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Rustic Wedding Featured on Style Me Pretty

Thank you so much to the lovely people at Style Me Pretty for featuring Melissa and Mark’s rustic wedding at Apple Barn Farms. It was such a fun day with many inspiring DIY elements! We are always humbled to be included in this beautiful blog. Thanks, Style Me Pretty! See you next time!

To see the full post, click here: http://www.stylemepretty.com/new-york-weddings/2014/05/10/rustic-apple-barn-farms-wedding/

 

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Tribeca Rooftop wedding published on Carats&Cake!

 

 

Beautiful summer wedding at the Tribeca Rooftop- one of our favorite venues in the city! Heather and Patrick’s wedding had all the style and glamour of NYC while keeping an easy, whimsical atmosphere! We are so excited to have their beautiful images featured on Carats&Cake! Click the image or the link below for the full post!

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Published! – Lovely Summer Wedding at The Yale Club Featured on Carats & Cake

Thrilled to have Stephanie and Joseph featured on Carats & Cake!  A delightful summer wedding at The Yale Club.  Click the link below to see the full post!

Vintage inspired wedding at Race & Religious, New Orleans featured on TheKnot.com

Very excited to see Gabe and Fidelma’s wedding on TheKnot.com today! A fabulous wedding at Race and Religious in New Orleans! Click the link below to see the full gallery!

 

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Liberty House Wedding- Chris & Kim

Sometimes you just get a perfect day for a wedding! That’s what happened for Kim and Chris at the Liberty House, where they celebrated a beautiful wedding in a iconic location- overlooking downtown Manhattan! The day started out sunny and clear, but just as the ceremony wrapped up, the skies turned dark and stormy and let loose the most romantic thunderstorm we’ve seen all year! Then it passed just in time for the party to get started.

Kim was a dream to work with- easy, fun and beautiful. And Chris made her laugh the entire day. I had a great time and am so excited about these pics! Thank you to Kim and Chris for having us there to document your day. And thank you to Shelly for shooting with me!

Hotel: Westin

Hair and Makeup: Pink Comb Salon

Shoes: Me Too

Jewelry: Tejani

Dress: Lea Ann Belter

Ceremony, Reception, Catering: Liberty House

Officiant: Bonnie Cushing

Florist: Antheia Flowers

Cake: Carlo’s Bakery

Stationary: Cambridge Street Papers

DJ: Synergetic Sounds

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The Lighthouse at Pier 60: Nick & Michelle

October is such a magical time for weddings in New York City. And mother nature really came through for Michelle and Nick’s wedding day. We had a great time shooting in the Meatpacking District before heading to the Lighthouse at Pier 60 for their elegant evening wedding. These two are seriously in love. It’s adorable. They both looked spectacular and, I get the impression this is not uncommon, exude grace, elegance and humor with every move. I really enjoyed this wedding and am so happy for the gorgeous couple. Very many thanks, Michelle and Nick, for having us at your wedding, and a huge thanks to Shelly Kroeger for 2nd shooting with me.

Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Catering and Cake: Abigail Kirsch

Florist: Belle Fleur

Stationary: Grapevine Paperie

Hair and Makeup: Once Upon a Bride

Dress: Alita Graham

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jewelry: Greenwich Jewelers

Band: Hank Lane Productions / The Artie Stuart Band

Coordinator: Save The Date / Bahar Snowden

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Bridgewater’s NYC Wedding: Meghan and Johan

Bridgewater’s is one of my favorite venues in the city. Located in the South Street Seaport, it is an ideal location or that old NYC feel with the cobblestone streets and centuries old buildings. Meghan and Johan were such a joy to work with on their beautiful October wedding day and we had a great time together. I loved Johan’s groomsmen’s lively socks! The evening ended with the most kicking’ photo booth I have ever seen! Such a great time, guys. Thank you for having us there. A special thank you to Terence Law for flying in from Canada to shoot with me!

Venue: Bridgewaters

Florist: The Garden Shop

Stationary: Ceci New York

Hair: Alchemy Space

Makeup: Lindsey Jones

Dress: Amsale

Shoes: Stewart Weitzman

Church: The Church of St. Andrew

Hotel: Andaz

Coordinator: Ang Weddings and Events

Band: The Touch

Videographer: Kiss the Bride Films

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Stone House at Stirling Ridge: Meredith & Chris

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged and this is a great way to come back! I’m so glad to finally have Meredith and Chris’ beautiful January wedding up on the blog! I loved the colors she chose- look at how they pop agains the monochromatic Northeast winter! It was a beautiful wedding and I’m so thrilled for the lovely couple! Thank you, Meredith and Chris! We wish you a lifetime of colorful adventures!

Venue: Stone House at Stirling Ridge

Florist: Beautiful Blooms

Cake: Rudy’s Pastry Shop

Stationary: Bella Figura

Makeup: Anne DeMarco

Hair: Model Bride

Dress: Marisa

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Band: New York City Swing

Videographer: Rob Cordova

Officiants: Rabbi Shimon Berris & Father Francis Maione

Hotel: Westin Governor Morris

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New Orleans Wedding at Race&Religious: Fidelma & Gabe

Wow. What is better than a vintage-inspired New Orleans wedding? Not much, really. Except maybe when the bride created hand-made laser cut stationary of her own design! She also tea stained her veil to match the gown- which was one of my all-time favorites! And I had the pleasure of meeting and being accompanied by Greer G, a fabulous wedding photographer in New Orleans! It’s fun to make new friends and Greer rocked it! Simply a gorgeous event.

Venue: Race & Religious

Catering: La Boucherie

Florist, Cake, Stationary: Fidelma Hawney

Dress: Tadashi Shoji

Jewelry: White Owl

Officiant: Ishaq Clayton

Band: Kinfolk Brass Band

DJ: DJ Todd

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Featured in Grace Ormond Wedding Style- Justine and Mike’s Las Ventanas Destination Wedding

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We are absolutely thrilled to have our work featured on the exclusive Grace Ormond Wedding Style website and couldn’t be more happy with their selection of Justine and Mike’s extraordinary Los Cabos, MX Wedding and the remarkable Las Ventanas Resort! This was one of my favorite destination weddings ever; made even better by the great crew we had working with us that day! I can’t wait to go back!

You can view the beautiful Grace Ormond Wedding Style feature here and see the full BLOG POST for more juicy details!

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Style Me Pretty! Meghan and Johan’s Bridgewater’s Wedding!

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This has been a big week for us as we were featured TWICE on Style Me Pretty! I’m so excited to be featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs and equally thrilled to be able to share this beautiful wedding. Meghan and Johan were married in late October at St. Andrew’s Church in downtown Manhattan followed by an exceptional reception under the Brooklyn Bridge at Bridgewater’s by the Seaport; one of my favorite locations in the city. I LOVED shooting their portraits, set on a cobblestone street in downtown Manhattan. Such a perfect setting! It was also great to work with some great vendors such as Ang Wedding and Events, Kiss the Bride Films, and The Touch rocking out on the dance floor. I was also particularly privileged to have my great friend and fabulous photographer, Terence Law, fly all the way over from Alberta, Canada to shoot with me! What a great team!

You can see the full SMP post here and check out the original blog post here!

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Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden: Kristen & Rob

I absolutely adored this fall wedding at the New York Botanical Gardens’ Stone Mill venue. Kristen and Rob looked absolutely stunning together. I could not have asked for a better day or a more warm and sincere couple. We started the day with portraits in the gardens; taking advantage of the warm late-autumn light and seasonal foliage before the couple exchanged vows by candlelight just after the sun set. The guests were offered warm apple cider as they took their seats in the chilly evening for the short, heart-felt ceremony. Then everyone moved into the warmth to party in celebration for the beautiful couple. Congratulations, Kristen and Rob! Thank you to Shelly for shooting with me!

