We are a husband-and-wife photography team located in New York City. We bring a Fine Art approach to photography, shooting in both digital and film. We are available for local and destination weddings and engagements. For more information or schedule a time to come to our Midtown Manhattan studio, click on the Contact Us section of this site.
On this blog you'll learn all about us - our life, our art, and our travels. You'll hear the stories of the couples we photograph - their engagements, their proposals, their weddings. And, since you'll get to know them too, you'll see their personalities shine through in the images we capture. You'll find out our own love story, meet our family & friends, and come along with us anytime we get to travel somewhere great.
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It was a birthday party, held in a bar in New York City. Allison was going with her college roommate, who had a lot of family coming to the party as well. As they walked in the door, Allison jokingly said that she was going to flirt with her roommate's cousin. It was a joke then, of course, because Allison had never met the cousin. But then she saw James across the bar. It was then that Allison knew, yes, she was going to flirt with him. And it wouldn't be a joke at all.
They were formally introduced and spent most of that night like they have nearly every night that followed - talking and laughing. From that very first meeting, they could feel that this was different. They have a chemistry. A chemistry so natural that you can practically see it when you look at them. When you see how comfortable they are with one another, how easily they make each other smile, how effortless their relationship seems to be.
They both knew pretty early on that this relationship was the relationship. So it wasn't as much a matter of if James would pop the question, but when. He knew when, of course. So while Allison was busy wondering about that, James focused in on how. He knew that no words could truly incapsulate how he felt about Allison, so he decided on a grand gesture to show her just how much she means to him. He chartered a boat out of Jersey City. The only guests on the boat would be the two of them, sailing out into the Hudson as the sun set in the distance. As the boat approached the Statue of Liberty, James got down on one knee. There, with Lady Liberty as their witness, James asked Allison to be his wife. She cried. She cheered. She said yes.
They sailed back to the harbor where their parents were waiting to celebrate with them over dinner. That night they toasted in celebration of the fact that Allison and James had found each other. Toasted to that night in the bar that started it all. Toasted to the future stretching out before them. To a lifetime of nights spent just as they were on that very first night - talking and laughing. And to building an incredible life together.
Allison & James, thank you so much for braving the heat with us as we trekked from Manhattan to Brooklyn. We had a great time with you both and can't wait for your wedding!
At some point during the week before her wedding day, Emma decided to just stop looking at the forecast. It wouldn't do her any good, after all, and if the rain was going to come she couldn't do anything to stop it from falling. So, she and Stu decided that it didn't matter. Let the storm clouds roll in, because on that day, nothing could dampen their moods.
The rain held off for the first several hours. In fact, when Emma and Stu saw each other for the first time that day, the clouds parted for a bit. Sunshine streamed in, providing a rare bit of warmth that Emma greeted with a smile. It was as though the universe knew that if anyone deserved some sunshine, it was Emma and Stu. The sky even turned blue and for a few minutes it seemed like there wasn't a cloud in the sky.
But those clouds did roll back in. And when the did, the sky opened up. The rain fell hard, whipped around by the wind. It came sideways, nearly impossible to avoid. But Emma and Stu probably didn't notice that much at all. Because by the time the rain did fall, their ceremony was taking place. Gathered under a covered terrace with their family and friends, Emma and Stu promised forever with the sound of the falling rain providing a romantic soundtrack. And in those moments Emma and Stu only had eyes for each other. Let the rain fall. Let the storms clouds roll in. Because Emma and Stu knew that a little bit of rain didn't matter one bit. Not on that day, of all days. Because on that day, they became husband and wife. And nothing could dampen their moods.
Picture this - you have a relaxed morning together. Wake up late, have breakfast in your pajamas. Just the two of you. You treat yourself to a morning at the salon - hair, make-up, mani/pedi, whatever your heart desires. Then you each put on something fabulous (maybe you finally pull out that dress that you have been saving for a special occasion). You pack up a picnic lunch and head into the center of the city.
You spend the afternoon walking around Central Park. You sit on the Great Lawn and people watch, daydreaming of what the future will hold for the two of you. Maybe you make plans for a night on the town - visit that restaurant you've heard so much about, go to the TKTS booth and see if you can catch a show. Because when you're this close to one of the greatest cities in the world, it seems a shame not to take advantage of it. And when you have found someone you're completely, crazy in love with, it would be a shame not to have days exactly like this. Days where you forget about work, leave your phone in your purse and forget about the world around you.
Sounds like a pretty fantastic day to me. A day that you'd always have fond memories of and think of every time you stroll down a tree-lined street, whenever you smell the mix of fresh-cut grass and roasted nuts.
Now imagine if you could remember that day every single time you sat down at your desk at work. Imagine that you could glance over at a gorgeous picture in a frame of the two of you in the middle of the park. You could see exactly how he looked at you in that dress, how much he makes you smile when he pulls you in close. Photos that capture not just the way you were on that day, but how you are right now, in this time of your lives together. Because you look so good together. And the real shame would be not to have that reality frozen in time forever, the way only a picture can do.
