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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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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New Rochelle Ketubah Signing & Mini Engagement Session

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The benefits of combining your rehearsal dinner and engagement portrait

Before I tell you about Rachel and Ben’s Larchmont Shore Club wedding this weekend, I need to begin with details about their New Rochelle ketubah signing and rehearsal dinner. For Rachel and Ben, engagement photos weren’t a high priority. Rather, they were more interested in photos of family friends at their rehearsal dinner. So why not combine everything into one fun photo session? Mission accomplished. In today’s blog post, I share with you photos from the day before their big day – a New Rochelle ketubah signing, rehearsal dinner, and mini portrait session all rolled into one!

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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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The Pros and Cons of a Restaurant Wedding

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If good food is the top priority for wedding, then a restaurant would seem like the obvious choice for your venue. In today’s blog, I go over all the details of Cindy and Alan’s fabulous restaurant wedding held at Bacchus Bistro & Wine Bar and discuss the pros and cons of hosting your nuptials at a restaurant. Bon appetit!

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A Bronx Zoo Wedding

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The Bronx Zoo is one of the most unique wedding venues in New York City. Where else can you commune with the animals, say ‘I do,’ and throw a party that lasts until the wolves howl at the moon? This Saturday I had the pleasure of photographing my second Bronx Zoo wedding, and here are all the details, including a special appearance by the New Jersey Devil mascot.

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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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