Venue: Stone Mill at New York Botanical Garden

Catering & Cake: Abigail Kirsch

Stationary: Bella Figura

Florist: Forever in Bloom

Officiant: Judge Ann Corbett

DJ: Danny C Entertainment

Makeup: Sally Duvall

Hair: Styles on B

Dress: Pronovias

Shoes: Ivanka Trump

Jewelry: Swarovski

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Style Me Pretty Feature!- Central Park Boathouse wedding

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We are thrilled! thrilled! THRILLED! to wake up this morning and find Sonya and Alex’s gorgeous Central Park Boathouse wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this morning! The wedding incorporated elements of Sonya’s Iranian culture and featured a stunning Sofreh by Ghazal Sofreh Aghd & Floral Designs. I also got to work with a few of my other favorite vendors, like Stacy Pitt from Styles on B and Gulnara, who shot with me that day! Sonya and Alex are just stunning and her dress was to die for! All-in-all, a pretty nice way to spend a perfect spring afternoon! You can view the original blog post from Sonya and Alex’s wedding here. The link below will take you to the full Style Me Pretty feature. Thank you to Sonya and Alex for giving us a chance to shoot a perfect wedding and to SMP for featuring! We couldn’t be happier!

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Featured on WeddingChannel.com: Carmen & Isaac’s Ballroom Wedding

Congratulations to Carmen and Isaac for being featured on the WeddingChannel.com!

Click here to see the full story.

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Julia Newman Photography featured on Brides.com!

I love it when we get great images onto great blogs! This beautiful bouquet was created by Jessie Weidinger of Rountree Flowers! www.rountreeflowers.com

Check out the full post on www.brides.com to see the winter flowers feature!

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Woodbury Jewish Center: Beth & Adam

I truly love Autumn weddings! The air is crisp and the light is warms and enveloping. So I had a great time with Beth and Adam and their late October wedding, which took us to the incomparable Old Westbury Gardens for portraits! That place is stunning. Perfectly manicured gardens surrounding an old red brick mansion. The couple spent the evening dancing and celebrating with friends and family. Thank you, Beth and Adam. I am so honored to have documented your special day! Very many thanks to Shelly, for shooting with me and to Clark, for being the wonder assistant!

Venue: Woodbury Jewish Center

Cake and Catering: Morrell Caterers

Florist: Spitz and Peck

Dress: Romona Keveza

Shoes: Stuart Weitzman

Additional Portrait Location: Old Westbury Gardens

Officiant: Cantor Kalman Fliegelman

Band: Faze 4 Orchestras / Play by Play

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Maritime Parc: Thomas & Tiffany

Tom and Tiffany’s wedding was a blast! We hit 3 boroughs in one day, with portraits in DUMBO, Brooklyn, the ceremony in Manhattan, and reception at the beautiful Maritime Parc on Liberty Island. They were super excited about portraits, which made for a great time before the afternoon ceremony. And when you have a bride as beautiful as Tiffany, portraits are a breeze! I especially love the graffiti shots! It was truly a perfect wedding and I am so thrilled to have been a part. Thank you to Tom, Tiffany, the Pak and Carney families for all of your support and enthusiasm. I am truly honored.

Reception Venue: Maritime Parc

Ceremony Venue: Unitarian Church of All Souls

Officiant: Scott Saulls, Redeemer Presbyterian Church

Florist: Antheia Floral Design

Hair & Makeup: VickyC5

Dress: Oleg Cassini

Shoes: Enzo Angiolini

Stationary: Slieberry Designs

DJ: Mikey B Entertainment

Videographer: Carlton Bright

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Old Field Club: Daniel & Errin

This wedding took my breath away. It was perfectly overcast with moody clouds and set on the beach. Plus, Errin and Daniel were giddy with love and excitement. I especially loved the berry bouquets that the bridesmaids held. Thank you, Errin and Daniel! You are truly an inspiration!

Venue: The Old Field Club

Hair: Symmetry Salon and Spa

Dress: Amsale

Shoes: Steve Madden

Officiant: Rev. Albert Triolo

Venue and Catering: Old Field Club

Florist: East Williston Florist

Cake: La Bonne Boulangerie

DJ: Absolute Entertainment

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Ram’s Head Inn Wedding: Christina & Scott

Scott and Christina were married at the Ram’s Head Inn in the magical land of Shelter Island. It was a perfect late summer day, with dramatic clouds covering the sky and a perfect island backdrop. But perhaps my favorite part of the wedding was Christina’s custom wedding dress, which was designed and handmade by Scott’s mother! Can you believe that? This must be the most meaningful wedding dress in the history of wedding dresses. And she looked beautiful and elegant in it. Congratulations to the lovely couple and thank you for having us there to document your day. And special thanks to my friend, Ajit Singh, for shooting with me!

Makeup: Allison Pressler

Hair: Anna’s Salon

Shoes: Kate Spade

Dress: Mary Frazier

Ceremony: Union Chapel in the Grove

Reception & Catering: Ram’s Head Inn

Cake: Butta Cakes

Florist: Kim Jon Designs

Stationary: Arthur’s Invitations

Band: Hank Lane

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Pearl River Hilton- Carmen and Isaac

Carmen had one of the most beautiful veils I’ve ever seen! It was a beautiful compliment to her lovely wedding to Isaac in Pearl River, NY. A little rain didn’t stop us from have a great time with portraits and the party lasted into the late hours of the evening! Congratulations to the lovely couple and very many thanks to Shelly Kroeger for shooting with me!

Makeup: Lauren Lazaro

Dress: Angel Sanchez

Shoes: Kate Spade

Florist: Diana Gould

Ceremony Venue: St. Margarets of Antioch

Officiant: Monsignor John J. O’Keefe

Reception Venue & Catering: Pearl River Hilton

Cake: A Simple Cake

Band: Craig Scott Entertainment

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The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers: Will & Noa

It is always nice when I get to shoot a wedding at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, but Noa and Will’s celebration was especially fun! Noa’s family is from Isreal and Will’s family from New England, so it was fun to watch the cultures meet and mix and party. And wow, what a party! The ceremony itself was one of the most touching I have ever witnessed, and had me in tears! These are two very special people and I wish them a lifetime of love and happiness. Thank you for having us at your wedding. And very many enduring thanks to Nirmal, who came up from Mexico City to shoot with me this summer. I wish you great adventures, my dear friend.

Hotel: Eventi

Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers

Catering and Cake: Abigail Kirsch

Florist: Superior Florist

Dress: Lazaro

Shoes: Kate Spade

Hair: Styles on B

Makeup: NYC Faces

Videographer: Rob Cordova

Band: La Fiesta

Officiant: Rabbi William Plevan

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Round Hill House- Alyssa & James

It is always a good day when I get to shoot at the Round Hill House. Nestled in the wooded hills of the Hudson River Valley, the Round Hill House is picturesque for a wedding. And it was a beautiful setting for Alyssa and James’ big day. These two are really special. They’ve got a quirky humor that is like a secret language between them. I really enjoyed watching their interactions and communication throughout the day. There was a lot of laughter! Congratulation, Alyssa and James. And thank you for having us there to document your wedding. I wish you years of laughter and love.

Venue: Round Hill House

Catering: F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill House

Cake: Nine Cakes

Florist: David Anthony

Dress: Jim Hjelm

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Jewelry: Tiffany & Co.

Makeup: Rosie Rodriguez

Officiant: Rabbi Dennis Tobin

DJ: A Starry Night

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Paola and Steve’s DeSeversky Center Wedding published in The Knot!

I know I’m a little late in the game on this one, but I wanted to give a shout out to Paola and Steve for their beautiful wedding at the DeSeversky Center which was on the spring/summer issue of the The Knot NY! You can view the original post here!

