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The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers : Jen & John

New York, NY - January 22, 2019


Jen & John were married November 3rd with their wedding ceremony and reception at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers.


I’ve been shooting at The Lighthouse for a long time.  One of the things that I’ve noticed about this space is how each couple really puts a different stamp on the space.  I’ve seen classic decor, modern multicolored projected wall wonderlands, and everything in between.  I love the balance Jen & John struck with the clean floral design which contrasts the dark space.


Jen got ready in a suite at INNSIDE by Meliá New York NoMad which had an amazing patio.  It was .. so so cold that day but she braved the weather and ventured out for a few photos.  Meanwhile, John got ready with his friends at the venue.  Jen and I made our way over in an Uber for a first look in the space.  We had plans to venture out into the neighborhood but the wind was insane!  All is good, we made use of the dynamic light inside The Lighthouse.




Guastavino’s Wedding : Jaime & Matt

New York, NY - January 15, 2019


Guastavino’s is one of those iconic New York City wedding venues that is instantly recognizable.  The massive vaulted ceilings are visible from the street and provide a majestic setting for a wedding.  Jaime & Matt worked to create a number of lighting situations to bring a different ambiance to each element of the evening.  You’ll get a sense of that as you browse through their day.


We started with getting ready photos at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel which is both gorgeous and conveniently located for a number of the noted NYC event venues and picturesque spots for portraits.  On the corner of 42nd St & 5th Ave is the New York Public Library whose design echoes some of the architectural language of Guastavino’s making it a perfect choice for a few pictures before heading over to the venue.

A gorgeous ceremony soon was underway and I loved the chance to document their day in this amazing space.


Florist: Andrew Pascoe Flowers
Stationary: Bella Figura
Hair: Adagio Salon
Makeup: David Maderich
Cake: City Sweets
Lighting: Gala Productions
Band: Hank Lane – Ignition
Cinema: Sunnyville Films
Wedding dress: Enaura Bridal
Bride’s shoes: Valentino
Groom’s Attire: Ted Baker


Bacchus Wedding : Kate & Kevin

Brooklyn, NY - January 7, 2019


People ask me all the time what kind of wedding is my favorite to shoot.  I truly enjoy things about all types of weddings, but the thing that really gets me about intimate restaurant weddings is the extra nudge of spontaneity and going with the flow.  If the guests are assembled and waiting at the ceremony while we go overtime on portraits, they can wait!  Loving the vibe of cocktail hour?  Perfect, they’ll keep pouring.


It was this spirit that made Kate & Kevin’s wedding at Bacchus the relaxed dinner party style affair that I just love.  Kate got ready at the nearby Nu Hotel before we met at Brooklyn Bridge Park for a first look and some family photos.  Accompanied by my favorite form of wedding day transportation: a 1960s era checkered cab from Film Cars/New York Checker, we made our way through some iconic old world Brooklyn streets before dropping the bride and groom off for their ceremony with guests awaiting.