Naomi + Nicholas

Prospect Park Picnic House, Brooklyn, New York

This wedding took place in the fall in my home town, or my self-defined home town as I’ve lived all over the country with many years and my heart, in Brooklyn. I came to know Naomi and Nicholas through my friend and awesome San Francisco photographer Matthew Reamer who was also the officiant for their wedding. My good friend DJ Platurn kept everyone dancing and happy with great tunes. It was a beautiful, touching wedding, filled with tears, joy, and amazing people. Nicholas brewed his own beer with names like ‘Empire Stout of Mind’ and ‘Pitcher Me Rollin”…. It was AMAZING, I’d buy lots of it if I could. Prospect Park is a very special place for me, I’ve spent a lot of time wandering it’s woods, hills, and lakes. I even taught my dog Pancho to swim at the dog beach, it is a wonderful oasis in the heart of the city. I was really excited when Naomi told me that they were into the idea of spending some time before the wedding wandering around the park to take photos. It was the perfect combination of a magical place, two equally wonderful people who found each other and will continue to enrich each others lives (and at least one more… there’s a bun in the oven!… Pregnancy photo session this summer!), and all of the smart, talented, loving people that came from far and wide to share this moment and support their union.  Naturally Delicious had The Picnic House and ceremony area looking enchanting with decorations, planned the wedding flawlessly, and had everyone’s mouths watering with really special food. Special thanks to the lovely and talented Lindsey Thorne for doing a great job of second shooting. Congratulations Nicholas and Naomi!

Lindsey’s photograph:

Lindsey’s photograph:

Lindsey’s photograph:

Lindsey’s photograph:

I love this shot of Matthew waving to all of the ladies as he walks down the aisle to officiate the ceremony.

Naomi had such a great bouquet idea. Each of her girlfriends held a rose for her and as she walked down the aisle she greeted them and accepted their flowers until she had a full bouquet! Those girls had her in tears by the time she reached her parents who were waiting to walk her down the aisle. It was a beautiful sight.

There came a point during the ceremony where nobody under the Chupppah could keep it together including their friend Matthew the officiant. Nicholas decided to take a moment to ‘hug it out’. Lovely.

Grandma’s hands.

Kat from Crown City Rockers played piano while their friend sang Stevie Wonder’s ‘Ribbon in the Sky’.

Lindsey’s photograph:

I adore this photograph of Naomi’s grandmother watching Naomi and Nicholas so proudly.

Photobooth time!!

Amanda + Steve featured on The Wedding Channel!!

Amanda + Steve’s destination wedding in Puerto Vallarta featured on The Wedding Channel today!!

The wedding design and coordination was expertly executed by the insanely talented and all around super team The Dazzling Details. They never cease to amaze me with what they come up with. Every detail is original, never the same thing twice, which makes their weddings a photographer’s dream to capture! Stay tuned for a recap of past Dazzling weddings soon….

Congratulations Amanda and Steve!

Zak + Tricia

Zak + Tricia = Awesomeness

I met these two a few months before their wedding and immediately knew that I was going to love working with them. We realized we had a few mutual friends in the art and music world and a lot in common: Zak’s a DJ and producer and I used to DJ and do music photography. To make things even better, they adored the idea of doing a Day After/Trash the Dress session in the cemetery…I was really looking forward to that! My fabulous second shooter Kiersten Rowland and I had a blast documenting their wedding. Zak and Tricia looked stunning and their day was amazing with a sunset ceremony, mariachis, a cigar roller, fireworks, and breath taking views all coordinated by the lovely Laura Cardenas of I Do Vallarta. And their day-after session…well…you’ll see how awesome it was. There is a full slideshow at the bottom.

A reflection in the pool…

As a nod to Zak’s DJ and producing career I had to start our Day After Session at the Luz y Sonido (Light and Sound) DJ truck. I have a thing for those traveling DJ trucks.

Something about this one reminds me of a film still.

We rolled up to the cemetery just as they were closing and I had to beg the caretaker to let us in for just 5 minutes. We got really caught up in shooting and they locked us in the cemetery!! There we were, Zak with his injured knee and Tricia in her gown, discussing how we could jump over the wall onto my car. Luckily a guy at the corner store saw our little heads peaking over the wall and came over with a key to let us out. Pheeew. They are troopers.

Congratulations Zak and Tricia!

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