Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Hosting a Bronx Zoo Wedding

Ceremony at a Bronx Zoo wedding

If you are an animal fan, then the zoo is your fantasy wedding venue.  But before you heed the call of the he wild, come along with me to explore Emily and Ben’s beautiful Bronx Zoo wedding and learn some valuable tips for your own big day!

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Bronx Zoo Photo Tips

Gorilla for an article on Bronx Zoo photo tips

Emily and Ben are huge animal lovers, and for their Bronx Zoo wedding I wanted to capture the humanity of these animals in a set of portraits. Check out my portraits and get some Bronx Zoo photo tips as I take a walk on the wild side in today’s blog.

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Do’s and Don’ts for Wedding DIY Projects

Bride and groom signs as a wedding DIY project

As you have seen in my last two posts (here and here), Vanessa and Nate hosted a beautiful wedding at Maritime Parc. Like me, Vanessa is a fellow crafter, and she put a lot of love into several projects that capitalized on her creativity and made her big day truly unique. The hard work was worth it, but more so for some projects than others. In the interest of educating every couple out there about to undertake a wedding DIY project (or 10), I thought it would be best if you heard straight from Vanessa about the projects she loved and would create again, and the projects that are better left to Pinterest fantasyland. Without further ado, here are some do’s and don’ts for wedding DIY projects from recent bride, Vanessa.

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Sunset Photos: Tales from a Maritime Parc Wedding

Sunset portrait at a Maritime Parc wedding

Vanessa and Nate’s Maritime Parc wedding offered plenty of opportunities for great photos. From her father’s first look at her dress to the final cake cutting, Vanessa and Nate’s schedule was chock full of photo ops. One option their wedding also included was a separate portrait session at sunset. Find out how we scheduled a hassle-free sunset photo session on today’s blog post.

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Tricks of the Wedding Photojournalism Trade

Bride and groom at a Maritime Parc wedding

Wanna know a secret? The spontaneous photos you see in my portfolio aren’t always quite so spontaneous. The trick for setting yourself up for wedding photojournalism success is to make sure that you take care of the details beforehand. Enjoy a peek behind the curtain and find out how I capture every moment as well as all the details of Vanessa and Nate’s Maritime Parc wedding!

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Kate & Nick’s Colorful Greenpoint Loft Wedding

Bride and groom portraits at a Greenpoint Loft wedding

Want to have fun at your wedding? Then follow the lead of Kate and Nick, whose colorful Greenpoint Loft wedding was an easy, beautiful fusion of everything (and everyone) they love.

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Tourists vs. a SoHo Wedding at Housing Works Bookstore

First dance at a SoHo wedding

Without a doubt, May has been the most popular month to get married in 2017. As proof, let’s take a look at the SoHo wedding of Genny and Blaine at the Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Their fun-filled day was a thrill to photograph, but there is one lesson to be learned if you are going to host a wedding in the area: the tourists are out in force, so be prepared.

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Karen & Terence Tie the Knot: a NYC City Hall Elopement Follow Up Report

Waiting to say vows at a NYC City Hall elopement

Happy Memorial Day, everyone! Thank you to all our service women and men, and I hope everyone is enjoying a great weekend. I am going to go a bit out of order for this week’s blog and skip over my two biggest weddings of the past week to give you a NYC City Hall elopement follow up report with photos from Karen and Terence’s nuptials. I am happy to report that things went much better this go round at City Hall.

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Zoe and Chris’ City Hall Elopement: Changes at the City Clerk’s Office

Bride and groom portraits after a NYC City Hall elopement

The bright sunshine was a wonderful change to Londoners, Zoe and Chris, whom I had the pleasure of photographing at their City Hall elopement on Tuesday morning. I’ve got all the details about their wedding, plus the new changes you can expect at City Hall if you are planning to elope soon.

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Lisa and Parris’ Glen Terrace Wedding

First dance at a Glen Terrace wedding

The big day finally arrived: after two years of dating, Lisa and Parris said their vows on Saturday and joined two families as one. Their Glen Terrace wedding in the Marine Park neighborhood of Brooklyn was a huge affair with over 250 guests and a bridal party of 25 (!). Find out all the details in today’s blog.

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