Maureen + Spence

It was Princeton University’s alumni weekend and Maureen and Spence were in town for the festivities and decided to do a few engagement portraits. I’ll be photographing their wedding in August at the Princeton University Chapel. The two met while attending Princeton University for their undergraduate studies. Spence graduated in 2002 and Maureen in 2004. The commemorative stones for their class years are right next to each other on Nassau Hall. I do several Princeton alumni weddings each year and I have always been struck by how many Princeton alum marry each other. I would say it’s about 70% as far as my couples go. Note to self: apply to grad school at Princeton instead of joining when looking for husband!!!

I Want It!!! I Need It!!!

At my wedding last week, with a heat index above 100, the brides mom had a perfect solution; a really high powered neck fan. Now I’ve seen these things before but they never seem to “blow” enough relief. This one did. I must find some for my staff and me! (I have a feeling it might be a long hot summer). I searched Google, Yahoo and Ebay but with no success. Anyone have an idea of where I can pick one up?

Jennifer + Vincent 05.30.08

I always say, “My brides don’t jump”, but now I stand corrected. Physicians Jennifer and Vincent were jumping for joy as we walked around the beautiful grounds of The Manor in West Orange, NJ. The two were so blissful and funny, Vincent, a cardiologist and Jennifer an orthopedic surgeon had us in “stitches”. I knew my birthday was fast approaching because the beautiful purple irises were in bloom. I always remember picking purple irises as a child from my backyard on my birthday! The couple was married in a beautiful rose garden which was stunning even though the roses were not yet in bloom. It was so cute when their ring bearer used his pillow as a Frisbee throwing it 3 times down the aisle! Just a note to new parents out there; shrimp can make an excellent substitute for baby’s pacifier. Yumm!

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!

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!