Central Park Engagement Session | NYC Wedding Photographer

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Danielle and Sam flew in from San Francisco for their July engagement session. Danielle is a city girl as she grew up here and she knew from the very beginning of her wedding planning process that she wanted to hold her engagement session with Sam in Central Park. So after a few days of rain and crazy weather, we were greeted with a beautiful and mild summer day. Their session took place in the morning when the light was luminous and the park was quiet. I had a wonderful time getting to know Danielle and Sam and capturing their special connection. I can’t wait to capture their autumn city wedding this October!

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How romantic and sweet! You captured them beautifully!!!

So beautiful! And what a difference a quiet Central Park makes.

what a sweet and romantic engagement session. love the closeness of the couple!

Such a sweet session! I love the one of them standing by the arches!

Kina Wicks

beeeaautiful. Now you have me hankering for a walk in Central Park!

What an iconic spot and beautiful couple! These are so cool, Lindsay!!

What a gorgeous location and sweet couple! Love the images of them in the arches and all of the giant twisty trees surrounding them in Central Park! :)

A Romantic Brooklyn Winery Wedding | Brooklyn Wedding Photographer

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Brooklyn weddings always make me happy! They truly have a coolness factor that is always off the charts. I have been wanting to photograph at the Brooklyn Winery for quite some time and it was definitely meant to be when my high school friend Mike {aka the groom} reached out to me to see if I was interested in capturing his special day with his beautiful bride, Courtney.

Courtney and Mike were married on July 5th in front of their closet family and friends. The weather was beautiful and the city was quiet. Courtney and Mike envisioned their wedding day to be rustic, romantic and filled with sweet personal details. Brooklyn Winery was the perfect location to bring their vision to life. This venue was very organic with long wooden farm tables and succulents that ran up the walls. Large windows provided the ceremony and reception room with gorgeous natural light. Courtney started her day at their apartment where she was surrounded by her lovely bridesmaids, mom and grandmother. Rubi Jones worked her magic on Courtney’s hair and Jackie Schneider amplified Courtney’s beauty with a natural make up look. Courtney looked radiant in her Sarah Seven dress and I especially loved her pale blue Rachel Simpson shoes. She also accessorized her dress with a stunning piece by Twigs and Honey. Courtney’s bridesmaids wore navy, swiss dot J. Crew dresses and their whole look was tied together with lavender colored roses and white dahlias created by Opalia Flowers. Courtney and Mike opted for a first look and  they really wanted to walk around their neighborhood for their portraits. My favorite part of their portraits was when they took me to their favorite pizza place in Williamsburg called Best Pizza. They were hungry and being the ultra cool couple that they are, they decided to share a slice.

After Courtney and Mike’s heartfelt ceremony, guests enjoyed a delicious sit down dinner. The reception decor complimented the venue perfectly. Candelabras and teal colored mason jars filled with baby’s breath lined the tables. I especially loved the whimsical feel of each dinner plate and Courtney & Mike’s cake was a naked cake designed by Momofuku. After dinner, the dance floor opened up and guests danced to the wonderful music of The National Reserve. The energy on the dance floor was infectious and everyone had such an incredible time. I absolutely loved capturing Courtney and Mike’s stunning affair!

Bride’s Dress: Sarah Seven | Bride’s Belt: Twigs and Honey | Bride’s Shoes: Rachel Simpson | Bride’s Hair: Rubi Jones | Bride’s Make Up: Jackie Schneider | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew | Groom’s Suit: Zegna | Stationery: Western Editions | Flowers: Opalia Flowers | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Brooklyn Winery | Officiant: Mark Giller | Entertainment: The National Reserve | Cake: Momofuku

so much fun! everyone looks like they are having the best time… gorgeous shots

simply gorgeous. i love the pizza place photos!! so much fun!

Oh, I love these photos so much! Bride is gorgeous, love the bridesmaids dresses, and the pizza shop shots are so awesome. The entire day just looks so fun. I love it!

Lauren Sauma

You captured this absolutely magical day so beautifully! I was honored to be a part of it all :) Love every photo of the radiant bride and groom!

