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It was a running joke for a while among Abtin’s family and friends that his apartment was relatively empty. For a number of years after he purchased it, the place had only the bare essentials, furniture-wise. That wasn’t just due solely to Abtin’s busy schedule nor did it represent any lack of interest in furniture on Abtin’s part. In fact, Abtin was very interested in finding pieces that would complete his home. He just wanted to make sure they were the perfect pieces. He’s not one for impulse purchases. Each one would be picked with thought and care.
Abtin was very much the same way when it came to finding the right woman. He wasn’t one to jump from relationship to relationship. He wanted someone kind and generous, someone who shared his passion to help others. If she also happened to be drop-dead gorgeous, so much the better. Then he met Elsa. She was everything he could have ever wanted and so much more. With a heart as big as her smile, she changed his life from the moment they met. Pretty soon, his apartment (and his life) was decidedly more full.
Maybe part of Abtin’s hesitation about furnishing his apartment wasn’t just about finding the right pieces. It was about finding the right partner. He knew that he wanted to share his life, share his home, with someone special. And when Elsa came along, it all felt right. They found the perfect pieces of furniture from their home together and every time they used each piece they would think about the adventure they had picking it out. They were no longer just objects, but memories.
Last month Elsa & Abtin exchanged vows in an emotional ceremony officiated by her brother during which there was probably not a dry eye in the room (including ours). The kind of love these two share is raw and powerful and their happiness is contagious. It was clear that all of their guests felt lucky to be there to celebrate such a remarkable couple and we felt honored to have been there to capture it all.
There are some weddings that are just truly epic celebrations. Celebrations where all of the friends, all of the family, collectively hold their breath as the bride appears at the back of the church, Where they clamor over one another to be the first to congratulate the happy couple once the ceremony is complete. Where they pour out onto the dance floor to release the pure joy that someone they love has found that one person in the world that is so undeniably perfect for them.
That, in a nutshell, was Kristy & Conner's wedding day. Of course, you already got a good look at just how beautiful and energetic the day was from their blog post a little while back, but now we have an additional dose of the magic that was their wedding day because we had our amazing video team by our side for their day. They did an incredible job capturing the connection between Kristy & Conner and the fantastic party they had to cap off their wedding day. This video is just a peek of what's to come, we hope you enjoy it!
There are some times in your life, like when you’re embarking on a new adventure, that the universe gives you exactly what you need. For Michelle, that time was when she was starting her very first job out of college. It was shortly after graduation and she was launching into her brand new career head first, working in Boston for one of the most respected hotel chains in the world.
That’s when she met Steve, the tall, handsome guy with a shy smile and a heart of gold. He just happened to be beginning orientation as well and they clicked right away. They discovered they had quite a bit in common: they had grown up relatively close to one another (she in Queens, he in New Jersey) and they even had a mutual friend - Steve’s closest friend from home had actually gone to college with Michelle where he was part of her group of friends as well.
It was an instant crush (on both ends, undoubtedly), but neither one was quick to act, so they stayed just friends for a while. But when Michelle’s birthday rolled around and she mentioned to one of her friends that she was hoping that Steve would join them all for her birthday night out, her friend pushed her to admit that she clearly had feelings for Steve. Of course, Steve felt very much the same way. Their friendship transitioned into a relationship and pretty soon they were spending as much time together as possible. It was all so easy, they understood each other, their friends liked one another and their families were each thrilled to see them so incredibly happy.
That’s when life threw them a bit of a curve ball when Michelle was transferred for work - having to move from Boston to D.C. It was a big opportunity but it also meant that she would be over 400 miles away from Steve. But he encouraged her to go, to follow her dreams and they decided to try to maintain their relationship long distance. Packing up in Boston and saying goodbye to Steve was one of the hardest things Michelle had to do and even her father teared up as he watched Steve and Michelle say goodbye that day.
That kind of distance could have meant the end for a lot of couples. Busy schedules meant they only saw each other about once a month and the travel time cut into time that they could have been together. But they never questioned it. If that was what they had to do to be together, it was what they were going to do. During that time, Michelle realized that Steve was the one when she spent almost the entire time during one of his visits dreading the day he would finally have to go back home. It was then she realized that she could never a life without Steve in it.
Thankfully, she won’t have to. After two and a half years living in different cities, they finally both ended up in Manhattan. It wasn’t long after that that Steve whisked Michelle away to tropical paradise in Nevis and asked her to be his wife. Of course she said yes, with tons of tears and so much excitement.
This October, Michelle and Steve will gather together their family and friends and tie the knot in one of her favorite places on earth - Montauk. There's no doubt the day with be filled with tons of laughter, lots of love and maybe more than a few tears - maybe even from her father who just might tear up once again as he walks his little girl down the aisle to the man that he could tell she was destined to be with since the day he watched them say goodbye in Boston.
They are some couples that when you see them together, they just fit. Like they’re two parts of the same whole - or in Regan & Alex’s case, two ridiculously good-looking people who were lucky enough to find one another.
We actually first met Regan and Alex in Central Park to do this engagement session. When we spotted them across the way, we knew they were the couple we were there to see. Together they have the kind of happiness that’s recognizable for miles, fresh-faced and full of life.
Regan and Alex have a natural connection, they are comfortable and easy together and so much fun to be around. As we explored the prettiest parts of Central Park with them, we heard about their time at Yale (where they both graduated) and the coincidence that not only did they end up working for the same company in New York City after graduation, Regan actually sits next to Alex’s close friend at work. We saw how crazy they are about one another and just how easily they can make one another smile.
Next month they’ll return to another city close to their hearts, New Haven, to become husband and wife. We can’t wait to capture their amazing chemistry once again.
For Leigh and Andrew it has been a whirlwind romance that began twenty years ago when they were thrust together by their respective families… for circle time. Well it wasn’t quite like that, but in a way, I guess you could say that Leigh and Andrew’s parents set them up. Not intentionally of course, since they met for the first time when they were all of three years old, as classmates in a toddler activity class. Even then, they became instantly fond of one another, always gravitating to each other and sitting side by side during circle time.
Once that class was over, nearly ten years went by before Leigh and Andrew were sharing a classroom again, reconnecting as students at the very same high school (where we got to take some of their engagement pictures!). They shared many of the same friends and fell into any easy friendship of their own, laying the foundation for the relationship that would follow. In October of 2005, Andrew asked Leigh out on their very first official date. They were supposed to go see and a movie, and they did for a while at least, but halfway through the projector broke. Instead they spent the rest of the date talking, laughing and discovering that there was something really special between them.
They took some time apart during college, each giving the other space to grow and have some incredible life experiences, but all the while the love was there. When they became a couple again it involved some long distance driving as they were living many, many miles apart for a while, but it was always worth it. Every time they saw each other they discovered something new, some new reason, some small personality trait that made they fall for each other even harder.
Once they were back in the same town, the very same town they had grown up in, they both knew that they were ready for that next big step together. Last May, Andrew surprised Leigh with a weekend on the water in Long Island, proposing to her at Port Jefferson harbor. He topped that off with a surprise lunch the next day with the very people who just may have seen the spark between their children during circle time twenty years before: their parents.