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Highline Hotel Chelsea Wedding | Patrick + Emily

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And her heart was the best part, 

it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain.

-R.M. Drake

On our way to the ceremony it began to pour buckets of rain the way it does in New York City summers:  completely out of nowhere not cognizant of our plans.  It just rains--even when it's your wedding day and you're walking to the ceremony and get trapped under a bridge.  Just like it happened on Patrick and Emily's wedding day.

Something about it was sorta perfect though.  Because isn't that life?  You have all of these perfect plans, and then something happens out of left field.  There's nothing you can do about it and it's not even about the thing; it's what you make of it.  And the light heartedness and laughter that Emily had about being stuck under a dirty bridge in Chelsea in her wedding dress made me feel confident that these two are going to move through lifes unexpected moments with open hands--because they embrace the unexpected.

The rain stopped, and we ran to the ceremony, and the weather was perfect for portraits, and they seriously danced the night away.  I mean these guys know how to have a dance party!

Patrick and Emily you two are some of my dream clients.  You're authentic, so connected to each other, and you love your tribe so well!  I can't wait to see life unfold for y'all!  Thank you for letting me be apart of your journey!

XO,

Kat

Thanks to an incredible dream team:

Photography:  Kat Harris + Frederick Castleberry, Kat Harris Photography

Ellen, Sidekick Events

Frank Alexander NYC

Nikki Avanzino, Hair Stylist

Sonnier Castle, Catering

Mint Wedding Cinematography

DJ Marvin Meyers

Warren Z Productions

Photo Booth MVS Studios

 

St. Thomas Wedding | Rodrigo + Lindsey

You are the

finest,

loveliest,

tenderest,

and most beautiful person 

I have ever known.

--and even that is an understatement.

-F. Scot Fitzgerald

P.S.  I think everyone should have a wedding week.  They're sorta the best.  Thanks Rodrigo + Lindsey for having us!

XO,

Kat

 

Thank you to an incredible team in St. Thomas:

The Marriott Frenchman's Reef St. Thomas

Second Shooter:  Tutti del Monte

Dumbo + Brooklyn Bridge Engagements | Aaron + Brynn

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These two are cool cats.  Really though.  Brynn is a lifestyle blogger in NYC + Aaron is an amazing videographer that travels all over the world to create.  Together they are this creative ball of energy, and so much fun to be around.  They recently got engaged in Paris (ummm...way to go for that one Aaron!) + so we decided to run around Dumbo + Brooklyn Bridge for a bit last week to snap some photos of their newly engaged selves.   I mean they're like ridiculously cute right?

XO,

Kat

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Sunset in Williamsburg | Dustin + Margo

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What do you do when you're hanging out with other photographers?  Well...take pictures naturally right?  My friend Lindsey was in town last weekend (we're shooting Lauren + Jason's upcoming wedding together) and we met up with Colorado photographer Margot  and her fiancé Dustin in Brooklyn for dinner.   On our way to the best Venezuelan restaurant in Brooklyn we snapped a few shots of them.  I mean honestly...how cute are they?

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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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Beverly Hills Engagements | Jason + Lauren

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Jason and Lauren are two individuals that care deeply about the world around them.  Their lives are a continuos flow of generosity, intentionality, and adventure.  And together as a unit they are world changers.  Love inspires, love creates, love moves, love invites those around you to live in a more purposeful way, love has the potential to break down walls that seemed impenetrable, and love changes cultures and is changing the world.  And this is the kind of love that Lauren and Jason share.  The fact that these two souls are already living their lives in this way makes it that much more powerful to think of what will evolve through their journey together.

Jason and Lauren, God is using y'all in beautiful ways.  Lindsey + I cannot wait to photograph your wedding! We truly do believe the best is yet to come for the two of you!

XO,

Kat + Linds

Check out more of their engagements today on Style Me Pretty!

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All photos by:  Kat Harris + Lindsey Shea Photography

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Green Building | Brooklyn Wedding

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It's been quite the year here in Brooklyn.  Each month I love learning the ins + outs of this unique + artisan cove of New York.  What I've learned is that Brooklynites like all things artisan + all things local!  I got together with a lovely team of Brooklyn Wedding Vendors + we created the ultimate Brooklyn Wedding at The Green Building right around the corner.  Ara from Rock Paper Scissor Events made what was in my mind a reality + so much better than I could have hoped for!  (Ara...you're amazing!)  You can see the whole post today on Style Me Pretty.

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It was so fun to have newly engaged fashion blogger, Brynn Watkins, as our bride for the day!  And how amazing does she look in her gowns from Gabriella Bridal Salon?

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Linsey from FaceTime Beauty rocked it on the Hair + Make-up!  Ow ow!

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Brooklyn Caterer Loren of Naturally Delicious made the most yummy local summer cuisine...MY MOUTH IS STILL WATERING! (And I may have nibbled on the yumminess in-between shots:)

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Swiss Cottage Designs created lovely + simple invites.  Swoon.

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Photography:  Kat Harris

Creative Design + Florals:  Ara, Rock Paper Scissor Events

Venue:  The Green Building, Brooklyn NY.

Hair + Make-up:  Linsey, FaceTime Beauty

Gowns:  Gabriella Bridal Salon

Bride:  Brynn

Yummy Food:  Loren, Naturally Delicious

Invitations:  Swiss Cottage Designs

 

The Room on Main Wedding | Aaron + Bianca

My heart is full as I look over the moments from Bianca + Aaron's wedding.  They met their freshman year of high school and nearly 10 years later they are like two giddy school kids around each other.  Their love is infectious; it's contagious; it's special.  I am honored to have been apart of this day! TheRoomonMainDallasWedding-38 TheRoomonMainDallasWedding-19

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Coordination:  Amelia Samples LLC

Florals:  Antebellum Design

Thanks to my amazing second shooter:  Bradford Marten (you're the bomb.com)

 

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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Molly from Glitter + Rye created my dream come true:  a Belgium Waffle Wedding Cake! Nom nom nom! TheHighlineHotelWestVillageWedding-80

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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