8.31.2015

Loverly's New Wedding Book!

I'm so honored and thrilled to have one of my lovely photos included in Loverly's new Wedding Planner book - available now. You can pick up a copy here or here and be sure to check out Chapter 12's page opener. Hooray!

8.24.2015

Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding Photography featured on Carats and Cake

I'm so excited to share that Laura and Reeve's gorgeous wedding at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers was featured on Carats and Cake. Hooray! xo


8.17.2015

Best NYC Wedding Photographer by BRIDES!

I'm so incredibly honored to be included in BRIDES curated list of the top NYC Wedding Photographers! What a fantastic list of wedding photographer colleagues, peers and friends to be included along side of. I'm truly thankful and thrilled to be included. Thank you Brides!! xo, Jainé


8.12.2015

How to Choose the Perfect Flowers for your Wedding Day by Blush Designs

Wedding Floral Design Expert

I'm so delighted to have my friend Jeeyun of Blush Designs, join us today for our Meet the Expert series. I first worked with Jeeyun during Tiffany and Cliff's gorgeous NYC wedding at the DeSeversky Mansion. Her STUNNING bouquet is still the most popular Pin on my Pinterest board and continues to be featured on numerous blogs, instagram feeds and magazines. We've collaborated on a modern wedding inspiration shoot at The Green Building so I was thrilled when she agreed to be part of this series. Sit down and grab a cup of tea and enjoy!

Meet Jeeyun!

Hi! I'm Jeeyun Lee, and I own Blush Designs, a contemporary-style floral and event design company based in the heart of the New York City flower market. Since starting Blush four years ago, my team and I have  worked with couples getting married in various types of venues around the New York metropolis: airy loft spaces like 620 Loft and Greenpoint Loft, dreamy natural settings like Blue Hill Stone Barn and Wave Hill, and luxe hotels like Gramercy Park and The New York Palace. We spend a lot of time with our couples to understand their vision and to explore their concepts. Blush Designs’ goal is to ultimately create a flawless custom-designed wedding with a personal touch. After pouring over hundreds of Pinterest boards, hearing many different types of concepts from brides, and being involved in a number of weddings, I've picked up some tips and tricks to help you choose the perfect flowers for your wedding day!


No. 1 - Research: Show, Don't Just Tell: Do your research. We can work together with you to create your ideal floral concepts, but the best way to start the conversation is to first show us images that draw your eye. You don't have to stress looking for the perfect images of your flowers, but you can compile those that reflect preferences for color, types of flowers and vessels, scale, and mood. Pinterest is an easy way to collect and refresh your research during the process.


No. 2 - Venue: Complement (don't fight) the Aesthetic: Every venue holds a particular look, and we want to use the floral decor to enhance your venue's best assets. We know you chose your wedding venue for particular reasons. Tell us what you love about your space and what you prefer to downplay.

No. 3 - Seasonality: Embrace It!: There are beautiful flowers in every season! Talk to your florist about what will most likely be in season during your wedding date. Seasonal stems are typically more cost-effective due to increased availability. And, they're gorgeous. That said, it's important to be honest about what you love and what you may not love so much. For the flowers that you may love (peonies!) that may not be in season (sorry late summer, fall, winter, and early spring couples!), I suggest using them for your personal bouquet or boutonniere; but just in case always have a back-up concept with seasonally available options.


No. 4 - Budget: Make it Impactful: We understand that there are a lot of costs associated to planning a wedding.Rather than overextend your budget to do a bit of everything, it's usually better to focus on a few areas and make them memorable. For example, eliminating flowers during cocktail hour (when guests are more excited about catching up with friends and the bar) may allow you to have more lush reception arrangements for guests to appreciate over dinner. Every  venue has different needs for decor; meeting in the venue together with your florist will help you to make the call. 

By following these tips, creating your floral vision should be a fun endeavor and you should be able to get the most bang for your buck. Happy planning! xo, Jeeyun


Jeeyun's gorgeous work & most popular pin on pinterest!!
Thank you Jeeyun! For more information and to see all of Jeeyun's gorgeous work - visit her website here & visit her Facebook page here.

8.03.2015

The Farm at Adderley Wedding featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs

I'm so thrilled to share that Esther and Peter's gorgeous wedding at The Farm at Adderley was featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs. I love that their intimate brooklyn wedding showcased so beautifully on one of my favorite wedding blogs. Hooray! xo


7.27.2015

My Favorite Photo Editing Apps for Instagram!

I love being able to immediately share my photography on a very fun and interactive social media platform such as Instagram! From the very beginning, it's been a wonderful way to communicate with my friends, followers and industry peers my most recent work, favorite neighborhood restaurants and even my new shoes! There are thousands of Instagram apps out there but I've finally found a trio of applications that I use on a daily basis to help enhance my photos. So, I thought it would be a fun idea to share them with you today. Enjoy!

InstaSize - It's my favorite app when I want to resize and add a white border to my images before posting to Instagram. It's so simple to use and the interface is pretty self explanatory, which I love. Just select your photo, add a border and save it directly to your camera roll or you can post directly to Instagram. So easy!


Afterlight - For me, this is by far the best and in depth photo editor for Instagram that I have ever used (and I've purchased a bunch!). I'm able to adjust the photos exposure, orientation, shadows, highlights, temperature, apply a crop and much, much more. Instagram provides built in filters but I want my images to look like my photography, not vintage, old, yellow or washed out. Afterlight allows me to create the same softness and tones that I create with own wedding photography. Yay!

Over - This is a great and easy application for adding text over your images for Instagram. Over comes preloaded with several fonts to choose from but if you want more variety, you can make in-app purchases for more fonts and embellishments. It can almost be overwhelming but I usually use the same few fonts each time to keep consistency in my photos. Perfect for creating your inspiration quotes to share on Instagram too!

There you have it, my favorite three applications for Instagram to use on my iPhone 6. I hope you found it helpful and be sure to follow me on Instragram at @brklynview. Happy Instagramming! xo

7.20.2015

A Stunning Destination Wedding in Puerto Rico. Destination Wedding Photographer

A perfect blue sky, breathtaking views and lots of love is what made this gorgeous destination wedding in Puerto Rico a magical celebration. Surrounded by their closest family and friends, the happy couple was married at the El Conquistador Waldorf Astoria Resort in the Casitas Garden that offered sweeping ocean views. The colorful Las Casitas Village was the perfect backdrop for the couple's first look before we walked around the rest of the private resort to take their bride and groom portraits. The bride was radiant in her Monique Lhuiller lace wedding dress, gold Jimmy Choo shoes and finished her wedding look adorned with a brilliant headpiece from Twigs and Honey. She carried a bouquet of ombre pink roses that perfectly coordinated with their custom wedding invitations by Julie Song. The groom's brother officiated their wedding and as they recited their vows aloud, there was not a dry eye among the crowd. Guests were treated to specialty cocktails on the outside terrece before making their way upstairs to the reception room. Gold, pink and sequined chevron stripes decorated the tables for this intimate destination wedding. After the speeches were completed and dinner was finished, everyone danced the night way to lively latin inspired music which celebrated the bride's heritage. (I really want to learn how to salsa dance after watching the bride and her dad tear up the dance floor!) I'm so honored I was able to join Lindsay Madden and help capture this stunning wedding and be a small part in this wonderful couples special day. 

Twigs and Honey Bridal Accessories

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