I always allow my couples to choose their engagement session locations but most of the time they default to my special spots. Not this time. Kate + Drew knew exactly where they wanted to head. In fact, their second date was climbing the adjacent mountain. With one bottle of water. And a lot of gumption. Ha.
They were adorably sentimental as they told me the story of their beginnings, some of the dates in between and then the impending engagement. Totally a love-at-first-date type of romance. She almost even wore the same outfit. So cute.
They are getting married at The Garrison this Summer which is a total favorite of mine. Spending the afternoon together was such a great starting point for their wedding photography and I am glad they indulged my suggestion. Now I can't wait until August even more!
The First Look is a trend of the last 8 or 9 years that has really taken off. It was developed by one of the world’s leading wedding photographers as a way to, essentially, get more hours in a day. By seeing each other two hours before your ceremony, it allows photographers more time to make amazing portraits of the two of you. To help you, here are some pros and cons of doing a First Look and a few things to keep in mind when making your decision.
Minsoo and Chris were married on October 22, 2016 with their ceremony at St. Peter’s Church in New York City followed by a reception at The Musket Room. When Chris reached out to me, I checked out his Instagram account. He has a really great eye for light and shadow, and I was really impressed. They were originally going to get married at Blooming Hill Farm, but then, plans changed and they booked The Musket Room in the LES (Lower East Side)! So we went from shooting an outdoor country wedding in a field with flowers to this posh, high-end, sit-down dinner wedding. While it was a totally different feel, it was a wonderful day and Minsoo, Chris, and their families looked so happy.
Where do I even start....? Coby and Clinton were married on January 28 with their ceremony at The Mohican and their reception at Back Stage Productions in Kingston, New York. Their wedding was both untraditional and unique- just like they are. When two people are as in love as Coby and Clinton… really, everything else is easy.
Coby is pretty much the mayor of Kingston. She grew up in the area and has worked at many of the dive bars and great restaurants all around town. I met her somewhere close to 2005 when I first moved to the area. She was always welcoming and friendly with a smile on her face and some quick wit banter.