The island of Anguilla is a place that I travel to almost every day, if only in my mind! When the weather gets chilly and everything turns to grey, I find myself daydreaming of it’s white sand beaches and crystal blue bathtub waters. And of course the RUM PUNCH! Every beach shack has it’s own recipe. When I’m there I like to see if I can sample them all, that’s just part of the fun. (=
More often than not, a bride’s request is to ‘just have fun’ on her wedding day. I don’t think that’s too much to ask! I have to say, this Malibu Winery Wedding at Saddlerock Ranch was the epitome of fun. We had such a great time exploring the property before the ceremony, feeding the animals, enjoying the company of great friends, savoring a glass of wine on the estate. So much of what happens before the vows, often gets lost in the story. But not for Brighid and Phil. They opted to enjoy every single moment of the day TOGETHER! The whole affair was a bride’s dream-come-true and Saddlerock Ranch was the absolute perfect venue to host all the fun!
The Mark Hotel has everything a photographer could ask for in a location for getting ready: large windows with beautiful natural light pouring in, large suites with plenty of space for friends and family-members to lounge and socialize, private space for the bride to relax, and some fun and quirky spots to photograph the special couple. I was especially thankful for the close proximity to the wedding venue this time at the Boathouse in Central Park!
We had Jenna and Dan’s timeline padded with so much extra space in between activities, no one was ever stressed and everything ran smoothly and on time. It was the perfect day! Thank you both for choosing me to capture your wedding. You’re wonderful! xo
From the perspective of a photographer, a New York City Wedding is truly one of my favorite things! Jenna and Dan pulled off a dreamy affair with their closest friends and family at their side….nestled into the perfect little nook on a peaceful little pond all tucked away from the hustle of the city. It’s a place we all know as the Central Park Boathouse. I say it every time, it’s the quintessential place to get married in the city, surrounded by all that natural beauty. And speaking of natural beauty, Jenna was nothing short of stunning in her blush colored Monique Lhuillier gown. Can we please talk about the detail on that dress? Elegant perfection from head to toe! It was one of those days that we wished would never end. Thank you to this perfect couple for allowing me to share in all the details with you (especially the dress shopping part!). I can’t wait to follow along with your story as you adventure through life together. Sending you a giant hug today. xoxo
I don’t think it’s any big secret that Italy is my very favorite place in the whole world! Well…Italy and Palm Springs … I long for both of those places on a regular basis. So when Kate reached out about her plans to elope in Cinque Terre, I was like…DREAMY!!! (= I also felt super connected to Kate and Adam’s story because I always had a secret desire to elope. I mean, what could be more romantic? Eloping in a colorful village that hangs on a vertical coastline that falls right into the Mediterranean Sea…IN THE ITALIAN RIVIERA!!! If you were to paint a picture of romance, I think that might be it!
Let me tell you, watching these two lovebirds recite their vows to each other as the tide came drifting in over the rocks… I think that was the picture of what love is all about. Those quiet moments of appreciation. I feel so honored to have captured this precious day, celebrating the love between two hearts. Raising a glass and saying, thank GOODNESS you two finally found each other! I want to wish you, Kate and Adam, a lifetime of happiness together. You are a kind and beautiful couple. Thank you for choosing me as your photographer. xo