Caitlin & Tom | Riverwalk Couples Session | St. Paul, Minnesota

In late July I traveled to the Twin Cities for the first time to attend a leadership retreat. While visiting, I was introduced to a friend of a friend and we set up a last minute session along the Mississippi River!

Caitlin, a talented photographer herself, her husband Tom, their two dogs, Ava & Oscar, and I took a walk by the river and snapped some fun summer photos.

Check out some of Caitlin’s pets & people photographs. And thank you to my good friend, Justina Michaels, the owner of boutique NYC event planning company Fitting Fêtes, for helping to set this session up!

Sara & Kelly | Rock'n'Roll Rooftop Wedding | Queens, NY

Welcome to the Sara and Kelly show!

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These rock’n’rollers threw a wedding like I’ve never seen before. They laughed, they sang, they danced the night away. It was quite the summer celebration of love and music!

The couple started the day off getting ready at a nearby Queens hotel, followed by a super sweet first look and portraits in Flushing Meadows–Corona Park on a hot day in June. When it was time for their rooftop ceremony, the whole wedding party wore sunglasses! The musical couple performed “Big Me” by the Foo Fighters in place of a first dance. Their centerpieces were mini models of the nearby Unisphere made entirely of guitar strings. They had some of their engagement photos on display too! Every last detail was thought out to fit their theatrical theme and personalities and it was all SO MUCH FUN.

Wishing a lifetime of congratulations and happiness to the new Mr. & Mrs. Riley on their marriage and future adventures together!

See more of Sara & Kelly’s red hot wedding day and their amazing vendor team below.

Happy Birthday, Central Park | Manhattan Engagements, Elopements, & Micro Weddings

Central Park is the most magical place in New York City. After living here for five years, there are many corners even I still haven’t discovered. It’s easy to get lost wandering the winding paths, and even easier to completely forget you’re in the middle of the biggest, most bustling city in the world.

It’s the perfect backdrop for a photo session too, with so many beautifully different locations in every season. See some of my favorite highlights from engagements, elopements, and weddings in Manhattan’s iconic Central Park.

Madison & Alex | Central Park Engagement Session

Madison and Alex are the ultimate super chill, super cool, west coast couple. (I mean, check out that jumper and hot sauce shirt!) They moved to New York City from California last year, after dating in college, and getting engaged at the Mayan Ruins in Mexico. When the two of them first reached out after finding me on the Bridechilla vendor directory, I knew they were going to be a ton of fun.

On the sunny morning of their Upper West Side engagement session, we started out at their local community garden. They are hoping to grow their own food in the future, so they have planted their own little plot right in Manhattan! The stunning green ivy wall made the perfect backdrop. The flowers, fruits, and veggies were the most beautiful colors for photos, as was the orange blanket they brought from the vacation when Alex proposed. From the garden, we ventured over to the iconic Central Park, exploring all the small, magical paths, tunnels, and bridges along the way.

Congratulations to the happy couple! Can’t wait for your spring wedding in Cali!