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Morna & Gary: Sneak Peek! | City Hall Wedding Photographer | NYC Elopement

I had such a fun morning with Morna and Gary who came over from Scotland to elope at City Hall. The weather started off a bit wet, but things turned sunny by the end and we had a great tour of the city. More to come!


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Jami, Nivada, Julie & Kimberly : Sneak Peek! |Brooklyn Elopement Photographer | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Yep, you read that right, FOUR brides! This was my first double wedding, and I had an absolute blast with these ladies this afternoon. I don’t think  I’ve ever laughed more during a two hour session. :-)

They decided to go for Brooklyn Bridge Park despite the weather, as Jami said it was “Brooklyn Bridge or Bust!” And the risk paid off, we got about two hours without rain and it was awesome. We got in some fun portraits, and then they each traded off witnessing for the others ceremonies, so great!

More to come from these four, thanks so much for having me girls! Congratulations!

Oh yeah, and I almost forgot to mention… That time there was a wedding at Brooklyn Bridge Park invaded by a group of cycling Dutchmen in American flag jumpsuits? Yep. That happened today. Pure amazingness. :-)

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 And then they just came out of nowhere.

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But then joined in the fun!

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Fine Art Wedding Albums | New York City Wedding Photographer

I recently got a few shipments of gorgeous wedding albums in and I thought I’d share a few photos. One thing I always try to impress on clients is to please, please print your photos! However you do it, beautiful photos are not meant to sit on a disc in a drawer or languish on a hard drive only to be outdated some day. Hang them on your walls, put them in a frame, photographs should be printed! Your grandkids will want to hold those photos in their hands and hear the stories of your day thirty years down the road.

First up, are Maddy and Yossi’s Fine Art Flush Mount Albums. These albums are heirloom quality, made from the finest Japanese silks, natural linens, and Italian leathers. I first blogged about these albums last year, click here for that post with a fabric version. Fine art albums are made with  genuine photographs are printed on Fuji Crystal Archival Paper mounted on hard substrate, then bound by hand to lay flat for a seamless presentation. Maddy and Yossi got their album embossed with names and date, and ordered mini albums for their parents. A great option for all fine art albums!

Aren’t they beautiful?

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Next up, new Photobook Wedding Albums! I’m so excited to offer these wonderful books as they can make great parent gifts or if you’re on a budget, these could be the albums for you. They are still genuine photographs on Fuji Archival paper, but are a bit lighter weight than their fine art cousins seen above, with no hard substrate mounting. Photobook album covers come in all sorts of awesome colors, textures, and fabrics; everything animal friendly. Check them out!

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Whether you’re a past client and interested in ordering an album or a new client trying to decide if they’d be right for you, let me know! I’m happy to send you more details. :-)

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Rose & Tony: Sneak Peek! | Central Park Elopement | NYC Elopement Photographer

I had a wonderful morning with Rose and Tony. I met up with them by the Ladies Pavillion and then we strolled down to Bethesda Terrace and then hopped in a cab for their ceremony down at City Hall. More to come!


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Michael & Andrew: Sneak Peek! | NYC Elopement Photographer | City Hall

Today was so very wonderful. I had an absolute ball with Michael, Andrew and their friends…From City Hall, to Brooklyn Bridge Park, and even out to brunch! These guys were amazing. So much more to come!

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Katarina & Mario | NYC Elopement Photographer | Central Park

Katarina and Mario are from Croatia and plan on returning there this fall for a big wedding. (Oh how much I would LOVE to go, Croatia is near the  top of my many lists of places I need to go.) However, in the meantime, they got legally hitched in New York City and asked if I’d be willing to take a few portraits in Central Park before they headed down to City Hall. Of course!

I had a wonderful morning with these two and their friends wandering through the park. Aren’t they a gorgeous couple? Best wishes to you both!

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Katarina’s only request… A photo of her and Mario with their friends jumping! Done and done. :-) Congrats guys!

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Lori Ann & Michael |NYC Elopement Photographer | West Village, NYC

Lori Ann and Michael were married in a small, private ceremony in the West Village officiated by the always wonderful Judie Guild. After their ceremony, we had a wonderful time wandering through the neighborhood and then headed over to the river front for a few photos by the water. Lori Ann then brought us up to her amazing office were we finished up portraits with an amazing sunset view!

After their wedding, these two are heading out on a new adventure together with a big move to Malaysia!

Congratulations and best wishes to you both!

