March 31, 2014

A Winter Wedding at Essex House, New York City Wedding Photography

Michael and Sara’s winter wedding at the Essex House in New York City was a dream to photograph!  A polar vortex was putting a chill on the city, but inside the ballroom of the Essex House all was warm, beautiful and full of love.  Michael and Sara’s day was full of glamorous wintery touches, but still felt deeply personal and uniquely them.  They invited their adorable dog Stevie into the ceremony!  He helped Michael’s parents walk him down the aisle while the Yale Alley Cats A Capella group sang in the background.  The groom did a surprise serenade to his beautiful bride during the cocktail hour, which brought everyone to tears including me.  The night was made even more perfect by the amazing Kevin Osborne Band who got the party started and kept it going the entire evening making sure every single guest had a twirl on the dance floor!  I loved everything about this wedding and am so excited to see if featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs!

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Venue and Catering – JW Marriott Essex House New York 
Floral – Lewis Miller Design 
Wedding Planning, Day-of Coordination, and Stationery – Reed Cohen Papers and Events 
Logo – Robert de Michiell 
Favors – Chocolate Works  
Bakery – Ron Ben-Israel Cakes 
Band – Hank Lane Music and Productions 
Ceremony Musicians – The Yale Alley Cats 
Hair Stylist – Adele Santoro of Salon Due Mila 
Makeup Artist – Carol Kurtzer 
Bridesmaids Dresses – Bill Levkoff 
Gown – Pnina Tornai 
Bridal Salon – Kleinfeld 
Jewelry – My Baubles 
Shoes – Badgley Mischka 
Suit – Heritage by Martin Greenfield 
Tie – Bergdorf Goodman 
Groom’s Shoes – Giorgio Armani

March 24, 2014

A Western Wedding Celebration, Destination Wedding Photography

One of the things I adore most about photography is all the different places it has taken me and the exposure to different cultures and lifestyles that I’ve had the opportunity to photograph.  Growing up in Los Angeles and then moving across the country to New York City I was never really much of a country girl so I jumped at the opportunity of photographing a beautiful country western styled wedding during my time in Las Vegas this winter.  The florals were out of this world beautiful and it had so many cute touches like the ring bearer and flower girl’s tiny cowboy boots and the gorgeous mismatched china that set the tone for the rodeo styled wedding.  Shot entirely on my Contax 645 with kodak portra 400.

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Concept Design | Orchestrated Shoots
Event Coordination | Green Orchid Events
Venue | Legends Ranch
Florals | Enchanted Florist
Cake | Peridot Sweets
Bridal Gown | Nearly Newlywed 
Bridesmaid Dress | Bella Bridesmaid 
Bridal Hat | Danani Handmade 
Rentals | RSVP Party Rentals
Tableware | Dirty Dishes
Film Processing | Richard Photo Lab

March 20, 2014

Happy First Day of Spring!

Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter
Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Little darling, the smiles returning to the faces
Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here

Here comes the sun, here comes the sun
And I say it’s all right

Happy Spring everyone!  A little sneak peek of beautiful things soon to come…