Manhattan Wedding Photographer

New York Public Library Engagements | Jin + Caroline

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My mamma always said when you know you know, and you'll move mountains to make something happen.  Caroline and Jin met through mutual friends when she was visiting New York City for the weekend from LA.  They felt a connection early on, and even though they were on opposite coasts they decided to give it a chance.  Because when you know something is special you fight for it.  You make it work.  You make things happen.

Well Jin ended up moving to LA, and proposed last fall to Caroline in Napa Valley.  (I mean can it get any more romantic).

We had so much fun running through the streets of Manhattan a few weeks ago, and I cannot wait to shoot their wedding this fall.

XO,

Kat

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University Club Wedding | Peter + Lauren

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Lauren is about as Southern as they come. She's a Texas girl complete with class, elegance, and southern charm. When Peter, the Midwestern boy turned Manhattan Lawyer, spotted her at church he knew he wanted to ask her out. The only thing was getting ahold of Lauren was tricky business. Peter started finding any excuse to hang out with Lauren and her friends, but each time he showed up she mysteriously wasn't around. After much persistence they ended up hanging out with some friends one night, and he asked her out. They went for dinner the following week, and it's safe to say they quickly fell for one another. When they got engaged they knew instantly that they wanted to get married at The University Club in Manhattan. Both of them had attended weddings and events there and loved it. Lauren and Peter's wedding was beautiful, not to mention NYC graced us with a beautiful Spring day!

Lauren + Peter y'all are such a gift + I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon so much! XO, Kat

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Central Park Engagements | Cody + Gina

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Photographing an engaged couple is one of my favorite things.  There's something so special about this specific season in a couples' journey.  The excitement, anticipation of what is to come, and this level of pure giddiness.  It's contagious!

Cody and Gina have a special place in my heart for a few reasons.  Cody is one of my brother's best friends, and I have heard amazing things about him and Gina for years but have yet to meet them.  And anyone my brother loves I know I'll love (because my brother is an amazing man!)

So when Gina reached out to me to photographer her engagements while they were in NYC this summer I got super excited.  Being with them just felt like being with a piece of home.  Thanks y'all for running around Manhattan with me on a hot, muggy, summer evening; it was a blessing!

XO,

Kat

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Style Me Pretty Feature | The Highline Hotel Radiant Orchid Wedding

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Last December when my sweet from Emily + her husband Aaron were visiting from San Fran they stayed at this old seminary turned hotel in Chelsea.  I was instantly intrigued, and upon exploring the space with Em + taking our Christmas card pics there for our fashion blog I knew without a doubt that The Highline Hotel was a space I wanted to create in.  Fast forward a month and I began thinking of ways to mix my two passions:  fashion + wedding photography.  What better way to do both than incorporate Pantone's Color of the Year:  Radiant Orchid?

For the fashion forward bride who wants to incorporate pieces of Radiant Orchid my suggestion:  stay with classic silhouettes and add pops of color in your details.  From jewelry to nail polish to bouquets, to lavender mimosas there are a 1,000 different ways to incorporate orchid into your wedding.  If you're feeling a bit adventurous go bold like our bride + bridesmaids did!

This shoot took a village + I am beyond humbled and grateful at the amazingly creative + talented ladies that came together to make this shoot happen.  Thank you for helping to make this vision a reality + 100 times better than I could have ever hoped for!  If you don't know these fabulous people, get to know them!  And brides if you're still looking for NYC vendors…these are your gals!

Be sure + check out Style Me Pretty today for the full feature on this shoot!

XO,

Kat

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As soon as I shared my vision for this shoot, Beth of The White Dress said she had the perfect orchid gown! She was right!

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The invitations + paperie from Nichole at Coral Pheasant make my heart melt!

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The gals at FaceTime Beauty did a flawless job on hair + make-up!  So fresh + so clean clean!

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Location:  The Highline Hotel

Wardrobe Stylist:  Beth, The White Dress

Tablescape/Florals/Set Design:  Molly, Glitter + Rye

Hair + Make-up:  Linsey, FaceTime Beauty

Invitations:  Nichole, Coral Pheasant

Assistant:  Petronella

Models:  Q Models NY

Headpieces: Bijou Van Ness | Reception Look:  Custom Modern Trousseau | Vintage Jewelry:  The Something Old Collection | Earrings:  Haute Bride | Gown:  Hayley Paige | Bridesmaid Dresses:  Amsale | Groom's Attire:  JCrew

 

 

 

 

 

Once Wed Wedding Photography Giveaway

OnceWed.WeddingGiveaway.q It has been quite the year for me so far, and it's only the end of January!  So many changes and transitions in my life that I want to celebrate with you!

Last fall I made the move from Los Angeles to New York City, and it has been quite the journey!  I redid my wedding website + logo, launched my editorial photography site, and have continued to pursue my style blog!  It's been a season of dream chasing, and I hope I am always pursuing those things that I am most passionate about.

I am newly a member of the fabulous vendor team for the wonderful wedding blog Once Wed.  To celebrate my move from coast to coast, and all of the lovely changes in my life I want to gift one couple with 8 hours of wedding photography anywhere in the world.  (Of course I'm partial to New York City + Los Angeles, but for a couple with a beautiful journey I am will to pack my bags and go on an adventure!)

What next?  Go to my giveaway post on OnceWed for full contest details, leave a comment with your wedding date, venue, your story, and why you want me as your wedding photographer!  I believe in the power of story, and I believe in connecting with my clients.

I want to know you, your journey, your unique path that is bringing you to one of the most important days of your life!

The deadline for the giveaway is next Friday February 7th!  

I cannot wait to hear all of your lovely stories friends!

XO,

Kat