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!
xo, Vale, Cole, Kiera and Jim
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.
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]]>
- Cole & Kiera
Sally and Tim were married on a gorgeous August day in San Diego. A short backstory – we had the privilege of photographing the bride’s sister Betty a couple years back, and couldn’t be happier that we we got the opportunity to shoot Sally’s wedding as well. The ceremony was held at Mission Basilica San Diego de Alcala, which is a National Historic Landmark, and California’s very first Mission. As Jim would say: very ’authentico.’
Their fantastic outdoor reception was held at the same location Betty was married – a family friend’s home on the water in Point Loma. The bridal party made their grand entrance to the reception by way of yacht. Come on! How cool does that entrance look from the shore?! I would imagine as the bride and groom, it must be such a wonderful sight to look out and see your friends and family gathered around, smiling and waiving with cameras and iphones in hand, welcoming you to the best party of your life!
The ride in also gave them a chance to soak up that scene from afar, take a deep breath and a sip of champagne before getting the party started. And this really was one heck of a party — a fun, fashionable & handsome set of guests, fantastic light (can you say golden hour?), the serene harbor setting, fresh & naturally glamorous decor (the twinkly lights, the orchids, and the pretty pops of yellow).
When the sun went down, the energetic band got everyone on their feet. The groom even “serenaded” his bride and guests when he got up on stage to jam out with the band on his harmonica. It was a hit, obviously.
As if all of that wasn’t fabulous enough, they capped the night off by sending wish lanterns into the night sky. We’ve been wanting to see that in person for some time now, and it did not disappoint.
We posted a little sneak peak on our Facebook Page of this gorgeous couple immediately after the shoot, but have now rounded up our favorites and are excited to present more of Briana and Kyle’s Crissy Field engagement shoot.