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Jen & Eric’s Lyndhurst Castle Wedding was on a beautiful day in September. The weather was just perfect, and the outdoor ceremony was spectacularly backlit by the sun. Lyndhurst Castle Estate is truly one of my favorite places in the world, and it was such a treat to photograph this lovely wedding there. The bride & groom had their first look right in front of the castle. Then, we did some portraits of the family & bridal party before the ceremony began. Cocktails were served on the elegant wrap-around porch. Of course, we took a few minutes for bride & groom portraits inside the castle, which was already decorated for Halloween. It’s not every day you have pumpkins & spiderwebs in a wedding portrait!

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Venue: Lyndhurst Castle Estate
Catering: Philip Stone Caterers
Flowers: Dykstra Florist & Greenhouse
Hair & Makeup: Pretty Bird Bridal
Cake: Jolierose Cake Shop
DJ: DJ Ceremony

Julie & Adam chose the gorgeous Conservatory Garden for their Springtime Central Park Engagement Session. We met up at the end of a weekday in May. They actually came straight from work, just in time for the best light of the day. Amazing Spring flowers were blooming everywhere! The location is truly magnificent, with dozens of fantastics spots that are just perfect for a photograph. At one point, when we were all standing beneath a vine-covered iron trellis, a baby raccoon almost fell on my head! (sorry, no photo. We got out of the way so that Mama raccoon could come get her kiddo) Central Park Engagement Sessions can be tricky- the park can be crowded, especially at the more “popular” and photogenic spots. Choosing a weekday, we were able to avoid any kind of mob scene. The permit requirement for the Conservatory Garden also keeps the place from being overrun by photographers. We practically had the entire place to ourselves, which was fantastic.




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A Perfect Garrison Wedding in May


Jess & Rich had their lovely Garrison wedding on a perfectly sunny day in May.


The Garrison is a gorgeous wedding venue, with many lovely spots for portraits.

Purple wedding flowers

Jess chose shades of purple for her flowers, the school color of NYU, where they met.


Sweet blue & purple dandelion wedding invitations set the tone.

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I love Jess’s dainty wedding band & engagement ring. So pretty!


The “getting ready” room has a perfect spot to hang the wedding dress, with a sweet nook for a bridal portrait.


Bride & her mom share a smile together before the wedding.


Jess & her mom are ready for a great day.


First look with Dad downstairs at the Inn.


First look outside.


Could this reaction be any cuter? Love it!



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Venue: The Garrison
Florist: Floral Fantasies by Sara
Cake: Pastry Garden
DJ: A Perfect Blend Entertainment
Officiant: Michael Yelle