Gwen and Dan on one of the nicest fall days of the year.
Rodale Institute. Pennsylvania.
When Jen initially shared her plans with me of eloping on a rooftop in Brooklyn (at sunrise), my first thought was how perfect everything sounded. My second thought occurred the night before their elopement when I had set my alarm for a 4:30am call time – my opinion on the “sunrise” part quickly starting to change. My sleep deprivation was totally worth it when I first met Jen and Phung. They’re fantastic, hilarious, and warm hearted people. Together we took in the best Brooklyn has to offer before anyone else was seemingly awake: I watched them exchange vows on a private rooftop as the sun rose with only their dog, myself, and the officiant as witnesses. We strolled over a mostly empty Brooklyn Bridge together and we explored Dumbo with only a few tourists around. It was the perfect way to spend a few hours that I’d normally spend sleeping.
It’s also worth noting that there are few things in this world that compliment one another as well as Brooklyn and J. Crew.
Wythe Hotel. The Brooklyn Bridge. Williamsburg and Dumbo, Brooklyn. USA.
Emily and Dave live in the same neighborhood as Claire and I, so it was only natural to explore it together for their engagement shoot and wedding earlier this year.
Many thanks to the lovely and immensely talented Claire Hudson for helping out (some of her work is mixed in above). Thanks to Ryan Beecher at Squareware Studios for holding it down on the cinematography front, and to Sara at Confetti and Co for the design work and keeping everyone happy.
I’ve spent some time down South in the past, but not too much time. This trip, this one was different. Claire and I decided to spend a week in Florida with our good friends Derrek and Jenn (and their insanely hip son Liam) before heading to Glen St Mary later that week to document a wedding. On this trip, we started to really grow fond of Southern culture – the boiled peanuts, the BBQ (while good, it’s not Texas let’s be real), the insanely kind people, alligators, and above all valuing the time hanging out with close friends. At the end of our time together, Liam proclaimed we were now apart of his family, and that their guest bedroom was now ours whenever we wanted. Score.
Our trip started strong and ended even stronger.
We first met Michelle and John over a year ago in Iceland. We were there for our inaugural wedding in a country which has now become a photographers Mecca (and for very good reason), and happened to see one of our photographer acquaintances Ben Sasso was also in town. That discovery of proximity turned into a mini-adventure to meet up with Ben, who just so happened to bring his best friends Michelle and John along with him. We decided to meet over lunch which led us to the aptly-named Noodle Station in downtown Reykjavik. We all became fast friends over the spiciest noodles known to mankind. We spoke about traveling, made some jokes, and soon parted ways. A few days after meeting them, Claire and I holed up at Hotel Budir in the middle-of-nowhere, I decided to check Instagram with the eerily-fast hotel WiFi. The first photo in my feed? John, on one knee, proposing to Michelle overlooking a sea of glaciers in Iceland. Well played.
Here are a few of my favorite images from our time in the South.
The Glen Venue. Flordia. USA.
Many thanks to the lovely and immensely talented Claire Hudson for helping out (some of her work is mixed in above).
A few of my favorite images from a random cornfield in the middle-of-nowhere Pennsylvania. These two went all out for their engagement shoot; I’m beyond excited to see what they come up with next year for their wedding.
Connecticut in the summer is seriously amazing, so Claire and I decided to drive up early to spend some time at a local bed and breakfast relaxing before Kate and Kyle’s wedding. The morning after the wedding, we hopped on the first flight from Boston to Iceland to document another great wedding, and then decided to stay in Boston after getting back with our talented photographer friend Sarah Der. I remember the week going by incredibly fast but in those seven days we we drove 1,500 miles, hopped on a few planes, got lost twice, made lots of new friends, and witnessed some incredible couples who truly loved the shit out of one another. It was a great week.
Here are a few of my favorites images from Kate and Kyle’s wedding in Pomfret, CT. These two are tops.
Tyrone Farm. Pomfret, CT. USA.
Many thanks as always to Claire Hudson for shooting alongside me, she’s the best. Some of her images are mixed in above.