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This year has been amazing. We’ve watched our baby grow into a sweet, silly, giggly little boy. He was born on Easter weekend and took a trip home in a taxi to our apartment on the Upper West Side. In his first year he has done so much! He has visited family, spent a lot of time in Central Park, took trips to Maryland, Virginia, Miami and North Carolina, visited the American Museum of Natural History, the Zoo, and the library, watched the Macy’s Day Parade floats pass by, and had some fancy meals out where he decided guacamole is his favorite food. He loves to dance, point, wave, clap and he tries very hard to snap. Boxes are the best. Socks are the worst. And Josie is his best friend. Life is good!

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We had a little party for him in Maryland and shared some of our favorite photos in a slideshow. I’m excited to also share it here. It’s long, but hey, it’s a whole year!

As a mom, who is also a professional photographer, I have taken more than my fair share of photos of him. I just hope that as he continues to grow he likes to look at the photos and I don’t hear “No mom, not another one!” too often.

For his birthday he got to have cake for the first time. His Grammy and I made him a funfetti cake to SMASH!

birthday cake smash, 1st birthday

birthday cake smash, first birthday

birthday cake smash, first birthday

birthday cake smash, 1st birthday

He immediately went into the bathtub.

This birthday was so much fun! I hope that every year he has more and more to celebrate.

I had never thought of birthdays this way until I had Ollie, but I feel like it is a big accomplishment for me and Eric that Ollie is one. We made it. We survived a year of parenthood! And we ate cake too… 🙂

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I’m thrilled to share Judy and Mike’s awesome Lower East Side engagement session, featured on Brooklyn Bride! Check out the full feature here!

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Valentine’s Day is tomorrow! This means chocolates, paper hearts and, of course, flowers!  I pulled together some of my favorite wedding flower photos from last year. Enjoy!
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Growing Wild Floral Company

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Stems Brooklyn

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L’Artisan Lily

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Bouquet by Jonathan Gilland

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Forever in Bloom

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Florist: Ariston Flowers

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These white and lavender bouquets are made of the Supreme Court decision Obergefell v. Hodges which legalized gay marriage in the US. “No union is more profound than marriage, for it embodies the highest ideals of love, fidelity, devotion, sacrifice, and family. In forming a marital union, two people become something greater than once they were.”
Paper Bouquets: With Love and Petals

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Knit flowers made by the bride Melissa Scanlon

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Florist: L’Atelier Rouge

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Petals & Roots

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Florist: Petals and Roots

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L’Artisan Lily
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!

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I am so excited to share that I have won the award for 2017 The Knot Best of Weddings!

This is an award representing the highest-rated wedding professionals as reviewed by actual wedded couples, their families and wedding guests on The Knot. For 2017, less than 2% of the wedding professionals in the entire country received this distinguished accolade.

I want to thank all the awesome couples I had the joy of photographing this year! I have the best job and every review means so much to me. I hope I can make all my couples feel like they have received the best service and have been given wonderful photographs they can cherish for always. I’m looking forward to 2017!

2017 the knot best of weddings

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