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These two, these two, these two. Can't wait for the wedding.
Its been a few months since I've written a post, with weddings every weekend, engagements during the weekdays and editing when I'm not shooting, its been hard to sit down just to think and write. But I wanted to write a post not only for this amazing couple, Brienne and Tim (and who's photos you'll be seeing shortly) but also to call attention to one of my dear friends, Lydia of Ever Ours, who's wedding blog is in its final days.
Many years ago when I first started sending weddings into publications, I was like every other photographer, trying to put our best details forward to showcase the latest trends and fashions of the season. It wasn't until I saw Lydia's blog that I found an outlet that showed the creativity, emotion and spontaneity that actually encompasses a wedding. She accepted my submission and I was stoked to realize that we could actually become friends, as opposed to the photographer/blogger line that you don't cross, just in case you don't get along and realize that they might not want to feature you anymore.
Through the years, Lydia and I would hang out in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and New York, forging a family bond where we now annoy each other like brother and sister. I can't thank her enough as she's introduced me to photographers and friends who I now count as some of my best. She even indirectly and directly led to my success in New York City by introducing me to people who took me under their wings and showed me how to navigate the wedding industry here (hi Katie Osgood!) and by also just getting me amazing weddings with her friends (see Cynthia and Eli).
So with her posting her final blog posts, I sent her in one of my favorite weddings of all time. From the love, the photos, the food to the music. Brienne and Tim's wedding was one where when I put down the camera, I just said "wow." Brienne and Tim are both from New Zealand but now reside in Brooklyn, with Tim from the band Steriogram (you might remember this song) and Brienne a graphic designer. So their wedding was full of gorgeous modernism as well as a big crazy ass concert/party. Even Brienne's dad did a rap, it was just that kind of night. So please enjoy the photos from Brienne and Tim and also head over to Lydia's blog where she featured more of my favorite images from the day and send her some love.
Art and love. Love and art. Love is art. Suin and Jeffrey.
When Maddy and Paul came in and told me how close they lived to Pok Pok in Brooklyn and said they would put my name down whenever I wanted, I had to make sure to photograph their wedding (still haven't collected on that guys). But really, these two are the sweetest and they brought everyone to share in their love. They even took me down to Love Lane, fitting, especially for them. Enjoy their photos and thanks to Shannon Sturgis for photographing this one with me.