Katie and Joe’s Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait, NYC

Katie and Joe’s Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait, NYC

Summer Love in Central Park

Bethesda Fountain, a Boa Constrictor and all kinds of love! Oh my! This was a very fun Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait shoot. Central Park is so exciting in the summer, offering something new and completely different each time one returns. My goal is to follow the light and find a great background, but Katie and Joe, drawn to a GIANT snake, dared to incorporate it into their portrait session. Her name’s Helen.

Pretty and Playful in the Park

Katie’s fun summer dress left her comfortable enough to move around in the park and have fun with some action shots. Her floral pumps added just the right amount of fun and polish to her look. The only other accessory she needed was her beautiful engagement ring! Joe’s simple blue on khaki look also looked great against the classic NYC landscape that is Central Park. We found beautiful arches to play on, making pictures that Katie and Joe will love to look back at for years to come. The rowboats on the lake always remind me of lovers enjoying the summer sunshine too. That made for a natural backdrop for the last shots of film on my roll. I couldn’t help but ask them to kiss! Stay tuned for their wedding.

Gallery: Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait

Katie smiles at Joe sitting on Bethesda Fountain during their Central Park Engagement portraitsEngaged Katie and Joe by Bethesda Fountain during their Bethesda Terrace Engagement portraitsEngaged Katie and Joe by Bethesda Fountain during their Bethesda Terrace Engagement portraitsEngagement ring and couple's hands by the fountain in Central Park Boa constrictor in Central Park during an engagement portrait shoot wild crazy love with a boa constrictor around the shoulders of Katie and Joe in Central Park Engaged Katie and Joe smile at one another under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Central Park Engagement portraitsBride and Groom to Be Katie and Joe under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Bethesda Terrace Engagement portraits Bride and Groom to Be Katie and Joe smile under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Bethesda Terrace Engagement portraits Bride and Groom to Be Katie and Joe jumping under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Central Park Engagement portraits Bride and Groom to Be Katie and Joe jumping under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Central Park Engagement portraits Bride and Groom to Be Katie and Joe jumping under the arches at Bethesda Terrace during their Central Park Engagement portraits Katie and Joe in front of the lake at Central Park Katie and Joe in front of the lake at Central Park during their engagement portrait session Katie and Joe on the bridge at Central Park during their engagement portrait session Katie and Joe on the bridge at Central Park during their engagement portrait session Katie and Joe stand in front of the lake filled with rowboats in Central Park during their engagement portraits Katie and Joe kiss in front of the lake filled with rowboats in Central Park during their engagement portraits

Megan and Devon’s Sweet City Engagement Portrait, NYC

Megan and Devon’s Sweet City Engagement Portrait, NYC

A Sweet City Engagement in Greenwich Village

Megan and Devon met in 2011 and have been head over heels for one another ever since. I was delighted to capture their sweet city engagement portraits in Greenwich Village this past spring. Greenwich Village is a wonderful place to shoot, particularly in the evening time. The bright, clear day offered perfectly golden light, giving many of Devon and Megan’s portraits a stunning glow that can only be captured on film.

Diamonds, Cupcakes, and Love

The shot that every couple always wants during their engagement portrait session is a beautiful photograph of the ring. For me, there are several secrets to success to getting the perfect shot. The first secret is, no two perfect ring shots will be the same! So doing something fun to make yours unique is highly recommended. We went into an adorable little bakery to pick up a sweet, simple cupcake for an extra touch. It made for several fun portraits. The other thing to remember is to have nice, simple nails so your ring really shines. Megan’s whole look is elegant and allows for her ring and smile to take the spotlight. Plus, I love the pop of red in her shoes!

Devon and Megan smiling at one another on the steps of a Greenwich Village townhouse Bride and Groom to be Megan and Devon sitting on steps in golden light closeup of Devon and Megan smiling at one another on the steps of a Greenwich Village townhouse closeup of hands- Megan's engagement ring is visible Red pumps on the sidewalk with pretty evening light the window display of a bakery in Greenwich village for this sweet city engagement cakes on display inside a classic New York City bakery Signage and pretty aprons inside a New York City Bakery Megan smiles, leaving the bakery with a box of cupcakes and Devon in tow A cupcake and an engagement ring in a sweet city engagement Megan makes a silly face and holds a cupcake as Devon Smiles at his bride to be Devon laughs as Megan licks cupcake icing off her finger Megan and Devon kiss on the sidewalk in the sweet city engagement session Megan and Devon kiss on the sidewalk with magical sunset light in the sweet city engagement session Megan smiles over her shoulder as she and Devon walk down the street holding hands Bride and groom to be kiss on the sidewalk under classic NYC signs Megan and Devon walk towards the Hudson River Skyline and riverside views at sunset for Megan and Devon's sweet city engagement portrait Skyline and riverside views at sunset for Megan and Devon's sweet city engagement portrait Crossing the street with Megan and Devon during their sweet city engagement portrait

