Tuesday, September 16, 2014

congratulations sophie and sam

This was a truly special wedding. Admittedly, I'm a little biased. Sophie and I became close while we were studying abroad in Seville during our sophomore year of college. We'd meet during the week to explore the city--read: eat tapas and drink wine--and on the weekends, take trips throughout the South of Spain and Portugal (life was really good in the fall of 2005). Back at school, I was lucky to have a dorm room close to hers and even luckier to have her close again after graduation, while we both lived on the Upper West Side. I lost her to Boston a few years later, but that's where the romance with Sam started (and if you don't know their wonderful love story, read it here right now). 
Eventually, Sophie and Sam decided I should shoot their wedding, and who better to step in as second shooter than a mutual friend from our time in Spain, our buddy and talented photographer Max Flatow. I was excited from the beginning, but didn't realize how much of an insider's role I'd get to play, sharing with my gorgeous and glowing friend all the intimate moments of her wedding weekend: the hilarious and touching speeches at the rehearsal dinner, her dad walking her down the aisle, their adorable niece and nephews, and the epic dance party that followed it all--much like the ones we'd end our nights with in Spain. Congratulations to two amazing people, and thanks for such a fun weekend!

Photo of Sam fixing tie and groomsmen on steps by Max Flatow

Ceremony: Harvard Memorial Church / Reception: The Commander's Mansion / Catering: Fork Lift Catering / Flowers: Floral Arts Designs

Monday, September 1, 2014

labor day recap

Feels a little bittersweet, this Labor Day, and I am already nostalgic for a summer that will go on the books as one of my very favorites. Before it started, I realized that my calendar had filled with work pretty much everywhere except where I live, and so I left my NYC apartment in the hands of a subletter and set out for the West Coast for most of July. Back on the East Coast, I spent a great deal of time on planes, trains, cars and ferries--mostly for work of course, but I'll admit I do like to mix business with pleasure from time to time and make vacations out of my out of town jobs. I'll also admit that traveling is not glamorous all of the time--something that I thought about a lot, for example, as I stared at my broken down rental car for three hours in Lake Tahoe, waiting for a tow truck to come to my rescue. But overall, I wouldn't have changed a thing, and felt so fortunate to spend so many long, beautiful, breezy, non-humid summer days (thanks for that nice surprise, East Coast!) doing what I love in so many new places, meeting new people. Looking forward to an action packed Fall to soften the blow of today's unofficial end to the summer season.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

congratulations jenna and noah

I'm so happy my friend Jason introduced me to Jenna and Noah, because they are wonderful people, in addition to being such a perfectly photogenic couple. So lovely that Jenna--accompanied by her team of bridesmaids-- remembered it was my birthday and sang Happy Birthday to me as soon as I walked in the door (which was simultaneously mortifying and really wonderful). Jenna and Noah met nine years ago on the Long Island Railroad, so we took pictures at the Douglaston train station before heading to the Carlyle on the Green for a beautiful ceremony and a night of dancing. It was, truly, a wonderful way to spend a birthday. Congrats Jenna and Noah! 
Photos of groomsmen getting ready by the talented Cody Rasmussen