Following a private ceremony, Charles and Gregory had an intimate reception at their favorite New York restaurant, Buddakan. Surrounded by family and friends, this low key celebration was held in the library room, a moody room with golden bookshelves adorning the walls. The biggest challenge for me was not to annoy their guests since it is a relatively small space and I had to use flash. However, I was so flattered to get an email from Charles after the wedding saying I, "meshed so well into the event." Mission accomplished!
My first shoot of 2014 was with the super sweet Roth family for Jacob's bar mitzvah! Since the actual service couldn't be photographed, I attended the morning minyan at B'nal Jeshurun where Jacob read from the torah in public for the first time. The reception was held at the Faculty House at Columbia University. Nelson Cruz of Cruz Events was on hand with games, a photo booth and dancers keeping everyone having a good time!
What camera do you shoot with?
Canon. Several of them.
Are you insured and can you provide an insurance certificate to my venue?
Yes, fully, and yes, if they really want it.
What is your style of wedding photography?
Photojournalism with some fun portraits thrown in. I’m all about real moments and making sure my clients are HAPPY and having FUN so I can capture them being themselves and looking awesome. I keep portraits- formal or informal (like party pics)- to a min and use natural light as much as possible. However, when necessary, I will use off camera lights.
I love French Quarter weddings and this one is full of New Orleans charm and beautiful New Orleanians. Christy and Dennis found the perfect setting between the beautiful Soniat House for getting ready, St. Mary's, across the street, and the Old Ursuline Convent for the reception right next door. It made logistics, even on a rainy day, so easy! It should also be noted, Christy and Dennis' reception, which was held in a tent in the courtyard, was the first wedding reception at the Old Ursuline Convent. Which is interesting, since the convent has been there since 1745, making it one of the oldest building in New Orleans! Drago's was on hand charbroiling oysters and painter Alex Harvie turned the scene in to a unique colorful painting for the couple - two of my favorite New Orleans wedding trends as of late.
- Ceremony: St. Mary's Church
- Reception: Old Ursuline Convent
- Hotel: Soniat House
- Florist: Meade Wenzel
- Groom's attire: John's Tuxedos, Inc.
- Dress and Shoes: Town & Country
- Band: The Benchwarmers
- Cakes: Royal Cakery
- Videography: Clawson Media Videography
- Live Painter: Alex Harvie
- Catering: Food Art