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Metropolitan Club Wedding : Ashley & Mike

New York, NY - June 8, 2018

On April 28, 2018, Ashley & Michael held their wedding ceremony and reception at The Metropolitan Club in New York City.


One of my favorite things is when you show up to shoot a stately event in a private club on 5th ave and the party ends up feeling like a remote island wedding where everyone goes for it.  As the night went on, the photobooth got crazy, boxes and boxes of pizza from Patsy’s arrived amping up the fun atmosphere, and the band lit on fire.  When all this happens in one of the most impressive spaces in the city, the energy is electric!


After getting set up in the Club, I made my way through Central Park to The Parker Hotel, where Ashley was getting ready downstairs at Blushington.  After capturing their first look in the rather spectacular space that is the main foyer of the Metropolitan Club, it was up to the roof and various points around the building for portraits.  It was a brilliantly clear, bright day in New York giving a great amount of color and contrast to their outdoor photos.


As the sun came down and guests began to arrive, we settled in to the warmly lit space on the first floor for their ceremony before things really started to get going during the reception.


Special thanks to Allie Beik of Polka Dot Events who helped make everything run seamlessly.



Bride’s Dress: Berta Bridal
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Makeup: Blushington
Band: Around Town Entertainment
Stationary: Minted
Florist: Floralies
Popcorn: Brooklyn Popcorn
Pizza: Patsy’s
Cake: Sweet Pistachio
Video: Tweed Video
Planning: Polka Dot Events



Lighthouse Chelsea Piers Wedding : Lauren & Chris

New York, NY - June 1, 2018


Lauren & Chris were married April 20, 2018 with a ceremony at Old St Patrick’s Cathedral followed by dinner and dancing at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.


What seems like just a few months ago was the year 2016 when I met Lauren & Chris for the first time.  It seemed like their 2018 wedding was so far away, but as it goes, the time flew by.  Before long I found myself in a large suite at the Eventi Hotel as Lauren ‘s makeup artist was putting on the final touches.  Dodging cyclists as they whizzed by, we were whisked into a waiting Rolls Royce Phantom which brought Lauren and her father to Old St Patrick’s Cathedral in SoHo.  200 years ago, the Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York was found in fact on the corner of Mott & Prince, not 5th Ave as it stands today.  This was my first time in this space which is quite striking with tons of light streaming in and a large enclosed courtyard out front.


After a beautiful ceremony, we stopped at Washington Square Park for some portraits before continuing on to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Pier 61.  I’m here a few times this year much to my delight as I love the wide open space and proximity to the waterfront.  As we arrived the sun was just beginning to touch the horizon which meant it was time to photograph the room and document the party.


There’s something about couples who choose The Lighthouse that always have a lively dancefloor and this evening was no exception.  The night absolutely flew by with tons of activity and great speeches.


Laurent & Chris, it was a great ride – getting absolutely poured on during engagement session #1, having a great shoot for #2, and finally getting to photograph all the moments of your day.  Next step – the album!


Park Hyatt Wedding : Peter & Chris

New York, NY - May 29, 2018



Peter & Chris were married April 21 at the Park Hyatt in New York City.


On a perfect Spring day, I had the pleasure of capturing one of the most fun, lively weddings in one of my favorite venues in the city.  It was a very New York guest list full of artists and Tony winners, with high energy entertainment that kept people on the dance floor throughout the night.


Starting in one of the hotel’s beautiful suites, we captured the grooms as they got ready with friends and family.  Popping Ruinart champagne, everyone was having fun and I knew the day would fly by.  Peter & Chris enjoyed a first look in the lobby before we went out on to the street to take some photos with the city and Carnegie Hall as a backdrop.


When a couple has been together a long time like these two gentlemen, it’s not his friends and his friends, but their friends.  You could really sense that in the room as they said their vows surrounded by the towering illuminated onyx walls of the Park Hyatt’s ballroom.  Belle Fleur’s Spring green and white decor perfectly complimented the space while Sugar Lane Band from Hank Lane got everyone in the festive spirit.


Cake: Ron Ben Israel
Florist: Belle Fleur
Stationary: Minted
Grooms’ Attire: Giorgio Armani
Band: Sugar Lane Band/Hank Lane
Rings: Tiffany