Early every morning, I found myself by the Malecón — the iconic esplanade that stretches along Havana’s coastline — addicted to capturing glimpses of the people as they whirled by in various transportation vehicles and on foot.
I asked my niece, a visual artist who lives in Wyoming, to create a video that would introduce me to potential clients and collaborators — explaining my approach to documentary wedding photography while showcasing some of my work. I love what she created! Find more of her work online at http://www.zoecatalano.com/ and follow her on Instagram.
Michael and Scott are both used to grand stages in their lives. Michael performs in the world’s greatest opera venues as one of the most sought after dramatic baritones of his generation. Scott represents some of New York’s most beautiful real estate, and his love of travel has taken him all over the world. Together, they chose a historic stage for their wedding earlier this month, New York City’s famous Trinity Church. The reception was at Pier A, with views of New York Harbor and the Freedom Tower (One World Trade Center).
Despite a light drizzle and blistering cold winds, Jaclyn and Greg ventured onto the exquisite grounds of the Wave Hill Estate to pose for a few bridal portraits before joining their guests indoors. The beautiful ceremony and reception were held at the spectacular Wave Hill House, one of the structures found on The Estate in Riverdale.
**I’m including a snippet about Wave Hill below the photos, excerpted from their website, but I encourage people to visit http://www.wavehill.org/ to read about the fascinating history of The Estate which has hosted the likes of Theodore Roosevelt and Mark Twain, among others.
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**from the Wave Hill website…
In 1960, the Perkins-Freeman family deeded Wave Hill to the City of New York; Wave Hill, Inc., was formed in 1965 as a non-profit corporation. Today, as one of 33 City-owned cultural institutions, Wave Hill provides an oasis of serenity and offers programs in Horticulture, Environmental Education, Woodland Management and the Visual and Performing Arts. Through the arts and sciences, Wave Hill seeks to foster connections between people and nature.
AMANDA’S WEDDING SHOWER: This past weekend, Amanda’s mother hosted a surprise wedding shower for her — inspired by one of her favorite TV shows, Game of Thrones. New Leaf Restaurant & Bar, set in the woods (so to speak) of Fort Tryon Park, provided an ideal backdrop as did the gorgeous, creative floral arrangements from Columbia Florist.
With the rain from (hurricane/tropical storm/etc.) Matthew fast approaching, Lauren, Andrea, and their guests were fortunate to experience good weather and another great wedding in Fort Tryon Park and at New Leaf.
Please say a prayer and send some good vibes — at the very least — to those we were effected by the storm. Here are two ways you can donate and support Hurricane Matthew relief efforts:
Robbie and Scott were married earlier this year but chose to celebrate their union with close friends and family last week at The Foundry in Long Island City — one of my favorite places to photograph weddings and events. I arrived a little early, just as the sun was setting, and was afforded an opportunity to capture the incredible skyline views in the neighborhood before the guests arrived.
Mary Cleaver, owner of Cleaver Co. (catering), The Green Table, and Table Green Cafe, hosts an annual farm tour and picnic for her colleagues at the Green Table Farm, situated in the beautiful landscape of Washington County. The day was filled with picking vegetables, prepping and cooking the farm fresh food, taking hayrides to see the chickens and wild turkeys, and competing in a marathon wiffle ball tournament. Ashley pulled three frames from his bee hives and harvested the most delicious honey for all to take home!