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Engagement : Luis + Mariella Dumbo NYC

Hi Amigos!

Meet Luis + Mariella. The story of how these two lovebirds came to us is pretty common nowadays — social media. Elkin and Luis are both members of an online community. Luis happened to see Elkin’s photography work on this community and liked it and the rest is the result of this post. We had to reschedule this session twice before it finally happened. First, we were set to shoot on the Sunday before the arrival of Hurricane Sandy. Not knowing how the weather would react just a day before this storm, we decided to play it safe and reschedule to the week after. Of course, that also didn’t happen because of the terrible and very ugly aftermath of the storm on the Downtown Manhattan/Brooklyn area. We scheduled a third time and of course, this was the charm. When we finally met, we were blessed with the most ridiculously beautiful fall day — ever! So beautiful in fact, that it made all that rescheduling well worth it. Luis mentioned to Elkin that he liked color and we couldn’t think of a more vibrant and colorful neighborhood than DUMBO Brooklyn! With its amazing graffiti and artwork all over, bright brick walls, cobblestone roads, and a super cool and buzzing vibe, it seemed like the perfect place for this shoot. This section of Brooklyn is sort of a little favorite of ours so we were even more excited to shoot here! Luis and Mariela were awesome! They were game for anything! I.e. The motorcycle in one of the pictures you’ll see does NOT belong to either of us four! LOL. We had so much fun during this session. Lots of conversations, some heart stopping moments — at least for Mariella and me — and even some carousel riding!

Luis + Mariella are getting married in Queens next summer. We are so happy for them and wish them a lifetime of happiness! <3

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NikkiNovember 21, 2012 - 12:17 am

What a great set of images, the couple must be so happy with these. The colours are fantastic and it looks like it was a lot of fun.

MichelleNovember 18, 2012 - 10:46 pm

Wow!! I really love how you captured a story – ‘a day in the life of a true love’. Congrats to them!

JaideanNovember 18, 2012 - 4:54 am

These are gorgeous! Great variety and locations!

J SimoneauNovember 17, 2012 - 3:28 am

Wow, these area fantastic! Adorable couple. Love the carousel and the beautiful locations as well…

Wedding : Joe + Olivia <3 Prospect Park, Brooklyn NY

Hi Friends!

On Saturday July 28th, we had the pleasure of photographing Joe + Oliva’s special day. Olivia and Joe came to us by way of one of our all time favorite clients, Carolyn. You see, Carolyn and Oliva have been “BFFs” for a LONG time. I found out just how long during Carolyn’s awesome MOH speech, (total tear jerker btw) when she showed us a picture of two fresh-faced teenage girls. We arrived at Olivia’s home around noon on Saturday at a cozy and super welcoming apartment in one of my favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn. Despite all the hormones in the air and all things “get wedding ready fab” throughout the apartment, there was a sense of calmness which I’ve yet to accept. [THE] Wedding day is supposed to be chaos right? Not with this bride! Olivia was genuinely one of the most laid back brides I have EVER met! She did make up for her lack of frenzy in HAPPY! She was so, so happy that NOTHING could “rain on her parade”, not even ACTUAL rain. So later, when it did rain, of course, she smiled her way through it. Actually, the entire bridal party did — we have pictures to prove it. Ha! This happiness was shared amongst all and continued to fill all parts of this special day; happy groom, happy family, happy friends.

Congratulations Joe + Olivia! May the rest of your lives be filled with all the love and happiness that we all experienced on that beautiful Saturday afternoon.

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LynnSeptember 30, 2012 - 9:48 am

Oh my goodness, these are just fabulous! I love the feeling of joy and happiness that runs through all the pictures. Beautifully taken!

JaideanSeptember 29, 2012 - 3:08 pm

Gorgeous wedding and you captured it beautifully!

Olivia & JosephSeptember 18, 2012 - 11:00 pm

Dearest Elkin & Angie,
We are blown away by these gorgeous shots and your kind words. Truly. You two are a dream team, and we are so grateful you were able to share in our big day and capture it so amazingly beautifully. Words can’t express how much we love these pictures. We so do. We know we will cherish them for the rest of our lives.

We are so moved to see this amazing post! We will recommend you to anyone & everyone!!!

Our deepest gratitude,
Olivia & Joseph

Faith HunterSeptember 14, 2012 - 12:13 pm

Olivia and Joseph, these are gorgeous! They capture the joy and love that was certainly felt by everyone that day!

Catherine AdagoSeptember 13, 2012 - 11:37 pm

Olivia and Joseph, these pictures are beautiful! I love the ones of the both of you and I also love the one of the both of you and Carolyn and Mark running down the street. I can’t wait to have a photograph.

CarolynSeptember 13, 2012 - 9:38 pm

Oh. Wow. So many thoughts, but all of them concluding that I LOVE these pics. Some other thoughts: Why do I dance like a dork and always with my mouth open? My friend Olivia is stunning. Mateo looks crazy with those stuffed cats. He clearly gets his crazy facial expressions from his mom. Speaking of facial expressions, love the look from the lady in blue about 7 pics up. haha! We needed an umbrella for that running pic, it is not at all obvious that it was raining. 🙂 That’s all… for now.