Veronica and Cooper’s Emotional, Glam NYC Wedding at 632 on Hudson

Veronica and Cooper’s Emotional, Glam NYC Wedding at 632 on Hudson

An Epic Love Story

Veronica and Cooper’s Glam NYC Wedding was one for the books. The beautiful bride wrote, “Cooper and I fell in love immediately. We got engaged within a year of meeting. Two months later, I went to the doctor for what we would later discover was Autoimmune Encephalitis. My immune system was attacking my brain, at first causing mood swings of anger and crying, and eventually causing loss of speech ability, loss of motor control, and seizures. Cooper defended me to doctors who thought I was being hysterical. He acted as my interpreter when I could no longer express myself.”

Right Place, Right Time

“Doctors didn’t know how to diagnose me and said they couldn’t help us. Cooper never lost faith in my getting better. He gave me the strength to go on when my brain was armed against me. Eventually, Cooper’s mom was reading a book, “Brain on Fire,” about a woman who went through the same thing. I landed in the hospital in front of the right doctors, the same doctors in the book. Finally, we started treatment. I was injected with other people’s immune systems, intravenous immunoglobulin. A science miracle worked and now, I’m 100% healthy. Cooper and I knew each other so much more deeply [after that] and could not wait to get married.”

A Loose, Organic, Joyful Vibe

“Due to our extraordinary story, we needed an extraordinary venue. Our wedding was held at 632 on Hudson. We wanted our wedding to be timeless, organic, playful in moments, and always full of love and joy. Therefore, following the ceremony was an extended cocktail hour. Rather than choosing colors randomly, our wedding colors were midnight blue and gold, inspired by a portrait on the atrium ceiling. My bridesmaids wore earthy metallics and blush. The bridal flowers were burgundy, red, blush, and green. Most noteworthy, we went for a loose prohibition era, Glam New York wedding vibe!”

DJ: Scratch Weddings https://www.scratchweddings.com/Cinematography: Kress Productions http://kressproductions.com/ Event Planning: Danielle Bobish of Curtain Up Events http://www.curtainupevents.com/
Dress: Austin Scarlett http://www.austinscarlett.com/
Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN https://www.bhldn.com/
Catering: Marcey Brownstein Catering and Events http://marceybrownstein.com/
Band: Peter Pazza
Ceremony and Reception Venue: 632 on Hudson http://www.632onhudson.com/
Getting Ready Venue: Refinery Hotel https://www.refineryhotelnewyork.com/
Florist: Anthony Brownie http://www.anthonybrownie.com
Makeup: Sharon Becker Beauty http://sb-beauty.com

Veronica and Cooper’s wedding was published on Style Me Pretty. Their engagement portrait was featured in the New York Times.

