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Waveny House Wedding - New Canaan, Connecticut - Kristen and Alex

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When I set foot on Waveny Park and looked up ahead at the Waveny House, I knew I wasn’t in New York City anymore. “Wow,” I thought. The house and its surroundings couldn’t be more picturesque, and it also happened to be a gorgeous day outside.

Little did I know that the venue wouldn’t be the most beautiful thing that I would photograph that day. Kristen and Alex, quite simply, have an energy that is stunningly warm and radiant, and they absolutely blew me away.

Kristen and Alex, thank you for floating through your wedding day on a cloud of joy and goodness. It made my job an absolute pleasure, and I’m so grateful that I was able to experience and photograph your glorious day. Enjoy this sneak peek from your wedding gallery!

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Venue: Waveny House

Caterer / Coordinator: Carriage House Events and Catering

Officiant: Anita Peters - Mark This Day with Love

Florist: Nielsen’s Florist

Band: ETA Music

Hair and Makeup: Salon Shahin

Engagement ring: T. Anthony Jewelers

Dress: Nouvelle Amsale

Kristen’s shoes: DSW - Unisa

Suit: P. Johnson

Alex’s shoes: Allen Edmonds

Ties: Drake’s

Bridesmaid’s dresses: Azazie

Decor: Costco, Dollar Tree, Trader Joe’s

Linen: All Season Rentals

Stationer: Minted

Cake: SoNo Bakery

Prospect Park Engagement Photo Shoot - Brooklyn NYC - Alison and Carlos

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Alison and Carlos, you two are the epitome of cool while also being so incredibly warm. I’m honored to be going along this journey with you two, and I loved our photo hang in Prospect Park. Enjoy the sneak peek, and I can’t wait for the wedding!

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The Green Building Wedding - Brooklyn NYC - Camille and Daniel

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YAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! Camille and Danny are married!!!!!

I felt I needed to start this post with some sort of exclamation because that’s what Camille and Danny require and inspire. These two high school sweethearts are like a walking party that everyone is invited to. They have an infectious love for life that is contagious while still being grounded.

Camille and Danny, I’m simply obsessed with you. I know you wanted your wedding to be full of fun, dancing, and celebration, and it absolutely was! But at the core of everything was a calm and easy energy that almost seemed to be whispering “Yup. This is right. This is just how it is meant to be.” You two work because you balance each other, and you bring out the parts in each other that may not be directly on the surface. Your connection is undeniable, and you make everyone around you feel like an insider.

Thank you for inviting me into your lives and for making me feel so welcome and valued. I am so happy for you two!!

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Reception venue: The Green Building

Ceremony: St. Paul

Planner: b’burg events

Florist: Park and Bloom

Makeup: Corinna Cafarelli

Hair: Hairstories

Dress: Lotus Bridal

Suit: David Alan Clothing

Caterer: Creative Foods Catering

DJ: 74 Events

Rentals: Broadway Party Rentals

Photo booth: instabox NYC

Cake: Cousin John’s Bakery

Food struck: STUF’d Truck

Getting ready venue: New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge

T Studio Event Space Wedding - Queens NYC - Jessy and D'Art

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I’ve been the legal witness at City Hall weddings when there were no other guests, but this one was a first of sorts.

Jessy and D’Art had about a half hour of downtime after their ceremony, so after giving them a bit of time to themselves, I poked my way upstairs to see if they’d let me snap a few photos in their post-ceremony high as husband and wife (which they did — see above). My assistant Andrew came up just as the officiant was also entering to get the necessary signatures to make the marriage legal. He mentioned that they needed two witnesses. Usually at this point, the bride and groom would call up their siblings or best friends or someone that they wanted to honor.

Without even a moment of hesitation, D’Art smiled broadly and said “David and Andrew!” as if it was the most obvious thing on the planet. And that is how my assistant Andrew and I got the distinguished honor of being Jessy and D’Art’s legal witnesses.

It’s not actually a surprise. That’s just who these people are.

Jessy and D’Art, thank you for being so warm and welcoming throughout this entire process. So many people mentioned balance when they spoke of you two, and it is just so perfect. You two balance each other in so many ways, and you have a pull towards each other that couldn’t be shaken by distance (clearly) and that will only continue to grow. I’m so thrilled for you two and so happy to be part of it all.

Congratulations, and enjoy this sneak peek from your wedding day!

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Venue: T Studio Event Space

Planner / Caterer: Tealicious

Florist: Petals & Roots

Makeup: Beauty Marks NYC

Hair: AnaMarGlam

Dress:

Jessy’s shoes: Betsey Johnson

Suit:

D’Art’s shoes:

DJ: Small Change

Officiant:

Decor:

Rentals:

Stationer:

Cake: Aloria Cakes and Gourmet Sweets

Brooklyn Engagement Photo Shoot - NYC - Julie and Chris

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Can every day be Julie and Chris day? (Luckily for you two, it is!) I had so much fun with both of you at your engagement shoot, and I can hardly wait for the wedding. Enjoy this sneak peek from our time gallivanting around Brooklyn! :)

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New York City Hall Wedding - NYC Photographer - Annabel and Richard

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I actually shed a few happy tears as Annabel was proclaimed the “star of the show” on Masterchef UK. It was as if she was my good friend, but the truth is that we had never met in person. Annabel found me on Instagram, and she and Richard thought I’d be the perfect fit to photograph their elopement in New York City when they visited from the UK.

For the entire year leading up to their wedding, Annabel and I liked each others’ posts, watched each others’ stories, sent each other plenty of DMs, and basically felt like we were becoming good friends, despite having never met or even spoken. When this bride-to-be had her big star turn on TV, I was already totally invested, and the love-fest heightened.

When I finally met Annabel and Richard on the morning of their wedding, it was like being reunited with old friends. Richard was the warm and friendly, quietly confident gentleman that I saw online, and Annabel was that firecracker with a heart of gold that I got to know from TV and DMs.

Not only did I photograph their wedding, but I was also their only guest and the witness to their marriage. The most important thing I witnessed was the consistent respect, love, and admiration with which these two treat each other.

Annie and Richard, it was an absolute joy getting to spend that magical day in New York City with you two. I love that you are so easy to laugh and that you also thrive on the dramatic photos that were so much fun to capture. You two are stars. Congratulations on your marriage, and I hope you enjoy these sneak peek photos!

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