People often ask us how we spend the winter months since most of our weddings are photographed in the summer. The answer is simple: albums. Our creative juices keep on flowing and most of our brides and grooms are ready to begin making their albums about 6 months after their wedding. So while it is blustery outside, we hunker down in front of our computers designing albums and prepping the files. I thought I would share a little sneak peak from a current album.
Becky and Danny got married at The Chanler at Cliff Walk in Newport, RI. They actually had a super colorful (lots of fresh pinks and greens) wedding. And most of their album reflects that aspect of the day. So I was so excited to use some of the black and white images and create this spread. I love the moments I was able to include- the large image was just after Danny gave his speech and went to steal a kiss from Becky. The other 3 images were captured during their first dance.
Last month I went down to The Plaza Hotel in NYC to photograph a wedding for David Tutera, celebrity party planner extraordinaire. To say that the wedding was unbelievably fabulous would be an understatement. David designed ceremony and reception spaces that were truly jaw dropping in their beauty and creativity. Here are some highlights, beginnng with the ballroom which David was most excited about.
The Plaza Ballroom already magnificent, became truly magical.
In the center was this incredible floral creation, simply a work of art, hanging from the ceiling like crystal chandeliers.
Speaking of chandeliers, each centerpiece had three of them surrounded by flowers and draped in crystals.
You can really appreciate the scale of the centerpieces. Here’s a photo of a David Tutera team member putting on the finishing touches. Note he had to stand on a ladder to reach the spot he was working on.
A closeup of the base of the centerpieces, wrapped in Swarovski crystals.
Check out this five foot tall wedding cake. At first, I thought it was covered in real flowers, but on closer inspection, I realized each petal was created out of sugar.
The custom-built head table was covered with silver leaf and trimmed with Swarovski crystals… see a theme here?
The bride wanted crystals and then more cyrstals. Crystals everywhere.
The ceremony took place in the Terrace Room under this extraodinary chuppah.
Finally, my favorite piece designed for the cocktail reception.
The whole design came together beautifully- the flowers, the lighting, the crystals- everything looked perfect.
A huge thank you to the whole David Tutera team, the caterers and their crew from Great Performances, and everyone at The Plaza. What a truly stunning event! We can’t wait to see what David and his team have planned when we work with them at The Plaza next May.
Totally awesome news! We just found out from Genevieve that her wedding to Jack is featured as the Wedding of the Week on the Destination Weddings and Honeymoons website. DWH also profiled this fabulous wedding on their blog.
Genevieve and Jack are absolutely wonderful and their wedding was truly gorgeous. Genevieve planned her California wedding from Chicago with the help of Jack’s sister (who lives in the Bay Area) as well as her planner Michelle Martinez of Event Designs. She and Jack chose the Outdoor Art Club in Mill Valley, California as the backdrop for the ceremony and reception. You can read all the details on the Destination Weddings site, but I couldn’t help but share a few of my favorite pix from this amazing wedding.
Friday evening was the start of something really great. I had the opportunity to come together with some of the most fabulous photographers in the wedding industry to put on an art show. Friday night was the opening and it was a smashing success. Friends and family from near and far came to support us and enjoy the art. I am so thankful for all of the hardwork everyone put in.
The Rockin’ Artists:
The show continues through Jan. 4. You can check it out most weekends between 11 and 3. The MAC 650 Artspace Gallery is at 650 Main Street, Middletown, CT (about 15 minutes from Hartford).
I am super excited to announce the gallery show I am taking part in. The theme for our work is love. The show came about from a desire to explore love in new context. All of the photographers in the show are women who primarily shoot weddings. You can check out some of their wedding work on their sites: Jacklyn Greenberg, Tina Parsadanov, Val McCormick, Mary Marantz, Jane Shauck, Krystal Prue, Carla Ten Eyck, and Nikki Nicole Rinaldi. I am honored to be among these women, who are not only fabulous photographers, but extraordinary individuals.