When asked about her engagement session plans, Alex had just one request: sunflowers…and tons of them. Ironically enough, David comes from a long line of green thumbs and knew exactly where to find them. We trekked all the way to David’s old stomping grounds of Sussex, NJ in search of these giant yellow blooms. The good thing about sunflower hunting? You can spot a field of these 8-foot blooms from a mile away :).

Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Alex and Dave during their countryside, sunflower engagement session in Sussex, NJ. Captured by NJ wedding photographer Ben Lau.

  • Puja Cunningham Mitchell - Amazing as usual – especially the individual pictures in the sunflowers. ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Mierop - I’m not surprised, but just love these pictures and Alex, you look gorgeous!ReplyCancel

Music played a huge role in my childhood (I played piano and violin, mostly – as every good Asian kid should), so I was immediately fascinated when Thomas revealed to us that Olivia was utterly, devestatingly enamored with his spellbinding trombone-playing abilities (not precisely verbatim, but it’s how I remember the story). Since our first meeting, we I strongly suggested to Thomas that we I needed to photograph him playing the trombone for Olivia again, and I literally used every passive-aggressive, sweet-talking approach in my arsenal. I tried and tried, but to no avail; something about them being “precision musical instruments” and whatnot :).

When I arrived at Olivia’s home on the morning of their big day, it had been almost two years since I’d met these two love birds, and almost a year since I last had them in front of my cameras. I was elated. So where does a girl from Queens and a fella from Brooklyn celebrate their wedding? In Long Island, of course.

White wedding flowers for a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Breakfast at home before a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Dog sits on a couch on the morning of a wedding day at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Dress and shoe shots for a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride gets ready on the morning of her wedding day at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Sister of the groom looks on as the bride prepares on the morning of a wedding day at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Groom prep on the morning of a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Grandmother of the bride prepares on the morning of a wedding day at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Detail and candid shots for a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride gets ready on the morning of her wedding day at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride gets into her dress on the morning of her wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Solo portraits for a bride and groom on the morning of their wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride
Bride en route to St. Andrew Avellino Church on her wedding day. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
St. Andrew Avellino Church. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride walks down the aisle at St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Groom cries during his wedding ceremony at St. Andrew Avellino Church. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride and groom share a kiss at St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride and groom
Bride and groom share a kiss at St. Andrew Avellino Church in Flushing, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding photos at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding menu for a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding reception details at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride and groom
Toasts during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Toasts during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Guests dance during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Guests dance during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Groom plays the trombone for his bride during his wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Guests dance during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Guests dance during a wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Cake cutting during a wedding reception  at the Inn at New Hyde Park. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
Bride

And of course, some photobooth fun (it’s been a while!)

Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.
Wedding Photo Booth in NYC. Wedding at the Inn at New Hyde Park, provided by NYC Wedding Photographer Ben Lau.

Venue: The Inn at New Hyde Park // Church: St. Andrew Avellino // Hair: Anna Gangone // Make-up: Christina Amador // Dress: Casablanca Bridal // Shoes: Christian Louboutin // Groom’s attire: Vera Wang // Jewelry: Nick’s Jewelry // Floral/Décor: A & S Florist // Cake: Dortoni Bakery // Entertainment: Satisfaction Guaranteed // Stationery: Invitations by Jillianne // Favors: You’re Invited to Celebrate // Cinematography: Rob Adams Films

The sun had barely risen above the George Washington Bridge when Maggie and Le made their way to an empty salon that morning. The orange glow from the salon’s large windows spilled into the quiet and empty streets of Fort Lee; an unusual occurrence for any commuter city around early morning rush hour. By the time I had arrived, with a camera in hand and a large cup of coffee in the other, these two lovebirds were ready to take New York City by storm.

New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.
New York City Hall wedding photography captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.