weddings

Sarah & Bryan | 10.21.18

Sarah and Bryan’s wedding took place on the shores of Lake Mohawk. It was one of those cold and sunny October days. The small and intimate bridal parties quietly helped the bride and groom get ready for their late fall marriage. The atmosphere would later be transformed with napkin hats and inflatable guitars. Jess watched another old friend get married, and the story goes on… —m+j

Heather & Ryan | 10.19.18

Heather and Ryan’s wedding was painted with lush fall colors. You could smell the fires burning inside the centuries old stone buildings. There was a deep sense of history in the landscape and the generations of family that would come together to celebrate the bride and groom. We always love ceremonies surrounded by nature. There were even a few groundhogs in attendance. A perfect October day. —m

Dana & Marc | 9.29.18

Dana and Marc’s wedding was the classic New York event at the beautiful botanical gardens in the Bronx. Their intimate ceremony was officiated by the groom’s dad, and the bride and groom even shared a “unity cocktail” before they said their I do’s — a first even for us! Their modern bridal style, great taste in music (dancing for the first time to Neil Young’s “Harvest Moon,”) and the out-of-this world delicious food made for an all-around good time had by all. Their sense of humor carried everyone through the day, and we had so much fun being a part of it. —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

Dominique & Jerry | 1.21.17

Dominique and Jerry's wedding was the first to take me out of the country. This was my first chance to really combine my two passions, weddings and travel photography. This adventure was set to the backdrop of the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. The bride and groom were gracious enough to let me attend and photograph their intimate destination celebration. It was a two day affair, starting with a bumpy puddle hopper plane trip from St. Maarten to St. Kitts that wouldn't have been out of place in an Indiana Jones movie. The ceremony took place on the beach surrounded by grassy mountains and craggy stone shorelines. At sunset the local fishermen came out to pull in their colorful catches. We spent the day after the wedding exploring the island. Wild monkeys, fading murals, palm trees, and ancient sugar mill ruins made it a photographer's playground. I loved being able to spend so much one-on-one time with the bride and groom without all of the pressures of a typical wedding day. Their willingness for adventure, and to stop whenever we saw a new amazing location, fed my passion for landscapes and portraits. I hope to do this again very, very soon...   --m