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Bridgewaters – Brittany & Joe

Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Gorgeous! Just look at these two. Brittany and Joe are just the sweetest, wonderful people and it is no wonder they ended up together! Brittany contacted me last year about her Bridgewater’s wedding and I was thrilled to hear from her. Not only is Bridgewater’s one of my favorite locations in the city, I knew that Brittany was going to pull off a perfect wedding. She is a little firecracker! And talk about someone who knows how to get down! She didn’t leave the dance floor once all night! It was great. I loved the adorable little details of the day such as the custom Converse sneakers and the hanger that spelled out Mrs. Dursi! So cute. The flowers and arrangements were beautiful. And Brittany did all the details herself, from the invitations and programs, to the escort cards! She is pretty incredible. I had a blast documenting their wedding and I am so happy for the both of you, Brittany and Joe. Thank you for having us there.

Venue, Catering, and Cake: Bridgewaters

Ceremony: St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church

Officiant: Monsignor Douglas J Mathers

Florist: Bourgeon

Hair and Makeup: Sally LL

Dress: Casablanca

Shoes: Badgley Mischka

Band: Hank Lane, Michael Hart Band

Videographer: City Wedding Videography

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Three Sixty ° – Sarit & Gabriel

If you haven’t been to the Tribeca Rooftop’s newest location Three Sixty °, you’re missing out on one of the most impressive event spaces in NYC. It’s maze-like design brings you from room to room with amazing views of Manhattan. Plus, it is in Tribeca, which is full of old New York charm. I loved shooting Sarit and Gabe’s wedding at this new location! First of all, Sarit’s dress is stunning. It was a beautiful ecru color with a texture that I’ve never before seen. And with each bridesmaid in a complimentary colored dress and custom bouquets, this was easily one of the most perfectly accented weddings I’ve ever seen. I absolutely loved the flowers! Congratulations to Sarit and Gabe and thank you for having us document your wedding day! And a very special thanks to Nirmal Ramo, who shot with me this summer and is now returning to Mexico City.

Venue: Tribeca Rooftop

Catering: Main Event

Florist: Emerald Garden

Stationary: Village Invites

Dress: Amsale

Shoes: Something Bleu

Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Morgenstern

Band: Dexter Lake Club Band

Videographer: Monomyth Pictures

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A homespun wedding- Connie & Laura

It isn’t often that I have the opportunity to document same-sex weddings, so when Connie contacted me about her upcoming wedding to Laura, I was really excited! And with good reason. It turned out to be the loveliest celebration held in the backyard of their home in New Jersey. We went to an old train station for portraits beforehand, and returned for the celebration under a glowing amber tent. I loved the amber theme of this wedding, complete with orange crush specialty drink and a beautiful invitation. Also, this may be my favorite ring shot ever. Laura surprised Connie with a fireworks show at the end of the night! It was a perfect. Thanks so much, Connie and Laura for having me at your wedding. I am truly honored to have been able to document such a beautiful day.

Catering: Memorable Affairs

Cake: Carlo’s Bakery

Florist: Tropical Rain Florist

DJ: Sound Connection

Officiant: Deborah Roth

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Liberty House – Shanae & Eric

The Liberty House is one of my favorite locations in the city! Set against the backdrop of the Manhattan Skyline and Hudson River, the Liberty House boasts incomparable views as well as gorgeous grounds for portraits! I had a great time with Eric and Shanae at their wedding, which was made magical by a light mist in the air! Gorgeous! Thank you for having us at your wedding, Eric and Shanae. I wish you both the very best.

Venue and Catering: Liberty House

Cake: Carlo’s Bakery

Florist: Botanical Design

Hair and Makeup: Sissi Chan

Dress: Demetrios

Shoes: My Glass Slipper

Stationary: Paper Presentation

Officiant: Beverly Sullivant

DJ: Craig Scott Entertainment

Videographer: The Pros

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Ashley and Eric on newstands in New Jersey’s The Knot Magazine!

Another gorgeous wedding in print. This time in the New Jersey Knot magazine! I LOVED this wedding! Check out the original post here!

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Mirna and Gian on newstands in The Knot New York Magazine!

This was a great wedding and I’m so happy to see it in print! Check out the original blog post for Mirna and Gian’s Bridgewater’s wedding here!

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Las Ventanas Wedding, Cabo, MX – Justine & Mike

What can I say? Justine and Mike’s wedding was absolutely magical. Set on the ocean at the incomparable Las Ventanas resort, the weekend started with a breathtaking reception dinner complete with a full Mariachi band and fire dancers on the beach. The wedding day saw perfect weather, with a slight breeze blowing through the ceremony. Justine’s dress, a custom Carolina Herrera, was the perfect compliment to the Mexican style around the resort. The wedding was intimate, with only the couple’s closest friends and family invited to celebrate. I had a blast shooting portraits with Justine and Mike on Sunday at dusk- the perfect time to be on the beach. And the golden rays of the late afternoon sun reflecting off the textured adobe walls of the resort. This place is heaven, and I can’t wait to return!!! Congratulations to you both, Justine and Mike. I wish you all the happiness in the world. Thank you for having us there for such a fabulous weekend. And very special thanks to Amy Bennett, local Cabo photographer, for shooting with me as well as my loving husband, Elkin!

Venue, Catering, and Cake: Las Ventanas Resort, Cabo, MX

Dress: Carolina Herrera

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Jewelry: William Noble

Hair: Samuel Figueroa for Patrick O’Hara salon

Makeup: Jennifer Massoud

Florist: Arete Flower Design

Stationary: Gepetto Designs

DJ: Pedro & Ricardo Patino

Officiant: Association Los Cabos Wedding Professionals

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Julissa & Javier – New York Botanical Garden, Stone Mill

Wow. Just wow. This was my first time shooting at the New York Botanical Garden’s newest venue, the Stone Mill. The mill sits on a rambling stream that runs through the gardens and is a magical setting for a perfect June wedding. And these two are hot! HOT!!! Julissa, who is probably the most beautiful woman in the world, wore a stunningly adorable Melissa Sweet dress and crystal studded shoes. I love the outdoor setting for the ceremony and cocktail hour- as well as being able to take advantage of the rose gardens for portraits! What a great day. Thank you, Julissa and Javier, for having us there! I wish you a lifetime of friendship, romance and passion. Thanks to Nirmal for shooting with me and to Clark, for assisting.

Venue: New York Botanical Garden, Stone Mill

Catering and Cake: Abigail Kirsch

Florist: Diana Gould

Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas

Dress: Melissa Sweet

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Videographer: Rob Cordova

Officiant: Father Richard Nelson

DJ: Gemini Productions

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New York Botanical Gardens Wedding – Susan & Matthew

I love shooting at the New York Botanical Gardens! Susan and Matthew were really excited to host a fabulous party for their friends and family at such an iconic spot- and we made the most of the gorgeous grounds for portraits! It was an overcast day, with little pockets of sunlight. Just perfect for romantic, dreamy photos. And when the couple is as in love as these two are, it is like a fairy tale. I loved the decor Susan chose, with greens and violets, purple and blue! And check out the all purple candy bar at the end of the night. YUM! Thank you, Susan and Matt, for having us document such a great day! And thank you to Nirmal for shooting with me and to Clark for keeping things running smoothly!

Venue: New York Botanical Garden

Catering and Cake: Abigail Kirsch

Florist: Diana Gould

Stationary: Blush Design Studio

Makeup: Bryan Lynde

Dress: Henry Roth

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik

Officiant: Reverend Karen Chase

DJ: Duane Harriott

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Stacey & Matt – Westchester Country Club Wedding

Oh my- this was a dream day for me! A beautiful, sunny June day at the Westchester Country Club with a lovely, lovely couple. Stacey’s dress was an absolute dream and I loved her bright blue shoes! Congratulations, Matt and Stacey. What a perfect day! And special thanks to Shelly Kroeger for shooting with me and to Clark for being the world’s best assistant!

