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15 Moments That'll Make You Smile — Yearly Review: Best of 2017

15 Moments That'll Make You Smile — Yearly Review: Best of 2017

With the coming of the new year and end of the busy wedding season comes lots of emotions, but most of all satisfaction. There's no other way to say it: 2017 was the year of badass weddings and couples. Thank you to all of the amazing people who trusted me to photograph their love and memorialize the best day of their lives.

CHAZ + GRANT | Maple Shade Farm — New York Wedding

CHAZ + GRANT | Maple Shade Farm — New York Wedding

Normally, when one thinks of New Yorkers, the image of a person living in the concrete jungle, running their finance firm in Wall Street, donning a sleek look and fresh Italian brewed coffee in hand comes up. One thinks, they must hate nature and everything about it. Well, apparently not Chaz and Grant! They made all of their NYC inhabitants (including me) drive five hours way from the comforts of home to right smack in the middle of nowhere.

JESSICA + RICARDO | The Vineyards at Aquebogue — Long Island Wedding

JESSICA + RICARDO | The Vineyards at Aquebogue — Long Island Wedding

Sometimes, getting away from the hustle and bustle of the big city is needed. That's why I was so ecstatic when Jessica and Ricardo inquired for their wedding being held at The Vineyards at Aquebogue. Wine, Long Island, and a day full of love? YES PLEASE. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for this beautiful celebration.

YAN + JAMES | Fitzcarraldo Restaurant — NYC Wedding

YAN + JAMES | Fitzcarraldo Restaurant — NYC Wedding

JULIA + ISRAEL | The Lake House Inn — Pennsylvania Wedding

JULIA + ISRAEL | The Lake House Inn — Pennsylvania Wedding

Traveling between two home bases has it's perks, but it usually means I sometimes don't get to officially meet my bride and grooms before there wedding day. Walking into the Lake House Inn nestled in the gorgeous state of Pennsylvania, I had no I idea who or what I would find. When you first pull into their lot, you don't see much. A beautiful stone, cottage-style building greets surrounded by huge pine and oak trees greet you...

GLENI + DOUGLASS | New York City Hall — NYC Elopement

GLENI + DOUGLASS | New York City Hall — NYC Elopement

Sometimes the extravagance of a wedding is incredibly overwhelming, and that's okay. That's what eloping is for! And it's exactly what Glenivette and Douglass did in the bustling courthouse of City Hall. Before this day, I had never been to the marriage bureau, so when we walked through security (I actually got yelled at for taking a photo, lol) and saw the amount of people waiting to be called, I was so surprised! Apparently, Friday mornings are prime time to get married ;)...

VICTORIA + DAN | The Skylark Bar — NYC Proposal

VICTORIA + DAN | The Skylark Bar — NYC Proposal

It has been far too long since I've photographed a proposal, so you wouldn't believe my excitement when Victoria's sister emailed me while I was on a plane to NYC from Orlando, the day before this elopement was happening — I literally squealed with happiness and ended up calling my best friend so that I could tell someone about it (true story)! I. LOVE. PROPOSALS. And I mean, who wouldn't when it takes place a stunning place like The Skylark?...

ELIZABETH + RYAN | Turf Valley Resort — Maryland Wedding

ELIZABETH + RYAN | Turf Valley Resort — Maryland Wedding

If you know my work or anything about me, you know that I LIVE for details and portraits. So when Elizabeth and Ryan came to me and told me that they didn't care for either of those and wanted to focus on the party, I have to be honest — every fiber in me wanted to run. Instead, I decided to challenge myself and threw my usual method out the window (although I did convince them to let me take a few portraits before the party began). And I'm so glad I did!...

KRISTI + DAVID | Oak Hill Hudson Valley Estate — New York Wedding

KRISTI + DAVID | Oak Hill Hudson Valley Estate — New York Wedding

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Diane and JP

The Water Club — NYC Engagement Party

<b>Diane and JP</b><h2>The Water Club — NYC Engagement Party</h2>

Between proposals, sessions, rehearsals, and all of the wedding day planning, it seems that engagement parties tend to be forgotten. But when I get an inquiry for a celebration, especially one that's held at the super stylish river side venue like The Water Club, OF COURSE I jump at the opportunity! Diane and JP's family members planned such an incredible event that brought together their closest friends and relatives to celebrate one beautiful engagement — and I couldn't be more honored to photograph it...