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alex + jen: married|NYC wedding photographer

alex + jen’s wedding was just…cool. there’s really no other word for it. it was COOL.  their ceremony was at brooklyn bridge park…and i loved loved LOVED shooting there.  for the reception, we walked a few hundred feet to the galapagos art space.  again…it’s just…COOL.

(and the coolness was definitely upped by having one of the COOLEST photographers i know come shoot with me. thanks again, mike!  also, disclaimer:  where i remember, i have noted which shots are his, but there are probably some that are his that i’m just not sure about.)

she bought her (cool) dress off etsy.  they had vegetarian asian food with disposable bamboo dishes.  and chopsticks!  pretty chopsticks.  i dunno, it was just…cool.  see?

site of the ceremony…ridiculous, no?

(i think this one might be mike’s…)

so…i have to give jen some MAJOR props…kudos…accolades…whatever vocab word you want to use, she deserves them all.  the part of the park i wanted to shoot in?  yeah…it wasn’t so much “open” as it was “gated and chained with a padlock.”  HOWEVER!  no problem!  just climb through these bushes, and down these enormous boulders, onto a beach, and then back up some more boulders and voila!  we’re there!  and jen was totally up for it.  and…the resulting images are SO worth all of our clambering around.

(this is DEFINITELY one of mike’s…i love it!)

i couldn’t get enough of those bridges or the skyline!  so amazing.

(i think this is another one of mike’s…so beautiful.)

ok…i will try to tear myself away from the gorgeousness that is alex + jen, and move on to the gorgeousness of the location they chose.

i love father-daughter dances.  😀

i’m about 98% sure alex is playing air guitar, here.

as our time was wrapping up, we took the bridal party outside for a couple more fun shots w/ the ny skyline behind us.  and the result is…HELLO CAST OF LOST!  (well, *i* think it looks like that, anyway.)

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katydid2 September 2010 - 08:47

These are beautiful–I esp. love the shots of each of their faces during their vows!

melissakoren2 September 2010 - 09:30

i love the ceremony shot where she’s looking at him with so much awe and adoration and you can just FEEL that he’s looking back at her with the same.

I also love your copious vocabulary!


i went to hawai’i last week (to 2nd shoot for the incomparable marina miller) on my last day there, i went to the north shore and swam with sea turtles…one of the main things i wanted to do while i was there. i’ve got a bunch more pictures coming, but for now, i am trying to tread water/dig myself out of the hole/any other word picture evoking overwhelmedness you’d like to use…

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Mica28 August 2010 - 19:52


katydid2 September 2010 - 08:40

beautiful!!! We were there in 1999 and stayed at the Turtle Bay Resort on the North Shore–thanks for the ‘memory’–it is SO beautiful there!!

meghan + leo: engaged|harpswell, maine wedding photographer

last week i went up to maine to hang out with meghan + leo at his family’s beach house. harpswell is…gosh, it’s magic. i’m kind of easy, though; i think basically all of coastal new england is magic in the summer. most of the year, actually. i like living in a normal rockwell painting, what can i say?

look at the birds!!!

this is leo’s THERE’S THE SUN! exultation. we went off in search of a sunkissed sea of golden wheat grass. and we found a field which SHOULD have matched that description, but the shy little sun was hiding behind a cloud.

this may be my favorite session this summer. i’m sorry to everyone who isn’t meghan and leo, but…! harpswell! walking to the beach! they’re SOOOO in love and happy and adorable. they made me DINNER! AND…when meghan said that they cooked, i was a bit trepidatious. see…confession: i am a picky eater. i’m not proud of it, not at all, but i am. and i get a sinking feeling when someone says they’ve cooked for me, because i know how much care *i* put into it when i cook for someone! i want them to feel loved and taken care of…and to think it’s DELICIOUS! WELL. i needn’t have feared. when meghan and i met to discuss their plans, we met for lunch. and she remembered that i’m picky. and she remembered that i ordered grilled chicken and sweet potato fries. so do you know what these lovely, lovely people made for dinner? grilled chicken (WITH A ROSEMARY SPRIG GARNISH…are you kidding?) and sweet potato fries. this is love.

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Kate McKenna11 August 2010 - 12:43

These are amazing! Love the light, the colors are so brilliant. And adorable couple 😉

meghan13 August 2010 - 17:30

Gwyn,you are too sweet. We had a WONDERFUL time with you and LOVE the pictures!!!!! thank you, thank you, thank you.

katydid7 September 2010 - 06:20


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cindy + bert: engaged|portsmouth, nh wedding photographer

cindy + bert had me meet them at the moffatt-ladd house…the site of their upcoming october wedding.  it’s SO beautiful…and it was awesome to be able to take advantage of the peak summer bloom…with the place all to ourselves!

that tree has been there since the moffatt-ladd house was built…in 1763!

(this is one of my favorites.)

this is another of my favorites…it’s so…them! they’re silly and just have lots of FUN together. cindy laughs easily and often…and bert knows just what to do or say to make that happen.

these are also favorites…i really love that it shows the moffatt-ladd house in the background and some of the riotous color from the gardens that are on the harbor side of the street in front of the house. and yay for portsmouth and old-timey lampposts!

another shout out to portsmouth! yay tugboats!

this is the last one, i promise. i love portsmouth…it’s magical in the summer, and this view is so…portsmouth. that drawbridge in the background makes me happy (and not just because it leads to kittery, where my dear, blessed loco coco’s is located.)

c + b, thanks for making the LENGTHY trek down from york beach…on your VACATION…to hang out with me. it was lots of fun, and i hope you got those mojitos you were after!

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Marina7 August 2010 - 00:16

those are the nicest tugboats i’ve ever seen! my mom used to work on tugboats. 🙂

Kim Kravitz10 August 2010 - 16:40

Love the location!! Great work!!