At this point, I’ve lost track of the amount of engagement sessions we did during the cherry blossoms season (which surprisingly, has a shooting window of only 2 weeks). Be that as it may, we’re very glad that the cherry blossoms held on for just one more day for Judy & Ryan’s cherry blossom engagement session at Branch Brook Park (with a quick stopover at Hoboken, of course). Through it all, I was surprised to find out that I’d yet to send any of my past few cherry blossom engagement session couples up a cherry blossom tree. That wait was finally over: Ryan & Judy were all too eager to bring some of their awesome tree climbing skills to the table :).
Alison and Greg’s Central Park engagement session took place in the middle of Cherry Blossom season here in the NYC area. The biggest challenge with shooting around this time are the hordes of tourists that usually come with such irresistibly wonderful annual event…unless of course, we started shooting at the crack of morning – which is precisely what we did :).
There are very few people who’ve been on my calendar for as long as these two, and for good reason: they will be tying the knot at one of the most gorgeous cathedrals I have ever seen: the Cathedral Basilica in Newark, NJ, which boasts a waiting list of epic proportions. We shot their engagement session nearby at Branch Brook Park, at the height of the Cherry Blossoms frenzy, and wrapped up in their hometown of Montclair with a full spread of yummlicious crepes!
It was barely Spring when it was time for Jen & Jeff to tie the knot during their beach wedding at the Crescent Beach Club on Long Island. Some of our favorite details included all their travel-related decor, the superhero-themed cufflinks, and one of the most gorgeous shooting spaces we’ve ever encountered in our career! After a quick stop at the Planting Fields for their formal wedding photos, we spent the rest of the evening partying away on the sandy beaches of Long Island’s northern shore.
Venue & Catering: Crescent Beach Club // Ceremony/Officiant: Ken Anderson // Hair & Make-up: Sachiko Yanase // Dress: Anna Maier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Groom’s attire: My Suits Custom Suits // Jewelry: Gifts // Floral/Décor: Elegant Designs by Joy // Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas // Favors: DIY Luggage Tags // Cinematography: 10th Letter Media
Jen & Steve’s wedding at Brooklake Country Club in Florham Park marked the beginning of our Spring wedding season. Someone forgot to send Mother Nature the memo, as we were still experiencing wintry temperatures and (apparently) gale-force winds. I, for one, never actually mind the cold weather; because let’s face it, who wants to see a sweaty photographer (or a sweaty bride, for that matter!)? Jen & Steve’s wedding day started that morning at the ever-picturesque Morristown Hyatt with beautiful Spring(ish) clouds drifting overhead. I’ll take it!
Venue & Catering: Brooklake Country Club // Hair & Make-up: Ore Makeup Design // Dress: Rosa Clara (Designer) Designer Loft (Store) // Shoes: Design Your Pedestal // Groom’s attire: The Black Tux // Jewelry: Leonardo Jewelers // Floral/Décor: Linda’s Florist of Short Hills // Officiant: Celia Milton // Entertainment: The Craig Scott Orchestra // Stationery: Leah Perri Designs // Favors: The Robin Hood Foundation