Gallery: Glam NYC Wedding

Veronica's couture bridal gown by Austin Scarlett at the Refinery Hotel on her wedding Day closeup of Veronica's couture bridal gown by Austin Scarlett at the Refinery Hotel on her wedding Day side view of Veronica's couture bridal gown by Austin Scarlett at the Refinery Hotel on her wedding Day Veronica's bejeweled wedding shoes Veronica's wedding shoes, veil, and diamond floral tiara Veronica and Cooper's stationery for their glam NYC wedding Bridesmaids dresses from BHLDN Veronica's engagement ring on her Glam NYC wedding day Veronica and bridesmaids on her wedding day getting ready at the Refinery Hotel Getting ready at the Refinery Hotel Veronica's bridal gown by Austin Scarlett Veronica putting her shoes on and laughing on her Glam NYC wedding day Veronica's glam NYC wedding details Veronica's something blue ring and glam NYC wedding details Bride Veronica poses in front of a painting at the Refinery Hotel on her wedding day Veronica leaving the Refinery Hotel to get married Cooper's suit for his Glam NYC wedding Closeup of Cooper's suit for his Glam NYC wedding Cooper before his Glam NYC wedding Bride Veronica leaves the classic car for her glam NYC wedding Bride Veronica in front of the venue 632 on Hudson Veronica in NYC in front of 632 on Hudson in her couture Austin Scarlett bridal gown bride Veronica in NYC inside 632 on Hudson in her couture Austin Scarlett bridal gown Veronica and Cooper first look at 632 on Hudson Cooper kisses his bride Veronica at their first look at 632 on Hudson Bride and groom Veronica and Cooper Glam NYC wedding Bride and groom Veronica and Cooper Glam NYC wedding Bride and groom Veronica and Cooper Glam NYC wedding Bride Veronica kisses groom Cooper before their Glam NYC wedding Bride and Groom Veronica and Cooper in the garden before their Glam NYC wedding at 632 on Hudson 632 on Hudson winter wedding florals of the bride and bridesmaids at Veronica and Coopers wedding The bride and Bridesmaids before the wedding at 632 on Hudson The bride and Bridesmaids before the wedding at 632 on Hudson Groom Cooper and the Groomsmen at 632 on Hudson The Bridal party at 632 on Hudson Veronica and Cooper before their wedding at 632 on Hudson Veronica and Cooper's hands on their wedding day Veronica and Cooper on their wedding day Black and white photo of Veronica and cooper bride and groom on their wedding day Bride and groom Veronica and Cooper before their wedding ceremony at 632 on Hudson Veronica and her father before her wedding the program for Veronica and Cooper's wedding lights and florals by Anthony Brownie at 632 on Hudson Guests watching Veronica and Cooper's wedding at 632 on Hudson From the Balcony Veronica and Cooper's wedding at 632 on Hudson From the Balcony Guests watching Veronica and Cooper's wedding at 632 on Hudson From the Balcony Guests watching Veronica and Cooper's wedding at 632 on Hudson From the Balcony Cooper kisses his bride Veronica at their wedding at 632 on Hudson Veronica and Cooper as husband and wife for the first time at 632 on Hudson Veronica and Cooper are husband and wife Veronica and Cooper on the roof at sunset Veronica and cooper enter their reception at 632 on Hudson Veronica and Cooper's first dance at their Glam NYC wedding Guests from above at Veronica and Cooper's wedding Veronica and Cooper at their Glam NYC wedding at 632 on Hudson Veronica and her father at her Glam NYC wedding Veronica in a fly white jumpsuit dancing with her father at her wedding reception guests dancing Veronica and Cooper's luxe golden wedding cake Cutting the cake at Veronica and Coopers Glam NYC wedding Cooper and Veronica, husband and wife the wedding cake in black and white Veronica and cooper after their wedding at 632 on Hudson

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Why Film?

Why Film?

Why Film?

Why film you ask? Shooting with film is an artistic decision, part science, part artistic tool. Having film cameras in our “tool box” makes sense to us for three main reasons. The first is that we learned photography using film, (pre digital), why throw away all that knowledge? The second is that the combination of film and film cameras create soft beautiful images, specifically with medium format film, (which is a large negative), and third – it sets us apart from most wedding photographers. These days shooting with film is a niche market, one which we gladly take part in! We feel that strongly about the art of creating the images we’re commissioned to create. Shooting with film does cost a little more, but we feel it’s worth it. It’s as if film breaths life into images as living breathing photographs. Film, as an artistic tool, captures emotionally powerful images with beautiful soft tones. All the film we shoot gets scanned during processing at the lab. A good lab is most important, our lab of choice is the best lab we’ve found, we use Richard Photo Lab. 

What’s in Our Camera Bags?
Since we shoot with both film and digital cameras, we’re considered hybrid shooters. The best of both mediums. Our camera bags are pretty heavy but we love what we can create using different types of cameras. I thought it might be fun to share what equipment we use to create the images we make. We use both film and digital cameras on most of our shoots, we love and understand them inside and out. The film cameras we shoot with are for the most part the Contax 645, the Hasselblad 500CM, the Rolleiflex, Widelux F7 and Holga. We also love and embrace digital as an important tool and photographic advancement. The digital cameras we use are Canon 5D’s. 

Please take a look at the different cameras we use below to learn more about the gear we use and the images we create. After all, it isn’t the camera, it’s the photographer, but having really great equipment helps! The film cameras listed here are no longer produced, and are therefore even more special. Film and film cameras can still be purchased at camera stores. Give them a try! If you have any questions about film cameras, feel free to ask, I may know the answer! You can also follow us on IG at @karenhillweddings. 



FILM CAMERAS


Medium Format Film Cameras:

Contax 645, with an 80mm f2 and a 45mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss Optics Lens

This camera is one of my favorites and in my opinion, is the best camera ever made. This auto focus camera shoots a rectangle, an actual 6×4.5 negative size. There are 32 images per roll on 220 film and 16 images per roll on 120 film. I use 400, 800 or 3200 ISO film.


