Samira & George Wedding | 6.23.13

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We were all quite taken by the ring!

 

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Simply Gorgeous.

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What a dapper group of gentleman.

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George is such a sweet man

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I just love this moment.

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Adorableness 🙂

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How amazing is the interior at Addison Park

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High Five!

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They are so cute together!

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I can still smell the deliciousness of this cake!

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Last shot of the night. Our lenses were fogging up but it couldn’t have been more perfect!

Allison and Gregory Wedding

Allison and Gregory met almost 2 years ago today. They met in the city after work one night. Unfortunately, Greg had to go away for special training for work for five months but on one of his weekends home he surprised her with an engagement ring!

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Sexy Shoes!

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The beginning of an amazing day.  

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How cute is this?

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Allison is just stunning!

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In the wine room of the Stone House! @MHospitality

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Having some fun in the photobooth! @pispdjs

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Roasting marshmallows by the fire. What a perfect way to end the night!

Evelyn & Michael | 5.24.13

The weather report said rain….rain all day.  Evelyn and I spoke all week about the weather. I promised it would not rain the entire day and if so, she would get a break at some point in the day. It always does. When we came out of Church it was pouring, and her happy face turned sad! They got engaged in 2011 and waited 2 years for this.  She then got into the ‘party bus’  with her larger than life bridal party, saying that we would meet at the hall.  When we arrived at the El Caribe , the rain was forgotten and everyone was laughing and having a great time.  The hall was all ready for them and Evelyn and Michael were ready to have a wonderful night.  The evening of their dreams.  It just goes to show you… Nothing, can ruin the celebration of eternal love to one another.

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 Can you tell we loved the pup?

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 Now this is a happy bride.

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I wasn’t going to let a little rain get in the way of “tradition”

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All you need is a little piece of a beautiful hall and the correct lighting to get
a great photograph!

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After 8.5 years together , you can still feel the romance.

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BIMG_1897_1My daddy..he is so proud.

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Like I promised you will get a dry photo outdoors and this one is  beauty!

Samira and George Engagement Session

We asked Samira, our lovely bride to be, about how her and George met. This is their tale…

Every great love story begins somewhere…

George and I first saw each other at my nursing graduation in 2008. He was there for his cousins graduation. We made eye contact but didn’t pursue anything further. At the time, meeting my future husband was the last thing on my mind. I was more focused on graduating and passing my Nursing Boards.

Since I was in nursing school with his cousin and studied with her often, she gave him my number upon his request. I received a phone call shortly there after. I had no idea who I was speaking to until he mentioned that he saw me at the nursing graduation, then it clicked.

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Anna and Argenis

ONCE UPON A TIME….
We first met Anna & Argenis at our Brooklyn Studio. It did not take long to see that they were very much in love and genuinely good people. The two met on ‘My Space’as Anna was trying to rid her little brother of his online stalker. She received a note from Argenis a few weeks later telling her how beautiful she was. They met several months later and have been inseparable ever since. The two dated for six years. Argenis proposed in December of 2010. Anna happily accepted his proposal.
Argenis was stationed in Camp Smith for six years. His unit was the second of the eighty infantry division. Argenis was a Corporal team leader in charge of a heavy machine gun team.
We thank God for soldiers like Argentis who protect and defend this great country. Thank you.

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The shoes of a true princess!

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Something Blue…

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Anna… a truly lovely bride.

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I am off to marry my honey….

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Handsome soldier…

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And she trembles with excitement as she makes her way up the aisle….

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Rules for Happiness:
someone to love,
something to hope for…

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With each kiss… I love you even more.

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The venue: The elegant Russos On The Bay

@russosonthebay

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The Groom: So G.Q.!

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What a spectacular evening. What a spectacular couple…

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Nomiki & Konstantinos

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Hey… How do you like my shoes?!

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Beautiful Bride. So innocent and lovely.

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My very last morning home….

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Please Daddy… If you look at me we will both start crying all over again.

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Rose Petals… as soft and delicate as my new bride.

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So Happy together.

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St. Nicholas Antiochian Orthodox Cathedral of the Self-Ruled Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese

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Kiss me before all of our guests arrive at the Glen Island Harbour Club.

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Snowy night….So enchanting is this night. It’s our night. Our wedding night.

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Baby its cold outside, but I’m so warm locked in your arms.

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The traditionally handsome Greek groom.

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Safe and content. And now begins our fairytale.

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OPA!!!

Danielle and Shawn

Danielle breezed into her appointment at the studio with the enthusiasm and passion about her wedding photography as a child would have for her first day at school. She was the perfect bride to be… In love, opinionated, and full of life.

We later met Shawn, who turned out to be a big hearted sweetie, handsome and fun.

They are the perfect couple and a dream to work with.

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Danielle… Always laughing, always witty, always fun!

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Danielle’s Mom…. Getting ready for her little girls big day.

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The Dress…Lovely!

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The Shoes…. oh Danielle, only the best for you!  Stunning.

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Danielle and Oscar- ‘ Ladies” best friend 🙂

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The innocence of childhood! sweet!

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Beautiful Danielle!

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Thank you Shawn!

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I’m heeeere!

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Hurry Daddy!

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Finally, let’s go eat!

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Modern day:  the’ Kissing sailor’-  August 1945

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Oh have we got a story for you!!  Haha …’The Runner’.

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This one was my favorite!

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Danielle & Shawn- After Church, we headed for N.Y.C.  Danielle made sure we hit Manhattan before heading off to queens for the big reception party at Russo’s.

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Shawn is so handsome!

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Danielle and the city!

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How perfect is this…. blue shoes and all!

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Russo’s on the Bay.  Lovely reception.  Just stunning.

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Danielle & Shawn having a blast  in our “Photobooth”.