This Long Island wedding was a beautiful example of a small and intimate, but beautifully detailed wedding! Some brides don't want a 250-guest wedding, and when they make that decision, they have no idea what an intimate wedding should look like. Well, our bride Karen had a vision and trusted her wedding planner to make it come to life. It was a beautiful garden-themed wedding with lights and candles everywhere. And if you like pink, then this is the decor for you! Not only were the wedding decorations a beautiful rose gold color, but the sunset that evening literally made our bride glow shades of pink and gold! The newly married couple had their family and closest friends surrounding them on their special day. The kids of the family may have stole the show a few times with their dance moves and funny speeches, but all eyes were on the bride and groom!
Although I'm based in Brooklyn, I had no problem making my way out to Long Island for this sweet maternity session! Gabby & Greg are expecting a little girl in January (hence Gabby's cute sweater)! We took a stroll around some of their favorite spots near their home by the water. Gabby is really enjoying her pregnancy and I can tell they just can't wait to meet their little one. Can't wait to meet their little winter baby come January! Stay tuned for a Baby Benazzi newborn session!
I am literally obsessed with this maternity session! Our beautiful mama-to-be Faye and her incredibly loving fiancé Adam decided they wanted to capture their growing family in Central Park. And, honestly, I can't think of a better, more fitting place. Their session was so fun and sweet. You can just tell how much love this little princess of theirs will receive from her family! Waiting on baby Brooklyn... or Phoenix. Congrats to the happy parents-to-be!
What can I say about Jon & Karyn? These two are a breath of fresh air! I had a blast photographing their engagement session in DUMBO Brooklyn. I mean, what better place to do your engagement photos when your wedding is going to be in Brooklyn?? These two were so fun and full of jokes! One of my favorite things about them is that they both love playing sports; from basketball, to dodgeball, to volleyball...you name it. Give them a time and a place, and they'll be there. These guys were just made for each other. I can't wait to see these two wed this November!
As I sit here and think of what to write about this amazing wedding, all I can say is that it was nothing short of beautiful. I got to witness the joining of two of the most amazing people I know. There is just too much to say and I would end up rambling on this post, so I'll keep it short and simple. Shannon & Ernest were simply made to be. The love that they have not just for eachother, but most importantly God, showed through their entire wedding day and you could just feel the amount of love & support they received from friends and family. They complement each other perfectly and if you ever have the pleasure of meeting them, you will know why. These two are artists of their own, both dancers but also film makers and illustrators they over flow with talent and their wedding was a testament to their creativity. Set in the backdrop of NYC, their Dumbo wedding was filled with beautiful green and white decor. Shannon's impeccable taste gave her the look of an early 20th century starlet. She looked so stunning that at one point, as I was taking Shannon's portraits, Ernest felt the need to let all of Brooklyn Bridge park know that "that was his wifey"! I have so much love for these two and they will always be dear friends of my husband and I. I wish them nothing but the very best!!