I consider myself incredibly lucky to have fallen in love with a career that allows me to balance my personal life with my business on my own terms. While it definitely stinks that I don’t get a paid maternity leave like I would’ve at a corporate job, I’m very blessed to have the flexibility to […]

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February 15, 2024

My Pregnancy Journey as a Luxury Wedding Photographer & Videographer

  In the wedding industry, winter is often referred to as “slow season” but if you’re a wedding professional, you know it’s anything but slow. Winter is our opportunity to take care of all of the administrative tasks that we don’t have time to do during busy wedding season. January is an especially busy time […]

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January 16, 2024

The Small Business Owner “Slow Season” To Do List

  Download this year’s free 2024 Goal Setting Workbook with prompts to reflect upon the past year, analyze your achievements and shortcomings, decide on a vision & theme for the new year, and set S.M.A.R.T & D.O.P.E goals:   You can also purchase a printed copy of the workbook here.   We’ll cover both the positives and […]

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December 18, 2023

Free 2024 Goal Setting Workbook!

How adorable is Carson’s proposal to Samantha at the Christmas tree display at The Plaza?! He’s had this idea arranged for months, he had so many people in on the surprise, and it was such an honor to be a part of it. He had the ring hidden in a gift box under the Christmas […]

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December 7, 2023

Christmas Tree Proposal at The Plaza in NYC

In addition to the traditional First Look, there are at least five other types of reveals you can do on your wedding day! (Note: Please add around 10-15 minutes for each type of first look to your timeline) Bridesmaids Reveal. Father-Daughter First Look. First Touch. Some couples choose to use this moment to read their vows to each other privately, if they don’t want to read personally-written vows during their ceremony publicly. NOTE: Since a First Touch doesn’t involve you two seeing each other before the ceremony (only holding each other’s hand for a brief moment), it doesn’t have the same logistical benefits of a First Look. Doggy First Look. The Bride’s First Look at Herself.

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November 6, 2023

The Five *Other* Types of First Looks

After photographing 250 couples’ weddings, I had my own wedding on Friday, October 28, 2022 at Paramount Country Club! The question I get asked most often is “how on earth did you pick your own wedding photographer??” Talk about “analysis paralysis”! After working in the industry since 2011, I have SO many talented photographer friends, […]

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October 28, 2023

Our Own Wedding Day! ♡ Paramount Country Club Fall Mountainside Wedding

Harpreet planned the most romantic bookstore proposal at The Housing Works in NYC, complete with a customized book, a piano serenade, and a surprise family celebration afterwards. Mishika was blown away, and of course, said yes! Videographer:  Lin Pernille Proposal Planner:  The Heart Bandits Florist: WMF Floral & DesignBookstore:  Housing Works BookstorePiano Rental: PianoPiano 💍 […]

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October 15, 2023

Romantic Bookstore Proposal in New York City

Karen had a lovely blue-themed baby shower surrounded by friends and family at the Roger Sherman Inn in New Canaan CT to celebrate Baby Boy Burn! Photos by CT Event Photographer Lin Pernille. VENDORS: Venue: @rogershermaninn Cake: @staceystotallybakedBalloon Decor: @creative.facepaintingFlorals: @stamfordfloristInvitations: @pom.paper.eventsWelcome Sign: @sincerelybynicolePlace Cards: @optimalprint Guess the Date Poster: @mintypaperieProsecco Tags: @popitwhenshepopsMacaron Favors: @lamargueriteandco 👶 See more event blog posts here or learn more about packages here.

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October 7, 2023

Blue Baby Shower at Roger Sherman Inn in CT

When the groom is a car collector, what better location for your wedding reception than in your own impressive car garage! After an intimate ceremony at their private residence, the newlyweds hosted an intimate Tuscan inspired dinner party, complete with a Dolce & Gelato espresso & gelato truck for dessert. Photos by Luxury Albany Wedding […]

September 16, 2023

A Car Lover’s Dream Wedding // Luxury Albany Wedding

If your ceremony and reception are taking place in the same location, with no gap between the ceremony and cocktail hour, I highly recommend doing a First Look.

If your ceremony (typically at a church) and reception are in different locations, with a 1.5+ hour gap in between, I would recommend not having a First Look and taking most of the portraits after the ceremony instead.

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September 15, 2023

“Should We Have a First Look at Our Wedding?”

Allison & Rob’s wedding day was a stunner from start to finish, with an intimate ceremony in the Diamond Ballroom, a lively reception in the Sweetgrass Pavilion, and portraits all over the beautiful Minerals Hotel grounds. I’m obsessed with Allison’s bejeweled braid – not to mention the beautiful stonework on the walls and mountain views […]

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September 9, 2023

Minerals Hotel Summer Wedding in the Sweetgrass Pavilion // Allison + Rob

Katie & Ricky got married at the beautiful Smith Farm Gardens in East Haddam, CT in an outdoor summer wedding ceremony, with a tented reception on the property. Their dog Brody even got to join for their wedding day! (Keep scrolling for the cutest bride-doggy first look!) I love shooting at Smith Farm Gardens! The […]

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September 8, 2023

Smith Farm Gardens Summer Wedding // Katie + Ricky

We’re going to be spending a lot of time together on your wedding day so I figured I’d share a bit more about myself, my interests, and who I am! •  I’m not just Type A, I’m Type AA (think Monica from “Friends”). I love planning, organizing, and tidying everything in my life. •  I […]

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August 10, 2023

Fun Facts About Lin Pernille!

