I can’t believe we’re officially halfway through 2024! I encourage you to take some time this week to remind yourself what you had envisioned for 2024, reflect on the shortcomings and silver linings this year has brought about, analyze any progress you’ve made on your goals, and form a plan for how to make the most […]

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June 24, 2024

Free 2024 Mid-Year Goals Follow-up Worksheets

When you’re a photographer, one of the most exciting parts about spring is cherry blossom season! I had such a fun time hunting for the prettiest, fluffiest cherry blossoms with Allison & Rob throughout Central Park. My favorite was this white yoshino cherry blossom tree we found near The Reservoir – it was the perfect […]

April 10, 2024

Spring Cherry Blossoms Engagement Session in Central Park NYC

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 26, 2023

Free 2024 Goal Setting Workbook!

Andrew and Charlotte flew in from England for a vacation in New York City during the most romantic time of year – December. Charlotte had always wanted to come to NYC during Christmastime. Little did she know that Andrew was planning to propose on the trip! On Sunday night, they went skating at the Rockefeller […]

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December 23, 2023

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Christmas Proposal

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

Lauren and Jack’s fall wedding at Whitby Castle was like a literal fairytale come true! Located in Westchester County in the Lower Hudson Valley, Whitby Castle was the perfect venue for Lauren & Jack’s fairtyale wedding. The weather was perfect for an outdoor ceremony on the lawn, with the epic castle facade as the backdrop. […]

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October 14, 2023

Fairytale Wedding at Whitby Castle in Westchester

Lauren & Jack’s family & bridal party gathered at The Rye Grill & Bar the night before their Whitby Castle wedding. Lauren looked chic in her Retrofete silk sheath dress with pearl back detailing. The bobble head cake toppers really “took the cake” for the cutest detail. 😉 Click here to see their gorgeous wedding […]

October 13, 2023

Casual Chic Rehearsal Dinner at The Rye Grill & Bar

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

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 Tented Wedding in CT

The Abbey Inn in Peekskill, NY was the perfect backdrop for Jackie & Cole’s modern summer wedding. Get the tissues ready! There were so many heartfelt moments on their wedding day. Jackie got ready with her ladies in Suite 101, the bridal suite, which connects to a private patio where she shared a First Look […]

August 18, 2023

The Abbey Summer Wedding in Westchester

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!

The Rockleigh was the perfect setting for Jessica and Kevin’s glam summer wedding. Rather than emphasizing a certain color scheme, they opted for a timeless, luxurious, modern style, with the majority of their decor made up of glass, crystal, and mirrored decor. It came together so beautifully! I can’t tell if I got more “Rapunzel” […]

July 17, 2023

Glam Summer Wedding at The Rockleigh in NJ

Talk about a peak experience… Vinamra’s mountaintop sunset proposal to Pankti was so romantic and epic! He proposed high on top of Sam’s Point in Minnewaska State Park at sunset, with a beautiful custom heart-shaped engagement ring. Their proposal was featured in Westchester Hudson Valley Weddings magazine! Photos by Luxury NY Proposal Photographer Lin Pernille. […]

July 11, 2023

Sam’s Point Mountaintop Proposal at Sunset

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

Every detail and every moment of Samantha & Michael’s wedding was beautiful, thoughtful, and memorable. Their spirits couldn’t be dampened by the pouring rain that came down all day long. Their romantic, modern wedding day started off by getting ready at the nearby historic Tarrytown House Estate, followed by a cozy indoor wedding ceremony and […]

May 20, 2023

Tarrytown House Estate & Tappan Hill Mansion Indoor Wedding in the Hudson Room

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?”

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