You may recognize Briana and Kyle from their engagement shoot we posted last year. Cole has known them since his USF college days (Go Dons!). We were thrilled to capture Bri and Kyle’s wedding on a glorious, sunny day in the company of their loving friends and family.
We had a lot of fun working with this spicy young couple and their loved ones. Everyone was so fun and full of energy. The light kept getting better and better as the sun went down. What photographer doesn’t love the golden hour? Nothing beats a groom kissing his new bride in the soft light of the fading sun. Bri and Kyle, we wish you love and happiness in your bright future together!
It’s official now. Long Island is our home away from home.
As you may know, Kiera was born and raised in Long Island, and because her parents still live there we visit often. We have also had the good fortune of shooting a couple weddings on Long Island, but this one takes the [wedding] cake. We (Jim and Kiera and Cole) all flew out to shoot this – our first New Years Eve wedding, and we think we could get used to it.
Even though hurricane Sandy tragically displaced them from their family home on Breezy Point, Caitlin and Kevin (and their awesome parents) rolled with the punches to throw undoubtedly the most epic wedding we’ve ever attended.
Kiera eloquently set the scene in her photo booth post, but to summarize again: the details were fantastic, the locations (Saint Agnes Cathedral and the Bourne Mansion) were monumental, and the people knew how to party. Once DJ Teddy (possibly the best we’ve ever seen in action) got them on the dance floor they never left. We had a blast with them at the New Year’s themed photo booth, and shot all the way through the stroke of midnight.
A big thank you to the Jones’ and the Coghlans for welcoming us into their homes and letting us capture this unforgettable wedding.
We (Cole, Jim, and Kiera) spent our New Years Eve in Long Island photographing one of the most exciting weddings we’ve ever seen.
The ceremony and venue were held in two grand locations — both epic in size and architecturally stunning. The bride was breathtaking. The bride and groom’s families were awesome — loving parents, close-knit siblings and happy, lively relatives. There were lots of of them, too (both come from big Irish families). Plus, they had TONS of friends.
Take that crowd, add an electrifying DJ (really, this guy was incredible), and put them in a mansion on New Year’s Eve celebrating a beautiful marriage of a well-loved couple. Let’s just say we expected it to be great, but this party blew our expectations out of the water.
We are so excited to share photos from Caitlin and Kevin’s New Year’s Eve Wedding. You will unfortunately have to wait a little bit longer for that post, but we’re working hard to have it ready soon.
However, we’re not going to leave you completely high and dry after all that talk. We also put together a photo booth for this NYE wedding. We’re so happy with how they came out that we’ve decided to share a “sneak peak” ASAP!
Here are 13 (in honor of the New Year) of our favorite photo booth clicks. We’ll share a link to the rest of the photo booth pictures in a couple weeks. Like us on Facebook to stay in the loop!
It’s been too long in the making we know, but we’ve got it going now and we love it (and we hope you love the new look too!) We are putting our blog and portfolio under one roof now. Please take a look around and come back often because we will be posting a lot of new content in the coming month. A big thanks to Mark for helping us build it up css-brick by css-brick. Also new to the world is our NLPWeddings Pinterest page. Vale and Kiera are O.G’s in the pin world and we have some pretty gorgeous boards.
Enough of all that, thanks for visiting and enjoy! – Cole
A Manhattan couple, both originally from Northern California, welcomed friends and family flying in from all over the globe. Carlo’s family is from Nicaragua, Flor has family from Peru. Being from San Francisco and Santa Cruz, they searched for venues by the coast. For their ceremony, they found Muir Beach Overlook, with endless views of the Pacific Ocean. A very short drive took us to the beautiful Mountain home Inn for dinner and dancing. The whole day had an international feel, filled with world class views, and beautiful, warm hearted people.
Flor wore a silk charmeuse Woods Gown by Lela Rose, with an amazing lace cutout back, and Bruno Magli peep toe wedges. Flowers were done by her dear friend Chione Flegal. The band, SambaDá, played afro-brazilian samba dance music all afternoon and into the night.
After the cake was cut, Flor changed into a green tribal print gown she had made for her in Uganda during their travels this summer. More dancing, of course, and a taco truck for a welcome midnight snack.
We had a little Christmas/Holiday Party this past weekend at our humble apartment with family & friends. Kiera hooked everyone up with a ridiculous dessert table that was pre-planned to convert into a photo booth backdrop. Some fancy paper and a couple tissue paper pom-poms — pretty simple, but we think it got the job done. We brought out a few “props” — santa & elf hats, hipster glasses, a winter hat… basically anything lying around that looked festive. Kiera insists every party we throw will now have a photobooth … I think we can deal with that. Here are some of our favorite photo booth pictures. More photos to be posted on Sweet Kiera’s blog soon.