Venue, Catering, and Cake: Westchester Country Club

Florist: Daniel Florals & Events

Stationary: Sincerely Staci

Hair: Sherry Stinger

Makeup: Lauren Lazaro

Dress: Monique Lhuillier

Shoes: Kate Spade

Rabbi: David Lincoln

Band: Project Orange

Videographer: Ben Schwartz

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Liz & John – India House Wedding

I really loved photographing the wedding of Liz and John a few weeks ago in downtown Manhattan. The ceremony, which took place at the adorable Seton Shrine across from Battery Park, was lovely. And when it let out, Liz and John led their guest on a walk through the cobblestones streets toward the India House (also known as Bayard’s) in Hanover Square for a rockin’ reception. There were so many lovely elements about this wedding that made it unique and personal. For instance, Liz and John tap danced – that’s right, TAP DANCED!- for their first dance. Later, they changed into traditional Korean dress just before cake cutting. It was a lovely day and I’m so happy to have shared in it! Thank you, Liz and John, and best of luck to you both. Special thanks to Ryan Jensen for shooting with me and to Clark, master assistant!

Ceremony Location: Seton Shrine

Reception Location: India House

Caterer and Cake Artist: Bayard’s

Stationary: GoGoSnap

Florist: Jung Lee Flowers

Band: Hank Lane’s East End Revue Band

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Ramscale Lofts – Sarah & Mark

When Mark and Sarah asked me to shoot their wedding, I was both honored and super excited. Personal friends of mine, Mark and Sarah have an easy, effortless style that is a quintessentially New York class. I knew their wedding would be fun, but I was a little unprepared for how stunning Sarah would look in her Nicole Miller dress! Wow! The loft was the perfect setting for this chic, intimate wedding, which included a 3-tiered cake (birthday cake, lemon chiffon, and Guinness pretzel!!!), and ended with fireworks over the Hudson. Congrats to this stunningly beautiful and endlessly witty couple! I am so happy to have been able to celebrate with you! And very special thanks to Ryan for shooting with me and to Clark for helping us out.

Ceremony/Reception: Ramscale Lofts

Caterer: Chez Vous

Cake: Momofuku Milk Bar

Florist: Spruce

Makeup: Diavanna Zarzuela

Hair: Ted Gibson Salon

Stationary: Fidelma Hawney

Officiant: Ishaq Clayton

DJ: Sean McDevitt

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Central Park Boathouse – Sonya & Alex

When Sonya contacted me last year about her springtime Central Park Boathouse wedding, I fell in love instantly. Not only is she incredibly beautiful and stylish, she knew exactly what she wanted in her photography and had been searching tirelessly to find the perfect fit. So, I was incredibly honored to shoot her wedding in April to the equally gorgeous Alex. It was truly a perfect day. Bright blue skies and perfect temperature. The bride got ready at the Waldorf Astoria and was met by her handsome groom before starting at Grand Central Station for portraits. We then stopped by iconic Plaza Hotel fountain and finished in a freshly blooming Central Park. They had 2 ceremonies to celebrate Sonya’s Persian culture, which included a gorgeous Sofreh Aghd, a colorful spread containing an array of significant and sacred items. They were married just as the sun set and then danced the night away. Thank you so very much, Alex and Sonya, for having me be a part of your special day. I wish you both the very best of everything. Special thanks to the incomparably talented Gulnara, of Gulnarastudios.com, for shooting with me. And always to Clark for helping us out.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Central Park Boathouse

Event Coordinator: Katie Berger

Caterer: Central Park Boathouse

Florist: Lenox Hill Florist

Stationery: Village Invites

Cake Artist: City Sweets

Hair Stylist: Styles On B

Makeup Artist: Moani Lee

Dress: Vera Wang

Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Officiant: Columbia University Chaplain

Musician/DJ: InStyle Events

Videographer: Magic Flute Videos

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Engagement Session – Liz & John

What can I say- Liz and John are stunning and I simply cannot WAIT to shoot their beautiful wedding at the elegant India House this May. We started our e-session at Lincoln Center and after stopping by their gorgeous midtown apartment to pick up their adorable puppy, we headed to Central Park for some lifestyle portraits. Liz and John, you are wonderful. I am thrilled to capture the moments of your wedding day! See you soon!

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Battery Gardens – Michele & Joshua

Michele and Josh were married on a gorgeous spring day in definitely NY style. We started the day with portraits at the new Brooklyn Bridge Park in DUMBO, and headed to the ceremony and reception site at Battery Gardens. The ceremony happened just as the sun was setting over the Hudson and was beautiful under a gorgeous chuppah then danced into the evening. I loved the wedding shtick, where the couple is seated on chairs and guest dance before them with masks, silly costumes, and props. They also held a Mezinka, a tradition in which the proud parents are seated on chairs in the middle of the dance floor while friends and family dance around them in celebration of parents who have married off their last child! It was such a fun night. Thank you, Michele and Josh for having us document your beautiful wedding. Very many thanks to my wonderful friend, Ryan Jensen, for shooting with me and to Clark for helping us out that day.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Battery Gardens
Caterer: Main Event
Florist: Amy Jacobus Florals
Stationery: Lion in the Sun
Cake Artist: Main Event
Rabbi: William Plevan
Hair/Makeup Artist: Leslie Espinosa
Band: Greg Wall Simcha All Starsrosen16rosen19rosen17

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Engagement Session – Kristie & Mark

Kristie and Mark are having a destination wedding on the Florida coast this summer, but first they wanted some New York City style engagement photos! We had a great time shooting near the Plaza Fountain and heading into the freshly budding Central Park! There is nothing like the park in spring. These two are so much fun! Thank you, Kristie and Mark. I wish you tons of fun and laughs on your wedding day.

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Engagement Session – Danielle & Mark

Danielle contacted me last fall for springtime engagement photos in the city, since they are getting married in the midwest later this year. The couple, who love the style of the city, wanted a shoot that was both iconic and natural, so we shot in Central Park and the West Village. I had a great time and wish the happy couple a beautiful wedding day.

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Engagement Session – Stacey & Matt

I met up with Stacey and Matt earlier this month for a fun, springtime engagement session in the city. Little did I know that it would end with a tour of the NBC Saturday Night Live studios! We started the session early Sunday morning in the West Village. I love the quiet calm that takes over the village on a Sunday morning in the spring! Then we headed to 30 Rock (where Stacey works for NBC) and finished the shoot on the rooftop with astonishing city views and a beautiful, private rooftop garden. Wow! Thanks, guys! I can’t wait to shoot your wedding!

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New York Botanical Garden – Jessica & David

This was my first wedding of 2011 and what a great way to start. I’m telling you, I fall in love with every bride and groom I work with! Jessica and David have such a lovely relationship. Their friendship and mutual respect just shines through. It was a pleasure documenting their beautiful wedding day. We started at a beautiful hotel in midtown Manhattan where Jessica and her bridesmaids got ready. After the ceremony at the incomparable St. Xavier in the Flatiron District, we journeyed to Madison Square Park for couple’s portraits and finished at the gorgeous, early blooming New York Botanical Gardens for the reception. It was a kickin’ party- but I’ll let the pics speak for themselves on that front.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: New York Botanical Garden
Coordinator: Roey Mizrahi
Bride's Jewelry: Vintage
Caterer: Abigail Kirsch
Florist: Forever In Bloom
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake Artist: Abigail Kirsch
Officiant: Rabbi Ari Fridkis, Deacon Al Manzella
Dress Designer: Romona Keveza
Shoe Designer: Vera Wang
Hair Stylist: Claudia Pedala
Makeup Artist: Maureen Pedala
DJ: Hank Lane, Pete Saunders Band
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Butterfly Inspiration on One Lovely Day by Project Wedding!