 

 

 


Hasselblad 500CM, with an 80mm f2.8 Carl Zeiss Optics Lens

This Swedish made camera is a vintage beauty from around the 1960’s. It’s shutter makes a specific loud “kerrrplunk” sound, music to my ears. It shoots a square 6×6 negative, with 24 images per roll on 220 film. This is a completely manual camera, there is no battery which means no light meter. A hand held light meter is a must. It’s Carl Zeiss lens renders images that are extremely sharp and at the same time, a little dreamyI use 400, 800 or 3200 ISO film. I adore this camera. 


In 1969, a slightly modified Hasselbald went to the moon on the Lunar space shuttle, Apollo 11 when astronauts Neil Armstrong and Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the first people to reach the moon. A little history side note!




This is a photo I took of the actual Hasselbald that went to the moon at the National Air and Space Museum in DC in 2016. A pretty cool geek out moment.

 

 
 
 
 
 

Rolleiflex, with an 80mm 2.8 Carl Zeiss Optics Twin Lens

This twin lens camera is a vintage gem from the 1960’s. The first Rolleiflex was produced in 1929. It shoots a square, 6×6 negative, with 12 images per roll of 120 film. It’s super Carl Ziess lens produces images that are a little bit dreamy. I use 400, 800 or 3200 ISO film. I love this camera. 
 
 

 

 
 
 


Holga

 
The Holga has a plastic lens and one exposure, f8 at a 60th of a second. This camera loves light as much as I do. It shoots a square 6×6 negative, with 12 images per roll of 120 film. Since the lens is plastic, two things happen when you shoot with it, first, the plastic lens makes the image a bit blurry and secondly, when light hits the lens, it causes refraction. Refraction essentially means that when light hits the lens, the light wave is changed and causes light to record in the most curious ways. I find this “accidental light” rendering to be lovely, quirky, dreamy and poignant. The images look like they were shot 100 years ago!
 
 




35mm Film Camera:
 
Widelux F7
 
This panoramic camera shoots 180 degrees with a barrel, rotating lens, which I love because as it makes the exposure, it distorts and bends the image. This camera takes in the whole scene! It has three shutter speeds and is a completely manual camera. No battery means no light meter. There are 20 images on each roll of 36 exposure film. One of my favorites for it’s specific fun style. I use 400, 800 or 3200 ISO film.


 
 
 
DIGITAL CAMERAS
 
High Resolution Digital Camera:
 
Canon 5D Mark III & IV, with the 24-70mm f2.8 ll, a 50mm f2.5 with Macro Focus, and a 35mm f1.4 Lens
 
Super flexible in all types of light, sharp and fast with tons of exposure latitude. We shoot in RAW. Black and White is achieved in post processing. These cameras and lenses are great additions to our camera bags!
 
 
 

 

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Liz and Ted’s Greenwich Village Engagement Portrait, NYC

Liz and Ted’s Greenwich Village Engagement Portrait, NYC

Sophisticated Spring Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits

It was so fun photographing Liz and Ted’s Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits in NYC. They’re adorable and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding! I love working with couples before their wedding as we all to know one another. I get to learn everyone’s best angles. Overall, it can build of confidence to have an engagement shoot to see what you look like on film, giving couples one less thing to worry about on their special day.

Perfectly Sweet Playful Style

These two are probably going to have a gorgeous wedding, if this springtime Greenwich Village engagement portrait shoot is any indication. I simply LOVE Liz’s sunny yellow dress! The clean lines paired with her sweet pink scarf and nude kitten heels were stunning. They were perfectly complemented by the spring cherry blossoms which we found in the park nearby. Ted wore a smart, well fitted navy suit. That’s always a great choice for this type of occasion. The whole shoot was tied together by the unique downtown architecture of Greenwich Village and the iconic architecture of Washington Square Park.

Sunny, Complete with Ice Cream!

In conclusion, we all had a such a pleasant afternoon wandering the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village in search of the next perfect spot to pose. Perhaps most noteworthy, we managed to stop for an ice cream cone. It made for an adorable shot of Liz’s engagement ring and happy smile. Liz and Ted were complete pros at smiling and looking in love.These photographs were shot with a combination of film and digital. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

Gallery: Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits

Ted kisses fiancee Liz on the cheek in a doorway
Ted kneels to take a photo of Liz in a Yellow dress on the cobblestone street
a panoramic photo of Liz on the cobblestone NYC street
Ted wears a dapper blue suit on the cobblestone street in the West Village
A photo of Liz and Teds shoes on the cobblestones
Ted and Liz pose on the street for a Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Liz and Ted celebrate their engagement under a red brick archway in NYC
Liz and Ted kiss under a red brick archway in Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Liz's pink scarf is perfectly complemented by cherry blossoms in Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Engaged couple Liz and Ted smile at one another in a square portrait
A classic, romantic spring portrait of Liz and Ted in the park in Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Liz and Ted sitting on a bench in black and white
Liz and Ted pose under the arch at Washington Square Park in Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Liz's engagement ring shines as the couple enjoys an ice cream cone
Liz smiles at Ted in front of a blue doorway in Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Ted and Liz cross the street in NYC in black and white
Nichole and Jon’s At Home Family Portraits, Private Residence, NYC

