Why is it February and I am just blogging my Best Wedding Photos of 2017? Well, this is the most time consuming blog post every year. My initial selection of images this year was well over 250! It reminds me how difficult it must be for my couples to select which images make an appearance in their homes. That is a good problem to have, right? My weddings this year took me all around New York and New Jersey. I also made stops in Vermont, Massachusetts and Michigan. The love stories I got to photograph were one-of-a-kind. Hearing my couples say their vows brought a smile to my face every... single... time. When I say I love what I do, it is all because of the wonderful people I get to work with and 2017 was no exception. Oh, and because of the awesome dance floor photos that keep me laughing and dreaming of one day being able to have some sick moves of my own. Thank you to all my couples and their families for making 2017 one of the best yet! XOXO.
On a beautiful Summer day in NYC, I met up with Brittany and Andrew for their maternity photography session in Central Park. At 8 months pregnant, Brittany looked absolutely radiant. A week later, they welcomed their baby boy. Maternity sessions for me are a time to celebrate the beauty and strength of a mother, and often includes their supportive and loving partner. They are always a reminder that purest love begins long before a baby is cradled in his parent's arms. It begins with a big heart wanting nothing more than their future child to be well cared for and surrounded by love their entire life. Brittany and Andrew's baby boy will have just that and more.
NY and NYC Maternity Photographer: Michelle Lange | Location: NYC's Central Park
I can still remember when I first met Amy. We were both new to the wedding photography industry. In the early days of our friendship, Amy and her husband, Matt, had a group of photographers over to their place to chat about accounting. A topic that doesn't thrill a lot of small business owners, but these two somehow made it a fun and memorable one for me. They are the type of people you can't wait to spend time with, as it will be sure to be filled with engaging conversation and a lot of laughter. Amy's positive outlook on life rubs off on everyone she meets. Fast forward almost 6 years later and their family is thriving with the addition of two little ones. I had the pleasure to document their adorable growing family this past Summer. We started out at their home in New Jersey and then ventured off to a park in Morris Plains, NJ that they frequent. With a breathtaking view of the sunset, I can see why it is a special location for their family. I hope the next time I see this foursome isn't nearly as long as the last gap. I miss the old days of our constant get-togethers and business/life chit-chats!