Here’s a moodboard that the talented designer Eva Black has put together while we’re exploring some creative directions for my new branding. It’s still work in progress, but I thought I’d share with my visual inspiration.
A little preview of Julie+Romain’s beautiful destination wedding in magical Santorini… I can’t wait to share more photos from this wonderful celebration in Greece. Τα λέμε σύντομα!
Last winter, I had the chance to escape freezing New York and join Susanna+Chris for their wedding in Phuket, Thailand. Their celebration took place at the gorgeous Andara Resort, in a private villa overlooking the Andaman Sea. Most of their guests flew in from Hong Kong and Australia to celebrate this special day in an intimate manner.
I have some catching up to do on the blogging side and will try to share more from this trip to Thailand soon. In the meantime, here’s just one frame.
A big thanks to Susanna & Chris for being so kind-hearted and gracious. Merci!
Julie+Alvaro are a French-Spanish couple from Barcelona. After hearing about their story, I understood that Formentera was not a random wedding destination for them. This island is part of their history and their heart. They met and spent summers together as kids/teenagers, and several years later, they reconnected in Barcelona. They keep returning to Formentera regularly, so that’s where they decided to have get married in an intimate, simple, meaningful celebration.
Now, let me tell you a little bit more about their special place… Formentera is Ibiza’s little sister, without the touristy resorts and giant parties. The tiny, quiet island started attracting artists and hippies in the 60′s and 70′s. Amazingly, it has kept a bohemian vibe and remains unspoiled, secluded and strictly environment-friendly. Only 3 villages over 12 miles, very few paved roads, no airport. I stayed in a house lost in the middle of pine trees and cactuses, with no internet connection, no cell phone reception and limited water supply… No better way to get immersed in nature and feel inspired by the island’s myriad of colors, textures and scents.
Julie & Alvaro wanted photographs that captured not just their wedding, but also the essence of Formentera – so it was an honor that they welcomed me onto their island to be a part of their special day.
Some portraits we shot in various locations around the island. Hopefully these give you a feel of Formentera.
Hilary+Kyle were married at Public in Nolita, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Manhattan. I loved shooting their engagement session in Brooklyn earlier this year and had just as much fun capturing their big day. These two are kind, sweet and stylish, and their wedding reflected their personalities so well.
Pre-Event Venue: The Nolitan Hotel
Reception and Ceremony Venue: PUBLIC
Bride’s Dress: Custom-Designed by Katie Ermilio
Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Groom’s Tuxedo: Zegna
Groom’s Shoes: Lanvin
Rings: Satomi Kawakita
Bridesmaid Dresses: Vintage 1950s dresses by Ceil Chapman and Sam Friedlander, found at The Cat’s Meow
Bridesmaid Shoes: Ivanka Trump, Nine West
Bridesmaid Jewelry: k2o, Kelly Wearstler
Hair: Vanessa Afshari
Make-Up: Kim Do
Food and Beverage: PUBLIC
Cake: Ellen Mirsky, PUBLIC’s Executive Pastry Chef
Flowers and Décor: Amy Chin
Balloons: Brooklyn Balloon Company
Invitation, Packaging, Drink Stirrers, Seating Chart, and Neon Design: Bride
Favors: Champagne Jelly by Astrid Pinnington (Mother-of-the-Bride)
Neon Heart and Initials: Let There Be Neon
DJ: DJ Ceremony
I’m based in Brooklyn/NYC but always have my passports ready for new adventures around the US and worldwide. Below are some of the destinations I will be traveling to in the next few months.
If you would like to talk about a wedding, portrait session or simply grab coffee in one of these locations, feel free to contact me.
Jan 2-9 : Paris
Feb 18-March 2: Hawaii
March 3-6: Los Angeles
April 11-21: Dubai
Early May: San Francisco
May 13-22: Greece
May 22-29: Italy
May 30 – June 18: Paris & Provence
July 9-15: U.S. Virgin Islands
Late August: Italy
Early September: France
It’s still cold and wintery here in NYC, so I feel like sharing a few colorful frames from Deepa & Guru’s wedding which I photographed for Weddings By Two last year. As my first time experiencing an Indian wedding, I was really inspired and touched by the various wedding rituals that Deepa had kindly walked me through before their big day. Beyond the cultural traditions, it was simply a beautiful celebration filled with joy and love.
when i first got in touch aude+gilles, a french couple living in los angeles, i knew we were going to hit it off and was really excited about joining them on their big day. they had a wonderful wedding in a beautiful chateau near lyon. they mixed french and american traditions and added personal touches that made it all feel so lovely and unique.
thank you leila for helping me on this wedding, you rock! i included a couple of her dreamy tilt shift images in this post. merci leila!
Norah+Jacob’s is featured on Style Me Pretty today! Firefly Events and a whole team of talented vendors designed a gorgeous day which I was so pleased to capture for this lovely couple. Thanks to everyone involved, and a big thanks to Caroline for helping me that day.
I’m beyond thrilled to be named one of this year’s “Rising Stars of Wedding Photography” by Rangefinder Magazine. How exciting to be featured alongside very talented photographers, some of whom have been an inspiration for me. We were nominated by editors, bloggers, veteran photographers and wedding industry professionals, then picked by the editors of Rangefinder and PDN Magazine, which makes it even more an honor.
I’m so grateful for the trust and kindness I’ve gotten from clients, as well as the support from photographers and editors. I tend to follow my heart and intuitions, and all this confirms that I must be on the right path.
I’m especially thankful to Laura & Ben of Weddings By Two, who helped start my photography career. Besides their stunning work, they’re also very cool people with great work ethic. They gave me a chance to learn and assist when all I had to show for a portfolio was basically this little book, and zero wedding experience. “Zero” as in I had never even been a guest at a wedding in my adult life. But still, they put a Canon 5D in my inexperienced and clumsy hands and gave me a chance. Many weddings later, I’m still clumsy (a very expensive flaw when you’re a photographer) but I’ve gained so much personally and professionally. As an associate photographer for their studio, I got to shoot fun weddings and meet cool people along the way. Laura & Ben and the rest of the team – Merci, it was awesome working with you!
Check out the November issue of Rangefinder Magazine online or on your iPad. If you’re old school, pick up a print copy on newsstands.
(Cover by Paco & Betty; right page by Fer Juaristi)