two blog posts in one night. woop!Here's a snippet Sarah & Ariel's beautiful New York City wedding that I was so lucky to shoot.
It's been far too long since I've blogged something and I sincerely apologize. I wish I could say the reason is it's summer and it's difficult to be inside for longer than is necessary but judging by the last time I posted that excuse doesn't hold up. Truth is, I have a hard time spending more time on the computer than is necessary. I'm feeling really great about my workload as I'm all caught up on editing photos/weddings, able to spend time working on ceramics and am still managing to escape the city here and there. I love summer and am itching to shoot more. I'm currently reading Sally Man's recent book called Hold Still and it's inspired me to think more about photography and it's purpose. I've fallen into the habit of pulling my camera out for work and then leaving it at home for any personal events. I cherish being able to look back on the boxes of prints my parents stored filled with finger prints, creases and quick notes on the back of dates and occasions. All that being said, I'm setting a personal project or a new years resolution so to speak to shoot more. To bring my camera with me everywhere.
I was lucky enough to attend an absolutely amazing workshop/field trip with friends in California way back in February. Here are the film photos from my time there finally surfacing.
Kodak Portra 400 / Canon EOS 1n
A couple months ago, I was able to work with a pretty great team of talented ladies to put together a styled wedding shoot. Being my first one attempting on my own, it was an extremely daunting task. I'm feeling pretty lucky to have had such a great team on board that were there more than happy to let me bounce ideas off of them and help guide me. So, THANK YOU.
And I'm feeling equally as lucky to have this shoot recently featured on a creative wedding blog, HELLO MAY.
CREDITS Photography & Planning Janine Kropla Photography // Stylist Ashley Nicole Design // Stationery One Plus One Design // Jewellery Sugar Blossom Design // Cake Jenna Rae Cakes // Hair Chelsea Marinelli of Prep Hair // Makeup Sarah Gurevich // Wooden Bowls Karen Hare // Dresses 7th Avenue Fashions // Flowers Oak & Lily
Gorgeous flowers + gorgeous couple and finished off with cookies and coffee. Could things get any better?
Can't get over this wedding and this couple.
Loving this couple and can't wait for their wedding September 7th.
If we were to go back 5 years I would not have imagined my life as it is now. I feel truly blessed to have had such amazing opportunities and am very grateful for all of my wonderful clients and friends. Photography has grown to be my entire world and I wouldn't have it any other way. Thank you!! I began to dream up this gorgeous styled wedding a little over a month ago. On the hunt for the perfect couple I was immediately drawn to Emilie and Toshio. Having already met them a few times through friends I fell in love with their chemistry with each other and knew I needed to photograph the two of them. I am grateful for having such an amazing team to work with; Jessica Kmiec working her makeup magic, Haley Golin creating a gorgeous hairstyle and Academy Florists providing the flowers.
Hair: Haley Golin / MUA: Jessica Kmiec / Flowers: Academy Florist