omfg. a new orleans destination wedding with rachel & bret.

rachel got me and the video team at lonely eskimo up at 7am for this intimate early sunday wedding in new orleans' french quarter two weeks ago. i sometimes forget that 7am exists in new orleans, but apparently it does. as soon as i arrived, the mimosas were flowin, and she was already serving me looks.

i don't have much to say about this one other than HOLY FUCKING SHIT LOOK AT HER IN THIS DRESS. 

almost ready to get that first look... 

time to have some fun for an hour in the quarter before the wedding.

from start to finish, these two were so fantastic to work with, and down for any ideas i threw at them.

if you're planning a new orleans destination wedding, get at me with any questions you might have. i know a great planner for out of town couples, as well. 

until next time... stay sexy, and FUCK BORING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

(oh ok, fine, here's some more shots of that dress, cuz i love it so damn much.)

a very manhattan wedding... and why sometimes it's a good idea to hire an out of town photographer.

you might be surprised to hear this, but once upon a time craigslist was actually still an ok place to find engaged couples looking for photographers. i used to post a lot of ads in other cities, hoping to find rad couples like these two. 

they responded to an ad i posted in NYC craigslist in 2014, and i immediately knew we were a perfect fit. they were looking for something different, and also didn't want to spend the $5-10k it took to find similarly skilled and experienced NY wedding photographers. most couples don't consider looking outside their market for the perfect photographer for many reasons, but sometimes it makes sense. it takes a little bit of risk on the couples part ("what if they don't show up!!?"), but those are the exact kind of people i'm looking for.

it was my first NYC wedding, so i also hired my good friend and equally amazing photographer, Kimie James of IYQphotography.com for an extra set of eyes. as a team we kill it every time. 

we met up with them in the morning at their apartment on the NYU campus. they were so relaxed and chill it hardly seemed like they were getting married in a few hours.

i immediately fell in love with this dress... and moon wall in their apartment.

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and this body jewelry... 

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galit was such a pleasure to work with. down for anything, and absolutely stunning.

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we really nailed these beauty shots.

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getting ready to run around manhattan for a few hours before the wedding...

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& don't forget to brush your teeth.

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these guys were street busking & just *had* to sing them a song. one of the many reasons i love new york.

this graffiti was was amazing. i could have shot here for hours.

oh yeah, and they actually got married, too!

it was almost four years ago now, but i still remember the shower i took after all of this running around NYC in 80 degrees all day as being one of the most satisfying showers i've ever taken. and almost four years later this is still one of my favorite collections. i try not to play favorites with my clients, but sometimes it's hard not to.

so... if you're reading this and you're not based in MN or New Orleans but love my work, DON'T BE SAD! i'd probably love to come to your town; please send me a note and let's chat. it might be the best decision you can make in all your wedding planning.

until next time... stay sexy, and FUCK BORING WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY.

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I put off putting together a wedding photo blog for way too long. I'm going to be adding more and more content in the coming days and months.