diane & blake

Full of life. Determined. Energetic. Dedicated. Always smiling. Positive. Amazing. Friends and family used these words countless times last weekend to describe Blake and Diane. And after spending some time with them, I have to agree. I mean, what other bride and groom wake up the morning of their wedding and run 5 & 10Ks? Now that's dedication.

Blake and Diane's wedding represented a lot of firsts for me. First NYC wedding. First Jewish wedding. First black tie wedding. First time at Tavern on the Green. First time shooting at the amazingly posh Rainbow Room. First time that the bride's getting-ready room had an unobstructed view of the Empire State Building. First time getting elbowed in the face during the Hora. You know, all those things that seem standard for New York City wedding photographers.

Bottom line: all these firsts equated to one fabulous wedding weekend.

***WARNING: LOTS OF PICTURES!!!***

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Talk about a getting-ready room with a view:

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Mother of the bride getting coiffed:

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Beautiful!

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I like to call this one "The Clark Kent":

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So handsome:

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On her way to meet her man:

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Blake and Diane saw each other before their ceremony. I cannot stress enough how much I prefer brides and grooms to see each other before the ceremony!!! Case in point, you get shots like these:

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I love "almost kisses":

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Yes, that's Central Park in the background:

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The ceremony and reception was in the Rainbow Room, which was amazing. The decor was impeccable and the lighting was so dramatic throughout the evening.

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Blake went to the US Naval Academy and was in the Marines, so a couple fellow Marines were a part of the ceremony exit:

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Reception time!

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The cake. By Ron Ben-Israel:

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First dance. I love the dramatic shadows:

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Diane's dad was the best! He was so cute:

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A cute moment during a toast:

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Diane came with her dancing shoes on:

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"Oooooooooooooooohh, we're halfway there...." Gotta love Bon Jovi!

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Last one:

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Ok, I know that was a lot of photos, but it was an incredible time! Thanks again to Jason Groupp for having me shoot with him! Congrats Blake and Diane!!

posted by Amy @ 8:29 PM,

19 Comments:

At 12:02 AM, Anonymous claudia c said...

i've been lurking your blog for a while and i just wanted to say your work is outstanding. amazing work as usual

 
At 12:28 AM, Blogger Captivating Studios said...

Gosh, you rock! I'm so glad you were able to come and hang with me and Jason! You're pictures are absolutely breathtaking!

 
At 8:08 AM, Blogger jason groupp said...

WOW! WOW! Incredible! It was so much fun working together! Let's do it again soon!

 
At 8:13 AM, Blogger Brooke said...

AWESOME! I've been checking every day hoping to see these! I love them all!! WOW!!! Scarlett's right - you rock!

 
At 9:34 AM, Blogger Justin Marantz said...

Simply Beautiful! I love that shot of the bride walking up the stairs! Looks like you guys had a great time.

 
At 1:11 PM, Blogger Crystal said...

Amy, you did an incredible job on these images. There are soooo many to choose from I can't pick 1 favorite. I love the hairspray shot, for some reason. I love the balcony shots, the blue chandliers the cake, and the siloutette shots the best.

 
At 7:34 PM, Anonymous JaNae said...

WOW! These are amazing and absolutely beautiful. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the b/w photo at the top and the one of the bride running up the stairs, and the hairspray pic, and the cake, and the one of the reception hall....I could go on :) Truly awesome!

 
At 8:07 PM, Anonymous lauren c. said...

amy...these are GREAT!!! tavern on the green!!!!! how great is that?!?! you did an awesome job!!! : )

 
At 8:51 AM, Blogger nicole green said...

love your shoe shot, yet again. :) what a beautiful wedding!

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Mike said...

GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 1:20 PM, Blogger c r y s t a l said...

Wonderful work! What a fabulous wedding!

 
At 8:46 AM, Blogger Mary Bess said...

OMG!! amazing!! Love the Clark Kent! Love the stars on the dance floor! Love the blue chandelier! Absolutely gorgeous!!

M:)

 
At 4:43 PM, Blogger Kate Benson said...

OH MY BEAUTIFULNESS! Yee doggie, I'm glad I found your blog too! Seriously, your colors are just gorgeous... how do you get their skin tones so creamy? Beautiful!

 
At 2:59 AM, Blogger Jason Lanier said...

You are very talented.

You have some shots that should be in a magazine!

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger stacey said...

hi amy, i can't remember how i found your blog, but i'm glad i did. i'm really enjoying your stunning work!

 
At 5:08 PM, Blogger ed pingol said...

man!!! this set is SOLID. you are now being "BLOG STALKED".

//ed

 
At 6:07 PM, Blogger melissakoehlerphotography said...

What amazing pictures!
Love the ring shot!

 
At 1:39 AM, Blogger katy said...

Beautiful wedding, beautiful bride, beautiful room, BEAUTIFUL images. Wow... these are great! I'm adding you to my bookmarks.

 
At 9:10 PM, Blogger E said...

WOW.. oh my gosh.. these are amazing.. it looks like it was just an incredible wedding.. Love the shots with the Empire State Building in the background

 

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