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Brooklyn Elopement Photography || Jessica & Alex || DUMBO

Today I photographed my first elopement since last summer, and it was absolutely perfect. It felt so good to be behind the camera again after my very long maternity leave. Jessica & Alex traveled from Chicago to elope at City Hall, and I am so thrilled that they were my very first couple of the season. MUCH more to come from this one, but here’s a small sneak peek. Jessica & Alex – you two are THE BEST. Thank you for being so wonderful! Congratulations!

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Sunrise Elopement || Lauren & Barry || South Street Seaport

Lauren & Barry’s sunrise elopement was the last wedding I photographed before starting my maternity leave last August, and I could not have ended my 2014 season on a better note. They were married at South Street Seaport, with the always wonderful Genevieve Dreizen as their officiant. I loved these two immediately – they were quick to laugh and full of joy, making my job incredibly easy.

After the ceremony, we headed off to The High Line. I love the High Line early in the morning when it’s quiet and empty. The light was beyond perfect, and I was so happy with everything I captured. Lauren & Barry – thank you for being so wonderful in every way!

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Hair & Make-up: Cari Duprey  ||  Dress: Galina  ||  Clutch: Kate Spade  ||  Jewelry: Ben Amun

I’m Still Here

Oh, hello. Remember me? I’m still here. Sort of. Well, I’m dipping my toes in the water, at any rate.

Shortly after my most recent blog post, my kids starting transforming from little blobs who just slept and ate into… well… people, with personalities and desires for things other than just milk. They started moving and grooving and rolling around. And now they’re a few days shy of six months old, starting solids, laughing and chattering away, and oh man, do I love them. (And – surprise, surprise – they are extremely time consuming.) At any rate, my ambitions of keeping up a steady rate of blogging throughout my maternity leave were crushed, but I can’t say I’m too upset about it.

Friday I’m shooting the first of a handful of weddings this year. And I do mean only a handful. Turns out I like hanging out with my kids A LOT, so I’m only coming back to work on a very, very, very part-time basis for the time being. I also realized in the chaos, I never got to blog the last wedding I shot before maternity leave, so look out for that tomorrow.

It recently occurred to me that this is my fifth year blogging in this space. Over the years my posts have gotten increasingly less personal, and the last two years have been mostly wedding and travel related. While I don’t intend to blog about my kids/family, I do miss writing in this space, so I’d like to open it up again. I’ve been shooting a ton of personal film work lately, and I’d especially like to give that a home here. So, we’ll see what happens.

I hope you’re all having a beautiful spring. The flowers are finally blooming here in NYC.

I don’t like to share very many photos of the girls publicly – there’s a private Instagram for that if you’re a real life friend/family member – but the last photo I shared of them was just after they were born. This is what I’ve been working on for the last six months…

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(This photo is very near and dear to my heart, because it’s my grandma holding my girls!)

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Lovely. Welcome back.
the girls are so precious. Can we meet up for coffee one day so I can see you and them live?

“Hiiiii!!!!” (waving at you from Chicago) CUTIES!!!

Heather

Hi girls! And Katie!

Jasmine Eaglin

Katie! They’re beautiful! Hope you’re enjoying motherhood!

Big hugs,
Jasmine & Aloysius

Congratulations Katie! We have a little boy exactly the same age, he just turned 6 months today! It’s so much fun and we have to cherish every moment!

Central Park Elopement || Taryn & James || Manhattan

I photographed Taryn & James’ Central Park elopement on a gorgeous evening last summer. They traveled from Australia with about 15 of their closest friends and family to be married at Bethesda Terrace. I met them at the Roger Hotel for getting ready photographs before heading off to Central Park to meet up with their families for the ceremony. We had incredibly beautiful light, and after the ceremony, we headed off to explore the park and the Upper West Side for portraits. These two were so fantastic to work with, and I love the photographs we ended up with!

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Hair/Make-up: Sissi Chan  ||  Officiant: Genevieve Dreizen  ||  Dress: BCBGMaxazria  ||  Suit: Hugo Boss