It’s not everyday you get to shoot Yoga in New York City. But when you do–its pretty amazing.
Everyone is put in your path for a reason. I just love how life will place someone in your life and keep bringing them back around when you least expect it. Mikey is a friend from back in the day when I used to hang out in Dallas, Tx. We spent many a night on the dance floor enjoying House Music. He moved to Florida and started his fitness business- Syphon Fitness. He is extremely talented. He is extremely passionate. And he is extremely peaceful. He gave me a real sense of peace when we walked around the crazy streets of New York. The hustle and bustle, people chattering, sounds of nature- and yet he would be in a state of bliss and stillness a mist all of the chaos. It really was beautiful.
I am so grateful he thought to reconnect with me in NYC for this Yoga shoot. Cheers to your successes and we look forward to watching your business grow! Look forward to seeing you again.
Amber and Leni are the cutest thing I have ever seen. It was fun to show off some city lovin’ in NYC.
Who doesn’t love a Happy Hour meet up with friends? We had many emails back and forth, built a wedding schedule and still hadn’t met! It was about time to see these two lovely people in person! We headed to New York City to join Amber and Leni during the happiest time of the day- HAPPY HOUR! These two love birds work in the same law office, so we went to Midtown Manhattan to meet up for a drink and micro engagement shoot. You may ask yourself, what is a micro shoot? Thats when you only have 7 minutes to shoot some photos!! (CRAZY!) These two are such a good time. I feel like we will be great friends from only a 30 minute conversation. I love that!
I feel like our clients are hand picked just for us and these two are no exception. Thank you for inviting us into your lives. We are so excited to shoot this wedding in Philly at Waterworks!
These two are on my level. Seriously, they are almost as short as me :) What a fantastic couple. They have an energy and excitement in their relationship that is contagious. I knew this wedding was going to be rad if their friends and family were anything like them! And I was proven right. Princeton, New Jersey is gorgeous as we enter the Chauncy Hotel. The girls were all jammed into one room with hair and make up. All smiles and excitement as the day started to fly by. Megan was cheerful and calm and she sat in the chair getting dolled up. I don’t think she got nervous until the dress was coming down the stairs. The tears, the love, the support in that room- priceless. Meanwhile, Mario and the guys were hanging out in quite a different scene. They were downstairs in the lobby and bar relaxing. Isn’t that funny how that works? Girls=BUSY ; Guys=CHILLING They decided to give gifts to one another before the ceremony. Megan received a hand made piece of art from Mario. I loved watching her open the gift…so many emotions! Mario was given a journal. Megan had written a book of reasons she wanted to marry Mario. So romantic!
Their first look was awesome. We loved the way Megan asked him to turn around and he refused. “NO, I want you to tap me on the shoulder”, he said. But he gave in and turned around to see his beautiful bride. He took the full walk around and really soaked all of her beauty in! It was so heartfelt. First looks always make me cry, and this one was no different. The ceremony and reception were full of laughs and tears. I can honestly say I cried on both parent dances.
It has happened again. Our couple has turned into our friends. Walking through all the moments of the day with them was beautiful and makes me realize how awesome our job is. They are our forever friends. We are so excited to watch their lives unfold.
Love you guys! Cheers!
leaha + jeff
Thank you to Brittany & Dan Maio for assisting and shooting along side us for this wedding.
When we first came to New Jersey it was considered a “Look & See” visit. We stayed a week to house hunt and Jeff went to visit his new workplace as well. We ended up making a friend on the train one evening coming back from NYC who brought us to a party in Morristown. We ran into Danica and Milton and talked about our experience of moving and connected on the top of Burning Man. We shared the love of music, community, dancing and love. We immediately connected and became friends online. Almost a year after meeting these two love birds, we finally were living in New Jersey and they had gotten engaged!! We were beyond thrilled when they chose us to document this fabulous journey ahead of them. Just shows that everything happens for a reason. The rest is history…friends turned clients that are even closer friends now. :)
This wedding was one of the most unique and connected weddings I have ever attended. The Catskill Mountains painted the perfect backdrop for this beautiful celebration. Stone Tavern Farm is tucked in the rolling mountains with picturesque views in every direction. The dreamy pink bridesmaid dresses and the formal wear on the guys against the mountains was just stunning. Danica couldn’t have looked more gorgeous in her gown. I loved that she picked a Tory Burch Blue wedge for her wedding shoes. Smart girl! Those will look good with anything later! And Milton’s suit fit snug as a bug. He was looking very dapper. His smile is probably one of the biggest I have seen and his hugs are the tightest hugs I have ever had. And this day was no different…well maybe a little. I think he was giddy with excitement.
The ceremony was FANTASTIC. I loved the mix of family with burners. Some were in costumes and some were in formal wear. They all cheered as Milton walked down the hill to the ceremony. They cheered as the vintage Bentley made its way up the hill with Danica. And they stood and clapped as she walked down the aisle to meet her soon-to-be husband. It was magical. There were several really special moments that stuck out to me as I think back. They had the passing of the wedding rings through out the crowd so that each person could bless the rings before they were exchange between the bride and groom. I LOVE THIS. Danica has her father tattoo’d on her left shoulder. It is a beautiful tribute to her father. I thought it was lovely that the minister had all of the men in Danica’s life stand up at the wedding and vow to always be there for her. And then all of the audience to vow they would be there for both of them. I just cannot explain how real and authentic this ceremony was. Speechless.
I thought it couldn’t get any better, but it did. The celebration continued in the barn down the hill. The live band, the twinkling lights, the costumes, the sincere speeches…it was absolutely unforgettable. Burners are givers and the wedding was full of just that. GIVING! People gave the gift of speeches, the gift of song and the gift of love. I am so honored to have been a part of this celebration. To see people of all kinds come together and do something different really touched me. And these people like to dance- those are my kind of people. I even changed into a giant black tutu and boots for this party! The night was topped off with a fireworks show and fire dancers. I love how the wedding was a perfect mix of a traditional wedding and a dash of burning man. This wedding will always hold a special place in my heart.
After the ceremony, we joined the burners at the camp down the road. Pitched a tent, grabbed a drink and hung out over the camp fire. The fire dancers, dj and friendly folk welcomed right in. Again, unforgettable.
Thank you Danica and Milton for letting us celebrate with you. We wish you the happiest of happy! You are very special to us. Congrats!!