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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Tarrytown Wedding ~ Emily & Mitch

I had the honor and pleasure of photographing Mitch and Emily's wedding April 17, 2011 in Tarrytown, New York. The ceremony and reception were both at the magnificent Tappan Hill Mansion. The on site event manager, Kathy Policastro was amazing. She handled every detail with grace and professionalism.

For those of you who don't know, I totally "geek-out" over weddings. I get so excited to see the dress, the shoes, the flowers, the hair and make-up. Look at Emily, so radiant!

The gorgeous bouquet.

Emily has two sisters, Sara and Rachel. They were so fun and playful. This photo was a quick shot I took emphasizing Emily's cool hoodie that reads, "Mrs. Weiser." What I love about this photo, is that I asked them to come together and put their arms around Emily's waist. They so easily snuggled in and surrounded their sister, and dropped their heads. Maybe it wasn't intentional, but it looked to me like they were in prayer or at least a moment of contemplation. It also indicates the obvious closeness between them.

So here is Emily immediately after she put her dress on. I LOVE this moment at every single wedding! It still gets me, to be able to be there and witness when the bride puts on her dress. This is a big time "geek-out" moment for me. I try to contain my excitement and play it cool. Sigh...... just look at her, she is so gorgeous. And look at her mother, Terri, so proud of her daughter. By-the-way, now I know where all the girls get their amazingly beautiful brown eyes. So next up is the moment when Emily and Mitch see each other for the first time. Tappan Hill Mansion has this stunning staircase which was perfect for the moment.

Emily's father seeing her for the first time in her beautiful gown.

We went outside for some couples shots. It was a little windy but what a beautiful day! Did I mention that Emily and Mitch met in med school? They are both finishing soon and will be doctors. Yes, doctors. Mitch-surgeon, Emily-anesthesiologist. Very, very impressive.

What I love about shooting weddings is that I have the opportunity to get to know the family. I had Paul and Terri, the mother and father of the bride, right in front of my camera here. Instead of smiling at me, Paul planted this deep kiss on Terri. To me, that says something about the passion and love between them. Absolutely, wonderful.

 Signing the ketubah.

The ceremony was lovely.

There was such joy and laughter during the reception. Both families clearly love and support Emily and Mitch with all their hearts. They definitely know how to have a good time. 

I absolutely love this image of Mr. Weiser being raised during the hora.

This is one of my favorite photographs from the evening. At the end of the reception Emily & Mitch embraced, totally naturally, spontaneously. Thank you both for sharing your beautiful wedding day with me.

I would like to mention Mikkel Paige, she was my second photographer. She took some amazing photographs. Please check out her blog Mikkel Paige.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Sneek Peek ~ Mitch & Emily's rehearsal.

Emily and Mitch had their rehearsal dinner in New York City tonight. I took this photograph
of them in Grand Central Station. The wedding tomorrow is going to be amazing!

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Second Shooting

I once again had the honor to second shoot with Vlad Chaloupka. He is an amazing local photographer in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What I love about second shooting is that I get the opportunity to work with another photographer. I also get the chance to shoot the event from a different perspective. I can kind of be invisible while the principle photographer is in charge of everything. In a sense, I can relax and capture things in a photo journalistic way. Here are some of my images from the wedding that Vlad so generously allowed me to post.

I love this image because I happened to capture the father looking at his beautiful daughter as he was walking her down the isle.

The ceremony and reception were held at the amazing La Posada resort and spa in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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