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WD: Laura + Jason

This is Laura and Jason’s incredible intimate wedding. Laura is actually one of my sister-in-law’s closest friends. It was my pleasure to help them document this incredible day full of family, great moments, and a cool vintage car. Please check out some of my favorites.

 

Venue: Daniel

Venue(Day 2): ABC Kitchen
We were in the mystery novel section of the library as we waited for everyone to gather and this book title caught my eye; “Don’t Ever Look Back.”To balance all three rings on this plant was feat on it’s own…but luckily it stayed long enough for the shot.Love this bouquet arrangement, all the colors.Love the intimate-ness of the entire day.The moment they were pronounced husband and wife.The first kiss!Sometimes a simple gesture can set an incredible mood for the shot.I do love playing in tall grasses.It adds to the focus and cuteness of their expressions.The most important thing is to surround yourself with loved ones.Nothing beats a big open space to create a great portrait.Who doesn’t love a great stone wall.When they rolled up the vintage car….I was thinking of a million ideas! So much fun!We were at Daniel enjoying an intimate dinner with everyone involved in the ceremony. FYI here’s a technical fact about both dinners, both Daniel and ABC Kitchen are high-end establishments and I was restricted from using my flash to document the event so I had to capture moments at f1.8, ISO 5000, 1/50s…#steadyhands. In all my years, I have never done before but luckily my gear was good enough to handle the lighting situation and I held my breath most of the time. What a lovely cake from Daniel’s.This was the next day celebrating with all their friends and family at ABC Kitchen

WD: Weslee + David

It was such a pleasure to have documented Weslee and David’s engagement sessions which had some unfortunate weather but luckily when the wedding day came it was the best thing we could have hoped for. Documenting in this space was so much fun, there was an exuberant amount of light, unique spaces, and of course some of the interesting taxidermy located throughout. Please check out some of my favorite images.

Photographer: Kevin Liang + Peter Chan

Venue: Explorer’s Club

Wedding Cake: Milk Bar

Also a fun little thing happened, NBC News was doing a story about Weslee’s awesome company Boxed.com and some of my images were shown on the segment, which was totally awesome! I just had to share that =) now onto the images.

Love these compasses as souvenirs at the wedding and seat assignments.

One of my favorite wedding dress shots. Noticed this natural two-toned coloring from the windows so I placed the three rings for Weslee strategically to get this shot. David getting ready.Mom helping Weslee with the final details.
All the ladiesGetting ready for the first look.Can’t help but smile when I see a moment like this.
Ooo that penguin …Portrait success.
Another one from a different view.Framed it as she was rushing down to greet her friends and guest. A NYC moment.Love this gate and the fun they had with it. Two views, same feelings =)Having two perspective is always great during a wedding as it shows two different thoughts on the shot but both coming out equally wonderful.
A touching moment of Weslee’s brother with his son before the ceremony begins. In every shot I think about placing relevant subject/objects in the frame to tell a more complete story. For this walk down the aisle I was lucky I could include David in the frame as you see Weslee smiling away.I knew how important Grandma Beatie was to Weslee and to document moments like this one. I knew I did my job.Their candidness is just breathtaking. Who doesn’t want a photo with this Polar Bear!!!!I just had to place the bouquet here.All smiles and wonderful stories during the speeches.A low-key cake cutting shot…
Turned to some fun, cake feeding.Their amazing first dance, it was such a tight space but luckily with a strobe, and a 14mm lens I made it work. Don’t know what was said but this makes me laugh everytime. Someone got REAL low!!!Love it when guest just have an incredible time.A great end to the night.