Leia and Jim – From office to official – Until our own kids get married, we’re most sentimental when our friends’ kids do. Three years ago, it was our high school chum’s daughter, and in October, it’ll be his son, Jim. He met Leia at work four years ago, but it took a job change and a few more years for romance to blossom. And blossom it did, as the family photos here on the Brooklyn waterfront show: their adorable son will be the ring bearer at the wedding under vintage chandeliers at Manhattan’s 19thCentury venue, Harding’s. We’ll be bearing cameras and tissues for our tears!
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Melissa and Matt
A man walked into a bar…
Westchester’s refined Blue Hill at Stone Barns is about as far as you can get from a bar at the Jersey Shore; but Melissa and Matt made the journey! That bar is where they met six years ago, and Stone Barns is where he proposed in May. We conjured a plan with Matt for the staff to magically appear from the root cellar with a champagne toast, and the magic continued with dinner at Blue Hill. Good thing he waited outside for her to walk out of that Jersey bar–soon he’ll wait as she walks down the aisle.
Maris and Ryan – They’ll take Manhattan –
We love feedback, especially when it includes phrases like “perfectly captured the essence of who they are…” That’s from Maris’ stepmom, viewing our engagement-party shots of Maris and Ryan’s stroll through a verdant Central Park and later, at the elegant Lotos Club nearby. The Club may be known for its refined tradition, but this couple is totally modern: they met on a dating website!
Galloping toward the finish
It’s no more horsing around for Margaret and Zack, who plan to wed this July in New Jersey. First meeting at the 2009 Kentucky Derby while students in Louisville, their romance became a race as well, flitting through several states between grad school and careers. Things slowed to a trot in 2015, when Margaret joined Zack in Atlanta, and they announced their engagement during last year’s Derby festivities. Seeing their joy during our shoot at NYC’s Grand Central, we’ll place our bets on their happily ever after.
In a just a few short weeks this beautiful couple will tie the knot at a ceremony at the Tarrytown House. We were so pleased to receive this note of praise from the bride’s mom, Joanne.
“Hi Margaret, I wanted to share with you how pleased we are that Laura chose you to do the photography for her wedding. Her engagement photos are amazing. You took such time and care to get the right poses at a venue she loves. I’ve watched you in action at so many events and you always take such care to make sure everyone in the photo looks just right. You take the time to get to know the people you are photographing and always seem to capture the spirit and sparkle of the moment. You are responsive to every inquiry and the photos are delivered in a timely manner. We look forward to the wedding photos in October!”
We look forward to photographing their wedding day too!
Trinidad & David – Coffee stirs things up
When David first posed the question “coffee, tea or me?” on a coffee line, Trinidad chose coffee. When he tried again two weeks later, she succumbed. On their first date, a stroll at Westchester’s Kensico Dam, they bonded over more than lattes. That coffee line was at Morgan Stanley, where they both worked, and soon their merger begot a new acquisition: romance! It took 10 years, but this summer, the contract becomes final. At their July wedding, we’re sure they’ll switch out coffee for champagne.
Clear skies ahead – Ivona & Tony – Pre-Wedding Photography
A rainy forecast means luck for droughts, deserts, and one specific couple. Three of Ivona and Tony’s milestones were drenched: their first Manhattan roof-top garden meeting, their one-year anniversary at that same romantic spot, and this summer’s pre-wedding photo shoot in Tarrytown. Ivona’s eyes may have gotten wet when Tony proposed at that anniversary dinner, but not Tony’s knee – it was pouring! The kneeling tradition was postponed ’til another day, though next to a flat tire instead of a rooftop garden! Whatever works, we say. And by the way, the only waterworks on their July 4th Beacon wedding will be tears of joy.
Stephanie & Keith – Beneath a tree, love blooms
The Rockefeller Center tree is a tradition, and it became Stephanie and Keith’s too. They saw it the first year they dated, and the next two after that. That third time, while the lights twinkled on the tree, a diamond twinkled from Keith’s pocket. Now that’s what we call a happy holiday! Stephanie shouldn’t have been too shocked– threes had been lucky for them before. They’d been dating almost three years, and their first dates were three in a row. It all started with dinner, when they talked until the restaurant closed for the night. We’re romantics, so we like to think it was about 3 a.m.!
Cassidy & Jared – Crushes to Candles – Engagement Photographs
It started with Cassidy’s college crush, and ended with Jared’s candlelight proposal. In between were 12 years, seven states, and one pact that said if they weren’t married by the time she turned 30, they’d wed. Well, she’s 30, and thanks to his Facebook contact, they’ll be wedded in June at Larchmont Temple. They should pop some seltzer along with champagne, since Jared’s request that she run out for seltzer was his ruse for setting their apartment aglow with candles and a diamond ring. Now that’s the kind of errand we’d all like more of!
Stormy Weather to Sunny Skies – Engagement Photos
Candlelit rooms are usually an indulgence, not a necessity, but it worked for Kristin and Bryan. That was their backdrop during Hurricane Sandy, when Bryan was left without power. Just two days after meeting, their meals came from Kristin’s coolers instead of restaurants, their movies from her laptop instead of the multiplex. When the electricity returned, theirs was already flowing! The power surged this past Christmas Eve with Bryan’s proposal, and sparks will be flying this fall at their wedding in Montauk.