Preparation: Getting Ready

The father of the groom brushes the groom's hair as the family prepares for his wedding day
The mother of the bride helps a bridesmaid get ready while the bride puts on her wedding dress at Bourne Mansion NY
A groom checks his cell phone while his father helps him put on his bow tie before his wedding ceremony
A groom talks to his pet parrot while getting ready for his wedding day
A friend makes a bridal bouquet using fresh cut flowers on the morning of a campground wedding day in Connecticut
Two friends prepare a wedding cake hours before the start of a DIY campground wedding in Connecticut
Two young girls babysit the bride's toddler while the bride gets ready at an outdoor Connecticut wedding
A young bridesmaid snaps a photo of the bridal party getting ready in a campground cabin in Connecticut
A young girl stands beside the bride's wedding dress while getting ready for an elopement in Tarrytown NY
A groom pins a boutonniere on his father's jacket at Gurney's East End Long Island wedding venue
An old man adjusts his boutonniere and jacket while getting ready for a wedding at Bourne Mansion
The father of the bride hides his face as he waits for his first look at his daughter in her wedding dress
The groom's mother smiles at her son while getting ready for his wedding day in their Long Island home
And old man pulls a funny face while his wife puts a hat on his head for a wedding at Crescent Beach Club
One groomsman holds a cigarette to another groomsman's mouth at The Mansion at Oyster Bay
Groomsmen throw stones into the ocean at Crescent Beach Club while they wait for the wedding ceremony to begin.
A groom sports sunglasses and a dapper suit with bowtie on the morning of his wedding day
A lone groom stands in the center of a road and looks directly into the camera outside Bourne Mansion

I love to document the first hours of the day when both partners are getting ready. Whether you're getting ready separately or together; at your wedding venue, a hotel, or at home; I capture all the emotions (and beautiful chaos) of your morning preparations. Tearful moments with loved ones, comedy beats as you wrestle into your wedding day attire, candids of your wedding party swigging mimosas or playing board games: whatever your getting ready looks like, I'll be there to photograph your story with my simple, calm approach.