Do You Need a Permit to Get Married in Central Park?

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Yes…and no.  How to Plan a Wedding in Central Park.

After taking a few months off for social media summer vacation, I am back and wanted to share with you my latest wedding. I had the pleasure of photographing Matthew and Travis this past week in Central Park. We lucked out with weather and crowds, and the result was some amazing photos in a (mostly) hidden spot right past Bow Bridge (a.k.a., ‘Bow Bridge beach’). I want you all to learn from Matthew and Travis’s good fortune, so in today’s blog I tell you everything you need to know about how to planning a wedding in NYC’s most visited park.  So let’s start by answering the question, ‘do you need a permit to get married in Central Park?’

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Wedding Photography Timeline Tips

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‘How Long Should My Wedding Photos Take?’

This is the question I always get asked by couples taking a first stab at their wedding day schedule. While no one wants their photography to take all day, photographing certain groups of people does take a certain amount of time. And in general, the longer the amount of time allotted the better the photos. In today’s blog post I unravel the mysteries of what goes into planning the schedule for your big day with a few wedding photography timeline tips.

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A Same Sex Wedding Celebration in Washington DC

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Where was I this weekend? Attending (and photographing) the must-see same-sex wedding celebration of the year. Matt and Robb tied the knot in Washington DC, and in addition to being a beautiful ceremony, the weekend also turned into a mini- reunion of sorts since Robb and I attended high school together.   So let’s reminisce together in today’s blog post.

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Band vs. DJ

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Things to Consider When Selecting Your Wedding Musicians

Music can make or break any type of party, but it is particularly true in the case of weddings. As an outsider looking in – and someone who attends at least 20 weddings a year – I have a unique perspective on the issues you should consider when selecting your wedding entertainment. In today’s blog post I’ll give you a list of pros and cons in the band vs. DJ debate to help your event planning process not end on a sour note.

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Destination Wedding Photography Tips

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Destination Weddings from the Photographer’s Perspective

In last week’s blog you heard from bride, Ariel, about the rigors of planning a destination wedding. In today’s blog, you get the photographer’s perspective. Getting married in an exotic locale sounds like paradise, but there is actually a lot more planning that goes on behind the scenes versus your local nuptials. Find out how I go about planning to photograph a wedding from a million miles away with these destination wedding photography tips.

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Destination Wedding Planning Tips

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One Bride’s Experience of Eloping in Thailand

If you are planning on saying ‘I do’ this year, why not say ‘I don’t’ to the cold and misery of New York City, and instead get hitched in an exotic locale? For Ariel and Jeremiah, that was the perfect plan last January when they tied the knot on the beach at Khao Lak, Thailand. I had the pleasure of photographing their nuptials, and in today’s blog, I have some fantastic destination wedding planning tips from the bride herself.

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Wedding Tips From a Westbury Manor Wedding

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The sun may not have been cooperative on Saturday, but it didn’t matter at all to Jane and Matt at their Westbury Manor wedding. With a rockin’ dance floor that would rival any evening wedding, this afternoon wedding was a delight for guests (and photographers) alike. In today’s blog post I have all the details from this Westbury Manor wedding plus a few tips that should be helpful to couples getting married at any venue.

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Bouquet and Garter Toss Alternatives

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The majority of my couples are deciding to throw out tradition all together in favor of creating new memories for their wedding. In today’s blog, I offer a few options for couples looking for bouquet and garter toss alternatives. Who needs to toss flowers when you can toss a cat? (I’ll explain.)

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City Hall Wedding Portrait Locations

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If you are going to tie the knot down at City Hall, the reality is you don’t have a lot of obvious options for portraits in the area. Just walking into the Marriage Bureau office, you’ll notice you are surrounded by construction and scaffolding. While you do have locations such as the Little Wedding Garden, Foley Square, the Brooklyn Bridge, and even Chinatown, which spot is best?  In today’s blog I assess all of your City Hall wedding portrait locations and let you know the pros and cons of each option from a photographer’s perspective.

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