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For one day this June, Rob and I will be spending the day in Central Park doing a series of mini sessions. One day, six sessions a marathon of fun for the two of us. Because if there are two things we love it's Central Park and photographing couples in love. The sessions will be about half the time as our usual sessions and at a special discounted rate only available for these sessions. It's an incredible deal. Slots are available on a first-committal basis so Email us ASAP to reserve your spot today. Because you deserve beautiful pictures of the two of you and we'd love to capture those for you.
It's entirely possible that Derek and Nikki don't remember the first time they met. Nine-year-olds aren't generally too concerned about formal introductions, after all. There wasn't an official first meeting, it's more like when they think back about their lives, they can each remember the other just being there. Because since the time they were nine years old, they have always been a part of one another's lives. They were brought together by chance. From Hebrew school to middle school, high school to college, they were classmates for well over a decade. They were friends too, of course, but not more than that.
It's also entirely possible that Derek and Nikki don't know the exact moment when they knew that they did want to be more than just classmates, more than friends. They had been hanging out for years and knew each other pretty well by the time they got around to going on an official first date. It was equal parts weird and not weird how right that first date felt. Weird because they had known each other for so long without even a hint of romance between them before (although Nikki jokes that Derek had a crush on her for years, something Derek doesn't deny) and not weird because it was almost as though this was how it was meant to be; like all of those years together had prepared them for this moment. They had been a familiar face to each other for so many years, but in that one evening it was as though they suddenly saw each other with new eyes.
In the dates that followed Derek and Nikki had the gradual realization that this was something very real. And it was then that Nikki realized just how lucky she was. Lucky because she didn't have to search far and wide for love. It had been right in front of her eyes for years. And Derek may not have known it (or believed it) way back then, but after those first few dates with Nikki he knew that he had been lucky enough to have met the love of his life for the first time when he was just nine years old. Lucky to have shared this journey from school to career together with the one person who known meant the world to him.
Once they figured out what had been in front of them for so many years, making the decision to spend their lives together was easy. They would spend the rest of their lives just as they had spent the years and years before, side by side.
Derek & Nikki, we had such a great time with you both! Thank you so much for our tour of Hoboken! :) Can't wait till November!
Kathleen and Dan had known each other for years. Growing up in the same town, they seemed to orbit around one another - attending the same preschool, elementary school, high school. They knew each other's names, would recognize each other in town. But in all those years they had never really gotten to know one another.
Until a dinner on the Upper East Side five years ago changed all that for good. That night, they shared sushi and traded stories and, in the process, found that they had much more in common that just living within the same zip code as kids. They talked for hours and by the time the night was over, Kathleen knew she wanted to see Dan again. Because in those few hours with him, she knew deep down that something incredible was beginning.
After that night, Dan couldn't seem to stop thinking about Kathleen's laugh. That infectious, Julia-Roberts-style laugh that made him smile at the mere thought of it. He needed to see her again. He needed to hear that laugh again. Because seeing Kathleen's smile, hearing that laugh, made Dan feel something he never had felt before.
Over the next four years they shared many more dinners. They discovered new New York neighborhoods, traveled to beautiful places, and dreamt of the life they would share together. After all those years of passing by one another, they knew that this time the timing was exactly right. They had "found" each other and they weren't going to take that for granted.
Last year there was another dinner. Another night on the East Side, sharing sushi and trading stories. After dinner Dan got a phone call. He was needed at work, right away. He had to go fix something at a job site. With no time to spare, he told Kathleen she would have to come with him and that it shouldn't take long. She agreed, thinking it must be a serious emergency since Dan would never usually takes her to a job site. They were ushered into Grand Central, met by security and granted access to the 59th floor.
But there is no 59th floor in the MetLife building. There was no work emergency for Dan to rush to either. When the elevators door opened, Dan escorted Kathleen out onto the roof of the building. He took her hand and walked her around, showing her the view of Manhattan from nearly 60 stories up. There, with the city traffic rushing by below them and the Empire State Building standing tall behind them, Dan got down on one knee and asked Kathleen to be his wife.
Fourteen months later, they gathered together all of their family and friends, all the people who had shared this journey with the two of them, in one of their favorite places in the world. They promised to love each other forever and hosted the celebration of their lives, with bonfires by the water and dancing well into the night. There, at the end of Long Island, Kathleen and Dan's married life began.
So this is a little something we've been working on behind the scenes and we're THRILLED to be announcing it officially today with this beautiful short preview of Kathleen & Dan's wedding film. That's right, we have officially expanded our team to now include videography by launching Wedding Films by Robert and Kathleen Photographers. By teaming up with some of the most talented wedding cinematographers in the industry, we are now able to capture wedding days in an even more comprehensive way. For more information about our Wedding Films, click here.