Nichole and Jon’s At Home Family Portraits, Private Residence, NYC

Intimate, Authentic, At Home Portraits

Nichole and Jon wanted their at home family portraits with their three young boys captured as they are: fast, loud, at play with each other. That’s exactly how we like to work photographing families. If we get the chance to come to your home, we’ll take it. It’s where you feel the most comfortable, and it’s a space that more often than not is a great reflection of your personal tastes. This makes for a perfect setting for candid, authentic, beautiful pictures of families with children of all ages.

Fun and Love with Family

Three little boys makes for a rough and tumble time and the photos definitely show that. At the same time, I think I managed to capture a certain quiet innocence in these at home family portraits. This is one shoot where the black and white photographs become gorgeously timeless. Little moments captured on film become true works of art. The dinosaurs make cute additions to some of the pictures, serving both to keep the kids entertained and add a little color and whimsy to the shot. I love that the family will return to the photos in years to come and remember themselves exactly as they were.

Chaos Can Be A Good Thing

Even though the boys were moving really quickly as they laughed and played, there was plenty of light in the home and I managed to capture the afternoon perfectly. We moved into different areas of the house and it didn’t take much coaching from me. This bunch looks great naturally. I shot these photos with a combination of film and digital cameras. High five to a little bit of chaos and an extra sweet family. It was such a fun day, I can’t wait until the next one. Will your story be next? Get in touch!

Gallery: At Home Family Portraits with Mom, Dad and Three Boys, NYC

indoor at home family portrait of two young brothers
indoor at home family portrait of two young brothers 2
indoor at home family portrait of a mother and toddler
Nichole and baby learning to walk during indoor at home family portraits
Dad and brothers wearing white indoors in the living room at home family portraits
Dad and brothers wearing white indoors in the living room at home family portraits
Nichole, John, and their three sons in the living room
family in white and denim with dinosaurs sitting in living room at home family portraits
family in white and denim with dinosaurs sitting in living room at home family portraits
the family plays on the floor during family pictures
brothers playing on the floor during family pictures
brothers playing on the floor during family pictures
funny faces during family pictures
the family plays on the floor during family pictures
dad kisses son on the forehead
mom and son smile while sitting on the floordad and son smile, sitting on the floor with dinosaur
family sits on the floor while the toddler escapes, dinosaurs
the family poses on the floor during their at home family portraits
dad and boys on the floor during their at home family portraits
little toes and dinosaur on the rug
youngest son plays on the floor during family portraits while mom watches
little feet behind the dining room table
three sons in the bedroom during family portraits at home
jumping on the bed during at home family portraits
The whole family in denim and white on mom and dad's bed
mom tosses her baby above her head by the window
Three sons and mother by the window in the bedroom at home family portraits
the whole family by the window in the bedroom at home family portraits
the whole family by the window in the bedroom at home family portraits
mom, dad, and three brothers by the window in the bedroom at home family portraits
toddler and mommy by the window in the bedroom at home family portraits
the boys bedroom
dad and sons in the hallway
the whole family on the couch during at home family portraits
the whole family on the couch during at home family portraits
the whole family on the couch during at home family portraits
Mom and son on the couch snuggling
dad tosses son on the couch
dad and sons playing on the couch
son makes a face on the couch
the whole family on the couch during at home family portraits
son looking out the window in black and white
mother carries son over her shoulder
smiling mother holds her smiling sonmother kisses her smiling son during family portraits at home
son and dad play dinosaurs on the couch
big smile on the couch from the son as his dad points
dad and three sons on the couch during at home family portraits
parents and three young sons standing together for at home family portraits

 

Caroline and Nick’s Perfect Fall Wedding at the Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, NY

Caroline and Nick’s Perfect Fall Wedding at the Tuxedo Club, Tuxedo Park, NY

A Perfect Day for A Fall Tuxedo Club Wedding

You might guess that Tuxedo Park was named for the fancy attire men wore to the dinners in the clubhouse there. It was actually the other way around! Tuxedo Park was the preferred outdoor recreation area for both winter and summer of NYC’s elite in the late nineteenth century. It was the birthplace and namesake of the men’s formal dinner jacket which remains popular today. Guests at the park still enjoy activities like tennis and swimming in the gorgeous, serene lake. The Clubhouse is an opulent historical venue ready to host the most elegant of weddings. Caroline and Nick chose a perfect fall day for theirs.

