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University Club Wedding : Syd & Adam

New York, NY - February 15, 2017


Syd and Adam were married on December 11th, with a ceremony and reception at The University Club in New York City.


I arrived a few hours early for this event because I had no idea what was going to go down with all the nearby commotion surrounding a certain someone. Trump Tower is just a few blocks away, and right outside of the windows, we could see the first of the major protests marching down 5th Ave.  Nevertheless, Syd was remarkably unfazed by the whole thing, and since all the guests made it to the club on time, we were able to proceed without a bit of interference.


In fact, we even ran out into the street for a picture with the protestors. There were plans to go to Central Park for portraits, but with all the activity outside, we decided to stay inside instead.  That worked to our advantage with the classic New York touches in the University Club, which was erected in 1899 and has one of the most beautiful ballrooms in the city.  But of course, we had to take a few portraits outside with their dog… arguably the most important guest of the night.


The ceremony itself was especially beautiful, with romantic lighting and a moody old-world NYC feeling. I especially liked the epically-sized bouquet and the Chuppah from Xylem & Phloem.


From there, it was time to party.  The best part of the night was the toasts, because you could see the love they had for each other.  Indeed my favorite image of the day was when Adam was glacing over at Syd as they listened to their loved ones gush.  With all the formalities of the wedding now behind them, these were some of the first moments they had to relax and enjoy each other’s company.


15 Minutes of Frame was the cinematographer for this event and with as many weddings as we shot with them this past year, we can predict each others’ next move.  It’s always fun, and easy, to work with Kaipo and the gang!


Thank you, Syd & Adam, for entrusting me with documenting your day in such a beautiful space. I wish you both nothing but happiness. Congratulations!




Event Planner: Polka Dot Events

Cake: Mini Melanie

Florist: Xylem & Phloem

Stationary: Suite Paperie

Makeup and Hair: Vensette & Glamsquad

Band: Love Revival Orchestra

Lighting: SNS Staging & Lighting

Videography: 15 Minutes of Frame

Gramercy Tavern Wedding : Andrew & Kenneth

New York, NY - February 7, 2017

I love Gramercy Tavern.  A New York institution originally co-founded in 1994 by Top Chef’s Tom Colicchio along with Danny Meyer, it represents the steadfast epitome of new American cuisine in a city where restaurants come and go before you know it.  When Andrew & Kenneth asked me to come and photograph their wedding with a handful of friends and family, I was thrilled.  They snuck their wedding in between lunch and dinner service when the dining room would otherwise have been unoccupied and reaped the benefits of Michelin star cooking moments after saying “I do”.

Check out Private Dining at Gramercy Tavern


Flush Wedding Album : Katharine & Sean

New York, NY - January 30, 2017

Just received this gorgeous album for Katharine & Sean.  For some of the layouts we’ll include a white border to give the feel of a mat in a frame on the wall.  It’s a beautiful, clean look and really makes the images pop right off the page especially with that off white silk cover.  This album looks amazing.

Flush Wedding Album