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Wedding : Rona + Kivanc – Hopewell Valley Vineyards

Meet Rona + Kivanc. Our client/photographer relationship started as most of our relationships do, an email inquiry from them, a response from us. What made this relationship a bit different is that Rona and Kivanc don’t live in the US as most of our clients do, they live in Europe! Yeah, super cool. So while we couldn’t set up our usual Starbucks coffee date for our first meeting, we set up a short phone conference and the rest was history. We actually met Rona and Kivanc for the first time on their wedding day, but truth be told, it felt like we knew them for a long time, which was great, because it made working with them so easy. Rona + Kivanc’s wedding took place in beautiful Hopewell Valley Vineyards, about an hour from the city. Their reception was held under a gorgeous lighted tent and showcased truly unique details like empty tea containers in addition to the traditional vases for flowers, to the most beautiful non-traditional bridesmaids dresses we’ve EVER seen. These details really set their wedding apart in a very special way. One of my favorite things about this wedding was the guest list! Their guest really flew from all parts of the country to celebrate their special day. Rona and Kivanc also used our photobooth for their wedding and, well yeah.. that was a blast!

We want to Thank Rona + Kivanc for having us along to document their special day! Your wedding was truly beautiful and we enjoyed every bit of it! We wish you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Wedding: Jessie + Chase @ Harvest On The Hudson

Hey Guys! Its a bit late and Im a bit anxious to publish this wedding post Ive been working on for a couple of days now 🙂 so I will keep things short and sweet.

Meet Jessie and Chase, it seems like yesterday we were shooting their engagement pics in Liberty State park, close to their home, cant believe nearly a year went by and it was time to capture their wedding. Their wedding took place in a beautiful restaurant not too far from our home in Westchester, called Harvest on The Hudson. Overseeing the Hudson River and the beautiful Palisades right across, this scenery was the perfect backdrop for the exchange of their vows on a beautiful bright morning. Thank you Jessie and Chase for having us along for the ride and giving me the opportunity to capture such a special milestone in your lives.

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Wedding : Stephanie + Alex @ The Bridgewater Manor — Bridgewater, NJ

Hello Friends,
Meet Stephanie + Alex. This beautiful couple tied the knot this past November, making their affair our final wedding of the season. And seriously, I can’t even begin explaining what an incredibly season finale that was for us! Talk about going out with a bang! Lol. From the fun times the couple shared with their bridal party during their time getting ready, to the nerves and excitement visible during their first look, Stephanie and Alex’s wedding day was full of love, laughter, tender moments and too much fun. There were moments shared between the couple where I seriously found myself holding back tears. There were even more moments where I desperately wished there was a spare bridesmaid dress somewhere just so I could join their wedding party! Stephanie and Alex have a son, and the bond they share with him is beyond precious. This super sweet and down to earth couple has looked forward to their wedding day for a long time and were beyond excited to start their lives as husband and wife.
We are so grateful to Stephanie and Alex for allowing us to be a part of their perfect day and wish them both a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Wedding : Melissa + John

Hi World!

Meet John and Melissa! Together, they are an awesome combination of short, [really] tall, super sweet and friendly, easy-going and too much fun! We met this awesome duo at our crossfit box — Crossfit Gotham: STAND UP! And like everyone there, they were nice enough to make us feel welcomed and at home right away. I am not exactly sure when it happened, but casually around the time they were looking for a photographer for their wedding, Melissa found out that Elkin WAS a wedding photographer – pretty awesome coincidence if I may say so myself! Soon enough, we were discussing wedding day details over passion tea lemonades at Starbucks and even sooner after, it was AUGUST 16TH – their wedding day. I could write a lot about their day, it was all so beautiful and a lot of fun. Seriously, too much fun! This entire bridal party, bride and groom included, just know to party. From the hotel, to the limo, to the reception, music and laughter was present everywhere. As much as I laughed, I wanted to cry! Seriously, lots of choking back tears during the first look and more during their ceremony! Three days ago, they celebrated their two-month anniversary, and we are wishing them all the love, happiness and blessings we wish them then! Thank you both for allowing Elkin and I to be a part of your special day! It will remain in our hearts forever!

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