Summer Estate Ready: Elegant Classic

Caroline and Nick’s wedding day was timeless. Most notably, classic elegant details like pearls and the bride’s Carolina Herrera gown could have come from any decade. The groom wore a classic Tuxedo and looked incredibly dapper. As much as I like modern and unique, sometimes following tradition is the way to go. Almost as the sun was setting, the outdoor ceremony captivated everyone. The bride and groom kissed, and a wonderful joyful party began. Rather than slowing down at the end of the evening, the last dances were some of the most exciting. Finally, friends and family saw Caroline and Nick off with gorgeous sparklers!

Vendor Love

Venue: The Tuxedo Club http://www.thetuxedoclub.org/
Venue Coordinator: Shelby LaCombe
Gown: Carolina Herrera https://www.carolinaherrera.com/
Bridesmaids: Jenny Yoo https://www.jennyyoo.com/
Stationery: Cranes http://www.crane.com/ 
Florist: Dan Rowland: http://dramaticny.com
Music: Sultans of Swing/Jerry Bennett Entertainment www.thesultans.com
Video: 15 Minutes of Frame www.15minutesofframe.com
Cake, Empire Cake http://www.empirecake.com
Grooms Cake, City Cakes http://citycakes.com
Photo Booth Teddy Telles www.teddytelles.com
Hairstylist/Makeup, MG Hair & Makeup, http://www.mghairandmakeup.com

Gallery: Tuxedo Club Wedding

Caroline's Carolina Herrera bridal gown and veil hanging before Tuxedo club wedding Bridal shoes and florals by Dan Rowland for Caroline's tuxedo club wedding Caroline's wedding veil hanging at the window of the clubhouse at Tuxedo Park Caroline's Carolina Herrera bridal gown and veil hanging before Tuxedo club wedding Panoramic film photo of Caroline's Carolina Herrera bridal gown and veil hanging before Tuxedo club wedding Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club Wedding stationery by Cranes Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club Wedding stationery by Cranes and wedding rings, florals by Dan Rowland Caroline's wedding accessories including pearls, heels, a clutch, and florals by Dan Rowland Someone puts on a man's bow tie Caroline's Mom and sister help her button her Carolina Herrera wedding gown Caroline's wedding shoes and her Carolina Herrera bridal gown Closeup of Caroline's wedding jewelry and accessories Bride Caroline at the mirror before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline smiles with her bouquet and family members before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline on the stairs before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline at the mirror on the stairs before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline at the mirror on the stairs before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline on the stairs before her Tuxedo Club wedding Bride Caroline on the stairs before her Tuxedo Club wedding Caroline and her bridesmaids in front of the lake before her tuxedo club wedding Caroline and the Maid of honor at tuxedo park Bride Caroline at Tuxedo Park before her Tuxedo Club wedding Caroline and her father before her Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick's wedding watch, cuff links, and bow tie Nick getting ready for his Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick getting ready for his Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick and groomsmen getting ready for his Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick and his groomsmen on the dock at Tuxedo Park before his Tuxedo Club wedding Nick and his groomsmen on the dock at Tuxedo Park before his Tuxedo Club wedding The groomsmen head to the outdoor ceremony at Tuxedo Park Caroline gets ready to walk down the aisle at her outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding Caroline and her father walk down the aisle at her outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club WeddingNick sees his bride at his and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding ceremony at Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding ceremony at Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding ceremony at Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding for the first time as husband and wife at Nick and Caroline's perfect fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding The bride and groom after the ceremony of their fall outdoor Tuxedo Club Wedding Family portraits at Nick and Caroline's Perfect Fall Tuxedo Club wedding The bridal party at Nick and Caroline's Perfect Fall Tuxedo Club wedding The bridal party at Nick and Caroline's Perfect Fall Tuxedo Club wedding The bridal party at Nick and Caroline's Perfect Fall Tuxedo Club wedding Bride and groom, maid of honor and best man at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Park wedding Nick and Caroline by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline toast and smile by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline on the dock by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline kiss on the dock by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline on the dock by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day Nick and Caroline kiss by the lake on their Tuxedo Club wedding day The lake at Tuxedo Park The clubhouse at Tuxedo Park Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club Wedding cocktail hour Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club Wedding cocktail hour Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club Wedding cocktail hour The lake at sunset at Tuxedo ParkTable decor and florals by Dan Rowland at the Tuxedo Club wedding reception florals by Dan Rowland at the Tuxedo Club wedding reception Place settings at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Place settings at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception An interior dining room at the Tuxedo Club Nick and Caroline enter their Tuxedo Club wedding reception Nick and Caroline's first dance their Tuxedo Club wedding receptionGuests outside at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Nick and Caroline listening to toasts at their Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception raising a glass at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Caroline dances with her father at her Tuxedo Club wedding reception Caroline dances with her father at her Tuxedo Club wedding reception Caroline dances with her father at her Tuxedo Club wedding reception Caroline dances with her father at her Tuxedo Club wedding reception Nick dances with his mother at his Tuxedo Club wedding reception Nick dances with his mother at his Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Nick and Caroline dancing at their Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Caroline and a friend at her Tuxedo Club wedding reception Cutting the cake at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Cutting the cake at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Cutting the cake at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Guests at the table at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception The Georgetown crew at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception The bride and groom pose in the photo booth at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Photo booth prints at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Late night dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Late night dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Late night dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Late night dancing at Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Sparklers light the way as the bride and groom leave Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Sparklers light the way as the bride and groom leave Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception Sparklers light the way as the bride and groom leave Nick and Caroline's Tuxedo Club wedding reception

