Earlier this summer, I had the amazing opportunity to photograph my friend Sharon's bridal shower and henna party. Sharon and her then-fiance, Ryan, are an incredibly sweet, accomplished couple. As of the henna party, they had recently returned from a year in Israel, where Ryan completed his M.D. and Sharon clerked for the Israeli Supreme Court.
Sharon comes from a big, loving Persian Jewish family, and her event was a mix of American and Persian traditions to celebrate brides-to-be. There was lots of food (of course) as well as a classic tea party theme and a henna artist. After a delicious dinner served on the beautiful patio of Sharon's parents' house, there was traditional Persian dancing and a henna ceremony.
It was a beautiful event, full of laughter and love and dancing and food. I wish Sharon and Ryan (who got married in the time it took me to post these photos) all the best in their life together.
This conversation was about high heels, I swear...
Lisa and Chuck had a beautiful intimate ceremony at Swindler Cove park and boathouse on New York City's Upper East Side. Their families and friends were in attendance, and the whole day was punctuated with wonderful performances and speeches from their incredibly talented musical theater colleagues. The day started out cold, but it turned out to be a beautiful afternoon. Mazel tov, Lisa and Chuck!
I love wedding portraits in Central Park! There's something so magical about the lush greenery of the Park in the summer, and there are actually a lot of private places even with the summer crowds. With Erin and Seth, we went to the Belvedere Castle, the Shakespeare Garden, the Boathouse, and the Bethesda Fountain. Beautiful locations for a beautiful couple!