It is very rare when your personal and professional life are able to collide so serendipitously. Shooting weddings was an unforeseen benefit of working in photography, and starting a company at a young age, I don't think I ever anticipated the impact this industry would have on me both professionally and personally.
In the year before this wedding, I thought I could pass this test with flying colors. I have quite a few weddings under my belt (70+), and a general apathy to high stress situations. However, I was definitely not prepared for this wedding and what it would eventually mean to my family and me.
This blog post was originally going to be about 200 photos long, but we figured that would be overkill. But it was hard picking our favorites from Katie and Andy's fantastic and fun and beautiful wedding at Brecknock Hall, located on Long Island's North Fork. We knew it was going to be a good day when our engagement shoot turned into a several hour affair, ending in tacos and margaritas, something that has become more and more common with our awesome couples (or pasta and wine, or hot dogs and beer, etc.). We feel pretty confident you'll get a good sense of the day by looking through these photos, and how much fun these two are. Thank you Katie and Andy for finding us and for having us capture your day!
We had an amazing time capturing Dre and Sean's wedding in Key West! It was great to reconnect with Dre, and meet Sean for the first time as well as their families and friends. This was such an easy day with these two (despite a potential storm and 50 mph wind gusts, both of which we basically were able to avoid), and we are so happy to have experienced Key West for the first time with them! Big thanks to this awesome couple for making our jobs so easy!
It's always great shooting in your home town. Rob and I began our business in his home state so branching out to California has been exciting for us both. Jeff and Judy were the perfect compliment to that. We were able to meet up with them in Central Park shooting an afternoon with the two of them and their 3 year old son Jack and now traveling west for the wedding day at The L'Auberge Del Mar. We had a great day starting off in La Jolla at Mary Star of the Sea for their ceremony followed by a perfect sunset an dancing to the most epic Rolling Stones cover band of all time. Jeff and Judy are the epitome of the cool laid back couples we love working with. Thanks again for a perfect day you two.
Rob and I love shooting destination weddings for so many reasons. But when you are surrounded by amazing friends in a perfect setting we really couldn't ask for more. Daniella and Justin got married in the town of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
When I heard Craig got engaged, I basically told him we'd be photographing the wedding, and he didn't have a choice. I've known Craig for over 25 years, so there was no way we'd let anyone else take on the role. Especially after he used me as his decoy when he proposed to Rita. They were going to "meet me for drinks" while I was in town. I was in town, but those drinks never happened.
Next up for our #tbt weddings is Colleen and Scott's Bonnet Island wedding in Long Beach Island, NJ. I've been coming to LBI for years, and never once noticed this amazing venue. It was a great place to shoot for its diverse locations - you can be in a barn, a garden, or a beach setup all within a short walk.
As documenters of a wedding day, I think it's important to tell the real story. If it rains, grab an umbrella and embrace it. This one was a little different. We got a phone call from Jonathan. Then a text. Then an email. He had broke his ankle, less than a week before his wedding.
It was so great to be a part of Michelle and Andy's wedding in San Diego. Rob and I love to travel for work, and what better place to go then back home for their wedding at The Lodge at Torrey Pines. We had so much fun with Michelle and Andy, and they were so easy to work with. And even easier to photograph. :)
We love traveling for weddings, but we also love hopping in a cab and shooting in Brooklyn, our home turf. Greenpoint Lofts was the perfect spot for Meg and Nick's wedding, with a beautiful open space, and amazing NYC skyline views.