After lots of careful planning, Michael surprised Lizzie with the sweetest proposal at Brooklyn Bridge Park yesterday! Congratulations, Lizzie & Mike!! 💍 See more proposal stories here or learn about photography packages here.

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August 14, 2020

Brooklyn Bridge Park Surprise Proposal // Lizzie + Michael

With no one but the angels on the walls as witnesses, Stephanie & Michael said their vows & were officially married! They chose to get married in The Cornerstone room at The Abbey Inn & Spa in Peekskill – one of my absolute favorites! I could stare at these 100 year old murals all day long. […]

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July 12, 2020

Intimate Elopement at The Abbey Inn in Peekskill // Stephanie + Michael

When Jen & Mark’s big day had to be rescheduled because of COVID-19, they decided to move forward with an intimate backyard wedding with just their family members on their original date. With the help of their loving, supportive family, they still had a super memorable day with a live musical performance, a surprise convertible […]

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July 11, 2020

Backyard Microwedding + Convertible Drive-Around & Tented Reception // Jen + Mark

I can’t believe we’re officially halfway through 2020! WOW has it been one hell of a year. I think it’s safe to say that back in January, when we took time to set goals & visualize our year, we did NOT expect any of this. Just because this year hasn’t been turning out the way we […]

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June 30, 2020

Free 2020 Mid-Year Goals Followup Worksheets

After multiple postponements due to COVID-19, Lindsey and Ryan decided to have an intimate microwedding at their church, St Joseph’s Roman Catholic in Oradell, NJ. Lindsey decided to rock a cute Lulu’s dress with hair & makeup by Pin It Up and Pout, a Carolina Rosa Designs bouquet, and blue Charles David heels. What a […]

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June 27, 2020

St Joseph’s Church Microwedding in Oradell, NJ // Lindsey + Ryan

The extended tax deadline is less than a month away! My biggest tip for making tax prep painless is to make sure your tax deductions are categorized correctly. Here’s a cheat sheet of some typical expenses you can write off as a photographer and how I recommend you categorize the transactions in your bookkeeping program […]

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April 20, 2020

Categorizing Your Photography Business Tax Deductions // Cheat Sheet!

  The invention of Pinterest has been both a blessing and a curse for wedding planning: it has provided an endless supply of inspiration and resources, yet it has created a tendency to copy rather than create, which can stifle true innovation. As a self-admitted perfectionist and overly obsessive planner, I completely understand the temptation to create a […]

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March 23, 2020

A Photographer’s Perspective on Pinterest & Shot Lists

While we don’t need an overall shot list of every single photo you’d like on your wedding day, it is very helpful for us to have a bulleted list of each grouping of family members you’d like us to capture during Family Portraits.     The Benefits of a Family Shot List: If you both have large […]

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March 21, 2020

Why Family Shot Lists Are So Useful on Wedding Days

Market shifts are inevitable. Whether it’s a recession or natural disaster or health crisis, our small businesses will always be tested, it just so happens that this COVID-19 crisis directly impacts the event industry and wedding professionals are being hit extra hard. On March 15th, the CDC recommended cancelling (or hopefully postponing) any gatherings with 50+ attendees for 8 […]

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March 16, 2020

Staying Productive & Successful Throughout COVID-19 Wedding & Event Cancellations

A hugely popular wedding trend is to share a First Look (an intimate reveal where you get to see each other and take photos together before the ceremony) with your partner on your wedding day. In 2017, 44% of couples shared a First Look and the numbers have been steadily rising each year.   Not sure if […]

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February 4, 2020

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

  After shooting almost 200 weddings, I can confidently say that my favorite parts of any wedding day are the speeches and vows. They tell the couple’s love story and create the framework for a great wedding film. If you’ve been given the honor of giving at toast at a wedding – no pressure! It may […]

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December 27, 2019

How to Write & Deliver the Perfect Wedding Speech

I had such a blast with Tina & Peter at their engagement session in the city this week! We started off in Bryant Park’s Winter Village, then headed to Carragher’s in Times Square. Tina & Peter are both huge Liverpool soccer fans so of course Carragher’s (a bar dedicated to the Liverpool team) was the […]

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December 23, 2019

Bryant Park & Carragher’s Bar Engagement Session // Tina + Peter

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, 2019

Rockefeller Center Ice Rink Christmas Proposal // Charlotte + Andrew

Blake spent weeks and weeks planning the greatest surprise proposal for Mackenzie in NYC this Friday! Not only did she not know she was about to get engaged, but up until they left Texas on Thursday, she didn’t even know they were going to New York City! He told her they were going to Denver […]

