Sunday, January 31, 2010


I couldn't wait until tomorrow to start on Gina and Andrew's wedding. It was yesterday and all day today I've been thinking about the images I had seen and shot and loved.

I went looking for this one.

It was the first moment Mrs. Carmier got to congratulate her new daughter-in-law during the Sign of Peace near the end of the ceremony.

She was pretty happy. I think everyone was. More from Gina and Andrew soon.


Friday, January 22, 2010


I was barely even aware there was a competition, let alone know my brides were voting in it. Then last month I got an email from The Knot saying I had been chosen as one of the "Best of the Knot."

Thanks all,

Laura + Matthew 09.26.09

Laura and Matthew married at Hotel Bethlehem on September 26, 2009. I wish you could have been there.

We first met at my house to discuss their wedding and I think everyone knew it was a good match: Matthew and Laura really appreciated my work and they were so excited about the wedding that I really wanted to be a part of it.

I loved their day. This couple, obviously in love, getting married for all the right reasons. Both of them, before the ceremony, just could not wait to be married. That was the focus of the day.

But the other stuff was pretty great, too. Laura's dress was killer. The flowers, thanks to Dale at Elysian Fields Florals, were amazing. The Ballroom has never looked more elegant thanks largely to the lighting by Steve Mittman.

I'm not sure why I'm describing all this. The pictures will do a better job than I ever could.

Thank you, Laura and Matthew.


Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Winter Light

There are still several weddings from the summer I want to post here but, right now, I want to post this.

Winter is a wonderful time to shoot. In the middle of the afternoon the light starts getting nice. Two weeks ago Lynn & Josh were married and inside Hotel Bethlehem we found this nice little spot. A shaft of afternoon sun filled a dining room just off their cocktail reception.

We played in the light for a while and I'm just toning them now. I think they're super awesome.

Just like Lynn and Josh. I hope you two are still off having fun in a place much warmer than here.