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Kristen & Mike Wedding – W Hotel, Union Square, NYC

bride and groom in Union Square

Kristen and Mike had such a fun wedding at the W Hotel in Union Square! The W is such a stunning location, and since the weather cooperated, we were able to get some great shots in Union Square park itself too. Kristen worked her butt off on so many personal DIY details for the day — but I must say that my favorite part was the giant candy display in the cocktail hour room!:)

engagement ring with sparkly background

bride receiving gift from her groom

puppy on wedding day

Their little puppy Toby was there to give his blessing! He looks all innocent, but he actually chewed up Kristen’s first pair of Jimmy Choo’s:(Luckily, she had backups that were just as gorgeous!

two pairs of Jimmy Choos for a bride - one chewed up by dog

wedding dress details - name hanger

mother of bride watching her get ready

bride and bouquet detail

puppy and bridesmaid wait patiently

bride and groom first look - stairs of W hotel union square

puppy with bow tie on wedding day

guest placecards with key detail

bride and groom walking in Union Square

bride and groom portrait in Union Square

Loved Kristen’s red calla lilies!

bouquet and dress detail - bride and groom

bride and friends toast

wedding ceremony at W hotel

Toby was a very good boy through (most of) the ceremony:)

bridal party - detail with puppy

bride and groom hold hands during ceremony

wedding ceremony detail and first kiss

wedding ceremony

reception centerpiece detail - purple

NYC table names for wedding - Brooklyn

Candy table!:)

candy table at wedding - purple and pink with macarons

wedding cake details - white with purple and pink flowers

Union Square at dusk

We ventured outside for a quick nighttime portrait session!

nighttime bride and groom portrait at W Hotel in Union Square

wedding reception fun at W Hotel in Union Square

bride and groom dance at wedding reception

Congratulations to Kristen and Mike on an amazing wedding and years of happiness to come! Bonus photobooth slideshow coming right up:)

Kristen and Mike’s Engagement Photos
Venue – W Hotel Union Square
Hairdresser – Stacy Pitt
Florist – Ariston Florist
Ceremony Music – Jason Liebman Acoustic Guitar
Band – JK Band


Kristen & Mike – Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NYC – Engaged

engaged couple at the Society for Ethical Culture building in Brooklyn

Kristen and Mike decided to keep their engagement session close to home, which, when you live near Prospect Park, is a no-brainer! Kristen loves the Society for Ethical Culture building on the park, so we headed over there for some shots, and we also got to include their adorable puppy, Toby:)

engaged couple with their spaniel puppy

spaniel puppy

engaged couple with their puppy

engaged couple outside of the society for ethical culture building

engaged couple at the society for ethical culture building

engaged couple portraits

shoe detail of engagement shoot in Brooklyn

Love her shoes!

engaged couple in Prospect Park in Brooklyn

engaged couple in front of tree

engaged couple in tunnel at Prospect Park

engaged couple - Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn

engaged couple at Grand Army Plaza

Grand Army Plaza has that Parisian thing going for it;)

engaged couple in Prospect Park

Congrats again to Kristen and Mike! Your wedding is so close now, can’t wait!


Monika & Joel – Grand Central, NYC – Engaged

engaged couple in NYC near Grand Central - taxi cab in background

Monika and Joel had a gorgeous day for their engagement session at Grand Central! We had a lot of fun exploring. This little diner is across from the main entrance, and I love the entryway window (plus, it complemented Monika’s dress perfectly:))

engaged couple in the window of diner near grand central in NYC

Can’t get enough of the iconic chandeliers!

engaged couple in Grand Central Terminal NYC

engaged couple kisses in Grand Central

engagement shoot in Grand Central - detail of the clock

engaged couple on the main floor of Grand Central NYC

engaged couple on balcony in Grand Central NYC

Joel loves his Mac, so we had to head up to the Apple store for a bit:)

engaged couple kisses in the Grand Central apple store

engaged couple checks out a Mac in Grand Central

engaged couple overlooking the main floor in Grand Central

engaged couple in Grand Central - having fun on the balcony

engaged couple in Grand Central

engagement photos outside of Grand Central

engagement photos through the window of cafe

Congrats, Monika and Joel! I had lots of fun with you guys and can’t wait until your wedding day:)

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