December 22, 2009

Sylvie's 6th Birthday; NYC- Too Cute not to post!

Last week I had the pleasure of a new kind of shoot when NYC wedding planner-friend Kim Pilson's daughter, Sylvie, celebrated her 6th birthday! I caught up with mom and daughter and a bunch of 5 and 6 year old's at a fun spot in our UES neighborhood. They never stopped smiling the whole night as pizza, face-painting, the limbo, a pinata and dancing kept them busy!

Heidi & Brett; St John's Church and the Inn at Fox Hollow, December 19, Cold Springs Harbor, NY

I think even my mailman called in sick on Saturday with forecasts of two feet of snow or more, but when NYC wedding videographer Tim Alan Smith commits to a wedding, it would take more than cold, white flakes to keep him away!

I also have know the bride Heidi since we worked together at the Olympics in Athens over 5 years ago so I was looking forward to seeing her on her wedding day! Heidi didn't disappoint when I caught my first glimpse of her waiting in the back of a car outside St. John's Church in quaint Cold Spings Harbor, NY. The snow was coming down but most of the guests had arrived and were seated in the cozy church to watch Heidi and Brett exchange vows.

It was then off to the Inn at Fox Hollow in Woodbury, which looked like a winter wonderland with the snow and all the festive lighting and music they had playing outside as guests arrived. I'm not sure if my camera is waterproof, but we braved the elements to get some shots of the falling snow and beauty of this exceptional place for a NYC wedding reception.

NYC wedding photographer Jared Charney from Downing Street Photography took formal photos of the couple and their family while Tim Alan Smith filmed cocktail hour and the set-up of the ballroom. The fantastic NYC wedding band - the 52nd Street Swing- was already practicing and had the crowd on their feet when Heidi and Brett were later introduced with the Black Eyed Pea's "Gotta Feeling".

The rest of the night was non-stop dancing, toasts, smiles and laughs as the guests enjoyed a rare wedding in the middle of the beauty that was a winter wonderland! Click here to see their wedding write-up in the New York Times and click below to see the video!