David + Francesca / Upstate NY engagement session

When David and Francesca were planning their engagement session, they wanted something a little out of the ordinary from their NYC life. She found this gorgeous, quaint hotel called the Hasbrouck House and we drove upstate on a surprisingly chilly August afternoon to visit. It was basically a prettier version of a Gilmore Girls set.

We spent the afternoon exploring the grounds, talking photography and wedding stuff (two of my favorite topics!). I can’t wait to photograph their big day in Brooklyn later this year.

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Stephen + Amanda / The Raleigh wedding

Amanda and Stephen met 10 years ago. They fostered a friendship for a long time until one day they ran into each other at a concert and sparks flew. After a few years of dating they both moved to Miami to work at the Raleigh and fell in love with the art deco vibes. When it came time to plan their wedding they had no doubt they wanted to incorporate it into the special day.

Amanda chose a dusty blue, navy, nude, gold and soft green palette for her wedding that perfectly complimented the venue. She wanted to have a romantic, art deco vibe throughout and it perfectly connected with her dress and their reception decor.

There were a lot of happy tears throughout the first look and ceremony but when I tell you that they partied like rock stars, I am not exaggerating. You know it’s a good one when the bride ends up getting carried away through the streets of Miami Beach.

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Venue: The Raleigh Hotel | Florals: Ines Naftali | Wedding dress: Allure | Rentals: Ines Naftali