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December 14, 2019

Christmas Proposal at the Plaza in NYC // Mackenzie + Blake

About a year ago, my boyfriend convinced me to get a smartwatch. At first, I was super hesitant because my mental image of a smartwatch was a techy, nerdy-looking, and not-very-classy gadget. However, when he showed me a picture of the Rose Gold Garmin Vivoactive 3, I was sold. After wearing the watch every day […]

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December 8, 2019

How I Use My Smartwatch as a Wedding Photographer & Videographer

On the first day of December, Cynthia & Jon celebrated their marriage with a cozy, Christmas themed wedding at Normandy Farms in PA. Their three dogs even attended, decked in bowties and Christmas sweaters! 🎄 It was like a real-life Hallmark movie! 😉 Jon wrote Cynthia a letter in the journal they share together for her to read […]

December 1, 2019

Normandy Farms Christmas Themed Winter Wedding // Cynthia + Jon

As someone who LOVES bright, warm pops of color, this sunny, colorful backyard elopement was RIGHT up my alley and a total dream to photograph. Have you ever seen a more gorgeous couple than Vanessa & Josh??    VENDORS: Photography: Lin Pernille @linpernille Host: Amber Lea Russell @amberlearussell Bride & Groom: Vanessa & Josh Hicks @vanessahicksphotography […]

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November 1, 2019

Colorful Backyard Elopement // Vanessa + Josh

After being together for 12 years and living all over the country, Kristen & David decided to make it official with an intimate courthouse wedding at the White Plains City Court, surrounded by their closest friends and family, followed by portraits at Rockefeller State Park. Congratulations, Kristen & David! 💍 See more blog posts here or learn […]

October 6, 2019

White Plains City Hall Wedding // Kristen + David

The weather for Jen & Mark’s engagement session at Sea Bright beach this weekend couldn’t have been more perfect! Perfect temperature, soft sunset lighting, and even the perfect “beachy” wind. When choosing a location, they decided to go back to where it all began – at Sea Bright beach, where Mark proposed to Jen this summer! […]

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September 13, 2019

Sea Bright Beach Engagement Session // Jen+ Mark

After being together for nearly 12 years, Donna & Keith finally got married in a beautiful wedding at Westmount Country Club! The inside of their wedding bands were engraved with a lyric from Keith’s favorite song by Explosions in the Sky. (Their cake topper as well!) After getting into her gorgeous dress, Donna shared a […]

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July 18, 2019

Westmount Country Club Summer Wedding // Donna + Keith

Molly & Joe got married in an outdoor ceremony at the Ardmore Mansion at Mountainview Manor. Every part of their day was lighthearted and all about having a good time. They fused their love of beer into their wedding day, with growler centerpieces & place cards, boutonnières made with hops, and a bottle cap guestbook! I […]

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July 13, 2019

MountainView Manor Summer Wedding // Molly + Joe

Sarah + Andy got married overlooking the Hudson River at The Grandview in Poughkeepsie, NY. The blazing heat this hot June day didn’t stop Sarah & Andy from having an amazing wedding day! How great was this first look reaction?? I was so impressed by how many details Sarah hand made! Congratulations!! <3   VENDORS: […]

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June 28, 2019

The Grandview Summer Wedding in Poughkeepsie // Sarah + Andy

Unlike all your other wedding expenses, your photography & video investment increases in value as the years go by and the memories start to fade.  A video is a return ticket to a moment otherwise forgotten. We all know that wedding photography is a must. In the past, wedding videography has been seen as more of a “luxury”, but […]

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May 2, 2019

Photography vs Videography // The Unique Value of Wedding Videos

Lindsey & Ryan chose to have their engagement session back where it all began – the exact spot on the Hoboken waterfront where Ryan proposed last year! Cheers to less than one year until the big day! Can’t wait to photograph your wedding!! 🍾 Ring Box:  The Alaia – Esselle Makeup:  Makeup by Nikki Viola 💍 See […]

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April 7, 2019

Hoboken Waterfront Spring Engagement Session // Lindsey + Ryan

If you use part of your home as a photography studio or home office, chances are this is a big opportunity for a substantial tax write-off! Click below for a free download of the template I use to calculate my home office deduction:     Determining What Areas Qualify The first step is to determine what areas of your […]

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March 1, 2019

Calculating Your Home Office Expenses As a Tax Write-Off // Free Template!

Life is unpredictable. After you’ve set up your business as an LLC in one state, the day might come that you’ll have to move your business to a different state. I recently moved from Jersey City to Westchester County and had to figure out how to move my LLC from NJ to NY. It did involve some […]

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February 22, 2019

Moving an LLC from NJ to NY // Relocating Your Photography Business

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