Eyes up, heart open
Beth + Shane. You guys. This day was just the most beautiful day ever. It started with the loveliest drive to New York with my darling friend Ali, listening to hippie music and drinking strong coffee. Little did we know we were about to drive right into FARM LAND! We were met by some angry looking cows, but kept on trucking to meet our new friends, Beth and Shane.
We were greeted with such love, that we knew this day would be something special. And it was. From the love-infused ceremony, to the thoughtful, handcrafted details, and daisies, to the giant Read More
Carole + Stefan are darling, and their day couldn’t have been any more beautiful. These two are so very much in love and it was so sweet to witness. Surrounded by their friends and family, Carole + Stefan wed on a perfectly sunny June afternoon.
I wish you both a lifetime of happiness, and Harry Potter adventures. Thank you so much for having Ryan and I there with you for the day, it was just perfect.
what took so long
by: julia pistell
“Maybe there isn’t enough music,” I said to Greg a couple weeks before the wedding, as we were finally deciding on what would happen during our ceremony. “Music is important. What if there isn’t enough?”
“There’s enough music, Julia,” Greg said, knowing that he would surprise me with a song during the ceremony; guessing correctly that I would be surprising him with a song during the reception; planning a little flashmob Muppets-song-and-dance with our improv group; having just emailed our friends to play bluegrass and sing opera as part of our vows; pretending that Read More
“There are all types of love in this world, but never the same love twice.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
All it takes is just one look at these two and it’s clear that Kate and Chad found a very sweet kind of love. When Chad catches a glimpse of his lovely little lady, his eyes sparkle like there is no tomorrow. And Kate sparkles back. They are so cute.
Surrounded by their loving friends and family, Kate and Chad wed on a sunny April day, and then partied into the night. Gatsby style.
Special thanks to my Read More
More often than not, I find myself photographing people that I want to be friends with. Like real-life, let’s share a beer and laugh our butts off friends. The second I met Pat and Corie, I knew that they would be so much fun. And then, Corie said “There’s a tree that I really like over there,” and I knew we were kindred spirits.
Pat, Corie, Stephanie and I spent the day hanging out at Loomis Chaffee, a special spot to Corie and then wrapped up our adventure at The Half Door, enjoying that beer that I spoke about earlier.
Guys. This whole day could not have been any more beautiful. Truly. Jenn + Nitin’s Western Ceremony was overflowing with loveliness. Beauty poured out of every little square inch of the Branford house.
The handmade flower pots made with love by Jenn’s sweet mom. The stunning dress that Jenn’s insanely talented sister designed just for her. The wildflowers. The light. And once again, the love.
Nitin + Jenn. You guys are really something. And I can’t wait to eat Pierogi together.
My photography partners in crime : Jazzy + Ryan
Event Design and Planning: Designed by Read More
From the very first moment I spoke with Nitin and Jenn, I knew I’d love them forever. Their wedding was sure to be something special. And it was. Their *PoKoIndian event was filled with culture, beauty, colors, family, and most of all, LOVE.
Jazzy, Ryan , and I started the day photographing what might be the most beautiful ceremony I’ve ever seen. The Baraat. As I stood and watched their friends and family dancing, I was overcome with joy, swept away by the music and the energy. Thinking about it still gives me the goosebumps and I want to go back.
Jenn Read More
Once upon a time, I met KayCee and Philip, and I fell in love with them. So much, that I proudly display a photo from their engagement session on my living room wall. That’s serious right there.
Late in the fall, Ryan and I headed to Port Washington, NY to photograph KayCee and Philip’s big love-filled day. It was beautiful, and joyful, and the perfect way to end my season.
KayCee and Philip, thank you, from the bottom of my heart for making me laugh, letting Ryan and I act crazy around you, and for showing me what love is Read More
Oh Jay and Dan. These guys. I’m telling you, I just get a big smile when I think about them. Over the past year, I have become quite attached to these two. Their wedding was just perfect for them, filled with color, and laughter, and dancing and perfect light, oh, and wine.
Jay and Dan, thank you for having Erik and I there for your beautiful day, it was truly an honor to see you guys so happy and in love. And to your sweet families, Thank you as well.
Please invite me over for some pickle wine soon.
Rissa and Zach are truly one of the kindest couples I have ever met. Rissa is soft-spoken and sweet, and Zach had us cracking up all day. They are the perfect match. In the late fall, these two cuties got married in New Haven. It was so much fun walking around the city with them, laughing all the way.
Rissa and Zach, you guys are the sweetest. Thank you so much for having Ryan, Steph and I there to photograph how adorably awesome you are.
Have so much fun on your adventures together.
Special thanks to my dapper Read More