Joanne+Tim {hitched!}

I was the lucky gal that got to photograph part two of this wonderful couple's wedding celebration. I mean--come on--a park? a lake? fall foliage? food trucks? kegs of beer? giant Jenga? It's like they took all my favorite things and made a wedding bash out of them.

Joanne and Tim invited all their loved ones to their vow renewal ceremony at Great Hollow Lake at Wolfe Park, a place they frequented during their runs together. The weather could not have been any more beautiful. The sun was shining and the leaves were just starting to change color. PERFECTION! Big Green Truck Pizza served a mouthwatering assortment of brick oven pizzas, gelato, and espresso while Hapa Food Truck kept guests coming back for more Korean style tacos, furikake fries, and crispy brussel sprout salad. Guests enjoyed a variety of lawn games while I stole the couple away for portraits. The festivities concluded with both the bride and groom doing keg stands {those photographs not included, haha}. Congratulations to the happy couple!

Jessica+Jesse {married!}

A week ago today I spent 36 hours in LA. I had just come off of a triple shift at the hospital, packed, and made my way to JFK before returning home a day and a half later to go back to a triple shift at the hospital.

Why, you ask? The whirlwind trip was primarily to document the wedding of my dear friend Jessica to her beloved Jesse. Their sweet wedding was ripe with details+touches by family and friends from all over. The Episcopalian ceremony was one of the most unique wedding ceremonies that I had ever attended and their reception included tacos. TACOS! But the most special part for me to witness was probably the send-off, where the bride+groom's family and closest friends gathered around the couple and sang "Amazing Grace" moments before the newlyweds departed. Truly, what an amazing way to end a wedding and embark on marriage!

Helen+Paul {married!}

Remember this lovely couple?

Helen and Paul were married on a G-U-S-T-Y spring Saturday. The wind was bananas but the couple and their boisterous wedding party were troopers and braved the chill. These two got ready at their new apartment and decided to have their first look in their cozy backyard. Then we hustled over to P.S. 41 where Helen teaches {the blue school doors added the perfect pop of color!}. The wedding ceremony and reception were held at Vivaldi Ristorante, a gorgeous venue with tons and tons of windows {and thus glorious natural sunlight!}. The whole day was filled with special details: Helen DIY-ed the centerpieces, the seating board, HER FABRIC BOUQUET, all of the boutonnieres, and the wedding favors. The sweet couple chose to write their own vows during the reception the groom serenaded his new bride with Steven Curtis Chapman's "I Will be Here." This wedding was particularly near and dear to my heart because I knew the groom since he was the tender age of twelve and I grew to love Helen ever since he introduced us over burgers. Since then my husband and I have had the privilege of walking alongside them as their relationship deepened and flourished. It was an honor to witness their union and to document their wedding day through these photographs. If I could I would post everything but I hope this snippet will do!