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Thank you for your amazing work at our wedding!  We received the slideshow during our honeymoon and it literally brought tears to our eyes!!! The photographs and moments you captured are heartwarming and incredibly beautiful! – Emily and Billy

I photographed Emily’s sister Sara’s wedding about six years ago. It was a thrilled to be welcomed back to photograph Emily and Billy’s wedding. Check out the images below.  Please feel free to comment and send your well wishes to Emily and Billy. Thank you Emily and Billy for an unforgettable day!

Emily and Billy's First Look at Ocean Bleu West Hampton

Emily and Billy’s First Look before taking the family photos. Location : Ocean Bleu West Hampton

Emily Inspects her dress. I thought this was a spontaneous alternative to the solo dress still-life.

Emily Inspects her dress. I thought this was a spontaneous alternative to the solo dress still-life.

Emily and Billy great ready

Emily and Billy getting ready. I always try my  best not to get my reflection in these mirror shots.

Emily and her sister Sara. That hug tells it all!

Emily and her sister Sara. That hug tells it all!

Billy and his Mom laughing. I do not remember what happened, but it made for a lovely shot.

Billy and his Mom laughing. I do not remember what happened, but it made for a lovely shot.

How great is this first look?

How great is this first look?

A lot of sunshine, blue skies and love in this big bridal party shot!

A lot of sunshine, blue skies and love in this big bridal party shot!

Since they saw each other before the ceremony, we got all of their portraits and family photos done before the wedding started.

Since they saw each other before the ceremony, we got all of their portraits and family photos done before the wedding started.

I love these walking down the aisle shots.

I love these walking down the aisle shots.

Black and white images can really isolate the emotion and add a different  mood to your wedding story.

Black and white images can really isolate the emotion and add a different mood to your wedding story.

Emily's Uncle performed the ceremony, which really made the ceremony extra special:)

Emily’s Uncle performed the ceremony, which really made the ceremony extra special:)

Billy built the beautiful and may I add sturdy, ceremony canopy.

Billy built the beautiful and may I add sturdy, ceremony canopy.

Love that cake!

Love that cake!

Great first dance!

Great first dance!

The focus was on the toasters, but turn around you might just find a girl with a mustache.

The focus was on the toasters, but turn around you might just find a girl with a mustache.

One thing my clients all have in common is that they have the best parties!

One thing my clients all have in common is that they have the best parties!

A few quick evening shots. You have to grab them before it gets too dark.

A few quick evening shots. You have to grab them before it gets too dark.

They both cut the cake at the same time with their own knifes,(one knife, one server). It looked so much better than two people trying to cut a cake with one knife.  I hate when the maitre d' try’s to show the bride and groom how to cut the cake for the photo. It’s already a photo-op moment, do we really need to make it more contrived? I like when the bride and groom are left to do what comes naturally. You can see from these photos you can capture more authentic moments this way.

They both cut the cake at the same time with their own knifes,(one knife, one server). It looked so much better than two people trying to cut a cake with one knife. I hate when the maitre d’ try’s to show the bride and groom how to cut the cake for the photo. It’s already a photo-op moment, do we really need to make it more contrived? I like when the bride and groom are left to do what comes naturally. You can see from these photos you can capture more authentic moments this way.

I always have to find that perfect shot to end the album on. This center image does just that.

I always have to find that perfect shot to end the album on. This center image does just that.

This is or new 12 x 12 leather bound album with wooden box. Your image is printed on the wood cover.

This is our new 12 x 12 leather bound album with wooden box. Your image is printed on the wood cover.

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Venue: Oceanbleu, West Hampton, NY

Event Planning : Cynthia Ross Affairs

Florist : Flowers by Voegler, Merrick, NY

 

 

Modern Wedding Photography is excited to be participating in the Not Wedding on September 23rd, 6:30 PM at The Green Building in Brooklyn. The Not Wedding is a bridal show alternative in the form of a big, fake wedding.  All the vendors have to use their talents to bring the show together. One of my contributions was to do a styled shoot. I have my current stable of talent I could have used for the shoot, but I thought it would be great to bring on the other vendors who are participating in the September Not Wedding event. I’m so glad I did. We had a great time working together and I got to work with such a fun and exceptional group of wedding pros. What is wonderful about Not Wedding is that they want you to connect with other vendors as well as engaged couples. I thought it would be fun to do a surprise romantic dinner on the street. My husband is really getting into cooking these days. That might have been a little subconscious inspiration. One of my favorite places to shoot are the streets of NYC, especially Manhattan. In 2004 a documentary featured my photography and how I use NY as my backdrop. Outside with the elements is where I’m most comfortable. You see the old timers playing cards on the street in the outer boroughs all the time, but not too many Manhattanites doing a DIY dinner by the hydrant.  I thought, why is this guy in our shoot planning this dinner? So I figure the whole thing might make more sense if it was a wedding proposal.

