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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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Michele & Carl – Park Savoy Wedding, Florham Park, NJ

bride and groom at Park Savoy and bouquet detail

Michele and Carl were married on an unseasonably beautiful January day at the Park Savoy in Florham Park, NJ. Their wedding was during the day, which gave us some amazing light to work with as it streamed in onto the dance floor!

engagement ring - platinum - pave - gold bokeh

One of my favorite ring shots of all time! The Park Savoy had a lot of holiday decorations up, so I took full advantage of the sparkle:)

navy blue wedding shoes

bride in limo

bridal portrait and dress detail

Michele’s dress was so gorgeous! Love the back detail

seating card table setup

bride getting ready with fireplace detail

mother of the bride looking on as bride gets ready

bride with train on display

bridal bouquet detail

engagement ring detail with bouquet and dress

engagement ring on bouquet

bridesmaid bouquet and reflections

The bridal suite at the Park Savoy had a lot of interesting mirrors to work with:)Love!

wedding - walking down the aisle

wedding ceremony - bride and groom

The ceremony was held in the same room as the reception. I loved the whole setup and how light and airy everything was!

wedding ceremony - bride and groom - first kiss

walking back down the aisle as a married couple

Michele and Carl are married!

bride and groom portrait with navy blue shoe detail

bride and groom on swing

We spent some time doing portraits in the garden after the ceremony was over.

bride and groom share a moment on a swing

bride and groom play around

wedding reception setup - sweetheart table

chandelier and bridal bouquet

There were a few jaw-dropping chandeliers in the reception hall.

bride and groom listen to speeches

bride and groom first dance (with boys fighting in background)

bride hugging a guest on the dance floor

young boys having fun on the wedding dance floor

There were a ton of little boys at the wedding, and they certainly made things interesting:)

young boy contemplates wedding cake

wedding cake and decor detail

Beautiful snowflake wedding cake!

wedding desserts and jordan almonds

bride and her aunt hug at the wedding

wide angle shot of wedding dance floor with flowers

mischievous boy trying to take bride's headpiece off

bride and groom dance at reception

Michele and Carl also had my photobooth at their wedding! Here are a few outtakes:)

Congratulations again to Michele and Carl! Wishing you both all the best!!

Links:
Venue – Park Savoy
DJ – Premier Entertainment
Flowers – Metropolitan Plant Exchange
Cake – Palermo’s

   
  • Jody Vaccaro- Bernice - January 24, 2013 - 12:21 am

    OHMYGOSH! These pictures are ALL amazing! I can’t wait to see the rest of them! What a happy couple, a beautiful wedding, and an incredible job by the photographers who captured so many priceless moments! :) Thank you for sharing this sneak peek with us! (sister of the groom, sister-in-law of the bride, and 3/7 of their nephews…) Jody Vaccaro- Bernice.

  • Rebecca Nicholson - January 24, 2013 - 3:52 pm

    So happy for your brother! Beautiful wedding!