Thursday, June 12, 2014

The Essex and Sussex: Erin + Jeremy

I have done countless weddings in the Spring Lake area but this one was extra special. I was fortunate enough to photograph Erin and Jeremy's wedding at The Essex and Sussex. Thanks to Erin's grandparents, who live on the property, they were able to use the venue to host their wedding. The ceremony was held on her grandparents' deck which overlooked the ocean. Throughout the Essex and Sussex are various rooms filled with paintings and antique games. Erin and Jeremy really wanted to walk around and let the rooms dictate the images. They gave me full range in terms of room selection and I gave them free range in posing. Since the weather cooperated we were able to take advantage of the boardwalk and use the beach as a beautiful backdrop. Before the pictures Erin and her friends fell in love with an antique bicycle and wanted a way to incorporate it into a few of the pictures. The photographs with the bike turned out to be my favorites of the entire day.

If you can't guess, her color scheme was centered around purple. It was a simple pop of color: from the bridesmaid dresses, to the sunglasses they used for props and the candy bar provided to the guest at the reception. Besides the candy bar the guests were treated to a performance from the groom and his band. They sang a song dedicated to Erin. I enjoyed spending the day at the Essex and Sussex and I am happy that I actually got to photograph there because it is not a venue that everyone is privy too.  Congratulations guys!

Sunday, June 1, 2014

View on the Hudson: Semi + Peter

Last Sunday I had the pleasure of photographing the union of two lovers in Piermont, NY. It was a gorgeous day at View on the Hudson for Semi and Peter’s wedding. Having the opportunity to photograph by water is always a pleasure for me. Despite the gloomy weather the day before, they were fortunate enough to have clear and sunny skies. I am beyond grateful that Semi and Peter allowed me to be apart of their most intimate moments on their extra special day. Once again, Congrats guys!