Three weeks, five weddings, two countries, two engagement shoots, and it's only the third week in May! Things have been crazy around here. I am just catching up on some much needed photo posting! These lovely images are of Terrie, my first gorgeous bride of the year. She was all smiles all day and night! Terrie + Jon were were married at Crestwood Manor in Northport, Long Island - a cute little place just south of the water. They had the sweetest, intimate, outdoor ceremony - surrounded by beautiful tress, with plenty of sunshine. Expect a full post with many more photos sometime soon. Enjoy!
It's that time of year! The cherry blossoms are in full bloom around New York City. Lucas and Kate's pre-wedding photo shoot coordinated perfectly with the flowering trees in Central Park. I met the two there, along with their cute little dog Chloe this past Sunday. We started at Ladurée (my favorite) on Madison Ave and walked our way through the park. These are a sneak peak of some of my favorites from the afternoon. Enjoy!
Here's a couple more of my favorite photos from our recent shoot with Brittany Asch (owner/founder of BRRCH) - from the April issue of Lonny. As we were wrapping up to head back into the city, Brittany wanted to do something more candid and casual with all of the left over flowers from the shoot... Enjoy!
I had the pleasure of photographing miss Brittany Asch for the April issue of Lonny Magazine, out today! Brittany is a floral designer and the owner of Brooklyn based BRRCH. Brittany and I first met last year at a wedding when she was just getting started. Fast forward to mid-March last month, we met at a beautiful farmhouse out in rural New Jersey to shoot the story. With the help of Sasha Felix, and styling by Sarah Stroms (senior associate editor at Lonny) we made a cold day in March look like a warm Spring day filled with fresh flowers! Please check out the rest of the April issue here. Enjoy!
Looking forward to this Friday's shoot with Brooklyn based BRRCH. The lovely lady behind the flowers is Brittany Asch, you can check out her site here. We are trekking out to a 24 acre farmhouse in rural NJ to make some photo flower magic happen. Now let's keep our fingers crossed for a sunny day!
From BRRCH.com: "Visual richness, the ethereal, classic elegance, the unusual, the understated, the decadent, and the great diversity of our planet, this is what we are drawing on when we design. At BRRCH, we revel in all forms of beauty and greatly admire those who have aimed high in the realm of creativity. Our list of inspiration is endless but places like English Gardens and the Redwood Forest along with the works of Rhea Thierstein, Cecil Beaton, Tim Walker, The Dutch Masters, Constance Spry, Andy Goldsworthy, and Antoni Gaudí have been great contributors to that pool".
Look for photos in next month's issue of Lonny Magazine.
Days like today make me long for days like this. Long summer days spent on the lake, with friends & family, soaking up the sun. Has this been the longest winter ever? This is the time of year everyone in New York starts saying they're moving to LA... Next year I might really do it!
Meredith Mitchell - Michigan - Summer 2010
From the bride Karin: Once we found our venue, The Manhattan Penthouse, the vision for our decor crystallized very quickly. The venue's windows had such incredible, stunning views of the city. We didn't want to do anything to distract from the gorgeous nighttime sky and city lights. So we opted right away for black, white, and neutral colors.... and lots of candle light. My dress choice (Saja) was inspired by my vintage engagement ring, which used to belong to my great-grandmother. I wanted to find a dress that was equally unique and that captured a vintage look. I also needed a comfortable dress for easy dancing since we had a live salsa band play our reception (colleagues of my husband, who is a professional violinist). Most important to us was that the wedding be personal. We didn't worry about any sort of theme, just focused on personal touches: My boss, who has been a great mentor to me, officiated our ceremony. My husband's father and brothers performed a song. We delivered our own vows, which we wrote together (mine in English, my husband's in Spanish). We even let our wedding party select their own outfits. It was a beautiful ceremony and such a fun party. We are grateful to the vendors, and all of our loved ones, who helped make it possible.
See more photos from Karin & Eddie's Manhattan Penthouse wedding here.
Other awesome vendors from Karin & Eddie's wedding: Hotel: The W Union Square / Wedding Venue & Catering: Manhattan Penthouse / Wedding Cake: Make My Cake / Wedding Dress: Saja / Flowers & Decor: Fawn NYC / Engagement Ring: vintage / Wedding Bands: Kramer Brothers
From the bride... Going into our wedding we had three main goals in mind: (1) keep it intimate, (2) keep it laid-back, and (3) get everyone out on the dance floor. We thought that finding a venue that would meet all of our goals would be difficult, but Montauk Yacht Club screamed "casual elegance," and could not have been more perfect. Its location on the marina also mirrored our love for the water. We have done our fair share of traveling and have always been drawn to the water, including when Pete proposed down on one knee in the water in Mexico. The beautiful Farmhouse Ballroom complete with a stunning fireplace, candelabra, and Beth's brilliant yellow flower arrangements far exceeded our expectations.