I had such fun Sunday afternoon photographing cakes for a former bride of mine, Seanee. She is starting up an online cake business and asked if I would photograph her cakes. All the recipes are special family secrets. I like cake and I like photography. What a great combination. After the shoot I got to eat cake!
One of the challenges of winter weddings can be finding the time and locations for outdoor portraits. Some of my couples, like Allison and Michael what the romantic notion of not seeing each other prior to their ceremony, yet they still want fun location portraits. We were limited to about 15 minutes of daylight after their ceremony at Saint James Church in Basking Ridge, NJ, so we ran around to the back parking lot of their church and found a field of reeds. What luck! I also used the beautiful green door of their church as a backdrop for a portrait just before the sun set. On the way to their reception at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ we also stopped by the historic Morristown Train Station for some really romantic images. I know I’m dating myself, but the station was featured in Cyndi Lauper’s Time After Time video.
Wedding Planner: Donna DeFrancesco of Majestic Moments Event Planning
Wedding Preparations: Short Hills Hilton
Ceremony Location: Our Lady of Sorrows Church, South Orange, NJ
Reception Venue: Crystal Plaza, Livingston, NJ
Flowers and Décor: Doylestown Floribunda
Bridal Gown: Paloma Blanca from Kleinfelds NYC
Band: New York Swing
Happy New Year! I love photographing New Years Eve weddings, they are so festive. I usually photograph a wedding every New Years Eve and this year was no exception. The Pleasantdale Château in West Orange, NJ was a perfect setting to ring in 2008. Jennifer and Nick were such a beautiful and creative couple who were not only partners in life but also in business. Together, they own a really trendy sneaker boutique in NYC called Classic Kicks. I fell in love with a pair of fur lined sneakers that Jennifer wore (though not at the wedding). The wedding was anything but casual with a stellar candle lit ceremony. The bride wore a one of a kind gown by Lazaro from Kleinfeld Bridal in NYC. At the stroke of midnight, pyrotechnics streamed from the floral centerpieces ringing in a very happy and loving 2008.
Congratulations to Michelle and Ben. I photographed their beautiful Philadelphia wedding back in September. Michelle’s Knot bio was chosen as Knottie bio of the week by the famous Weddingbee blog. Check out Weddingbee, allot of brides have told me it’s a great resource for wedding planning. Also check out Michelle and Ben’s Knottie bio on The Knot. Thank you Michelle for all the kind words!!