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Jessica and David’s Bowery Hotel Wedding, NYC

Jessica and David’s Bowery Hotel Wedding, NYC

Soft Romance at the Bowery Hotel

David and Jessica’s Bowery Hotel wedding had it all. They told me from the start that they love my use of film, which was great news. I was able to really work with the soft, gorgeous lighting of the Bowery Hotel, it helped to create the magical look Jessica and David were looking for. I always ask couples what the most important aspect of their wedding photography is and Jessica said, “We love detail shots and also capturing the love between us when we are unaware the photo is even being taken.” Awesome, just what I love, free to  capture the bride and groom naturally.

Meaningful and Elegant

Most noteworthy of Jessica’s wedding day look was her breathtaking dress from Sachin & Babi, with that amazing bow! As a sweet memorial touch, she also wore a memorial locket with her beloved father’s and grandfather’s portraits. It was a lovely way to have these special people with her in her heart, even if they couldn’t be there. Lovingly, the bride’s brother and her uncle walked her down the aisle at the beautiful Saint Brigid – Saint Emeric church. Finally, a bit of rain didn’t affect us in the slightest. Jessica found a bunch of clear umbrellas to stay dry for portraits outside the Bowery Hotel with her bridal party.

From Australia with Love

This couple’s love story began in the workplace, even though they come from different corners of the globe. I love to see how these personal details are mixed into a wedding celebration and this creative couple was no different. David is from Australia so the couple incorporated some fun Aussie flags in the dessert cupcakes and American flags in their amazing ice cream sandwiches from The Good Batch. In conclusion, it was a perfect ending to a perfect day.

Vendor Love

Venue: The Bowery Hotel http://www.theboweryhotel.com/
Venue Coordinator: Amanda Len
Church: Saint Brigid – Saint Emeric http://saintbrigidsaintemeric.org/
Planner: Milana, Just About Married http://www.justaboutmarriedny.com/
Bridal Gown: Sachin & Babi https://www.sachinandbabi.com/
Bridesmaid Dresses: Hayley Paige
Stationery: Custom, Bella Figura, www.bellafigura.com
Florist: Putnam & Putnam www.putnamflowers.com
Music: Generation Events www.generationevents.com
String Quartet: Lumiere String Quartet http://www.lumierestringquartet.com
Pianist: Charles Lalima
Video: Valerie Barnes, www.Valeriebarnesfilms.com
Transportation: M&V Limousines http://www.mvlimo.com/
Hair: Face Time Beauty http://facetimebeauty.com/
Makeup: Eva Scrivo Artists http://evascrivo.com/
Cake: Baked www.bakednyc.com

Gallery: Romantic, Artful Bowery Hotel Wedding

 

