Erin and Adam's wedding day was incredibly unique. It was full of color, delicious food, great music, and friends from all over the country. It was a perfect representation of them, their personalities, interests, and the people that surround them in their daily lives. They got married at the Greater Ridgewood Historical Society in June. Their summer wedding was full of so many colorful details and thoughtful touches. There were so many comic book wedding details thoughtfully incorporated into their day, including their ring box and Marvel themed center pieces. We started at their Airbnb and walked toward the venue, stopping to take photos with the graffiti and artwork that fills the streets of Ridgewood. Adam's aunt, Shirley, surprised them by showing up in a Star Trek Captian costume to officiate their ceremony. Adam's co-workers from the Belfry in Manhattan held down the bar, and Adam (who happens to be an incredible vocalist, you can find his music here) did a quick cover song with the performing band, Paris. Erin proposed to Adam with a ring pop, so it was only fitting that they also be available at the snack bar. We snuck out for a few portraits at sunset and returned to celebrate the rest of the evening with drinks, dancing, and even some donuts from the Doughnut Plant. After dark, they had a bonfire and all of the necessary provisions for s'mores. They exited this summer love shebang with a plethora of sparklers and a final dance to the song "Pony" by Ginuwine. Best day ever.
Photography: Hallie Sigwing Photography
Florist: Quinn Florist
Dress: Unique Vintage
Cake: Doughnut Plant
I had so much fun photographing Stephanie and Jordan in preparation for their Kansas City wedding scheduled for next summer! I drove from a wedding weekend in New York City and we met up at Ricketts Glen State Park outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania to take some engagement photos near the beautiful hiking trails and waterfalls located at the park. The weather on the day of the session was absolutely perfect. We kicked off our shoes and waded into the chilly water to take these photos. I'm so excited for their Kansas City Summer Wedding at the Terrace on Grand Street in downtown KCMO next June. I couldn't believe that this state park was in Pennsylvania! It felt like something in the Pacific Northwest. Everything was so green, and there were countless waterfalls to choose from. If it hadn't started getting dark, I think we could have taken photos for hours. Jordan and Stephanie were such troopers in the cold water and slippery conditions. Now that the weather is getting up over the 100's here in Kansas City I definitely wouldn't mind going back. It was so cool to photograph them near their home, even though they'll be coming back to Kansas City to host their KCMO Summer wedding! I loved that we were able to get a variety of locations for the photos that we'll be making together. I definitely regretted my shoe decision for the session but Stephanie didn't complain a single time in her heels! Haha. At the end of the night we pulled my rental car into the parking lot and made a little bit of after dark magic with the headlights of my car. We also got busted by a park ranger at one point, but we still had enough time to make some really cool photos. Stephanie's engagement session outfits had me dying! I loved all of the dresses that she brought to change into. I'm so excited to photograph them again next year!
So excited to share this romantic Rocky Mountain wedding that took place at Spruce Mountain Ranch! Jaime and Bryan spent the day with all of their family and friends to celebrate their wedding in Larkspur Colorado. Jaime wore a beautiful and simple wedding dress from Something New Boutique in Colorado Springs. The Colorful Wildflower Wedding Bouquets were arranged by Spring Creek Willows 'n Weeds. Their day was full of cute DIY wedding details, like the tree stumps that Bryan branded himself with their initials. This Rocky Mountain Wedding in Larkspur Colorado was almost too perfect to put into words. A stormy sky fell over the mountain just before the ceremony time, but the rain held off completely. Their reception was catered a beautiful meal by the Colorado Wedding Caterer, Buffalo Gals in Colorado Springs and finished off with a unique wedding cake made by Bella Cakes by Thena. I had so much fun photographing this Mountain Wedding alongside their planner, Jennifer with Events with Altitude. To see more of my wedding work, click here!
A couple of weeks back, Lindsey & Thomas invited me to their home in Park Slope and we spent the evening wandering around their neighborhood and exploring Prospect Park. Even though it was the first time I was meeting them, it felt like we'd known each other for years. These two kept me cracking up the entire evening and were so effortlessly compatible, I hardly had to give them any posing or instruction whatsoever. Prospect Park is one of my favorite places in Brooklyn because it's the closest thing we have at any given point to relative wilderness. New York can really drain you after a while, and returning to the park to slough the city from your shoulders and toss a frisbee around with a dog or two is sometimes exactly what the soul needs. I loved hanging out with these guys and I'm super excited to photograph their Hudson Valley wedding next summer. It was hard to narrow down my favorites to share with you here!
It's been a little over a year since I took these photos of Hannah and Jake. We went out to the lake last summer and spent the evening by the water, playing music and shooting the shit until the sun went all the way down and we ran out of beer and the fire slowly waned. They love each other, yes, this is true. But the reason why I wanted to photograph them is because I have never met two human beings who so vividly act as one another's muse. Both of them are incredibly talented artists and watching the way they inspire each other has had me inspired for a long while. Jake's a pretty smart guy, so this week he asked Hannah to marry him. And Hannah is a pretty smart lady, so naturally, she said yes. To celebrate I finally finished these photos and I will share them with you here. <3
I left Connecticut yesterday feeling like a kid on their way home from summer camp. That happy, delirious kind of exhausted that only comes after a weekend of pouring your heart into something. Sam and Max were married on Saturday at Max's childhood home in New Hartford, Connecticut. Surrounded by family, friends, dogs, and blow-up pink flamingos, we celebrated. We danced. We cried. We drank whiskey and lemonade. I will never be able to comprehend how lucky I am to be a part of days like this one.
Here's the story of the day that two of the very best kind of people decided to keep each other around for the rest of all time.
rings: Nikolai Rose
make up: Jalen - Vibes Hair Lounge
hair: Kelly - Gallery Salon
taco truck: Taco Loco
cocktail hour: Catherine Gillespie
ice cream: Ben & Jerry's
cake: Hardcore Sweet
flowers: Sweet Pea's
max's badass attire: Freeman's Sporting Club
Second shooting by the lovely Samantha June of Arius Photography.
One of my favorite parts about being a wedding photographer is watching my couples grow into families in the years that follow their weddings. I was so lucky to photograph Katy and Tagg at their wedding celebration back in 2015, and now they're having a baby! A few weeks ago we went out to the KU Field Stations north of Lawrence (great idea, Katy) and made these photos during golden hour. First of all, I couldn't believe I'd never been to the field stations before. It's absolutely gorgeous out there, complete with a honeysuckle field I'm currently obsessed with. Second of all, Katy and Tagg are going to be a couple of the coolest, most thoughtful parents there could ever be. Thank you for letting me photograph you again! It's proving to always be a good time.