This is the fifth year that I’ve had the opportunity to photograph the Johnson family — an autumn photo session in Central Park. It’s fun and rewarding to document a family through the years.
What can one say when looking at the photos of Erika and Sean? They’re beautiful and in love and it was something I could feel when photographing them recently on a gorgeous day in Fort Tryon Park, in celebration of their engagement.
I look forward to photographing them next month on their wedding day.
#RyanfoundaKat : Kat and Ryan got married last Friday in The New York Botanical Garden, the largest of its kind in the U.S. The picturesque settings, abundant warmth, laughter and dancing shown here made for a wonderful Big Day for the couple and their loved ones.
I’ve photographed more than few weddings at The New York Botanical Garden. It is an iconic living museum, a major educational institution, and a renowned plant research and conservation organization. It was founded in 1891 and is now a National Historic Landmark.
If you’ve followed my blog over the last few years, you may remember other posts with photos from the New Leaf Restaurant. Many longtime New Yorkers are unaware the venue even exists.
Just steps from The Cloisters museum and gardens, surrounded by majestic trees, this spectacular fieldstone cottage was built by John D. Rockefeller in the 1930s. With an outdoor patio that is covered during the colder months, it offers a one-of-a-kind experience for locals and tourists alike. It’s open to the public on a weekly basis as a fine-dining restaurant and it’s also available for special events such as the one featured here in these photos.
I love photographing people on the dancefloor!
An abundance of light, color, activity, and good people is every documentary-style photographer’s dream. The Cleaver Farm Tour and Barbecue presents such an opportunity — it has become one of my favorite events of the year! With produce from the farm, the chefs from the Green Table and Cleaver Catering created an incredible feast, complete with peach pie!
In 2014, Mary Cleaver’s businesses became the first full service event planning catering company and restaurant in New York City to become a Certified B Corporation. B Corporations are companies that believe in using the power of business to solve social and environmental problems and meet higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency and accountability.
The story of Darbie and Dave’s love affair began while Darbie was singing at Opryland’s Fiesta Texas in San Antonio and Dave was in the orchestra. Careers intervened and they went their separate ways. Years later, they met up at a reunion for Opryland and this time it was forever!
In line with their theme of the roaring 20’s, Darbie and Dave chose the Back Room, located in the East Village, one of only two speakeasies in New York City that operated during the Prohibition, where all beverages are still served in oversize coffee cups!
Musicians at the ceremony:
Julie Foldesi, Guitar
Harry Hassell, Flute
Suzy Perelman, Violin
Laura Bontrager, Cello
Musicians at the Reception:
Chris Biesterfeldt, Guitar
Matthew Rybicki, Bass
Eric Halverson, Drums
One of my favorite places to photograph, the Conservatory Garden is Central Park’s six-acre formal garden. It is divided into three smaller gardens, each with a distinct style: Italian, French, and English. The Garden’s main entrance is through the Gate, on Fifth Avenue between 104th and 105th Streets.
I made my first visit to Amsterdam in late March to see the Ed van der Elsken exhibit (a contemporary of my inspiration Henri Cartier Bresson) at the Stedelijk Museum. Amsterdam is a street photographer’s paradise. I found myself unable to resist capturing the elegant cyclists, gracefully making their way through the city. The last day of my visit coincided with the opening of the Keukenhof Gardens. Who doesn’t love flowers!
Sharing a few highlights from my photo shoot with Amanda and Michael in Tribeca last weekend, posing for their engagement portraits. They will be getting married at Pier A — a fabulous venue overlooking the Hudson River and a designated New York City landmark — in November!