Picnic House – A Brooklyn wedding in Prospect Park

When getting married in NYC there are so many amazing venues to choose from, but a few special spots that I really like are when couples choose to get wed in one of our beautiful New York City parks. I’ve been lucky enough to photograph weddings around the city at the Central Park Boathouse , Bronx Botanical Garden, and the Brooklyn Botanical Garden.

Lauren and Brad had a beautiful fall wedding at another great choice for a Park Wedding at the Picnic House in Prospect Park and the day was just lovely from start to finish. The ceremony was held at the gorgeous St. Augustine Church in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Check out the massive interior, it was really a sight to see.

Brad looked sharp and Lauren was striking in her beautiful non-traditional wedding dress. Everyone had a great time and really took advantage the cool autumn Brooklyn air while enjoying a game of bocce. There were heartfelt speeches, vintage taxi cabs, and delicious cupcakes. Overall it was a wonderful wedding and I was honored to capture their day.

Gabe Stulman’s Joseph Leonard and Jeffrey’s restaurant/grocery store

Over the past year I’ve done a few photoshoots with Gabe Stulman, the owner of Joseph Leonard and now Jeffrey’s (which is opening today). He has a knack for creating a beautiful, warm space that is basically tailor made for a photographer..so I always have a great time doing shoots with him. We’ve done a few portrait sessions and interiors for Eater.com and I’ve photographed him for NYCgo.com as well.

The first few shots here are of his 1 year old restaurant Joseph Leonard. It’s an awesome spot if you’re looking for a relaxed, reasonably priced solid meal in NYC (try the burger!). And now across the street he has a new spot named Jeffrey’s Luncheonette & Oyster Bar which is an oyster/wine bar that will offer a bunch of tap beers, sandwiches, and salads. The front portion also has amazing looking cheeses, cured meats, and fruits and vegetables… just gorgeous looking stuff. It comes from upstate New York as well as Brooklyn Grange which is a rooftop farm in Long Island City.

Ok enough chatter here’s some photos: