New York City Engagement Session – Briar and Isaac

Briar and Isaac were a fun, easy-going couple. They were totally excited about their engagement session, which I love.  We hit up the West Side of Manhattan, walking along the river and weaving in and out of some cool streets downtown. I think I captured their energy, enthusiasm, and general love for each other. I can’t wait to shoot their wedding now! Check out some of the photos:f11BRIAR-AND-ISAAC-ENGAGEME

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Pakistani Wedding – The Wedding of Sunila and Samer

So this wedding for me was remarkable in that it was my first Pakistani wedding I’ve ever shot. The intricate design of the Sunila’s accessories and henna just blew me away. She was such a beautiful bride and enthusiastic about the photos. It was a pleasure to photograph the entire thing; the dancing, the laughter, and the food (love me some Pakistani food). I have to say that I’ve never seen anything like the ending ceremony at a wedding before. Check out the photos and I’ll tell you more about it when you scroll to the bottom.Sunila-and-Samer--1009

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This was the last photo I took of the night. In Pakistani weddings, the bride is brought outside to leave with the groom, in a way ending her relationship with her family. The practice I assume dates back thousands of years when a bride might travel a long distance to be with her husband and might not see her parents and siblings for a long time, so it can be very emotional..the ties to her family are severed and although today this is probably not the case for most Pakistani brides (with ease of transportation), the longstanding practice still carries a great amount of emotion, which poured out from everyone at the wedding..it was quite a moment with tears and strong, grasping hugs… quite beautiful.

The destination wedding of JB and Sherr

I wanted to start my blog with one of my favorite weddings that I’ve ever shot. I was lucky enough to meet this couple here in NYC and travel down to Rosemary Beach, Florida to cover their wedding. I even brought Jordana with me and made it a little mini-vacation, staying a few extra days.

The weekend included a home cooked Indian meal at their friends house, a beach bbq/roast for the couple, and a gorgeous wedding on a sun soaked white sand beach. There was a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and a New Orleans jazz band leading the wedding procession from the beach to the reception area. It was like a nonstop party.

What an incredible opportunity for a photographer located in New York City to do a destination wedding like this.. Thank you JB and Sherr! Enough talk…here’s some photos:fSHERR-AND-JB--1116 fSHERR-AND-JB--1056 fSHERR-AND-JB--1236 fSherr-and-JB-collage fSHERR-AND-JB--1495 fSHERR-AND-JB--1432 fSHERR-AND-JB--1517fSHERR-AND-JB--1861fSHERR-AND-JB--1959 fSHERR-AND-JB--1096

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