A week before the shoot I found the accordion at an estate sale. It came with a Steve Urkel doll, too funny. I wanted a street musician for the shoot, but who would it be and what would they play? The accordion was the perfect accessory for our shoot. My godson Max wanted to try it on. One look at him trying the accordion on and  I knew I had my photo shoot busker.  It was so hard to select images for this post. I wanted to make sure each vendor shined and there were so many beautiful contributions made by the team. I wanted to give a special thank you to Alden and Geoff for being our couple for the shoot. They just met on set and they were perfect together. The camera loves you two:) Alden works for Ryan Brown Catering, (they will be cooking for Not Wedding). Geoff is a friend of Nicole and Tom from The Arrangement, who stepped in at the last minute. Thank you so much! Thank you to Allie Webber from Not Wedding who loved my idea right away and said, “Go do it”. Thank you Leah from Color Pop Events for helping with planning and coordinating logistics. Thank you to Liz from Octavia & Brown for your beautiful china and dinner table props.  Thank you to Tom and Nicole from The Arrangement for your stunning florals, beautiful styling and for getting Geoff for our shoot. Thank you to Ryan Brown of Ryan Brown Catering for your gorgeous food. I hope the photographs show how delicious it all is. Thank you Kim from Ryan Brown for coming early and setting up the meal on Liz’s precious china. Thank you so Much Nikki from Corinna Beau : Letterpress + Design for the fabulous stationary and especially that incredible Menu. Thank you for going with the flow everytime I kept thinking of new ideas and giving you more work to do. Thank you to Styles on B  and Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry for doing Alden’s hair and makeup. She is a beautiful woman and you got her all camera ready for us. I also wanted to thank my dear friend Judy for talking the day off work to help out and chaperone her son the accordion player.  OXOX Denise    Formal Vendor Credits are at the end of the post.

New York City Wedding Photography

Not Wedding Styled Shoot. Wedding Proposal, Surprise Romantic Dinner On The Street.

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Not Wedding Allie Webber, Northeast Production Manager – http://www.thenotwedding.com/

Color Pop Eventshttp://www.colorpopevents.com/ Leah Weinberg, Coordinator

Ryan Brown Cateringhttp://www.ryanbrowncatering.com/ Alden Davis, Director of Sales and Marketing

Corinna Beau : Letterpress + Designhttp://www.corinnabeau.com/ Nikki Gagnon, Stationary, Signs and Menu

The Arrangement Floral Design and Eventshttp://www.thearrangementnyc.com/ Thomas and Nicole, All Floral Arrangements

Octavia  & Brownhttp://www.octavia-brown.com/ Liz Geddes, Tableware and Chairs

Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistryhttp://nicolesievers.com/ Sarah for Nicole Sievers Makeup Artistry, Alden’s Makeup

Styles on Bhttp://stylesonb.com/ Russell, Alden’s Hair – Model Prep at Styles on B

December 06
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See Michelle Edgemont at work in her wonderful promo video below!   Visit Michelle’s website to be totally inspired

I’ve been a fan of Michelle’s for a while now and we finally got to meet at Wedding Crashers. I love that her business is so focused on helping her clients personality shine through on their wedding day. I crave all that is true and authentic, in life and in my photography. That is what I love about the bespoke touches that Michelle brings to her clients precious day. I was so excited when she agreed to write a guest blog post for the Modern Wedding Photography blog. Thank you Michelle! Read her post below.

The Top Five Reasons for Hiring a Wedding Designer

“I’m Michelle Edgemont and I own a wedding design and floral company based in Brooklyn, NY. I’m hired by couples to make their personalities shine on their wedding day, through how the wedding looks and how it feels. I create a design board, color palette, and custom decor to create a party that the couple loves and is a reflection of who they are, all with a modern, colorful spin. I’m here to share with you my personal top five reasons why I think you should hire a wedding designer to bring the artistic flair to your day.”

1. You are overwhelmed by Pinterest/wedding blogs/wedding magazines/your mother-in-law’s sense of style.

“Either your Wedding Decor board has a gazillion pins on it or you just don’t have the time for Pinterest. When clients hire me, I help them sort it all out and create a cohesive Design Board that tells a story. I’ll learn all about you and your fiance – your likes, dislikes, favorite foods, favorite outfit, how you decorate your apartment – and I’ll use that information to pull inspiration images.  I’ll talk you down off the mason jar ledge. Did you care about mason jars before you started looking at wedding blogs? If not, then maybe you shouldn’t have them at your wedding? Your wedding decor is best when it’s a reflection of what you and your spouse-to-be personally love, not what is trendy on the plethora of wedding sites.  A custom color palette will be designed to go with your personalized Design Board. So when you are faced with the decision on what color table linens to choose, you’ll pick a color from the palette, and you’re done. See, that was easy.”

