Photo Tips for Mismatched Bridesmaid Dresses

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I am a strong proponent of the idea that perfection is overrated. As such, I love the trend of just saying no to tradition of matchy-matchy bridesmaid dresses. But with every bridesmaid dressed differently, how do you pull off the look and still have your photos look great? Read on for a few photo tips for mismatched bridesmaid dresses.

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How DJ Lighting Affects Your Wedding Photos

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Let’s get the weekend started with some fantastic photos from the dance floor of Rachelle and Brice’s wedding! As per my last post, Rachelle and Brice’s wedding started with a beautiful ceremony. After the couple said ‘I do,’ guests got their groove on while bathed in discotheque ambience. Their wedding was one of my most fun events to photograph this past year, but it did bring up the issue of making sure your photographer and DJ are on the same page. Here are the details of how DJ lighting affects your wedding photos.

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Unplugged Wedding at the Harriet Himmel Theatre

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Why is it that people feel the need to make every moment an Instagram memory? Surely people understand that a professional photographer has been employed to do the heavy lifting.  So who are these smartphone-Annie Leibovitzs capturing these memories for?  The bride and groom?  Themselves? I will never understand this phenomenon, as I am not a social media junkie. If you feel the same way I do and want to make sure that your guests stay focused on the task at hand (i.e., your wedding), then may I suggest hosting an ‘unplugged’ wedding as Rachelle and Brice did recently with their Harriet Himmel Theatre wedding.

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Central Park Rowboat Photos, Or My Adventure on the High Seas

Bride and groom in a Central Park rowboat

Thinking about having photos taken in a Central Park rowboat while you paddle around The Lake? It’s an adventure worth taking, and here are the details of my recent experience photographing bride and groom, Carolina and Erich, on the high seas in Central Park.

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Loeb Boathouse Wedding in Central Park

Bride and groom portraits in Central Park

Can you believe 2017 is right around the corner? It seems like the year flew by in a flash, with a few very long months spent on the election. As a diversion from the political upheaval all around us, I present to you the details of Carolina and Erich’s Loeb Boathouse wedding in Central Park. This was a laid back, daytime wedding — and most notably — my last big wedding of the year in New York. (Next stop: Palm Beach for Rachelle and Brice’s wedding!) Let’s celebrate the calm together, shall we?

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Rehearsal Dinner Tips

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If your wedding is coming up soon, you know that in addition to planning the big day you also have to plan the rehearsal dinner. What is it, how extravagant does it need to be, and most importantly, who pays for it? Find the answers in today’s blog, plus a few rehearsal dinner tips to make your event truly unique.

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How to Plan a Central Park Wedding, Perfectly

Bride and groom dancing at a Central Park wedding

On Friday I had the pleasure of photographing Nancy and Reggie’s beautiful wedding at the Cop Cot in Central Park. Their ceremony was a stellar example of how to get married in Central Park. While most people assume you can simply show up and get hitched anywhere in the park (you basically can), there are some tricks you need to know to before planning your Central Park wedding:

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How to Plan an International Wedding

Linden Terrace wedding ceremony in Fort Tryon Park

Talk about intimate: I had the pleasure of photographing Julie and Emeric’s Linden Terrace wedding in Fort Tryon Park last week. It was just the couple, the officiant, myself, and the wedding planner — that’s it. Coming all the way from Paris, their ceremony was the perfect example of how to get married in a foreign country. Thinking of saying your own vows in a far off land? Here are some tips on how to plan a destination wedding with ease, just like Julie and Emeric.

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Sarah and Dave’s Bathhouse Studios Wedding

First dance at Bathhouse Studios

In keeping with the fun spirit of their pre-wedding cocktail bash, Sarah and Dave had a blast at their Bathhouse Studios wedding on Saturday.  They transformed a space normally used as a professional photo studio into a dream wedding venue, complete with a perfectly lit dance floor.  Their wedding also introduced me to my new favorite hotel, The Roger, in midtown.  Get all the details here…

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Everything You Need to Know about Hotel Room Blocks

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I photographed a fantastic pre-wedding party at the East Village bar, Dream Baby, on Friday night. The bash was a wonderful way to say thank you to friends and family who had traveled from as far away as Australia to help celebrate Sarah and Dave’s upcoming nuptials. With so many out-of-town guests in one spot, I thought it might be a good time to address an issue that has been on the minds of my clients: how do you book hotel blocks for your wedding guests?

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