Congratulations Laura and Andrew! Photographing your wedding day, your friends, and your families was amazing. Your wedding day is one of my favorites for so many different reasons. The main reason, I love Brooklyn, is Monika used to live there. Brooklyn is where we spent the past several years exploring and discovering all the things (Prospect Park, the food, the brownstones…) that make it so great. It made me miss Brooklyn a lot.
Laura and Andrew also love Brooklyn. It’s where their relationship too blossomed, it’s the place they both call home, and it’s where they will live together with Laura’s two boys.
When I first met Andrew and Laura they explained their wedding day was going to be super simple. They didn’t want a big production. This was not going to be a 12 hour day with getting ready, bridesmaids and groomsmen galore, and schedules. They were right. It was super simple and relaxing (for everyone!).
The wedding was at the Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture in Park Slope right across from Prospect Park. Andrew and Laura found the space just by walking by and they chose the venue because it’s an empty canvas. You can make it what you want. Meaning you have to bring in your own food, caterer / event planner, and music. Of course, they made it a very Brooklyn wedding and they made it very them.
There was an awesome Blue Grass band, Citigrass, playing the whole afternoon and evening. For cocktail hour and dinner there was Dinosaur Barbecue. And lastly, for dessert there was Brooklyn’s very own and tasty Ample Hills Creamery.
Caterer: Pampered Guests
Capturing Katie’s First Communion was more of a family shoot with an event than our traditional full communion photo job, involving documenting a church and a post service brunch. I met the DiPalma family at their country club, The Scarsdale Country Club, post ceremony. Here I photographed family photos outside and then a very nice brunch inside the clubhouse.
The DiPalma family were super happy with these photos and so was I! This day really checked all of the boxes of great photo making; good people, no rain, and a beautiful location. Origionally, we were concerned with rain in the forecast, however, the weather turned out to be superb with sunny skies and a nice breeze. The “icing on the cake” was peak Spring Cherry Blossoms and budding trees.
Venue: Scarsdale Country Club