Grace and Gavin had the most quintessential, epic NYC wedding, with a church ceremony at St Patrick’s Cathedral, photos in Central Park, and reception at New York Athletic Club. Grace and Gavin met and fell in love in New York City so it was important to them to highlight how special of a place NYC […]

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June 24, 2023

St Patrick’s Cathedral & New York Athletic Club Quintessential NYC Summer Wedding

Sara & Matt might just be the cutest, bubbliest, smiliest couple ever. Their wedding day at Rock Island Lake Club was absolute perfection, from clear skies all day long, to the perfect sunset lakeside ceremony, to more delicious [allergy-friendly] food stations than you could even imagine, and a dance floor that was packed literally the […]

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June 10, 2023

Rock Island Lake Club Summer Wedding // Sara + Matt

The weather was beautiful and the cherry blossoms were in full bloom for Luke’s spring baptism at Christ Church on Quaker Hill in Pawling, NY. He was baptized surrounded by family in an intimate christening ceremony. God bless you, Luke! Photos by Dutchess County Event Photographer Lin Pernille. See more event blog posts here or learn more about packages here.

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May 7, 2023

Baptism at Christ Church On Quaker Hill in Pawling

“What’s the process like to have you capture our wedding?” I love starting the process by getting to know you two – how you met, your favorite things to do together, your proposal story, and your vision for your wedding day. (Don’t be afraid to be long-winded, I love hearing details!) Next, we’ll go over all the information about packages & pricing. We’ll schedule a video call or an in-person meeting to discuss details and any questions you may have.

April 16, 2023

The Lin Pernille Experience – “What’s the process like to have you capture our wedding?”

My sunset engagement session with Grace & Gavin in the Meatpacking District of NYC just made me so much more excited for their wedding day! These two are so kind, friendly, bubbly, and loving – and it definitely shows in their photos and their interactions together. We had such a blast walking the cobblestone streets […]

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April 2, 2023

Meatpacking District Sunset Engagement Photos in NYC // Grace + Gavin

Corrado proposed to me on June 10, 2021. People have been joking for years that it must be so hard for Corrado to top all the proposals I’ve seen. Little did I know, he would trick me into shooting my own proposal photos at one of my favorite places: on top of a mountain. There […]

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October 28, 2022

My Own Love Story ♡

Gavin proposed to Kelsey at one of their favorite local date spots, Millbrook Vineyard & Winery, on a perfect crisp fall day. As if the proposal wasn’t cute enough, the surprise airplane banner afterwards was even cuter! Such a sweet touch, Gavin! Congratulations, Gavin & Kelsey!! Photos by Luxury Dutchess County Proposal Photographer Lin Pernille. […]

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October 8, 2022

Millbrook Vineyards & Winery Fall Surprise Proposal

Julia’s fall bridal shower at Cedar Lakes Estate featured blood orange signature drinks, the most drool-worthy grazing board, fun games, cotton candy spritzed with fall flavors, and a candle making station. Julia chose to feature cobalt blue glass on each of the table to honor her late grandmother who collected blue glassware. Credits: Photography: @linpernilleVenue: […]

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October 2, 2022

Cedar Lakes Estate Cozy Fall Bridal Shower

Talk about an epic proposal! Tanveer proposed with a huge Times Square “Will You Marry Me” billboard, a surprise flash mob, and a serenade. Obviously, Shrishti said yes! Video by Luxury NYC Proposal Videographer Lin Pernille. Videographer:  Lin Pernille Proposal Planner:  The Heart Bandits Billboard: NasqaqFlash Mob Leader: Kenan PetersChoreographer: Sam Allen 💍 See more […]

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July 16, 2022

Times Square Billboard & Flash Mob Proposal Video

Nick proposed to Maddie while they were on a trip to visit New York City. Maddie thought they were just going on a helicopter tour over Midtown Manhattan at sunset, which was exciting enough, but it turned out to have an even more epic ending. After they landed, Nick proposed in front of the words […]

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June 12, 2022

New York City Helicopter Proposal Video

Jasper planned the most elaborate, thoughtful, and sentimental “Escape Room” proposal for Ashleigh while they were visiting in New York City. The last clue led her into the beautifully decorated penthouse with Jasper standing in front of giant letters spelling out “Will You Marry Me”. Of course, she said yes!! Videographer:  Lin Pernille Proposal Planner:  […]

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April 7, 2022

Luxury New York City Escape Room Proposal Video

Walking into Nicole’s lemon-themed baby shower felt like stepping into a Tuscan lemon orchard! Nicole’s mom threw a beautiful baby shower in celebration of soon-to-be Baby Fisher this weekend at Bedford Post Inn. The talented mom-to-be is an interior designer, so naturally her attention to detail is out of this world – always such a […]

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August 18, 2021

Lemon Themed Baby Shower at Bedford Post Inn

People have been joking for years that it must be so hard for Corrado to top all the proposals I’ve seen. Little did I know, he would trick me into shooting my own proposal photos at one of my favorite places: on top of a mountain. There was a rare once-in-a-lifetime sunrise eclipse that morning, so we decided to go on a hike to see the sunrise and have one of our usual mountaintop photoshoots. I set up my camera on a tripod, started the self-timer, ran into my spot, then Corrado dropped down on one knee and proposed, capturing it all on camera. I honestly couldn’t think of a more memorable or perfectly “us” proposal. Oh, and he proposed with three different [returnable] rings so I could decide exactly which options I liked before buying the “forever ring”. (Great job, Corrado!)

June 10, 2021

My Own Proposal Story! ♡ Mountaintop Surprise Proposal in the Catskills

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