Oheka Castle Wedding Photographer - Jennifer & Jonathan

I had my wedding business in New York City for 5 years before I moved to Bucks County. I shot several weddings on Long Island while I lived in New York and even after I left, but I never had the pleasure of shooting at Oheka Castle. It was on my wedding venue bucket list for a multitude of reasons, but the obvious one being that it was a hugely impressive and beautifully manicured estate that I had seen in the pages of celebrity wedding magazines.. I am not the type of person that dreamed about my wedding at length throughout my childhood but when I hear my five year old talk about weddings, brides and grooms, this is the classic fairytale location of which, I’m sure, she’s imagining. Everywhere I turned was another beautiful location, idyllic light streaming through the windows, and European influenced decor. It felt impossible to make bad images at Oheka Castle and it was purely delightful photographing Jennifer and Jonathan on their wedding day and working with their families, some of whom we’d had the pleasure of working with before. When lovely people intersect with a stunning location and beautiful weather, magic happens. I hope you enjoy these images of one of my favorite weddings.

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Silver Creek Country Club Wedding - Janelle and Sean

Janelle and Sean have a quiet love that becomes more and more apparent the more time you spend with them.  It was nice to witness such a sweet relationship that didn't put on any airs and was truly genuine and just for the two of them.  They were married at Silver Creek Country Club and it was a beautiful day for a truly perfect couple.  Thank you for trusting me to photograph this day, Janelle and Sean.  I hope these moments will last a lifetime and beyond. little girl getting ready for wedding at Silver Creek Country Club

Bride getting her hair done for wedding at Silver Creek Country Club

Tearful mother of the bride about to help bride put on her earrings

Overhead view of bride getting veil in place

Groom seeing his bride for the first time during a first look on a golf course

Photo of bride and groom embracing with a rainbow through the center of the image

Bride holding onto veil with fingertips and looking into camera

Father helping little boy button his tuxedo on a golf course

Bridal party with blue dresses

Father kisses his daughter at the altar on her wedding date

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bride and groom at the altar

flower girls looking on at ceremony

Groom and Dad giving thumbs up after wedding ceremony ends

Silver Creek country club set up for a reception with coral accents

Bride and groom embrace outdoors

Groom hugs bride outside on golf course at Silver Creek Country club

Venue shot of Silver Creek Country Club

first dance between bride and groom

Wedding guests dancing to the electric slide

Groom dances with his mother at Silver Creek country club

Groom slides across dance floor on chestgroup dancing shot at silver creek country club

bride and groom share last kiss on the dance floor at their wedding

de Seversky Mansion Wedding Photographer - Claire and Dan

I headed to Long Island to meet Claire and Dan for the first time on their wedding day.  They planned from afar in Miami and I am so glad they chose me to photograph their beautiful wedding day without having met with me about it prior to the actual event.  It was my pleasure to also photograph Claire's friend's wedding and her cousin's wedding so there were many familiar faces there which I always love.  It is such a wonderful part of my job being able to reconnect with past couples and see how their lives have changed and their families grown.  I don't get out to Long Island as much as I did when I lived in New York City but I always love an excuse to head back to New York and this day was no exception. I had photographed a wedding at the de Seversky Mansion once before in the cold of winter on a beautiful, snowy and romantic evening.  As you could imagine, July gave me a completely different set of photographs from the same venue since we traded in the snow for the heat of summer.  It was fun to see how different weddings could be in different seasons.    I loved the colors Claire chose.  The coral and light pink were soft and romantic and the pop of her sisters' brightly colored dresses really added interested to the color palette and the photographs.  Every detail was meticulously taken care of and it all added up to a truly beautiful event.

I hope you enjoy the photos from this lovely day!

 

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Bryant Park Grill Wedding - Joanna and Rob

Joanna and Rob were married at the beautiful Bryant Park Grill.  It is one of my favorite venues to work at because of the opportunity to shoot in the park and at the library and because everything always seems to go according to plan.  They really know what they are doing there and the food is fantastic.  We had a nice window of time to shoot formals before the ceremony so it was nice taking our time around the city and enjoying the afternoon.  It was a lovely, laid-back and wonderful day.

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Alison and Jesse at Lotos Club

Alison and Jesse should have a long and happy marriage because the weather on their day was dismal!  We had great plans of shooting around the city and in Grand Central Station and unfortunately, the weather dismissed our plans very quickly.  While I love outdoor photos and try to get at least a few no matter what, I love how warm and welcoming a wedding feels on a rainy day.  The lights from inside seem even brighter and it just feels so good to go from a storm outside to a bright and happy party inside. 

The Lotos Club offered what felt like a regal backdrop for the day.  There were rich colors and ornamental details in every room that truly felt fit for a wedding.  Thanks to Alison and Jesse for going with the flow!  It was a beautiful day.

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Alexis and Max

I've been wanting to blog this engagement session for awhile because I love it so much.  I am finally getting around to it (with all this free time I have the week of Christmas).  Actually, I've been doing a lot of catching up this week and I feel like I'm finally on top of things work-wise.  My holiday shopping is another story.  I have at least four people left to buy for!

Anyway, back to Alexis and Max.  I was so excited that they picked the High Line Park right here in New York.  My husband and I had our own photos taken there but somehow, I always forget to suggest it when people ask for recommendations.  We shot around sunset and I was so happy with the way the photos came out.  I was loving Alexis' red hair with the orangey glow of the sun.  Alexis and Max, thanks for being so fun and photogenic!  I can't wait to shoot your wedding in DUMBO next year :)
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