2015 Year in Review

2015 Year in Review

Six years has come and gone since I dived in full time to photography and ever year, I've become more and more in love with the moments that a wedding day evokes. It's those moments that are always new at every wedding I get to photograph. I revel in being in the middle of those and here are some of my favorites from this year. Thank you so much for all those that invited me into their amazing day. 

Eugene Proposes to Kathy

French fries. 

After all the months of meticulous planning, after Eugene proposed, and after Kathy said yes, all they wanted was to eat french fries with their champagne.  When I started laughing at their peculiar way to celebrate, they proudly told me about their love for french fries and about the ridiculous amounts of it they ate during their relationship. 

At the engagement party that night, Eugene showed some friends photos from the proposal and many of them loved this photo. I think it was because it captured what made them so charming: a ring to show their love, and a french fry to show their passions. 

It's the little things that become the biggest things when you are with someone. Sometimes it's the little things that quell and argument, or is the perfect way to end a beautiful moment. For Eugene and Kathy, french fries are their little nuggets of happiness. 


Veronica & Jamie Married

Veronica & Jamie Married

I couldn't believe it when they told me. Due to some crazy unforeseen circumstances Veronica and Jamie had to change their venue a few months before the actual wedding day. But somehow, by sheer force of will and amazing teamwork, they found a beautiful garden behind a hardware store to have their ceremony, and a music venue a few blocks away to have their reception. And as if it was the plan all along, friends and family came together, sat on haystacks two witness two people becoming one.

But as the ceremony ended and they walked away from the guests, I saw Jamie kissing his now wife's hand, and I realized that the venue could have been the middle of an empty alleyway and it didn't matter. What really mattered couldn't be defined or contained in a place, but only by the person he was next to. 

Jen & Andy Married

Jen & Andy Married

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I saw my friend Dave a week after Andy's bachelor party. I asked him how it went and he told me, "He invited like 20 people to his bachelor party! Who does that?" Andy does. As a friend of Andy's I can attest to his infectious enthusiasm that attracts people, and connects them together.   Enough that he as an entourage for his birthday party. 

On the other hand, when Jen finished putting on her wedding dress and jewelry, she seemed so uncomfortable receiving compliments on how beautiful she looked. I asked her, "you don't really like to be the center of attention do you?" She shook her head furiously in response. She seemed as if she was always thinking and analyzing. Even on a day all about her, she was thinking and doing things for everyone else around her. 

Throughout the day I saw these two very different people handle the stress and excitement of a wedding day. From the uncontrollable tears Andy shed while reading Jenny's card to Jenny's efforts in keeping her mom focused during her speech at the ceremony to not go off script. In little moments you saw who they were and then you saw how beautifully it came together when they were looking at each other, reciting vows, taking photos, and dancing their first dance. 

It's a complex fabric that's woven when two people come together; some places are better woven than others, some just holes that need to be patched up.  Nevertheless,its undeniably beautiful. I went all the way to San Fransisco to see what Jenny and Andy made, and it was an honor to witness it. 

Maureen & Clinton

Maureen & Clinton

Clinton and Maureen were the best and only roommates I've had. It was about 4 years ago when Clinton and I would sit out at our apartment's balcony and talk about our future, and when he would want to propose to Maureen.  I was rooting for them the whole day and so it was amazing to be a part of not only their wedding, but also their story. This is their story in photos, from Brooklyn to Garrison, NY these two are some of the most good looking and endearing people I know.