If you haven’t been to One Lovely Day by Project Wedding, you MUST! I love this whimiscal, nostalgic blog and was so happy to hear from Katelin when she used an image from Ashley and Erik’s fab wedding last August for a butterfly inspiration board. Click here to go to the blog. Also, check out the full post from Ashley and Erik’s wedding here!

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Julia Newman Photography interview in Rangefinder Magazine!!!

I am so incredibly beyond thrilled to share my interview with Rangefinder Magazine, a great photography industry magazine that releases it’s annual “Weddings Issue” just in time for the huge WPPI convention in Vegas! Special thanks to Joe Pangburn for making me sound so fancy!

You can view the article online by going to Rangefinder’s website at http://www.rangefindermag.com/

Thank you so, so much! This is the best moment of my career and I share it with all the gorgeous brides and grooms that have trusted me to document their special day!rangefinder1

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The Knot Best of Weddings and Bride’s Choice from Wedding Wire!

I am thrilled to announce that Julia Newman Photography has been selected as a 2011 recipient of both The Knot’s Best of Wedding’s Vendors as well as a Bride’s Choice select from the Wedding Wire.

Thank you so very much for your support and enthusiasm. It has been an incredible journey!screen-shot-2011-01-28-at-35730-pm

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Greenwich Hyatt- Liz and Joseph

Liz and Joe were married on a crisp, clear December afternoon in Greenwich, Ct. The first thing I noticed about these two are how graceful and endearing they are. They both have such poise and confidence, people are drawn to them and immediately comfortable. Liz looked straight out of an old Hollywood movie with an elegant up-do and her a beautiful asymmetrical gown. The Greenwich Hyatt is absolutely stunning decorated for the holidays- I loved shooting in the atrium with the twinkling lights behind them! Thank you so much, Liz and Joe, for having us be a part of such a special day. And very special thanks to Donnie for shooting with me and to Shane for taking a break from reporting for the New York Times to help us out for the day!

Ceremony: Our Lady of Fatima
Reception Venue: Greenwich Hyatt
Florist: Sue Wall
Stationery: A Flood of Paper
Cake Artist: Dimari Cakes
Dress Designer: Maggie Sotterro
Shoe Designer: Nine West
Brides’ Jewelry: James Martin Jewels
Band: La Fiesta

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Marina Del Rey-Lauretta & Brian

Lauretta and Brian were married on a perfect winter day in December. Lauretta had told me that family was very important to her, so it was wonderful to see such a lovely couple surrounded by so many smiling faces! It began to snow when we arrived to the Marina Del Rey, where they hosted the reception, so we jumped outside to get these romantic wintery portraits! Thank you so much, Lauretta and Brian, for having us there to document your day. It was a real treat shooting with Ryan again and special thanks to Clark for helping us out.

Ceremony Venue: St. Francis Xavier Church
Reception Venue & Caterer: Marina Del Rey
Bride’s Jewelry: Givenchy
Florist: Arcadia
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Fr. Matthew Furey
Dress Designer:  Oleg Cassini
Shoe Designer: Van Eli
Hair Stylist: Venture
Makeup Artist: Liz Varenne Makeup Artist
DJ: In-Transit Music

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Cental Park Boathouse-Antonette & Jeremy

Antonette and Jeremy are a breathtaking couple. They are so beautiful both independently and together. Both are talented performers and such kind people. I really adore them and it was such a privilege to be the photographer for their perfect Central Park Boathouse wedding. We started the day in Times Square, for some appropriately themed portraits, and then moved into Central Park for sparkling foliage ambiance. The ceremony was moving and sincere, and the reception rocked the house into the early hours. At one point, Jeremy sang to his bride and the crowd was so excited they DEMANDED an encore! It brought tears to my eyes. Love, love, love! Congratulations, Jeremy and Antonette. You are such treasures! Also, very, very special thanks to my rock star colleague and dear friend, Jennifer Davis, for shooting with me and to Kaity for assisting.

Check out this cool video vows published on the New York Times website, which featured Jeremy and Antonette’s engagement!

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Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: Central Park Boathouse
Florist: Ovando
Stationery: Inklinations
Cake Artist: A Simple Cake
Officiant: Lee Friedlander
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet
Shoe Designer: Nina & Capezio
Hair Stylist: Joseph Borokhov
Makeup Artist: John Barrett Salon
DJ: Hank Lane Music-Kenny Ford Band

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Round Hill House-Jennifer & Damien

Do you ever just wake up in the morning and think, I’ve got the best job in the world? I did that this past Saturday when I knew that I was on my way to a horror movie themed wedding. Yes, I said horror movie themed wedding!

Here are a few of the details… skull and crossbones cufflinks, skull tie, Custom chucks, rubber sawed-off finger as a ring holder- and that was just the groom! The escort cards were tickets to the couple’s favorite horror movies and the invitations were old film reels and canisters with marquis-style font and design. There were movie posters around the place. And what better setting than my very favorite, Round Hill House in Washingtonville, NY. Michael Meyers served up the knife to cut the cake, to everyone’s surprise and delight! To say we had a great time is an understatement. This was AMAZING!

Thanks you, Jennifer and Damien, for having the coolest wedding of the season and for having me there to experience it with you! And thank you to Kaity for shooting with me.

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: F.E.A.S.T. at Round Hill
Bride’s Jewelry:
Florist: Studio Artiflora
Stationery: Jennifer Cocchiara
Cake Artist: Pastry Garden
Officiant: Charles Minskoff
Dress Designer: Sophia Tolli
Shoe Designer: Caparros
Hair Stylist: Snips & Tips
DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment

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Metropolitan Building-Rachel & Josh

Rachel and Josh got married at one of my favorite venues in the city, The Metropolitan Building in Long Island City. This place is a treasure trove of old movie props, furniture, lamps, mirrors. The walls are textured with peeling paint and flaking wood, and the ceilings are adorned with old tin panes and vintage chandeliers. It is truly beautiful. And so are Rachel and Josh! We had a great time taking portraits around the Metropolitan Building before the ceremony. One of my favorite moments consisted of draping the wedding party over an old dusty-rose colored sofa. And talk about a party! Rachel and Josh must have the coolest friend in the city and they brought it that night! We had a blast. Thanks so Kaity for shooting with me and also to my very favorite caterer, Peter and the staff of FEAST Caterers, for being so great to work with.

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Metropolitan Building
Coordinator: Green Apple Weddings
Caterer: F.E.A.S.T
Florist: Melarosa
Stationery: Inklinations
Cake Artist: Pastry Garden
Officiant: Rabbi Shlomo Blickstein
Dress Designer: Melissa Sweet
Shoe Designer: Stuart Weitzman
Makeup Artist: Chris Brzostowski
DJ: Hank Lane – Rhythm Revue

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The Water’s Edge-Jackie & Laverne

Whoa! Jackie is one stylish bride! And her wedding to Verne reflected that style to a tee! They began dating in high school- 11 years, people!- and finally tied the knot on the Water’s Edge under the most stunning view of Manhattan you’ve ever seen! We had so much fun and the dance floor was packed all night in celebration. I absolutely loved Jackie’s gorgeous Reem Acra dress and ultra fab shoes! Thank you, Jackie and Verne, for sharing your wedding day with us and thank you to Silvia and Gabriella for helping out!

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: The Water’s Edge
Bride’s Jewelry: Thomas Knoell
Florist: Pristine Events
Stationery: Me!
Officiant: Susan Turchin
Dress Designer: Reem Acra
Shoe Designer: Nine West
Hair Stylist: Annie Olivia
Makeup Artist: Anni Bruno/ NYC Faces
DJ: Rolan and Jackie

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Glen Island Harbour Club-Caitlin & Robert

I adore Caitlin and Rob. We met earlier this year for an e-session in the Upper East Side and had such a great time that I have been looking forward to shooting their wedding ever since. They are both a bit shy and don’t usually live in the spotlight, so it was really fun to see them shine on such a special day! The weather was beautiful and the location was stunning (St. Ignatious in NYC!!!). Congrats to you both, Caitlin and Rob and thank you so much for having us capture the moments of your wedding day. And thank you to Silvia and Gabriella for being a great team!

