Erika and Haywards gorgeous multicultural Brooklyn wedding over on Poptastic Bride!
Amanda and Christina’s beautiful Central Park elopement over on Wedloft.
Jen and Jonathan hopped over from Ireland to get married in Brooklyn last week! This was such a great elopement, not only because Jen and Jonathan were awesome, but because I got to shoot in my old neighborhood of Cobble Hill and it was an absolutely gorgeous day!
I started off with them at their apartment while they got ready and then we wandered from there. Aren’t her flowers pretty? I love all the creative bouquets people have!
We were also joined by their little son Ollie! Isn’t he adorable?
You kids are so cute!
I have semi obsession with the old carriage house doors in Brooklyn.
From Cobble Hill, we wandered down the Brooklyn Heights Promenade and then down to Brooklyn Bridge Park for the wedding.
I loved this bike! And, just for the record, I didn’t ask for this hand placement. Though I couldn’t help but point it out.
The ceremony was right on the water, officiated by the always lovely Judie Guild.
Congrats guys! I wish you all the best!
I had a wonderful afternoon in Brooklyn with my old co-worker Louisa, her husband Mark, and the adorable little Iona! More to come from their fun family session!
Chris and Mike are friends with my little brother (cue me feeling SUPER old that my younger brother has friends old enough to be married!) and got hitched yesterday at the Japanese Gardens at Normandale Community College. These guys were nothing but awesome and I had a blast being a part of their day! In typical Minnesota fashion, it was snowing/sleeting, in MAY. But these guys made it through and we had a great time!
Congrats to you both! More to come!
I’m pausing for a brief intermission from wedding photography to bring you some fun travel images! I just returned from Asia, but before I even get started on those photos, I figured it was high time I posted some scenes from my trip to Turkey last fall! I’m hoping to get my travel work more integrated into this site in the future, and perhaps a regular travel feature?? We’ll see how far I can get in busy season.
But for now, Part 1 of my adventure! Turkey had been on my list now for quite some time, and so when I saw a killer airfare deal about a year ago, and had miles saved up, I pounced! Because why not? I decided it would be an excellent birthday trip for myself, since I didn’t get to go as planned for my 30th. I spent about 10 days traipsing around Istanbul and also making a side trip to Göreme in the Cappadoccia region to go hot air ballooning. More on that in part 2, but it was the COOLEST thing ever!
The Blue Mosque, Istanbul.
While in Istanbul, I stayed in a hostel near the Blue Mosque, Hagia Sofia. While more touristy of an area then I’d usually pick, it was super convenient and fit the budget. It turned out great, and I was within walking distance of loads of great sites. The Blue Mosque, above, was stunning with gorgeous stained glass and mosaic ceiling.
I spent my first day wandering through the Grand Bazaar and the Spice Market due to the rainy outdoors. These markets could keep you entertained for quite some time. And while I was worried of being harassed as I had been in the souks of Morocco, I experienced nothing of the sort in Turkey, a pleasant surprise for a solo female traveler.
One of the best parts of my time in Istanbul was a day trip to the Princes’ Islands. They are a short ferry ride off the coast and a beautiful respite from the craziness of city life. I also managed to meet an Iranian couple, a woman from New Zealand, and an entire troop of the Boyscouts of Libya while on this excursion. Because travel is amazing like that.
Büyükada, Princes Islands, Turkey.
You can stop at a number of different islands, but because I didn’t have a ton of time, I just took the ferry to the last island, Büyükada, and spent my afternoon there. It was lovely. There are no cars on the island, just horse drawn buggies.
Once I got off the ferry, I got my bearings and then decided to head for the highest point on the island. I had read it made for a nice hike and the views were stupendous. I wasn’t disappointed. There was a little cafe for tea and it was the perfect afternoon just to sit and enjoy the sunshine!
Next up, hot air balloons! Stay tuned!