Sam & Meredith | 9.22.18

Sam and Meredith came to us through old friends. We really got to explore their venue, from the dim attic to the freshly cut pile of logs on the grounds. We love it when the bride and groom are up for anything! The floors shook as friends and family took the Horah into full swing, literally. We thought a few would fly off at the speeds they were moving. The sun set on a beautiful night, and the heartfelt speeches brought it all home. —m

Amanda & Brandon | 7.28.18

Amanda and Brandon’s wedding was yet another opportunity for me to watch one of my dear friends marry the love of her life. Amanda was one of my best buds during our high school years and we had so many good times together. She married her childhood sweetheart (literally — they’ve known each other since grade school!!) and it was a day filled with so much love as their families finally became one. The sweet father-daughter dance (yes, I cried), the gondola ride, and the epic “Piano Man” singalong were only a few of my favorite moments. Wishing this girl and her new hubs all the happiness and love in the world. —j

Gabbie & Dave | 11.23.17

I opted out of my photographer duties and let Mark shoot solo so I could be a part of my good friend Gabbie's wedding. We traveled to Florida over Thanksgiving last year and watched her marry Dave in the backyard of her parents' house (so sweet!). We had a few days of gorgeous weather and when the wedding day came, we were greeted with torrential rain and a tornado warning (!), but everyone was all smiles regardless. These two were troopers and got a little wet but all in all the day was a total success. Sometimes I think how weird it is that I've known this girl for 10+ years; we used to share a tiny Manhattan apartment and belt out 'Newsies' songs while eating takeout during our college years. I'm so grateful for these long-lasting friendships, and so happy to have been a part of one of the most important days of Gabbie's life. xoxo -- j

Kara & PJ | 11.17.17

I think at this point Jess and I might be honorary McDonalds. Kara is the fourth sibling of the McDonald clan we've had the pleasure to shoot. Each of their weddings has been unique and Kara and PJ's was no exception. It was a cold, clear day in November with the Manhattan skyline as our backdrop. These two were troopers, even in the freezing cold! I think their classic taste is evident throughout these photos. As the last sibling to get married, this may be bittersweet, but I have a feeling we'll see all these familiar faces soon enough.  --m

Nikki & Dan | 11.11.17

Nikki and Dan's wedding took place on a cold November day in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, just around the corner from the charming apartment they call home. We got to meet their sweet kitty, play some antique instruments, witness a truly intimate ceremony, and use the city as our backdrop for it all. It was simple, local, true to them, and full of lots of love.   --j