Ceremony: Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Reception Venue & Caterer: Glen Island Harbour Club
Florist: Diana Gould
Stationery: Kate’s Paperie
Dress Designer: Rivini
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Once Upon a Bride
Makeup Artist: Ellen B Beauty
DJ: East Coast Band

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The Garrison-Nadia & Pete

Nadia and Pete were married at The Garrison in the beautiful Hudson Valley Region in late summer by my associate Ryan and his 2nd shooter, Courtney. What a stunning couple. Nadia has so much poise and grace- elegant and beautiful. And Pete, tall and handsome, is the epitome of a gentleman. Together they turn heads! It was a gorgeous day! I especially love Pete’s tailored suit and the beautiful yellow berry centerpieces! Thank you, Nadia and Pete, for having the Julia Newman team to document your special day!

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: The Garrison
Florist: Forever in Bloom
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake Artist: Pastry Garden
Officiant: Henry Fehrenbacher
Dress Designer: Ramona Keveza
Hair Stylist: Barbara Vesley
Makeup Artist: Meredith Greene
DJ: Live Wire

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The Millbrook Club- Kelly & Ian

I love Autumn weddings. There is a liveliness in the air that gets everyone excited! The colors on the trees and the crispness in the air… And when the wedding is in Greenwhich, CT, one of the most beautiful towns in New England, well- it’s a winning combination! Then you add in a bride with a heart-melting smile and stunning eyes. And a groom who is just wicked hot- and you’ve got yourself one hell of a good day! I absolutely adore Kelly and Ian. They are beautiful. They are stylish. They are kind. They are rock stars! And they’ve got some friends and family who know how to party. We had a great time documenting their day and couldn’t have asked for more perfect conditions. Thank you Kelly and Ian for having us with you on such a momentous occasion! And thank you to Ryan and Kaity for helping out.

Ceremony Venue: St. Mary Parish
Reception Venue & Caterer: The Milbrook Club
Event Coordinator: Capries Events
Bride’s Jewelry: J Sunray & Son Jewelry
Florist: Designs by Rose, Inc
Stationery: Lettuce Paper
Cake Artist: Black Forest Pastry Shop
Officiant: Father John Boland
Dress Designer: Monique Lhuillier
Shoe Designer: Loeffler Randall
DJ: Expressway Music Inc.

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Nina’s 1 year Portraits

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The Manor-Amanda & Eric

Wow. This was a stunning wedding. Amanda and Eric have more style in their little pinky than I have in my whole closet! Absolutely gorgeous. I met up with them at their downtown Manhattan apartment early in the morning where they were getting ready with a group of their closest friends. We traveled the the lovely Manor tucked into the hills of New Jersey for their beautiful afternoon wedding. Both the bride and groom are originally from China, and there were many relatives visiting from overseas and I loved the cultural elements that were included. But most of all, I loved Amanda’s white Vera Wang dress. These two got it in spades!

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: The Manor
Florist: Crest Florist
Stationery: Papyrus
Officiant: Jim Miller
Dress & Jewelry Designer: Vera Wang

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The Pierre-Regiane & Danny

Regi and Danny has such a romantic story! The bride, a lawyer from Brazil, met the groom who works in a family business in NYC, in Aspen a few years ago in a moment of fate. He was leaving. She was entering. He left his card. She called. And from that, an international affair began which culminated in a beautiful wedding at The Pierre hotel on a perfect fall day in New York City. We started the day with portraits in Central Park and then came back to the hotel where the bride and groom were married and had the party of the year! Regi, who is stunningly beautiful and wears her heart on her sleeve, is so endearing and kind and loving- I adore the shots of her reacting to the mother of the groom’s speech in broken Portugese, written and spoken just for the bride to understand. It was a beautiful day.

Very many thanks, as always, to the ever-attentive Silvia and Kaity for helping out.

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: The Pierre
Event Coordinator & Bride’s Jewelry: Lynn Lax
Florist: Flowers by Reuven
Stationery: Sue Lehrof
Cake Artist: Sylvia Weinstock Cakes
Officiant: Rabbi Lisa J. Grushcow
Dress Designer: Alita Graham
Shoe Designer: Chanel
DJ: Starlight Orchestras
Videographer: Rob Cordova Weddings

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Crystal Plaza-Melissa & Chris

Melissa and Chris were married recently on a perfect autumn day, surrounded by friends and family. As Melissa had told me, they are the first of the their generation to tie the knot, so they were expecting everyone to really go nuts at the party– and they were right! What a party! We started with photos at a nearby park– look at that light! Everyone had so much fun during the portraits. But I think my favorite part of the day was the photobooth set up at the reception. SO much fun! Thank you to Melissa and Chris for having us there to document such a fun, special day. And thank you to Silvia and Kaity for helping out. I couldn’t do it without you, ladies.

Ceremony/Reception Venue & Caterer: Crystal Plaza
Florist: Designs by Rose, Inc
Stationery: Papyrus
Officiant: Jason Boone
Dress Designer: Casa Blanca Bridal
Shoe Designer: Nine West
Hair Stylist & Makeup Artist: Magda’s Designs
DJ: Absolute Event Services

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NYC E-session- Sonya&Alex

I met with Sonya and Alex a couple of weeks ago for their NYC e-session and we spent the afternoon traipsing through the West Village, HighLine and Brooklyn Bridge. We had a blast and I am really looking forward to their wedding at the Central Park Boathouse in the spring! Thanks for a great afternoon, guys!

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Newagen Seaside Inn: Emily & James

This was my dream wedding! An adorable seaside Inn on a remote island in Maine, filled with the closest friends and family of the bride and groom. Emily and James met while attending Bowdoin University and have been together ever since. They are such great friends and it was inspiring to see them together! And what a perfect day! I’ll just point out some of my favorite things… the “mixed-CD” escort cards hanging from a clothes line, the perfectly placed flippy-floppies awaiting the guests upon their arrival, the sea glass in mason jars atop the cocktail tables. They were married by the sea and then brought inside for dinner and dancing, where James and his new bride danced to the Flight of the Conchords song, The Most Beautiful Girl in the Room. Everyone was in tears, and if you’ve ever heard that song, you’ll know it was from laughter. I completely heart these two and am so thrilled to have been a part of such a fun, personalized wedding! Thank you Emily and James and congratulations to you both.

Ceremony/Reception Venue, Caterer: Newagen Seaside Inn
Florist: Pretty Flowers
Bridal Jewelry: MoMA
Stationery: Wedding Paper Divas
Cake Artist: Sweet Sensations
Officiant: Southport Town Clerk
Hair Stylist: A Cut Above Makeup Artist: About Face
DJ: Bowdoin College Students

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Castle On The Hudson-Anna & Tim

Ryan traveled into the beautiful Hudson River Valley region recently for Anna and Tim’s wedding at the Magical Castle on the Hudson. Just look at all of the beautiful details at this place! Such a gorgrous location. And a lovely couple! They had a photobooth set up at the reception, which drew a party. I love the last shot of the newlyweds in the spotlight! Thank you so much, Anna and Tim, for having the team from Julia Newman Photography to document your wedding. And thank you to Ryan and Courtney for doing a great job, yet again!

Ceremony/Reception Venue, Caterer, and cake artist: Castle On The Hudson
Florist: Flowers & Flowers
Stationery: Mother of Hermes Letterpress
Officiant: First Presbyterian Church
Dress Designer: J Crew
Shoe Designer: Stuart Weitzman
Hair Stylist and Makeup Artist: Amanda Shackleton
DJ: DJ Gaza

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The Ritz Carlton-Laura & Johnathan

This couple has glamour written all over them! While both the bride and groom are absolutely gorgeous, they also have poise and class reminiscent of the 1940′s. Which is great, since that was the style of the wedding. When I asked Johnathan what the style of the wedding would be, he said, Harlem renaissance! Well done!

