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Houston Hall Wedding : Kate & Andrew

New York, NY - August 1, 2018


Kate & Andrew were married June 9 at Houston Hall in the SoHo of New York City.


Fun couples, great details, and an amazing location make photographing weddings a breeze and this was no exception.  Down to the last detail, Kate & Andrew’s wedding dreams came alive along with the help of Daniela from Vision Event Co who made everything run smoothly behind the scenes.  As a former FBI vehicle maintenance shop turned beer hall, Houston Hall is a pretty amazing space with tons of exposed brick, high ceilings and a really cool vibe throughout.


The Dominick Hotel located just a few blocks away provided a nice style counterpoint to the urban warehouse feel of the wedding and we made use of the exterior for some portraits.  A first look before the ceremony got all of the formal shots out of the way so the bride and groom could stay fully wrapped up in their wedding experience the rest of the evening.



The Foundry Wedding : Brenna & Mark

Long Island City, NY - July 9, 2018


Brenna & Mark were married May 26, 2018 with a ceremony at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church and wedding reception at The Foundry, both in Long Island City, Queens.


The Foundry is one of those venues that you just can’t wait to visit.  Couples, vendors, and guests love it alike.  On my first visit here some 8 years ago, I was like where in the world are we going?  Tucked underneath the Queensboro bridge, this corner of Long Island City has changed a lot in that time, but it still feels like you’re going to a secret destination, despite how popular The Foundry has become.  I love how flexible the space is and the different characters of the various rooms and outdoor areas come together to make an amazing experience.


Just down the street from The Foundry is the Z Hotel where the bridal party got ready before heading to the church.  We stopped at Gantry Plaza Park for some portraits and then utilized the rooftop at The Foundry for some more shots of the bride and groom.  Guests had filled the back patio by then and the party was underway.  One big mention goes out to DJ Duane from 74 Events – I found myself shazaming tunes constantly!


I’d like to especially thank the Dugan family for trusting me with documenting yet another family wedding!  It’s a great compliment to be referred from one couple to another- and especially so between sisters.


Caterer: Real Food Catering
Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar
Florist: Melarosa
Hair: Patrizia
Makeup: Jacqueline Shephard
Officiant: Deacon Weiss
Lighting: Universal Light & Design
DJ: 74 Events/Duane
Transportation: Executive Limo
Wedding Dress: Kleinfeld
Bride’s Shoes: Badgley Mischka



Blue Hill at Stone Barns Wedding : Ashley & Chad

Pocantino Hills, NY - July 2, 2018


On May 5, 2018, Ashley & Chad held their wedding ceremony and reception at Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Pocantino Hills, NY.


If you’re a foodie, window sill farmer, or avid Hudson Valley day tripper, chances are you’ve at least dreamt about having your wedding at Blue Hill.  Currently regarded as the 12th best restaurant in the entire world, the opportunity to experience this on your wedding day is something immensely unique.  At Stone Barns you can have a large event in their barn, or a more intimate gathering utilizing the restaurant itself.  Since the dining room is used exclusively for dinner service in the evening, Ashley & Chad opted to have a spritely morning wedding and luncheon.


Awaiting the bridal party upon arrival was a simple arrangement of some baked goods and freshly cut pears.  As they were surely the most perfectly ripe, meticulously grown pieces of fruit on the planet, I got a chuckle hearing a group of grown men remark at length over the joy they got from a single slice of pear.


Ashley & Chad saw each other for the first time in the courtyard with morning sun streaming in.  They were so enthusiastic to be together which made things flow effortlessly for their portrait session before the ceremony.  When you get married in the morning, there is a special “freshness” and new start feeling to the day.  It’s romantic, but also exciting.


Once the ceremony concluded, we were treated to a tremendously delicious lunch served by the very same people who would be tending to dinner service that evening.  Everything ran seamlessly as such, and the meal was accented with heartfelt speeches.


For my first time photographing a wedding at Blue Hill, I was blown away, and I hope to return again very soon.