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Giving Back | NYC Wedding Photographer | NYC Elopement Photograhper

If you know me in real life you know working for change in underserved communities and social justice issues are things I am hugely passionate about. Before I was a photographer (and still when I can!), I worked and volunteered at non-profit organizations that strove to make the world a better place. As I’ve mentioned before, when I started my own creative business, I wanted to be sure to find a way to keep these values. Each year I’ve made a commitment to give back a portion of my profits those in need. I’ve picked three causes each year, one global, one national, and one local; and this past year I did the same. To read more about causes I’ve supported previously, click here. This past year’s causes are outlined below.

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The Malala Fund:  A solid education is the foundation of a bright future. Around the world, basic education is hard to come by for many young girls, the Malala Fund hopes to change that. From their website:

“There are 600 million adolescent girls in the developing world. They are an undeniable force for social and economic impact. But only if given the opportunity. Around the world, girls are denied a formal education because of social, economic, legal and political factors. And in being denied an education, society loses one of its greatest and most powerful resources. The Malala Fund aims to change that. Education empowers girls to raise their voices, to unlock their potential, and to demand change. The Malala Fund’s solutions are grounded in inspired innovation: they are girl-centric approaches to education that support the Fund’s goal of creating a world where every girl reaches her true potential.”

Freedom to Marry: As a wedding and elopement photographer in New York, I have been so grateful to work with such an incredibly diverse group of couples and have been so proud to feature couples from every background and orientation. I would love for this freedom to be extended to all states, we’ve come so far, but still have so far to go. Freedom to Marry is an advocacy organization that has been working tirelessly since 2003 to change the laws.

Minnesota Literacy Council: Many of you ask where I got my start as a photographer. While I’ve had a camera in my hand as long as I can remember, learned the art of film and darkroom in high school and college, my first digital gear actually came from a completely un-wedding related place. The organization I was working for, the MLC, was creating a curriculum for preliterate learners using photos of the students and their communities. It was a fantastic project, and the stipend from working on it funded my first digital Nikon. Additionally, one of the volunteers from where I worked was the bride at the first wedding I photographed, that happened to get published on Offbeat Bride!

They also do amazing work! The MLC offers free English and literacy programs to immigrants and refugees in Minneapolis and St. Paul, in addition to GED classes and early childhood education programs. They are dedicated to working with the most underserved populations, and these learning centers are a HUGE asset to the communities they are a part of.


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Lynda & Andy | Elope at NYC City Hall | Brooklyn Bridge Park

Lynda and Andy travelled all the way from Hawaii to elope in New York City! These two came to me via Offbeat Bride, and I couldn’t have been happier to work with both of them. Lynda and Andy are two of the kindest people you’ll ever meet. And, they’ve known each other since the 4th grade! How cute is that?

We met up in Brooklyn Bridge Park early one Friday morning hoping for skyline views. Mother nature had other plans, huge clouds of fog. While it wasn’t what I  originally had in mind, I think it actually turned out pretty magical. I had so much fun wandering around the park and into DUMBO with these two. After loads of photos, we grabbed a cab up to City Hall for their ceremony, and then hopped up to the Highline to finish off the afternoon.

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Lynda and Andy, congratulations and best wishes! I had such a wonderful time, thanks so much for everything!

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Kirsten & Kim | Elope in New York City | NY Public Library | Grand Central

Kirsten and Kim are my second set of brides from Texas! While they currently live in the south, these two ladies used to live in NYC and knew this was where they wanted to exchange wedding vows. Despite the chilly air, we had time before the rain for a quick walk to the NY Public Library and back, and then scurried inside to finish portraits in Grand Central. I had a great time showing them around and watching their reaction to trying out the whispering gallery.

While the original thought was to get hitched in Central Park, the snow/sleet/rain/cold changed up the plan and forced things indoors. Kirsten and Kim never let the changes in plan ruin their day, and as you can see were just so incredibly happy to be together! Kirsten had actually called ahead to the Michael Jordan restaurant and requested the corner table overlooking the main area of Grand Central. So when we arrived, we just scooted the table out of the way, and presto, beautiful impromtu ceremony venue! Extra special thanks to the restaurant staff for being so accommodating!

Their ceremony was beautiful and heartfelt, officiated by a dear friend of theirs. They took a moment to share private vows with each other, and then their other friend shared a song to conclude. Thank you so much Kirsten and Kim, for having me be a part of your day! A wonderful time was had by all!

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Cheers and Congratulations to Kirsten and Kim! :-)

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