How to Propose on Top of the Empire State Building

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Tips and Tricks for your Empire State Building Proposal

I have been a wedding photographer for 11 years, and just had the pleasure of shooting my second Empire State Building proposal. While professional photography is technically not allowed at the top, the head of security kindly let me through so that I could photograph Andrea saying ‘yes’ to Aubrey. In today’s blog post I’ll have all the details of Aubrey and Andrea’s engagement plus some lessons learned for how to propose on top of the Empire State Building.

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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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Montauk Lighthouse Wedding Tips

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The Montauk Lighthouse is an idyllic spot located at the very end of Long Island. I had the pleasure of photographing Angii and Paul’s wedding there in June. As a fitting tribute to the end of summer, please enjoy today’s blog full of tips for planning your own Montauk Lighthouse wedding.

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Central Park Lake Proposal

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It was a beautiful day on Saturday for a Central Park lake proposal!  Zing, the groom-to-be, did a lot of planning before the big day, and I am happy to say that Claire said ‘yes’!  Check out all the details from Zing’s proposal to Claire in Central Park and find out my secrets to making it look like you have the park all to yourself.

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A Terrace on the Park Wedding

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For those who don’t know, Terrace on the Park is the former heliport of the 1964 New York World’s Fair. And while I have lived in New York City for 16 years, I have never had the pleasure of stepping inside, much less photographing, a Terrace on the Park wedding. That is, not until Kathryn and Barry gave me the fantastic opportunity to peek inside this historical venue in Flushing Meadows Corona Park. In today’s blog, I reveal the mysteries of a Terrace on the Park wedding.

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Chris and Rob’s Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Wedding

Two grooms dancing at a Housing Works Bookstore Cafe wedding

I’ve photographed three nuptials here before, but seriously, Chris and Rob’s Housing Works Bookstore Café wedding was the one that had every guest shedding tears of joy. Even though it rained buckets in the hours prior to the wedding, nothing could dampen the love inside when Chris and Rob said ‘I do.’ Here are all the details of their Housing Works Bookstore Café wedding from portrait session to groom-led Greek line dance. Yep, think of this blog post as tales from a big, fat, Greek, gay wedding.

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Danielle and Jon’s 26 Bridge Wedding

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From the getting ready photos at the William Vale Hotel to the industrial ambiance of the Williamsburg waterfront, Danielle and Jon’s wedding at 26 Bridge had everything Brooklyn brides adore. Are you starting to plan your own hipster wedding? Then follow along in today’s blog for all the 26 Bridge wedding details.

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DIY Flowers Bloom at a Brooklyn Historical Society Wedding

Paper flower centerpiece at a Brooklyn Historical Society wedding

Think you need a florist for your upcoming Brooklyn Historical Society wedding? Not so, says bride Sasha, whose crafting skills were in abundance at her beautiful wedding to Jonathan. Get all the details on their slow blooming love affair in today’s blog.

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