WPJA Award Winning Image

WPJA Award Winning Image
A photograph from Carolin and Oliver’s wedding I photographed at Plazzo Publicco, in the heart of Siena’s Campo in Tuscany, Italy won 4th Place in Q3 WPJA contest! Carolin's father reaches down to ensure each fold was perfect before she walked down the isle, you can see more from Carolin and Oliver's wedding here.    

Nonnie’s Pecan Pie

Nonnie's Pecan Pie
  If this is the first time to my blog and you are scrolling through past posts or you have been following my blog for a while you may be wondering if this blog is about food or wedding photography. I love both! Ultimately what my blog is about are stories, family stories to be specific. Families often start with marriage and the rich traditions celebrated[...]

Phil wins his Love!

Phil wins his Love!
Villa Catignano, Tuscany Italy-   Really?  Phil had to demonstrate the qualities of Romance, Humor, Security, Strength and Intelligence before the bridesmaids would allow him inside the villa to take his love to be married.  The tradition stems back to ancient Chinese traditions during times when arranged marriages were common place.  Games, which are still often[...]

Jennifer and Phil, Villa Catignano, Tuscany, Italy

Jennifer and Phil, Villa Catignano, Tuscany, Italy
  Guests traveled from around the world to the Tuscan hill top wedding of Jennifer and Phil.  They chose this particular Villa for its rustic charm and proximity to both Florence (Firenze) and Siena.  Light rain and sunshine doted the day (which is typical weather for the summer in Tuscany) but did not put a damper on their special day.  Phil had painstaki[...]

Married: Gina and Rory! Yale Club, New York

Married: Gina and Rory!  Yale Club, New York
Rory and Gina chose the wonderfully classic Yale Club in the heart of Mid-town to celebrate their wedding, and celebrate they did!  With Grand Central outside the front door it was easy to get a few portraits of Rory and Gina and the wedding party in and around Grand Central.   The ceremony blended Gina's Russian Jewish traditions with Rory's Irish Catholic tradit[...]

WPJA Q2 Contest Results

WPJA Q2 Contest Results
A photograph from Jennifer and Phil's wedding I photographed at Catignano Villa in Tuscany, Italy won 9th Place in WPJA Q2 Contest! Phil had to demonstrate qualities of Security, Strength, Romance, Intelligence and Humor before the bridesmaids would let him take is bride (Jennifer) to be married.  Here, Phil, demonstrates his strength by lifting his groomsmen.  I w[...]

Married- Dev and Marianna! Day 2- Armenian Ceremony

Married- Dev and Marianna!  Day 2- Armenian Ceremony
To start Marianna's celebration of her Armenian roots, she readied surrounded by family and awaited for Dev's arrival to take her away.  I discovered that Indian and Armenian traditions have more in common after observing both traditions come together in the same wedding by Dev and Marianna .  Per the Armenian tradition, the groom comes to the bride's house to take he[...]

Married- Dev and Marianna! Day 1: Indian Ceremony

Married- Dev and Marianna! Day 1: Indian Ceremony
I have photographed several Indian weddings and an Armenian wedding but this was the first time that I had the pleasure to photograph both traditions in the same wedding.  I traveled to Yorba Linda, California (just outside of Los Angeles) to document Dev and Marianna's first two days of festivities, celebrating Dev's Indian traditions included in this post.   The thi[...]