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July 20, 2009

Laura and James :: Engagement :: Central Park, NYC

Laura contacted me through weddingbee, and even though her and her fiance James were  having a destination wedding in Hawaii in October, they wanted to do some romantic engagement pics in their home base, New York City!!!!

We shot in Central Park and I had a great time. I brought along my second shooter, Cindy, who is also busy building up her portfolio. Even though it was the first time meeting Laura and James in person, I felt we had a lot in common, and it made for a great shoot. I think we ended up shooting for 2.5 hours which was a record in my book! We got carried away because we were having so much fun. I had a wonderful time capturing their love for each other. I was inspired, with all the greenery in Central Park, to create some sort of “enchanted garden” theme with a modern twist.

Now onto some of my favorites!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love the backlight shot here.

   

 

 

 

 

 

There’s just a few for now, but I have plenty more on my Featured galleries under Laura and James. Enjoy!

July 18, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Danielle and Nathan :: Engagement, NYC

I will post the rest of Laura and Jame’s engagement soon, but here’s a sneak peak at Danielle and Nathan’s engagement session today, which was shot on the Highline and Meatpacking District. They were so much fun to photograph because they had some wonderful yet playful expressions and we had a great time together.

July 15, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Laura and James – Engagement :: Central Park, NYC

Filed under: engagements, New York, Photography — Tags: , , , — Su-Lynn @ 8:55 pm

Myself and Cindy shot the lovely Laura and James in Central Park, New York. We walked all around the park, and shot in some beautiful light. I can’t wait to post the rest of the pics, but for now here’s a sneak peak.

 

Thanks to Cindy for second shooting with me! I am sure she will post some teasers as well.

July 5, 2009

Bridal Louge presented by By Your Side Events

Filed under: Events, New York, Photography, Uncategorized — Su-Lynn @ 12:21 am

Last Friday, I was invited to photograph a chic bridal and make-up soiree presented by By Your Side Events, a team of event and wedding planning specialists based in NYC and Atlanta, GA. It was a great way for people to meet some great people in the wedding industry,  including makeup artists, photographers (me!), DJs, and specialty vendors. The event was held at Salon Fringe, a newly opened salon in Amityville, Long Island. I braved the looong Friday evening traffic out to Long Island, and luckily I made it in time, as it was a lot of fun! Now on to some pictures from the night:

This is the front of Salon Fringe, which was decorated with posh boudouir-esque furniture.

 

Here are some details from the night:

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Some yummy florals always make events look goooooood:

 

Food and champagne doesn’t hurt either!

           

 

Guests arriving and signing in

 

A bride was getting her hair done at Salon Fringe, I think it was a hair trial. It looked great! Love the messy grecian look, I am inspired to do that for my hair if I am ever in a wedding party again.

                   

 

The lovely Sharon Gray had some amazing pieces of jewelry for sale. She also does custom pieces for bridal parties and weddings, gifts, etc. and can work with any price points, which is great. I loved some of her big flower cocktail rings.

                   

 

 

 

Some details from the makeup area:

                   

                   

 

Here’s Mia from Bridal Lounge at work. Mia specializes in making you look great on your big day. She gave mini makeovers to attendees all night, and they looked great. She really knows how to accent your best features with the best colors.  A lot of attendees were very happy with their looks!

                   

                   

 

The finished results: classic and polished yet sexy!!

                   

 

                   

 

Eating the food! Yummy. There was a great spread of crudite, fruits, cheeses, charcuterie, and candy!

 

Here’s the event as it was just getting started, you can see my little vendor display right in the middle of the room! I had a picture frame with some prints, my business cards from MOO, and an album of recent work.

                    

 

I like how we used the seats with the hoods above them. It was so cute.

 

 

Having a drink and checking out the pretty jewelry

 

My Treasure, Your Pleasure, gave a rompy demonstration with some items I can’t mention on this G-rated blog. It was a big hit with the girls. They even have pole dancing classes you can take. They also do Bachelorette parties and showers.

 

There were games and prizes too during the presentation. Everyone had a good laugh at some of the games.

 

On a side note, this was the dramatic sky outside, right before it poured. Isn’t it nuts??

 

Thanks Rashida and Elizabeth of By Your Side Events for inviting me!

Here’s a list of vendors:

Organizers: Rashida & Elizabeth from By Your Side Events

DJ: High Voltage Sound

Makeup/Hair: Mia from Bridal Lounge

Jewelry: Sharon Gary

Presentation: Adrienne and Sharon from My Treasure Your Pleasure

Photographed by Moi

June 28, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Angela and Ed

Filed under: engagements, New York, Photography, Uncategorized — Su-Lynn @ 5:22 pm

Here’s a sneak peek at a shoot I did this weekend!

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I have lots more posts to come, including the rest of Angela and Ed’s amazing shoot, a fabulous bridal event, and a photo walk tour of NYC. Stay tuned!

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