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maddy & paul / stars and skies

Chaz Cruz

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.

ceremonia

Chaz Cruz

A while back, I met with one of past brides, Keri, to chat all things creative. We talked about her passion project that she created with her friend Shelby, which was about creating an outlet for brides who just wanted more options when it comes to wedding wear. So Ceremonia was born. We had the same vision of vintage inspired weddings with a modern twist, so we put together a team to showcase some of the exclusive collections that they handpicked from Brooklyn based designers. So last month, we met at 501 Union to photograph the collection as well as just have some fun. I teamed up with Keri and her team (Eva and Tim), hair and makeup artist Kelsey Olivia, models Abby and Noelle, as well as my photo duo Sheena and Justin. Check out some of my favorite shots below as well as the exclusive collections on the Ceremonia website. At the bottom of the post is a link to Justin's blog, which has some awesome behind the scenes shots from the shoot.
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cynthia & eli / away we go

Chaz Cruz

What happens when you put together a dope couple with a dope venue? You get a dope wedding. Cynthia and Eli's love for each other is apparent in every look and glance and it was my pleasure to capture it all. It also doesn't hurt that Refinery29 featured them as one of five of the best NYC weddings of 2014 and that they were also featured on Brooklyn Bride. With an all star team Brooklyn team of Naturally Delicious, August Sage & Violet, Morgan Gates, and Styles on B under the roof of 501 Union, I knew it was going to be just that. A big thanks to Silvia Foz for manning the 2nd camera and my favorite sprite of a videographer, Courtney of Love + Brain Films for capturing the moving love (see her highlight reel at the end of the post). 

lindsey & brett / a perfect union

Chaz Cruz

Simple. Classic. Understated. These are the perfect words to describe Lindsey and Brett's wedding at 501 Union in Brooklyn. As soon as I walked into the venue the ideas began brewing and upon seeing Lindsey in her dress and Brett in his suit, I knew. I knew that this wedding was going to be amazing. The love that exuded between these two and their friends and family was simply infectious. A big thanks to Bobby for assisting me as well as Jove Meyer Events for the coordination.

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