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Wedding : Alicia + Harry @ The Venetian Garfield, NJ

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Remember this lovely couple’s engagement shoot Well, they have officially been husband + wife for a little over a month now!

Alicia + Harry tied the knot on Saturday, May 18th at The Venetian in Garfield, New Jersey. We met up with Alicia and her family at around 10:00AM, while they were getting ready for the big day. Alicia is the most self- sufficient bride EVER… She did her own make-up which was oh so gorgeous! and mom did her hair. Her sister’s also did their own make-up and hair…. talk about a talented group of gals? Mom’s been in the make-up business for years and these girls were taught early. Speaking of talent…one Alicia’s sister’s created a lovely personalized hanger where Alicia’s incredibly dreamy dress was hung. Oh and in the topic of “dreamy dresses” — can we talk about that perfect creation of a dress? I loved her dress and my friend’s friends loved the dress. Alicia could not have worn it more beautifully.

The room was what you could expect… lots of running around from one side to the other. Every possible electrical outlet being occupied by either a hair tool or a cell phone charging, every mirror displaying the reflection of someone applying make-up or fixing up their tie, but there was such an overwhelming feeling of joy, anticipation and excitement! Alicia must’ve asked for the time 784734738 times! But I’m beginning to think that’s the average for brides…lol.

The ceremony was incredibly beautiful and quite funny. Every guest was reminded of how Alicia + Harry the individuals, became Alicia + Harry the couple. We were taken back to the beginnings of their relationship with their college days at Penn State, to more present times where they’ve shared trips, stood by each other’s side through exciting milestones like Harry’s graduation from Harvard Law school, different careers and of course a home. Shortly after the ceremony, it was time to party and enjoy the day with friends and family.

Harry and Alicia’s day was filled with so much love and laughter. We really enjoyed being a part of their day and wish them a lifetime of happiness!

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Event : ICSF Silent Auction @ Rockefeller Center Observatory Deck NYC

Typically I dont post any of my photography ventures outside of the wedding/maternity/children stuff on here, but this was such a nice event I wanted to share it.

I’ve been doing freelance work for ICSF (Inner City Scholarship Fund) for a little over 2 years and its been a pleasure, met some really kind people, visited many of the schools funded by this program and even got to photograph Cardinal Dolan on multiple occasions!

This year the silent auction was held at The Top of the Rock, an observation deck which gives you both North and South view of the NYC skyline by simply taking a few steps, truly amazing venue!

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Engagement : Lauren + Joe @ Flushing Meadows Park Queens, NY

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We met this beautiful couple for their engagement shoot this past Sunday in Flushing Meadow Park. Lauren grew up in Queens and was very familiar with the park as she spent a lot of time there as a child. Across the park is Citi field, meaningful to both, her and Joe as they are both big Mets fans. And, as a BIG Yankee fan, that’s all I’ll say about the Mets in this post..lol.

Our shoot started at the playground. Picture 4 adults strolling around a park where signs of “No adults are allowed without Children” frame the park. I tell you, we literally have the BEST clients –“game for everything” doesn’t even begin to justify their attitude. We had tons of fun at the playground, politely waiting our turn to “ride the train” and enjoy the “fun sized” playhouses. We continued our way into the park stopping by the Unisphere, the Hall of Science Center all with a few hops, jumps, skips and many, many twirling moments – I think is safe to say that Joe + Lauren are set for their wedding dance. JThree miles later, we ended at City field and around a few dark industrial looking alleys were again, Joe and Lauren were more than game to stop for a few shots. We had a great time with these two super laid back and fun folks. They made us laugh constantly and consistently inspired Elkin to reach for the camera to capture moments where they might’ve forgotten we existed…lol.

Thank you Lauren + Joe for such a fun time! We can’t wait to share in your special day!

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