Editor’s Choice Award Winner for 2016 – Hyde Park Photography

May, 15, 2016 / 0 comments

What a great way to start the day, finding this in my inbox!  Two years in a row!  Many, many thanks to all of my wonderful couples and their talented creative vendors for giving me such beautiful weddings to photograph!  I feel so fortunate I get to do that I do. 

From the Editor:  The Editors’ Choice Awards honor Two Bright Lights members whose talent was continually recognized by top print magazines, blogs and websites. Your hard work and commitment to getting published places you among the top 5% featured, from a community made up of over 40,000 photographers and event professionals.

Published – Megan & Tunde – The Knot – Winfield Inn Wedding Photography

May, 10, 2016 / 0 comments

Excited to receive word that The Knot has selected Megan & Tunde’s Winfield Inn wedding for national publication feature! 

See much more from their Nigerian ceremony and wedding hosted by The Winfield Inn at http://hydeparkphoto.com/megan-tunde-winfield-inn-austin-wedding-photographers/

I love all of the beautiful cultural elements Megan & Tunde incorporated in to their ceremony, including the ceremonial weaved baskets and the beautiful traditional wedding attire worn by Tunde’s family! 

Congratulations, Megan & Tunde!

Published – Milad & Kelley’s Persian Wedding Austin TX – Villa del Lago

May, 8, 2016 / 0 comments

We’re so excited to have Milad & Kelley’s Persian Wedding Austin TX published on The Knot!  Villa del Lago was the setting for the couples beautiful Persian wedding, including the stunning Sofreh Aghd. Be sure to check out much more from their wedding (I love the honey exchange!):


Kelley & Milad had double the fun on their wedding day! First a ceremony at University United Methodist Church followed by a Persian Wedding Austin TX at Villa Del Lago!  The sneak peek from UUMC is on the way, here is a sneak peek from their Persian wedding at Villa del Lago! I love the ceremonial elements.  One element includes a scarf being held over the bride and groom’s heads while two cones of hardened sugar are softly ground together above the couple to shower them in sweetness. And then the Honey Exchange, when the bride and groom dip their little fingers in honey and feed it to each other to symbolize starting the marriage with sweetness. Love it! 


Published – Maren + Derek – Texas Hill Country Wedding Photography – Monique Lhuillier Wedding Dress – The Knot

May, 2, 2016 / 0 comments

Such a gorgeous Texas Hill Country wedding!  We’re so excited to have it selected for feature publication on The Knot!  Maren & Derek met in Barcelona while working for the same modeling agency.  With Maren’s busy modeling career including features in Vogue and campaigns for Victoria Secret and Alexander Wang, we fast forward several years and now this NYC-based couple is celebrating their beautiful wedding in the gorgeous Texas Hill Country!   Maren’s beautiful dress by Monique Lhuillier was absolutely captivating, so we set aside a few minutes after the ceremony for an impromptu bridal session at dusk.  The magical Texas sky was just perfect with its softly lit hues.  Wonderful families and friends celebrated the night away under a classic starlit night, capped off with a sparkler and antique Jaguar departure.   Travel tip:  The next time you’re in Brooklyn, be sure to visit Derek’s restaurant The Heyward (you gotta love his groom’s cake featured below!).   Congratulations, Maren & Derek!




Libby in her grandmother’s vintage prairie gown

May, 1, 2016 / 0 comments

Libby inherited a number of incredible fashion pieces from her grandmother’s beautiful wardrobe.  As a tribute to her grandmother’s memory, Libby and I spent an afternoon photographing a number of them.  Here, we feature her grandmother’s  beautiful vintage prairie gown.  Stay tuned for more blog posts from this session!  See more from this session on my gallery at:


 And be sure to check out the other blog post featuring the vintage fur coat and pleated slacks (designed and constructed by Libby’s grandmother!):