Connecticut & NYC Gay Wedding Photographer
Adi and Matt got married at one of the classic¬†Connecticut parks: the stunning Harkness State Park, overlooking the water and steps away from the Eolia Mansion. State Parks like Harkness, or closer to New Haven, Lighthouse Point, are amazing hidden gems that are particularly great if you’re on a budget and are able to book in advance. Adi grew up just down the road from Harkness, so she knew that it would be the perfect place for a small, family-oriented wedding. The couple was visited by a few of the awesome residents of Harkness: frogs and rabbits made their appearances at the couple’s nuptials.
I absolutely adore intimate weddings that are focused around the couple getting married, without all the frills. But one part of wedding finery that I love is the veil, and Adi had an epic veil. There is just so much a photographer can do creatively with the translucent fabric, and you’ll see below, I had plenty of fun with Adi’s. She was pure vintage elegance in her lace dress and veil, as were the attendants on both sides. But the couple wasn’t overly vintage: Matt and Adi read their personalized vows from their iPhones!
After the gorgeous light had faded from the beach, Matt and Adi shared some dancing and Indian food under the stars with their friends and families. And perhaps a few crumbs with the rabbits as well.

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Kelly and Mattie already have lived in a variety of states since I shot their city hall elopement. Kelly is in the army, so they move around a lot. But NYC’s City Hall was the perfect place to bring in a few of their nearest and dearest for an intimate, laugh-filled ceremony. I love doing elopements and happily, they are the first lesbians to apply for a VA home loan in their state!
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Roma and Chris are two amazing, amazingly happy people whom Natalie and I are so lucky to know– especially since they met in high school, just like us! When it came time to plan their wedding, they had a list of complex requests, not because they’re picky or demanding but because they wanted so much to accommodate all the people they love.

They wanted an Indian wedding in Roma’s family’s Catholic church. They wanted a downtown reception location on a budget. They wanted to serve their large group of supportive family and friends great Indian food– with other options as well. Most of all,they wanted everyone to have a ridiculously fun time.

¬†Enter my favorite planner, Candy, who was able to make all this and more happen for them. Candy found Roma and Chris the perfect venue at the American Institute of Architects (right across the street from my alma mater, the Corcoran College of Art and Design.) The wedding was one of those weddings that you can look back and say, “That wedding was so THEM.” Getting ready together, like the fun laid-back people Roma and Chris are, was the perfect start to a day that ending in happy tears and some fierce dancing. Candy’s incredible logistical and creative skills combined with Roma and Chris’s warmth and lightheartedness to create the kind of wedding day that makes me so happy to be doing this job.
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August in DC // Weather: Perfectly summer. Not too hot or cold. // Favorite light time for shots: 7:00pm//

Getting Ready TOGETHER (dress went on): 1:00 // Ceremony Start: 2:15 // Left church for couple shots/reception: 3:25 // Couple Shots: 4:30 // Reception Started: 5:00

Venue Love: This venue is a secret gem. It’s in downtown DC and huge and budget friendly. Hellllloooo!

Lesson learned: Travel always takes longer than you think. Make sure to budget in extra time for car rides so your couple shot time doesn’t suddenly shrink.

Best thing ever: Dancing outside in DC at night with dozens of brightly colored saris.

Planner: Candy + Co. // Getting Ready: Hay-Adams Hotel // Makeup: Silver Immersion // Venue: American Institute of Architects // Caterer: Spilled Milk // DJ: John Druhan