So beautiful Lindsay! Looked like a fantastic wedding!

Mary SIlverzweig

Without a doubt one of the top weddings I have ever attended! You made it so much your own, It was a privilege to be there and be part of such a special day. Love to you both and wishes for a delightful life together.

I LOVE their style, and their cake, and all their wedding colors were perfect, and you captured it all so amazingly!

Lindsay-I love your work so much! That shoe shot is amazing with the way you used colors in the styling of it!! And that bride is a girl after my own heart eating pizza on her wedding day!

What a perfect wedding. These photographs, as always are stunning. The couple is lucky to have you! I’m sure they will cherish these memories throughout time!

kristen wood

EEEEEK! These are rad! SO beautiful, and I love the BW.

Such a lovely wedding! The first two frames are divine together.

I love this wedding! That cake looks so yummy, the couple is adorable and I love the fact that they ate lunch at a pizza place. So cute!

Eating pizza, graffiti AND a gorgeous winery wedding?! Crazy amounts of awesome in this post. Love it!

I LOVE the one of the bridesmaids looking down from the balcony. Such a creative point of view and nicely composed!

Courtney

Lindsay these are AMAZING!!! I can’t wait to see all the rest, but judging by these, I’m going to be blown away. Thank you SO MUCH for capturing our big day so beautifully!

Brooklyn Newborn Session | Brooklyn Family Photographer

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I genuinely love newborn sessions. I really, really do. I enjoy meeting new families and working with them to create special memories with their littlest family member that they will cherish forever. I had a wonderful time hanging out with Raisa, Jeff and their little man, Michael last month. He is the perfect addition and I’m so grateful I had the chance to capture this precious milestone.

Simple is always better when it comes to newborn photography. I prefer a natural and understated approach to my newborn work. I want the images to be timeless just like my wedding work so I prefer my clients to wear something they would normally wear and that their babies are outfitted in just a diaper or a simple white onesie. I prefer the baby to mold into their own positions and there is always plenty of time for feedings and diaper changes. The key is patience and having a calm energy around the new family. My sessions are fairly long {about 3 hours}, but that’s because newborns are unpredictable and I won’t leave my client’s home until I feel as if I captured enough to tell their story.

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I love this session so much. It’s so natural and relaxed. Lovely Images!!

Lindsay – this session, as always, is perfection! I am keeping my fingers crossed that one day I get to be photographed by you!

Absolute Pure Perfection!! Love!

What a sweet family. Adore the black and whites too! Beautiful job.

I am in love with these images! So cozy and loving. Great work!

That baby is freaking adorable! What a beautiful family. You did a fabulous job on these photos, Lindsay!

Summer Engagement at Rye Playland | NYC Wedding Photographer

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I love when my clients pick locations meaningful to them because it makes their whole engagement session experience even more special. So when it came time for Tara and Kevin’s summer engagement session they suggested Rye Playland. Even though we couldn’t access the theme park, we did have access to the colorful boardwalk and the beach. I just loved how both of these spots screamed summer! Tara and Kevin have an undeniable connection. They’re playful, loving and so much fun to be around. Tara looked gorgeous in her Lilly Pulitzer printed skirt & white tank and I liked how Kevin opted for a relaxed look. Everything about their session was fun yet romantic and I loved creating new memories for Tara and Kevin in a location they already hold close to their hearts. I look forward to capturing their wedding this September!

Tara’s Outfit: Lilly Pulitzer skirt and white tank top with Mia wedges

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Such a sweet session and cute couple!

Francesca Kayan

Absolutely beautiful! Lindsay, your work is always amazing!

Wow – summer feeling pure. These are great photographs – filled with sunshine and love. What a happy couple.

what a great fun loving couple!!

Beautiful! The whole session is so warm and laid back and happy! Gorgeous couple!

Such a fun e-session!

so my sort of shoot.. I absolutely LOVE this!

Love this session, Lindsay! So much fun!

you can definitely feel their chemistry! love!

