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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. […]

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…

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,

The trend in weddings are leaning to more intimate affairs. Enter the micro wedding. What exactly is a micro wedding you may be wondering. Generally speaking, a micro wedding is a shortened celebration of marriage. Think less guests and possibly a shorter duration. And while some things may be less, you are upping the intimacy […]

When Bry contacted me last year to shoot her wedding I was so excited. I had shot events previously at David’s Country Inn, but this would be my first wedding there. David’s Country Inn is a historic venue based in Hackettstown, New Jersey. If your dream wedding includes a historic location, vintage furniture and period […]

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