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Kaaterskill Falls Elopement

Last October I had the absolute pleasure of capturing Victoria and Gino’s Kaaterskill Falls elopement. Elopements have change a lot from the way they used to be perceived. No more is it consider a quick, last minute wedding. Elopements today allow couples to spend money and time on the things that they truly care about. […]

Some weddings are full of every perfect detail you can think of. Some weddings are full of intimacy and emotion. Siobhan and Dan’s Philadelphia elopement was the later. When Siobhan first reached out to me, she asked what dates do you have open before the end of the year. I sent a handful I had […]

If I could describe Allana and Kyle’s upstate New York wedding in three words, it would be rustic, barn, chic. They found the perfect raw space at Eion’s Hideaway Pavilion in Fultonville, New York. Here, they were able to bring in all of their own elements. From string lights and drapery to candle and greenery […]

Lamb’s Hill is a micro wedding venue nestled in the mountains in Beacon, New York. They host weddings up to 50 people, which makes it an amazing choice for an intimate celebration. Weddings at Lamb’s Hill get use of their beautifully designed Airbnb which is situated above the stables. The stables are home to miniature […]

With the pandemic that is COVID-19 changing the wedding game for 2020, couples are turning to smaller, intimate affairs. In the before times, I was already specializing in intimate weddings. Kat & Caleb’s was one of the last that I got to document. And I thought that it was time to share how beautiful and […]

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. […]

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 […]

wedding day timeline

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.

engagement session in Sherwood Island State Park

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 […]

Manhattan Elopement

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 […]