Summer Wedding at the CV Rich Mansion | NYC Wedding Photographer

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I first met Christina and Matt at their engagement session last summer. Their laid back attitudes and undeniable connection made photographing them a dream come true. I couldn’t wait to get them both back in front of my camera on their wedding day!

On a gorgeous summer day, Christina and Matt were married in front of their closest family and friends at the Church of Annunciation. Shortly after their ceremony, we traveled to The CV Rich Mansion in White Plains for portraits and their reception. It was a beautiful afternoon and the gardens at the Mansion were in full bloom with roses and astilbe flowers. We found so many lovely nooks filled with yummy golden light and I was able to capture so many timeless and heartfelt moments between the newlyweds. Christina looked stunning in her lace Alvina Valenta wedding dress and her gold heeled Jimmy Choo shoes while Matt’s classic look was made up of a tux from Brooks Brothers and Cole Haan shoes. Christina’s bridesmaids’ looked beautiful in their navy Bill Levkoff dresses. Christina’s summer bouquet was filled with roses and peonies. Guests enjoyed champagne, delcious cocktails and passed hor d’oeuvres on the mansion’s back patio for cocktail hour. As the sun began to set, Christina and Matt’s guests were escorted into the mansion in order to continue their evening. The Ernest Mills Band from Hank Lane had everyone up and dancing all night long {fun fact: they were actually my wedding band}! Christina and Matt’s wedding day was an extension of them as a couple. Their love for each other, their family and their friends was the focus of their day and I’m so grateful to have been able to capture so many wonderful moments. I know I say this a lot, but I really, really love my job.

Lastly, check out their awesome video highlight reel created by the talented people at 15 Minutes of Frame.

Bride’s Dress & Veil: Alvina Valenta | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Make Up: Dana Bartone & Company | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff | Floral Robes: Silkandmore | Groom’s Attire: Brooks Brothers Tux with Cole Haan Shoes | Stationery: Always Impressive Invites | Flowers: Arcadia Florists | Video: 15 Minutes of Frame | Entertainment & Lighting: The Ernest Mills Band from Hank Lane | Cake: Lulu Cakes | Ceremony Location: Church of Annunciation | Reception Location: CV Rich Mansion

simply stunning! what a gorgeous couple and fantastic photos!!

Beautiful images – love the black and whites!

Jerry Bonitatibus

You took absolutely beautiful pictures and you wrote a beautiful discription . you can really tell when someone loves their job

These pictures are amazing!! They truly capture their wonderful day. I cannot wait to see the rest :)

SO fun to see this! It came together so, so beautifully! Amazing job!!!!! <3 <3 <3

Francesca Kayan

Wow!!! I am truly speechless, Lindsay! The photographs are absolutely breathtaking! You did am amazing job of capturing the true essence of who Matt and Christina are as both individuals and as husband and wife! Your work speaks to the passion and love you have in what you do!

spectacular!!! what an amazing day and story.

What a gorgeous wedding and even more lovely captures!

Christina

Thank you so much for doing such a truly amazing job capturing the greatest moment of mine and Matt’s life!! I know that we will treasure these pictures forever because they truly speak of the love that was present that day. I could not have asked for a better photographer- thank you!!!!! Can’t wait to see the rest!!

So pretty! Your reception shots are to die for, Lindsay!

Rita

The most beautiful pictures EVER!!! Lindsay you did such a great job of capturing that special day that will forever be with us! You go that extra mile and do more than just take a photo!!!love you and wish you continued success!!!! And by the way there are 8 more in the family and hope you will be part of their special day with us

Lindsay, these are gorgeous! I love the bride getting dressed outside and all the ceremony shots!

Stunning!

Patricia Bonitatibus

These pictures are magnificent!! Your ability to encapsulate the love between these two beautiful individuals is remarkable. It was the perfect wedding captured by the perfect photographer. Thank you for giving us such exquisite memories to treasure forever.

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! The portraits are beautiful, I love this couple’s style, and all of the energy you captured at their reception makes me feel like I was truly there. Wonderful images!

What a gorgeous wedding, captured beautifully!

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