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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

A Red Hat Luncheon and a Club Infinity Party

Every family is different, and every Bar Mitzvah has its own unique style and pace.

After the temple service, Jonas’s family and close friends enjoyed a luncheon at The Red Hat Bistro, right on the waterfront in Irvington. Such a perfect spot for a family celebration! It was a beautiful day, so guests enjoyed cocktails & hors d’oeuvres outdoors on the patio before sitting down to lunch.

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In the evening, it was time for the Club Infinity Bar Mitzvah party!
Club Infinity, in Pleasantville, is a great party space, with a real nightclub feel. This place is huge, with plenty of room for games and crazy dancing.

Club Infinity Bar Mitzvah Photo

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Venue: Club Infinity

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.




Conservatory garden engagement session


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