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A few weeks before the United States exploded with a coronavirus outbreak, Bethany had reached out to me. She was looking for a photographer for a last minute elopement. They already had planned to wed this May in Oregon, but knowing that they were soon moving to NYC, it felt right to get married here. […]

My 2020 season started with a January engagement session at Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York. This victorian castle is nestled on the Shawangunk Ridge on lake mohonk. Rachael contacted me in early January wanting to set up an engagement session for her and her fiance, Jose. They have been doing a long […]

One of my favorites from last year was Marci & Larry’s Hudson Valley wedding at Rustic Ridge View Farms. Rustic Ridge is family owned horse farm and wedding venue in the Hudson Valley, about 1.5 hours from NYC. They got married in the middle of September. Their venue sits on 150 acres just west of […]

Trying to figure out that wedding day timeline? Par La Mer Photography talks about how you should take lighting into consideration and shares a sample timeline.

Let me start by saying Congratulations on your engagement! I can only assume you’ve stumbled across this little blog post because you are newly engaged and you’re wondering “What do we do next”?! I am going to breakdown an engagement session an answer why I think every couple would benefit from an engagement session of […]

Sometimes your backyard is a destination elopement location for someone else, as in the of Chelsea and Ben. They traveled from Wales, and in complete style, for their destination Manhattan elopement with twenty of their closest friends and family tagging along with them! How amazing is that?! Their Manhattan elopement was on board one of […]

Taylor and Mike’s story are something out of a Nicolas Sparks novel. They grew up across the street from one another in a small Connecticut town. Up the street from where they grew up is a local farm where Taylor worked as a teenager and the farm became like a second family to her. After high school Mike joined the marines which lead to a 5 year long distance…

An important part, to me, of being a wedding photographer is staying inspired to keep creating fresh art for my couples. That’s where styled shoots come in. It gives industry creatives a chance to network and create something that sings to their hearts. Over the past year I have had opportunity to collaborate with so many talented women….

Back in November I participated in a Holiday Giveaway with some fellow industry creatives. I gifted a mini session of the winner’s choice. Lauren was our winner (yay Lauren!) and wasn’t really sure what she wanted to do. Both her and her fiance had never done professional photos before, so it was all a little new to them.

Gina and Ben got married this past August at The Woodwinds in Branford, CT. They were the only couple I had this year that didn’t do a first look,

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