Not only are Laura and Johnathan totally hot, they are also totally awesome. The couple live in LA, where Laura is a personal chef and Johnathan is an actor. Check out his new series, Retired at 35!

Thanks so much for having me at the wedding, guys! I had a blast. And thank you to Silvia for shooting with me and Kaity for assisting.

Ceremony/Reception Venue and Caterer:  The Ritz Carlton
Florist: Andrew Pascoe Flowers, Ltd.
Stationery: Fine Lines
Officiant: Rabbi Robert E. Fine
Dress Designer: Farah
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
DJ: Michael Arenella & His Dreamland Orchestra

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The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers: Caroline & Angelo

Caroline and Angelo were married last week in true New York fashion! A ceremony in Brooklyn (my home sweet home!) followed by photos on the Brooklyn Promenade and ending in a rockin’ reception at the famous Chelsea Piers Lighthouse! These two can party! I often see couples surrounded by friends and family, but this is a close bunch! It was so fun spending the day with their wedding party, getting ice cream and traveling in style across the boroughs. Caroline is just stunning- look at those eyes! With a smile that stops your heart and a figure that won’t quit- totally hot! They arrived at the Lighthouse just in time to watch the sunset over the cocktail hour. So beautiful! Thank you so much for having us at your wedding and congratulations, Caroline and Angelo. I had a great time! And thank you to Sylvia for shooting with me and Mattie for assisting.

Ceremony Venue: St. Bernard’s Church
Reception Venue: The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Caterer and cake artist: Abigail Kirsch
Florist: Botanical Design
Stationery: Bella Figura
Officiant: Deacon Frank
Dress Designer: Pnina Tornai
Shoe Designer: Cole Haan
Hair Stylist: Maat Salon
Makeup Artist: Michelle Coursey
DJ: Apple Entertainment
Videographer: Reaching Roots Studio

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Sexy Beach e-session: Regi & Danny

Danny met Regi in Aspen by mere fate! She was walking out of the spa and he was walking in. He left a note for her at the front desk and they started a transcontinental romance! I met with Regi and Danny on a warm, late summer evening at Jones Beach for their engagement session.  The weather and scenery was ideal for this gorgeous couple. I’m really looking forward to their wedding at The Pierre in NYC in October!

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Ritz Carlton Wedding: Kirsten&Jon

What an amazing wedding this was! Kirsten and Jon started the day in their Brooklyn neighborhood of Carrol Gardens- Kirsten getting dressed in their sun-drenched apartment; while Jon met with the guys at a local pub! Jon, who is from England, met Kirsten at the NYC hotspot, Coffee Shop, and a romance was kindled. The wedding brought in friends and family from around the globe, so the couple treated their guests to a trip around Manhattan island in a NYC Water Taxi! It was the windiest day of the year and there was an intense energy in the air that seemed to fit Kirsten and Jon’s passion! Kirsten is a professional Opera singer with a beauty and grace that is effortless. And Jon is strapping and confident. They are such a sexy couple- we had a blast with the portraits in lower Manhattan! The reception took place at the Ritz Carlton downtown, overlooking the Hudson river while the sunset on their cocktail hour. It was a perfect day! Congratulations to the uber-hot bride and groom! Thank you for having us! And special thanks to Silvia for shooting with me and to Kaity for assisting.

Ceremony: Saint Mary Star of the Sea
Reception Venue: Ritz Carlton New York; Battery Park
Coordinator: Heather ProchorchikFlorist: Flowers of the World
Stationery: Serimony
Cake Artist: Ruth Drennen Cakes
Dress Designer: Elizabeth Fillmore
Shoe Designer: Jimmy Choo
Hair Stylist: Jackson Bishop
Makeup Artist:Sydney Bryan
DJ: DJ Mike

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Studio 450- Jennifer & Jay

Wow.  Jennifer and Jay’s wedding was stunning! Ryan went out to shoot their special day for Julia Newman Photography a couple of weeks ago. The couple were married at the awesome Studio 450 in Manhattan and met up beforehand for photos around the fabulous Meatpacking District and newly opened High Line. As you can see, it was a gorgeous day. But the sunshine paled in comparison to the charisma these two have! I loved the simplicity of the decor in the loft space. It was perfectly designed to preserve the airy, open feeling of the loft without being too sparse. And the orange and blue color theme was a perfect reflection of the bright colors of summer against the shiny metal skyline of the city. I loved the cupcake tower and the orange slices on their signature drink! Thank you to the bride and groom for having the Julia Newman team capture your wedding. And thanks as always to Ryan and Courtney for a great job!

Photographer: Ryan Jensen and Courtney Dudley
Ceremony/Reception Venue: Studio 450
Caterer: Real Food Catering
Florist: Ariston
Stationery: Nic Events, Inc.
Officiant: Ann Corbet
Dress Designer: Mark Ingram
DJ: Affordable Party Music

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The Madison Hotel- Ashley&Erik

Ashley told me that the style of her wedding was “funky garden party”. I think they achieved that! What a stunning wedding this was! Ashley married Erik this past weekend at the Madison Hotel, a charming, old-colonial hotel in New Jersey.  She also told me, “we don’t shy away from color”. That’s my kind of girl! The flowers were breathtaking and every detail was thought out. I especially loved the flowergirl’s baskets and groomsmen boutonnieres! The tables were dressed with a summery array of sunflowers and Gerber daisies. And the cake, designed by Ashely’s mom, Dale, was covered in butterflies! Love, love, love this wedding. Congrats to the bride and groom and thank you so much for having me there!

Ceremony/Reception Venue: The Madison Hotel
Coordinator: Dale Lippart
Bride’s Jewelry: Adorn
Caterer: Rod’s Steakhouse
Florist: Beautiful Blooms
Stationery: Kramer Drive
Cake Artist: Dale Lippart
Officiant: Jack Lippart
Dress Designer: Jim Jhelm
Shoe Designer: Martinez Valero
DJ: Synergetic Sounds

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Family Portrait in Central Park- Evan: 7 mo.

I met up with Eric and Raquel for Evan’s 6 month portrait sitting recently and it was wonderful to see this beautiful family again. I shot Raquel and Eric’s engagement photos years ago and been honored to document the milestones in their life together. I’m in love with this little guy- who gave me quite the range of faces during our shoot. So expressive!

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West Village e-shoot: Antonette&Jeremy

I met with Antonette and Jeremy on Labor Day morning for their engagement session in the West Village. We got up early to take advantage of the gorgeous, soft light as well as the peace and quiet that can only be found in Manhattan during the breaking hours of a holiday. The couple are actors- the bride just returned from a tour with Wicked!- and their personalities made for an “anything goes” type of shoot. This has to be one of my favorite e-sessions yet! From jumping up and down on the sidewalk to the acting exercises in front of the blue door, these two practically pop out of the images and come to life! I can’t wait for their wedding at the Central Park Boathouse this fall!

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The Metropolitan-Monique & Eric

Ryan, the top associate shooter here at Julia Newman Photography captured Monique and Eric’s wedding at the fabulous Metropolitan recently on a gorgeous summer day. Monique has a vivacious and lively personality that really comes through in the photos– these two were up for anything! I especially love the barber shop shots in which Monique gave Eric a little tidying up just before the ceremony. Purple was the name of the game that day and  she pulled it off beautifully! Congrats to the happy bride and groom and thank you for having the Julia Newman team there  to document it all for you! Special thanks to Ryan and Courtney for rockin’ it as always!

