Monday, September 5, 2011

Katie and Mario

Terrible thunder storms?


Bring it!

Nothing was going to get our bride and groom down on their wedding, which happened to land smack dab in the middle of all the August thunderstorms and Hurricane Irene.  Katie and Mario were married on Saturday, August 19th, 2011, with high spirits and amazing summer weather.  Located right on the Hudson River at the W Hotel in Hoboken, New Jersey, we were lucky to photograph them against some of the best views of New York City.

At the reception, there was a live band keeping everything lively into the night.  We had so much fun capturing everyone laughing, singing and cutting some mean rugs! 

Katie and Mario, we wish you both all our best.  Congrats guys!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Heather and Mitch's Wedding

It’s finally 2011 and Erin and I have kicked off this season with a couple we have known for a year now.  Heather and Mitch’s wedding took place at the Woodcliff Hotel and Spa in Victor, NY. The ceremony site was transformed into a winter wonderland. All of the tables and decorations were touched with an icy blue and sliver feel that brought the beauty of winter inside, without the cold. 

 Every part of the wedding was infused with their personality, which gave the day a lighter feel. Mitch is a wedding photographer and Heather is part of a women's roller derby team in Rochester called the Rottenchesters. This couple is far from ordinary, so we didn’t expect anything typical to happen during the day.  Trust me, Erin and I were not disappointed!  From beginning to end it was filled with little surprises. Instead of traditional shoes Heather wore white Adidas sneakers bedazzled in rhinestones that said Mrs. McAllister. For formals they brought along oversized sunglasses for the wedding party to pose with. This was a fun prop which brought out everyone's personality. When they were officially called in as Mr. and Mrs. McAllister they both handed out Mardi Gras beads to the guest. This was a nice touch that got all of their guest to participate in the call-in rather than standing and clapping on the sidelines like at most weddings. The cake was no exception to the unique feel of the wedding. The cake topper was a one of a kind design that had two figures used to represent the bride and groom. Mitch's character had a camera strapped around his neck. While Heather's was decorated with a helmet and rollerblades, clearly showing off each of their passions. The highlight of the night had to be Mitch’s rendition of “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” and Heather getting all of her guest to dance to the hip hop song “Pop, Lock, and Drop It”. 

Even though we have met this couple in the past and photographed their engagement session, nothing is better than spending that special day with them.
It was great to photograph a couple who were themselves right through the entire day. Mitch and Heather’s love was felt through out the room by all the smiles and laughter that they shared. We wish Mitch a.k.a “Save a Horse Ride a Cowboy” and Heather a.k.a “Pop, Lock, and Drop it”  all the best in the new year and many years to come!