Romi + Kirby 05.24.08

What a wonderful time we had a few weeks ago in Oklahoma. It was my fist time in the state and I must say it was great fun. I was photographing the wedding of Romi, who was the bride who belonged to the great pair of Jimmy Coo Vintage shoes. I photographed her bridal portrait several months back at The Saint Regis Hotel in NYC. I loved her Pnina Tornai gown from Kleinfelds. It was so very opulent and truly fit her wedding day. Her headpiece was by Maria Elena Headpieces; very different and very stunning! You will note that on her wedding day Romi had the cap sleeves of her gown removed. Note to self: Bridal portraits are a great way to test out your gown to make sure it’s perfect for you! Pink was definitely the color theme of the day and it was perfectly executed by Todd Events of Dallas. I was so excited to see the mirrored dance floor. I have always wanted to photograph one. It made for the most marvelous pictures throughout the evening. The couple capped off the evening with a spectacular fireworks display. One detail that I loved was that Romi changed into a “going away” dress after her bouquet toss. Check out her very jovial goodbye shoes. I must find out the designer. A girl can never have too many shoes and a wedding is a perfect excuse to buy as many as possible. Such fun!
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I Want a Puppy!

For some reason, week after week, my couples have the cutest dogs ever this year. I keep going home from my weddings saying “I want a puppy”. I would love to have something soft and cuddly to walk around town. As many of you who have visited my studio know, I have the most amazing cat in the world, Sebastian. He is my 18 pound big black furry Maine Coon, but for some reason he won’t let me walk him on a leash. I thought of getting a boyfriend, but they won’t let me walk them on a leash either! What’s a girl to do? Well, at my Oklahoma wedding the bride had the cutest little chubby Yorkie named Mollie. It was love at first sight! So what do you think? Should a try to find a rescue yorkie, a rescue boyfriend or stick with my loyal Sebastian? Mollies cuteness speaks to me!
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Emelia + Jay 05.18.08 (Part 2)

The reception was at Appleford Estate in Villanova, PA. It was such a delight to once again work with Donna O’Brien of Beautiful Blooms. I though this wedding was a perfect example of following a color theme with style. Pink and purple were incorporated in various hues in all the décor and flowers. The festive Chinese lanterns were the crowing glory! The catering was by Max Hanson. Their food presentation was amazing and it tasted as good as it looked. (I’m such a foodie). Check out the ice sculpture. It was used for a buffet presentation during the cocktail hour. It really looked like an architectural feat to construct!
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Emelia + Jay 05.18.08 (Part 1)

It goes to show how beautiful a wedding can be rain or shine! I POURED most of the day for Emelia and Jays wedding and only stopped for 15 minutes when we did the couples portraits (call it luck). Their ceremony took place at St. Luke’s Greek Orthodox Church in Broomall, PA. Photographing at Orthodox churches is always a delight. They are just aglow in gold. Jay borrowed his fathers BMW Z8 to drive to their ceremony. Friends attach some cute old fashioned cans to the back of the sports car.

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Oklahoma is OK

Last week I flew out to Oklahoma with a few of my staff to photograph a really big, beautiful and Pink Oklahoma wedding. It was my first time visiting the state and I was so impressed with the graciousness of the “Okies”! I also was struck by how flat everything was. Definitely not a place for skiing! On our first day there Jessica, Megan and I had brunch with several Oklahoma wedding photographers. I was looking forward to hearing how different our worlds would be, but I found that being a wedding photographer is probably pretty much the same everywhere. The only difference I found is that in Oklahoma they don’t have one hour cocktail hours. Thanks Tara, Christian and Shannon for sharing your world with us! The rehearsal dinner was in Oklahoma City. Jessica shot this great image of a “van-vertisment”. We also visited the Oklahoma City bombing memorial. Our wedding in Oklahoma was Very big so I needed 4 shooters. Shannon Ho was our “Oklahoma Shooter”. Thanks so much Shannon for your beautiful work. With 4 shooters it will be awhile before I can share any images of the wedding, but I promise it will be worth the wait!

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