Julia Newman Associate Photographers: Ryan Jensen and Courtney Dudley
Ceremony/Reception Venue, Caterer, and Cake Artist:
Florist: The MetropolitanSpitz and Peck
Stationery: Checkerboard
Officiant: Rabbi Alan Stein
Hair stylist and make-up artist: Paragon Salon & Spa DJ: Eric Visa

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Feature in brides New York

I am thrilled to be featured in the “Just Picture It” section of Brides New York fall/winter 2010 magazine!  Check out the article online!

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Rosecliff Mansion Wedding-Bryan & Karolyne

I have known Bryan for years and was absolutely honored to be asked to document his wedding to the beautiful, Karolyne. The couple are from my hometown of Dallas, but traveled to my part of the country for the wedding, where Karolyne has family. They were married at the stunning Rosecliff Mansion in Newport, RI. They implemented details from Karolyne’s Chinese heritage such as the lion dance during the cocktail hour and a tea ceremony during the reception. But most exciting was that the ceremony was officiated by Supreme Court Justice Scalia, a close personal friend of the groom! I’ll admit to being a little starstruck. The Mansion was gorgeous, as were the bride and groom. Karolyne’s Rene Caovilla shoes were spectacular! Very special thanks to Christopher Duggan for shooting with me as well as the Katie and Sara Fay of Todd Events in Dallas for being top knotch coordinators. Congratulations to the bride and groom and thank you so much for having us to capture your special memories. It was a perfect day!

Ceremony/Reception Venue: Rosecliff Mansion
Coordinator: Todd Events
Caterer: Plantation Catering of Newport, Inc.
Florist: Broadway Florist
Stationery: Alyssa Reeves of Paradise Design Co.
Cake Artist: Confectionery Designs by Mark Soliday
Officiant: Justice Scalia
Dress Designer: Rivini
Shoe Designer: Rene Caovilla
Hair Stylist: Christina Squier
Makeup Artist: Jane Sincere
Band/DJ: Night Rhythm
Videographer: Bellevue Productions
Rolls Royce: Newport Limousine Service

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Bridgewaters Wedding- Mirna&Gian

Mirna and Gian have a transatlantic love story. Gian has been living in Switzerland for several years while Mirna resides in New York, but that didn’t stop them from having an absolutely beautiful wedding at Bridgewater’s down by the Seaport! I loved their details- from the traditional necklace that Gian placed on her at the ceremony, to the unbelievable invitations and stationary! Mirna’s sari was stunning. But my favorite part of the day was the photobooth that Ryan, Kaeko and I set up at the reception! Such fun!!!

Congratulations, Mirna and Gian. And thank you so very much for having us document your wedding

Ceremony:Church of Our Lady of Peace
Officiant: Father Daly
Reception Venue and Caterer: Bridgewaters
Cupakes:  Frostings Ridgefield, Niro Feliciano
Florist: Pristine Events
Band/DJ: DJs Unlimited South Asia, DJ Sharad
Makeup: Anni Bruno / NYC Faces

Stationery:Gourmet Invitations/Tifany Wunschl
Bridal Jewelry: Mines to Market/Samir Mehta
Hair Stylist: Joseph Borokhov

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New Albums!!!

Here are a few beautiful albums that have come in this year so far!

This is a beautiful album for Krista and Daniel with Bomber Jacket leather and Bling Dynasty contrast

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Battery Gardens Wedding- Jen & Piruz

Jen and Piruz are both so elegant and striking that it was hard not to just keep the camera on them the entire day! Plus, they are incredibly in love. All of this made for a great portrait session in Battery Park and the West Village just before their Battery Gardens wedding! Their details were beautiful- Piruz wore cufflinks made of antique Persian coins. And the ceremony incorporated traditional elements from Jen’s Jewish background, as well as Piruz’s Persian background. Absolutely beautiful!

Congrats to you both, Jen and Piruz and thank you for having us document your wedding day! Special thanks also to Jordan for shooting with me and Kaeko for being a magical assistant!

Ceremony, Reception Venue, Caterer: Battery Gardens
Florist: Seaport Flowers
Stationery: Pistachio Press
Officiant: Rabbi Ari Fridkis and Dr. Riyazi Ari Fridkis
Dress Designer: Pronovias
Shoe Designer: Stuart Weisman
Hair Stylist: Gio Hair Salon, Giovanni
Sofreh Aghd Coordinator: Ghazal Hajizadeh
Band/DJ: Hank Lane/More than Music, Heather Urimota-1mota-2

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Round Hill House – Diane & Ed

Diane and Ed were married at one of my favorite locations in the world, the Round Hill House in Washingtonville, NY. I just love the peace and serenity in the Hudson Valley, and on beautiful summer days like the day Diane and Ed were married, you can smell the fresh air and hear the little birdies chirping! Ok, I’m getting a little sappy, but their wedding was so lovely and sweet, and I thought the Round Hill a perfect location. The intimate event included only the closest of their friends and family; who each got a very special parting gift- a hand made tea light candle holder sculpted by the bride and groom; which also served as the centerpieces on the tables! Everything about this wedding was beautiful- especially the cake, which matched the decor of the candle holders perfectly. The couple were very much in love and it showed. The bride and a few friends even broke into an Irish step dance sometime during the reception! Congratulations to you, Diane and Ed, and thank you for having me document your perfect day.

Ceremony, Reception Venue and Caterer: Round Hill House
Florist: Flowers by Jo-Ann
Cake Artist: Pastry Garden
Officiant: Monsignor Patrick Brown
Band/DJ: JTD Productions, Dave Leonard

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Kasia&Zoran in The Knot!

I am thrilled to announce that Kasia&Zoran’s wedding from last summer is in the New York Knot magazine on newsstands now! Congrats to the lovely bride and groom and big thanks to The Knot for selecting this beautiful wedding to inspire brides to be!

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Austin Wedding – Charity & Brenton

Charity and I went to high school together, so when she contacted me to shoot her wedding, I knew it was going to be a fun day! They were married at the most adorable Chaple Dulcinea near Austin, and then had a party at Ruby Ranch for their closest friends and family. The kickin’ cowboy band, JB and the Moonshine Band strummed away while the couple two stepped into the early hours. The next day, I met with the newlyweds for a “day-after” portrait shoot, which was part cowboy and part 40′s movie set. We had a great time. Special thanks to Kelsey James of Austin for Charity’s hair and makeup. And thank you to Charity and Brenton for being such great sports in the 100F heat! Congrats to you both.

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New York Botanical Gardens – Nicole&Matthew

Nicole and Matt are dreamy! She is beautiful, graceful, funny and brilliant. And he is tall, dark and handsome with an understated charisma that makes you feel like you are the most special person in the room. These are only a few of the reasons that Nicole and Matt are such a great couple. The entire wedding day was filled with laughter and intimate smiles. They wrote their own vows for the ceremony and had wonderful details, such as their custom designed monogram and all green candy bar. I especially loved her cake and the featured drinks with monogram swizzle sticks! Their wedding, held at the New York Botanical Gardens, featuring the incomparable Abagail Kirsch catering, was graced by perfect weather and summer blooms! A HUGE recommendation goes out to the Hank Lane band, who rocked the house and were complete professionals! And the day couldn’t have come together without the amazing Roey Mizrahi to coordinate on the day!

Thank you to Darren Squashic for shooting with me and to Kaeko for assisting us.

Ceremony and Reception: New York Botanical Garden
Caterer and Cake Artist: Abigail Kirsch
Coordinator: Roey Mizrahi
Florist: Forever in Bloom
Stationary: Wedding Paper Divas
Officiant: Richard Draper
Dress Designer: Christos – Amsale
Shoe Designer: Christian Loubouti
Hair Stylist: Claudia Pedala
Makeup Artist: Maureen Pedala
Band/DJ: Hank Lane – Bobby Attiko Band

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