2. You love crafts.

“Making a ton of rad decorations for your wedding? Awesome! Now you’ll need someone to see your vision and set it all up for you.  At Michelle Edgemont, we do all of that. I’ll take all of those amazing decorations, favors, place cards, etc., that you’ve been working on for months, fill in the gaps with some custom decor and florals that I’ve designed just for you, and work by butt off on your wedding day to set it all up exactly how you have envisioned it.”

3. You want your wedding to have the personalized, DIY touch, but don’t know how to use a glue gun and could care less about spending a whole day tying ribbons onto programs? Hire a wedding designer to design and craft custom decor items for your wedding day.

“Based on the Design Board and color palette that I’ve created for you, I’ll design artistic decorations and florals that seamlessly tell your story. Want a 1970’s dance themed wedding with Lite Brites and vintage records? Let’s do it. How about a black and white stripe theme with tons of gold sequins and candlelight? I’ll make it happen for you. All of your decor will have that special, crafty touch, but without you getting glue gun burns!”

4. You want those photographs you see on wedding blogs of personalized details.

“Consider hiring a wedding designer to be sure that your photographer has all of the details to photograph. For example, I’ll style your wedding invitation for your photographer to capture a pretty photo. I’ll add props, decor, and a backdrop to your dessert spread to make it pop in the reception venue. If detail shots are very important to you, having a wedding designer there on the day-of to style each one will be well worth the money.”

5. You crave a level headed friend with good taste and a strong design sense to bounce ideas off of.

“Getting married is stressful. There are many cooks in the kitchen all with their own opinions on every tiny detail. What you envision, what your fiance  envisions, your best friend’s thoughts, your mother’s ideas, and your mother-in-law’s opinions could all be drastically different. You need someone who will give you no-nonsense advice on decoration decisions. A wedding designer is that person. I’m here to send 2 AM emails to when you are awake with anxiety over what color sash the bridesmaids should wear. I’m the person who can calmly explain to your mother that you and your fiance prefer neon green tablecloths to traditional ivory and why.   I can give reasons why the extra $500 on candles will dramatically increase the romantic feeling of your reception that you crave and give your photographer a bit more light to get those beautiful images you are paying them for. I’ll tell you that if handcrafted favors don’t fit into your budget, it’s fine. No one will notice.  You and your new spouse will dance the night away surrounded by decorations and flowers that make you feel like you – happy, having fun, and 110% custom designed just for your wedding.”

What are you waiting for? Give Michelle a call! She wants to share her creative savvy with you! 

Call Michelle at 646-553-1594 or E-mail her at  michelle@michelleedgemont.com.
Visit Michelle’s website to be totally inspired
http://michelleedgemont.com/

 

 

November 13
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This wedding was getting started way before the ceremony. After talking a few photographs upstairs, Ravit and David walked down the Sand’s staircase. Their families were at the bottom of the steps singing and dancing, welcoming them with such amazing joy! It was an awesome site to see. Check out the images from their wedding day. See for yourself how wonderful their special day was. Thank Ravit and David for an unforgettable time! -Denise Owner/Founder Modern Wedding Photography
 

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Ravit and David’s Vendors

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The Sands Atlantic Beach, NY– Venue
Kiss The Bride Films– Video
EJ The DJ– Music
Stefan Event Decor-Florist

 

 

Denise!!!!! I'm in love!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The pictures came out absolutely beautiful. You have no idea how much I appreciate the the whole experience. Thank you again, Ravit and David

Having a five pound camera slam you in the face as you plunge 85 feet at 60 mph is painful, (I’ve tried it in the past). So with this wisdom, I took the coaster photos of Ravit and David with a charming plastic film camera that is lighter than an iPhone. I’ve mastered the art of not holding on while riding ANY coaster a long time ago.  So it was a pure delight on that steamy July afternoon to create some exciting images of my clients holding on for dear life. They kept telling me when the drops were approaching, “Denise look out”.  When we exited the Cyclone I almost said, “Oh let’s look at the photos.” Then I got a good look at the back of that 20th century plastic camera and realized I would have to wait several hours until I would see anything. I was ready for another spin. It was a total rush shooting and riding the Cyclone,(combining two of my favorite things to do). If I had some La Maison Du Chocolat truffles in my mouth it would have hit the trifecta.  As my luck would have it, they were completely satisfied with their two minute ride and were confident that I got some wonderful images.
The other images were taken on the beach, around the park and of-coarse on the Wonder Wheel. With those images I used my Canon 5D Mark III and we had plenty of instant gratification. My assistant and I had such a wonderful time photographing Ravit and David. They were so natural in front of the camera. I always like to show the great friendship my couples share. Hopefully you can see that friendship in these images and be inspired by their love for each other. I’ll be posting their wedding images next on the blog, but I had to post their engagement shoot first :)- Denise-Owner/Founder Modern Wedding Photography

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE THE CYCLONE IN ACTION

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Luna Park NYC, NY– Location