I am so blessed to be surrounded by many talented friends and artists, and this shoot is the perfect example of artistic collaboration. I had originally dreamed up the idea to do a bridal shoot a couple years ago, styling it in a way that expresses my personal style-- bohemian, sun-kissed and dreamy. Over time, I discovered many people in my life who would also benefit from such a shoot.
First off, you'll notice the girls are wearing several different headpieces, which have all been designed by my good friend, Suzy, owner of Blue Dew Design. The headpieces and boutonnières shown here, as well as many more, can be purchased on her Etsy store here: Blue Dew Design
Next, the majestic horse, Spirit, was brought on board by my friend, Anne. Anne has been wanting to get Spirit involved in more weddings. They are located at Dovetail Farms in Marietta, GA and are available for bookings! To have Spirit at your wedding or event, click here: Bridal Horse Dreams
After that, another friend of mine, Clairetia, volunteered to do makeup for the shoot. Clairetia has quickly become my go-to makeup artist who most of my clients use on shoots with me. She does beautiful work and is so easy to work with. To book Clairetia for your next shoot, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Modeling, we had the handsome Josh Henry as our groom, the gorgeous Emily Eplan as our bride and the adorable Kristina Adler as her bridesmaid.
Additionally, Brock Hanson and Elliot Liss of Jump Cut Collective came out to do some videography of the morning's shoot. The work these guys do never fails to tell a breathtaking story. Can't wait to share their footage... that may be a different blog in the near future.
Jamie Miles rocked it as my right hand man, assisting with anything and everything that came up... thank you, Jamie!!
Thank you so much to all involved! You guys are amazing XO
I had the pleasure, alongside my partner, Lidia Elizabeth, to photograph the beautiful wedding of Katie and Brendan. These two are the absolute cutest, goofiest, perfect-for-each-other couple and I am so blessed to have been able to document their special day for them. The whole thing took place in the Paramus, New Jersey area and was planned to perfection, right down to the old fashioned trolley car that took the wedding party to the ceremony and the pipe and drum band that led them into the reception. I know I was technically working, but I honestly had the best time capturing all their special moments... my cheeks hurt by the end of the night from the non-stop smiling! I hope you enjoy this sampling of my favorite photos from their big day!
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears." - Anne Roiphe
And now for the groom and his men...
Here comes the bride!!
"For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul." - Judy Garland
"Happy is the man who finds a true friend, and far happier is he who finds that true friend in his wife." - Franz Schubert
And on to the reception...
Congratulations, Katie and Brendan!! May you two live long lives, full of love, inspiration and understanding. THANK YOU for allowing me to be a part of your big day. You're both truly magnificent people and I couldn't be happier for you!
It was my great pleasure to photograph the wedding of Nekia and Mechico this September! Their ceremony and reception were held at a venue in New York's picturesque Hudson Valley and we were able to steal the couple away for a beautiful sunset photoshoot on the shores of the river. The pinks and purples of the sky lended their warmth to show off Nekia's red accented dress. What a romantic way to begin your lives together, watching the sun set on this landmark day, knowing that this is your first of hundreds of shared sunsets as man and wife.
This album is just a preview of what's to come! Congratulations, you two, and thank you for welcoming me into your lives as your wedding photographer. God bless!
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” - Rabindranath Tagore
“Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” - Lao Tzu
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