I photographed their Upstate NY wedding at Saratoga National in 2016 and, a little over a year later, I got to meet their newest and most scrumptious addition. It really is such an honor to be able to photograph my wedding couples with their babies. Little Eli may not know it yet, but he is so lucky to be nourished and loved by his two incredible parents. Their session was photographed in the comfort of their own home near Saratoga.
On a unusually hot September day, Carolyn and Brian read their promises and vows to each other in front of 160 of their closest friends and family. Brian compared the amount of time and heart that he would put into their relationship to Michelangelo's painting of the Sistine Chapel ceiling. With that time and heart creating a beautiful life together full of respect and unconditional love. His vows brought tears to everyone's eyes, including mine.
They married and celebrated at one of Brooklyn's coolest venues, The Green Building. With the outdoor courtyard decorated with string lights, guests could enjoy a cocktail outside under the starry sky or head back inside to the packed dance floor. The food was some of the best I had all year thanks to Marcey Brownstein. It was an unforgettably fun evening celebrating such an incredible couple!
NY and Brooklyn Wedding Photographer: Michelle Lange | Brooklyn Wedding Venue: The Green Building | Catering: Marcey Brownstein | Wedding Gown: BHLDN | Floral Design: Rachel Cho | Invitation Design: Bride's Sister | Hair and Makeup: Vicky C5 | Cake: Nine Cakes | DJ: Couple's Friend | Bride's Hairpiece: BHLDN | Bride's Shoes: Banana Republic | Groom's Attire: Black Lapel | Bridesmaid Dresses: CMEO Collective
Whew... I didn't think this would be as hard as my best of 2017 weddings recap. But it was. Just when I thought I had it narrowed down, I would see another photo and go "awww but look at how cute that photo is too". While the title of this post states it is my best newborn and family photos from 2017, it really is just a very small set of my best. Every family I worked with this year had a story worth telling and they all had one thing in common. That one thing was a whole lot of love for their family. I am so thankful to each and every family that I worked with to document a special day and time in their lives. Wishing lots of health and happiness to this special group in 2018.