Central Park Spring Wedding Inspiration Shoot in NYC

For a few weeks, New York is in full bloom with the prettiest pink cherry blossom trees. I was so excited to be a small part of the Brides in Bloom photo shoot organized this year by Mekina Saylor. I got to photograph this beautiful bride and groom right in Central Park in NYC!  An amazing team came together to supply us with perfect hair, amazing makeup, drool worthy gowns and florals and the best part is that the bride is a dear friend and fellow photographer! Yumi & Eric are getting married in October & isn't she one of the prettiest brides you've ever seen?! 

I loved exploring the park with these two! They shared the sweetest first look right on the bridge, and snuggled under the cherry blossom trees. Of course no Central Park wedding would be complete without couples portraits on Bow Bridge and Bethesda Terrace. 

The amazing team!

Photography- Jennifer Lam Photography

Gowns - Bridal Suite Boutique

Make up - Lisa 

Hair - Lauren Berrones

Bouquets - Kerry Patel 

Hosted by Mekina Saylor #bridesinbloomminisessions

Models - Yumi Matsuo & Eric Rosenfeld 

Cara & Daniel's Hoboken Engagement Session

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Cara & Daniel met on her birthday while out with friends at Green Rock Tap & Grill in Hoboken. So it was only fitting that we revisited the spot where it all started during their engagement session. 

From there we toured the cobblestone streets and the breathtaking skyline of the Hoboken waterfront. We were even joined by their precious pup who posed for the camera! Cara & Daniel will be saying "I do" at Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, New York this November and can not wait to photograph their wedding! 

 

The Ryland Inn, NJ Wedding Photographer- Terra-Lynn & Kevin

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Vendor Credits

Venue: The Ryland Inn. Whitehouse Station, NJ

Photography: Jennifer Lam Photography 

DJ: District Remix

Ceremony Music: Sweet Harmony

Dress: David's Bridal

Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury Wedding - Nicole & Brian - N.J. Wedding Photography

Nicole & Brian's wedding at the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury was magnificent. They were such a sweet and fun couple and I loved witnessing such a joy filled day!

One of my favorite parts of the Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury is the bridal suite! I mean, I wish I could live there. The bridal suite was an absolute dream. There are technically two rooms, one all white space complete with huge windows, the most elegant decor, and an all white fireplace. The second, much larger room  Nicole slipped into her lace wedding dress with the help of her mom and then got ready to join Brian for their first look. 

Shot for the wonderful Monica Mendoza Photography

Marissa & Matt: The Ryland Inn. - N.J. Wedding Photographer

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A while back, I had the opportunity to photograph Marissa & Matt's wedding at The Ryland Inn in Whitehouse Station, New Jersey. I had the pleasure of second shooting for Mekina Saylor many times this year and was so lucky to work closely with her amazing couples. This was no exception. 

Marissa & Matt's wedding day started with the most perfect weather. It was warm & sunny & they were both super excited and relaxed to be getting married. I loved the detailing on Matt's custom suit and the way he & his mom smiled at each other with so much joy! Marissa's bridesmaids were so attentive and sweet and take a look at their faces when they saw Marissa for the first time as a bride! 

Marissa walked half way down the aisle solo, only to be joined by both of her parents for her last few steps towards Matt.  The lush greenery and candlelight created such a warm atmosphere inside the Ryland Inn, while guests enjoyed fire pits, lawn games, and smores on the patio. 

The night was wrapped up with some performances by the groomsmen, the bride & her girl scout troop, and a sparkler exit! So fun! 

Shot for Mekina Saylor.

Rachel & Paul's Intimate Long Island Wedding

Rachel & Paul met thirteen years ago when they were both still in high school!  After dating for almost 11 years, Paul asked Rachel to be his wife at the park where they first met. Knowing how important Rachel's family is to her, Paul couldn't have done it alone.  He even flew her sister in from PARIS so that she could be there for the proposal.  Rachel said "YES!"  She would marry Paul, and she would even do it TWICE!

The couple decided to have TWO weddings. One intimate wedding at their church on Long Island where they could be surrounded by their immediate families, and their faith, and a second civil ceremony and reception where they could celebrate with their friends and extended family. 

Surrounded by the people that mean the world to them, Rachel and Paul got married at the Church of Saint Patrick in Huntington, Long Island. Rachel walked down the aisle arm in arm with her father, while Paul beamed at the altar. 

After exchanging rings and vows, Rachel & Paul strolled through town to Fado, a quaint little Portuguese restaurant where they celebrated with the people that are closest to them. 

NJ Spark | Ignite Workshop 2017 Recap

I first came across NJ Spark on Instagram. When I first began shooting weddings, I connected with Amy Rizzuto and began second shooting for her. She invited me to my first Spark event where I met Mekina, Cassi, Jaine, Leandra, Cinnamon, Debbie, and Ash. We ate together, prayed together, and shot updated headshots of each other by the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge.  It was a wonderful experience to be around a group of girls that shared so many common interests, most importantly my love for photography and Jesus! Since that day, these girls have become an incredible support team. When I reached out to the group to discuss posing, it apparently lit a spark in Jessica Oh, which eventually led to this amazing workshop. The email for the workshop hit my inbox a few weeks later, and I was the FIRST person to sign up! 

The Ignite Workshop, lead by NJ Spark was incredible. I packed up the car and drove 2 hours in a near blizzard to be there. I think I smiled the whole way there. Snuggled in Jess' cozy farm house (complete with real ducks and hot chocolate!) I met some amazing new friends and learned so much! They covered album design, blogging, client meetings, second shooting, following your dreams, and authentic posing. After class, we headed out into the snow for an amazing styled shoot!  The snow made everything so dreamy and it was incredible to watch everyone come together to create magic! Check out some of my favorite images from the shoot here! 

Want more?

You can checkout this video from the workshop by TONEMedia

And you can even listen to Cinnamon & Paul's podcast right here

 

Florist – Kerry Patel Designs

Bouquet Ribbon – Honey Silks & Co.

Tables + Chairs – Beyond the Barn Rentals

Invites – Bella Carta Boutique

Hair + Make Up – Nancy Caroline Bridal Styling

Calligraphy Signs – Penned By Alice

Jewelry – L Priori Jewelry

Dresses – Rent The Runway

Videographer- TONEmedia