Mallory & Rory’s Engagement Portraits on the Upper East Side

Mallory & Rory are to be wed next September at Pine Hollow Country Club on Long Island. They work in NYC schools and live on the upper east side, so naturally we shot their engagement portraits around their neighborhood, focusing on the beautiful Carl Schulz Park and promenade. These two are big fans of bridges, and the Queensboro Bridge is Mallory’s favorite so we hopped in a cab and ended our shoot at a spot in midtown she knew would be perfect to get it in the background after the lights went on at night. Check out my favorites from their shoot and check back in fall of 2018 to see their wedding!

Maya & Michael’s Wedding at The Roundhouse

Maya & Michael were married on a summer afternoon outdoors at a private home they rented with their families for the occasion.  Surrounded by peach trees and stunning views of the Hudson river, they exchanged vows and bestowed sweet letters of appreciation upon their loved ones.  After changing out of their wedding clothes (which they’d don again for the reception on the following evening) they joined everyone inside for an impeccably catered meal together, and a rousing giant game of Jenga, which would later delight their guests at the cocktail hour on Saturday at The Roundhouse.  On Saturday I started with the couple’s formal portraits and family group shots before guests began arriving for a cocktail hour and evening reception there in the beautiful brick building that serves this upscale hotel and venue as a rustic industrial ballroom complete with a grand staircase for entrances. Highlights of the evening included a beautiful first dance, a rousing set of toasts from family & friends, and one of the most charming father-daughter dances I’ve ever seen! I was delighted to be a part of this very special wedding– Congratulations to Maya & Michael– they deserve every happiness!

Vendor Credits:
Reception Venue: The Roundhouse
Event Design: Corinne Van Arsdale
Wedding gown: Carolina Herrera
Groom’s suit/tux: Hugo Boss
Invitation Design: Wedding Paper Divas
Catering: The Roundhouse
Music: Suit & Tie
Rings: Angela Vertin

Caitlin & Mike’s Engagement Portraits at home and in Central Park

Caitlin & Mike are to getting married in October up at Buttermilk Falls Inn, a wonderful farm-to-table venue in the Hudson Valley, just a few hours from New York City. They have a charming apartment on the Upper West Side, complete with a roof deck where they have been successfully growing tomatoes and other plants. We started our session indoors, capturing them in some unique spots in their place before heading out to Central Park where they had some favorite spots in mind. Check out my favorites from their shoot and come back in the fall to see their wedding photos!

New USB keys are here!

Recently I was contacted by a fellow from USB Memory Direct to see if I’d be interested in trying out one of their USB stick styles.  I do often deliver images on USB sticks to my clients so I thought it’d be a great opportunity to check out something different.  I selected a red metal key-style and had them print my logo on the side. It looks great and so far they work just like any other USB stick, no problems. I plan to package them in pretty little red velvet pouches.  The cool thing about these flat sturdy keys is that I can mail them in a simple flat mailer rather than a box.  See the pictures below for details and if you’re in the market for USB sticks check out their full line of designs.

Sarah & Matthew’s Engagement Portraits in Central Park

Sarah & Matthew are having their wedding at de Seversky Mansion in Brookeville, NY next May, and I’m so excited to capture it!  For the engagement portraits they wanted to shoot in Central Park, so we met by an entrance and explored the beautiful area surrounding Bethesda Fountain, the Mall, Bow Bridge, and even walked up into the Ramble towards the end, which was fun to explore as somehow I’d never walked up that way. I loved the beautiful dress Sarah was wearing, and it looked especially great combined with Matthew’s sharp blue suit. Check out my favorites from our shoot and check back in June to see their wedding photos!