the New York City Skyline on Jessica and David's wedding day Jessica and David's wedding stationery by Bella Figura Jessica and David's wedding rings and wedding invitation with gold leaf by Bella Figura Jessica's bridal bouquet by Putnam & Putnam Jessica's wedding day shoes and memorial locket Gorgeous rose and white details for Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica's bridal gown by Sachin & Babi hangs in the window amid her bouquet and cathedral length train Jessica's wedding shoes, bouquet by Putnam & Putnam, gown and veil by the window Elegant, fashionable details for Jessica's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica's wedding shoes and bejeweled clutch for her Bowery Hotel Wedding In NYC Jessica's mother adjusts the bow and buttons on her Sachin & Babi bridal gown Jessica at the mirror in her Sachin & Babi bridal gown Jessica in the mirror, in her Sachin & Babi bridal gown Getting Jessica ready in her Sachin & Babi bridal gown for her Bowery hotel wedding Jessica and her flower girl before her Bowery Hotel wedding Jessica in her Sachin & Babi bridal gown with cathedral train and full length veil Jessica's Putnam & Putnam white and crimson bridal bouquet Jessica's wedding gown and full length train from behind Jessica's fashionable Sachin & Babi gown from behind Jessica and her mother and grandmother before her Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and a bridesmaid before her Bowery Hotel Wedding in NYC Jessica leaves the hotel for her Wedding Ceremony at Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric Jessica holds a clear umbrella as she waits to go to her wedding ceremony David before his Bowery Hotel Wedding David and his groomsmen before his Bowery Hotel Weddding Jessica in a classic car, on her way to her wedding ceremony at Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric Jessica is walked down the aisle by her brother and uncle at Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric for her wedding ceremony to DavidJessica and David at the altar at Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric for their wedding ceremony Jessica and David at the altar at Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric for their wedding ceremony Jessica and David leaving Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric after their wedding ceremony Jessica and David leaving Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric after their wedding ceremony Jessica and David leaving Saint Brigid - Saint Emeric after their wedding ceremony The logo of the classic Bentley Jessica and David took to their Bowery Hotel wedding Big smiles on the way to the rest of Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel weddingThe cab driver on Jessica and David's wedding day Jessica and David pose in front of a gorgeous exploring heart mural in NYC on their wedding day Bride and Groom Jessica and David in their classic car by M&V Limousines heading back to their Bowery Hotel Wedding Bride and Groom Jessica and David in their classic car by M&V Limousines heading back to their Bowery Hotel Wedding The wedding party on cobblestone street in NYC at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Braving the rain with the wedding party on cobblestone street in NYC at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David braving the rain with clear umbrellas at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David at their Bowery Hotel Wedding The flower girl and ring bearer at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Bridal floral decor by Milana, Just About Married and florals by Putnam & Putnam Place settings with greenery and florals by Putnam & Putnam at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Romantic crimson and white Table decor by Milana, Just About Married and florals by Putnam & Putnam at the Bowery Hotel Moody lighting in the Bowery Hotel, Table decor by Milana, Just About Married and florals by Putnam & Putnam at the Bowery Hotel Lighting a candle amid luxurious table decor by Milana, Just About Married and florals by Putnam & Putnam at the Bowery Hotel Table decor by Milana, Just About Married and florals by Putnam & Putnam at the Bowery Hotel The reception details at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding The dining room at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David's elegant wedding cake by Baked NYC at the Bowery Hotel Wedding Table decor in moody black and white at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Elegant table decor and the fireplace at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David kiss in the hall at the Bowery Hotel Jessica and David smiles as they prepare to see their friends and family after their Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David enter their wedding reception at the Bowery hotel Jessica and David greeted by family and friends at their Bowery Hotel Wedding in black and white Flower girl and family on the couch at Jessica and David's Bowery hotel Wedding Jessica and David toast at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David toast and kiss at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Toasts and smiles at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David smiling together at their Bowery Hotel Wedding David and Jessica kiss during toasts at their Bowery Hotel Wedding A big smile from a bridesmaid at Jessica and David's Bowery hotel Wedding Everyone raises a glass to Jessica and David at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Guests enjoying the romantic atmosphere at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David's first dance at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Jessica and David dancing at their Bowery hotel Wedding Bride Jessica dances with her flower girl Jessica's flower girl at her Bowery hotel Wedding Bride Jessica dances and smiles with her flower girl Groom David dances with the flower girl Romantic lighting and floral decor by Putnam & Putnam at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding The romantic dining space at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding David and Jessica cutting the cake by BAKED NYC at their Bowery Hotel WeddingCupcakes with the Aussie and American flag as wedding favors at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Cupcakes with the Australian flag as wedding favors at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Cupcakes with the Aussie and American flag as wedding favors at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding Desserts with raspberries Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel Wedding The elegant dessert array at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel WeddingSmiling and dancing at Jessica and David's Bowery Hotel WeddingBride and Groom Jessica and David with their flag cupcakes at their Bowery Hotel WeddingA moody, romantic black and white film photo of Bride Jessica and Groom David at their Bowery Hotel Wedding Floral decor by Putnam & Putnam and clear umbrellas after the wedding at the Bowery Hotel The NYC streets after Jessica and David's Bowery hotel Wedding

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