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Marita + Josep Maria in Barcelona

I was truly honored to document the Golden Anniversary celebration of Marita and Josep Maria in Barcelona, Spain. I think there's a particular spontaneous joy that only occurs when families come together under these best-possible circumstances. I also come from a large, tight-knit family, so I could easily recognize the air of happiness and love during this well-deserved, milestone celebration. Marita and Josep Maria seem to impart a magnetic kindness, which has kept them together through all the challenges that come along with raising a loving family and 50 years of marriage. Congratulations! You're an inspiration to us all!

 

Sonja and Ben in Greenpoint

I had the great fortune to document Sonja and Ben's special day last fall during a chilly but radiant afternoon in November. It was really sweet being involved in the planning of this Australian couple's intimate nuptials. They traveled all the way from Sydney to spend a few weeks together exploring New York City. Initially, they had planned to make their union official at City Hall.  When they decided that they wanted to have their ceremony outside I suggested a beautiful waterfront spot in Greenpoint right down the street from my house. I love watching the sun go down at this park, and  there was a great view of the New York skyline which I thought would be nice for photos. It turned out to be perfect!

 

On the big day, I met the sweet couple at their East Village apartment. The sun followed us as we wandered around the neighborhood making photographs. Sharon of SB Beauty did a stunning job on the bride's hair and make-up and really enhanced her natural glow. Sonja carried a custom made bouquet from the local flower shop, Spina. When we arrived in Greenpoint, the glow of the sun setting was magical. Such a great time for a little ceremony officially witnessed by yours truly. Ending the afternoon with champagne at a local watering hole, I felt all aglow having had such a unique experience with Sonja and Ben.