Have you ever had the pleasure of watching a bride get a piggyback ride from her groom at a Korean wedding? Yep, you read that correctly. It was a new experience for me with Susie and Mike and I am so glad I had the opportunity to photograph this fun day of celebration. I did plenty of research before they said ‘naneunhanda’ (that’s ‘I do’ in Korean) and will share with you everything I discovered about photographing a traditional Korean pyebaek ceremony in NYC in today’s blog post.
‘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.
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.
It was a perfect day on Thursday for a morning wedding in my home base of Kew Gardens, Queens. Surrounded by their dearest loved ones, Dayna and Tarrell took advantage of the beautiful weather to say their vows on the patio of Austin’s Ale House. Find out all the details!…
It’s the new trend that is sweeping the wedding industry: having a friend or family member preside over your ceremony and officially declare you married. How do you get ordained quick? Today’s blog will tell you all you need to know about how to become a wedding officiant in NYC.
For most events that I photograph, there seems to always be a party within the party. It’s not enough anymore to just feed your guests and have a DJ. Now you have to entertain them as well. As an outside observer to several events a year, here is my take on what works and what doesn’t for event entertainment ideas.
Meredith and Jonathan’s wedding on Saturday was a beautiful trip down memory lane. From starting off with a ceremony at Jonathan’s family church, to finishing with a reception that brought friends and family together on the dance floor, the photos taken show how far they have come as a couple. Here’s how it all went down.
Hi everyone! I hope you are having a relaxing Sunday. I wanted to share with you photos from Yoshiko and Matt’s wedding, held yesterday at the Crescent Grill in Astoria. The wedding had a great party atmosphere as Yoshiko and Matt said their vows in front of friends and family. The couple welcomed guests from as far away as Japan. Indeed, Yoshiko’s father, who could not attend the wedding, was there from afar via iPad.
So my maternity shoot with Melanie and Jalani is today, but I wanted to first introduce them to you with photos from their Flushing Meadows Park wedding in April of this year. This couple are Queens natives, and proud of it! Their ceremony was held in the shade of the World’s Fair Unisphere in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, and the reception followed at the Rainhas Churrascaria. As a resident of Queens myself (team Kew Gardens!), I was proud to photograph these two.
It’s been a very busy June, so I’ve been away from the computer, but I am back and happy to present the wedding of Courtney and Warren. They were married on May 19th at the lovely church of St. Joseph’s in Astoria. Their reception was held at Penthouse 808, atop the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City. The view from Penthouse 808 is spectacular, and I can’t recommend this location highly enough as a venue — great food, and great service from their staff as well.
Courtney put together the entire wedding herself, and she did a fantastic job! Two unique aspects to her wedding were her precious cake toppers (which included a banner with their last name) and a photo booth. The photo booth (provided by Classic Photo Booth) was a great source of fun entertainment for guests, and gave Courtney and Warren a unique scrapbook memento.
And speaking of photos, Courtney and Warren both wanted to incorporate a bit of old school New York into their big day. To do so, they called up Film Cars and hired an original Checkered Cab to take them from the church to the reception. Peter, our driver, could not have been more accommodating and as a result we got some fantastic photos of Courtney and Warren with the car. Enjoy the pics!
Ceremony venue: St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church, Astoria
Reception venue: Penthouse 808 at the top of the Ravel Hotel, Long Island City
Photo booth: Classic Photo Booth
Taxi cab: Film Cars
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