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Happy Earth Day

Happy Earth Day, one day late! Or is it? As soon as I said, “Happy Earth Day,” to Joe yesterday, he spouted back, “Isn’t Earth Day everyday?”

Point taken.

He knows me and my slightly obsessive earth-friendly tendencies. It is Earth Day everyday in my world. So, in that spirit, here are a few lovely, earthy frames I shot over the course of the last two weeks. I love this time of year!

Ice cream is totally a gift of Mother Earth, right?!

And a little demonstration of the effect of gravity on Earth:

I absolutely adore this biker’s decorating style. There are so many Metro Cards just thrown on the ground in any given subway station, why not decorate your bike with them?!

The rest of these images are from a wedding I shot with the lovely Jen Baer at the Picnic House in Prospect Park. The floral arrangements and centerpieces were drop-dead gorgeous, and I think I met my new favorite florist in Brooklyn: Sarah Brysk Cohen of Blossom and Branch. Her arrangements are so fresh, natural, and whimsical; I’m in love! Sarah, you rock!

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Winter Wonderland!

This morning I woke up to a light dusting of snow. Yay! For some reason, I feel like my winter has seriously been lacking in the snow department. I guess North Jersey and NYC have been slightly out of range for the big snowstorms that hit the rest of the east coast this winter. A little more snow might come our way on Saturday, so I’m going to try to take advantage of it!

And that brings me to the title of this post…

A Winter Wonderland Shoot - for all of my past, present, and future brides & grooms!

When?
Saturday, February 6, 2010
2pm - 5pm

Why this Saturday?
Because snow is hard to predict and the forecast looks good for it right now!

Where?
Meet at my place in Rutherford, NJ at 2pm.
Then, we’ll carpool over to Hoboken to do the shoot in/near Frank Sinatra Park. We’ll have (hopefully) snowy park spaces, the view of NYC, and some nice wintry trees/branches to work with.

Who is invited?
Anyone who wants a super-fun, wintry photo of themselves, their friends, or their significant other. If you have a group of friends who want to join you and simply wear their favorite fabulous outfit, they are definitely invited! This doesn’t have to be all wedding dresses!

How will I stay warm?
Well, since this isn’t your real wedding day, bring along your warmest boots, coat, hat (or earmuffs that won’t mess up your hair; I won’t judge!), and mittens. I’ll attempt to get us close to a restaurant or coffee shop where we can make warm-up stops, and we’ll also have at least one car nearby to warm up in. Hot cocoa and coffee will be on hand as well!

How much?
This event is completely FREE. I simply wanted a reason to go shoot in the snow! And you’ll also get some cool swag in the form of one 8×10 (or 2 5×7s) and a web-ready disc of your images, delivered about a week after the shoot.

What about my makeup?
Wear makeup that suits you. Just a little extra mascara, blush and lipstick go a long way to making you look extra fabulous in photos. (Photography usually shows less makeup than you actually have on, so feel free to do it up a bit more than normal.)

Should I rent a tux for my man?
That’s completely up to you. Your man can dress however you choose, whether that’s his favorite suit, a vintage jacket and pants from a thrift store, or jeans and a t-shirt. I’m all for creativity here!

Want to join us?
E-mail me at sarah@sarahpostma.com to let me know you’ll be joining us! Questions? E-mail me there as well!

And to get you in the spirit of a wintry shoot, here are a few images I shot a few days ago at a get-together with a bunch of fab New York/New Jersey photographers and models.

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Erica + Rob - New York Wedding Photography

This was indeed a fabulous event set against the backdrop of the New York City skyline. Erica and Rob were so beautiful inside and out, and I had such a great time photographing their wedding, which took place aboard the Lady Windridge Yacht, and sailed out of Weehawken, New Jersey. The ship cruised around the island of Manhattan and guests seriously ooh-ed and ah-ed throughout the night. Did I mention it was fabulous? Here are a few images from their day.

The Empire State Building and the bow of the Lady Windridge:

Erica’s bouquet incorporated a set of pearls passed down to her from her grandmother. It was very beautifully done.

She was a fabulous bride. Fitting with her fabulous wedding.

I love this relaxed shot I captured of Rob as he boarded the yacht.

Yet another outdoor wedding where rain was forecast (100% chance!) and never showed up. Thank you Tropical Storm Danny for heading out of the area just hours before the ceremony!

Some of my absolute favorite ceremony shots are often during the vows. I love “seeing” their words. Can you see them?

Nancee, the yacht’s super-talented coordinator, brought us out to the bow for some amazing views after the ceremony. I love this one.

I never knew what these guys were going to do next. :)

The lights of the city at dusk. And a beautiful couple.

This sequence made me laugh out loud when I was first going through these images. I had to include it here. The dancing on the top deck was so much fun.

As the couple danced away, we spotted the Statue of Liberty.

I feel like these last two images speak to the way every couple feels on their wedding day. Like everything is so amazing you have to be pinched to make sure it’s real. :)

I had so much fun at this wedding. Thanks, Erica and Rob, for having me along!

-S

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Mary Beth + Jim - Long Island Wedding Photography

I am so pleased with all of the incredible images from Mary Beth and Jim’s wedding day. Their ceremony was in a beautiful church in Babylon, New York, and their reception took place in their backyard. The details were amazing and the bride and groom were glowing.

As always, just a few from their day. :)

We had a full hour to simply stroll the beach and make these images. If you’re planning your wedding right now, consider blocking off a section of your day for photography that can be relaxed and not stressful so that you can make time for photos like these.

This is the Fire Island Lighthouse in Robert Moses State Park. Isn’t it amazing?! Mary Beth has a history with this lighthouse as she was a park ranger here for a few years. I love that it was special to them, and that they wanted to make time to capture it in their photos.

I mentioned the details. There were beautiful flowers, seashells, and of course flip-flops! All the various sizes were grouped together for guests to choose their size.

A first dance moment:

As the night went on, I wanted to capture the ambiance of the space. It was amazing!

Finally, I’ll leave you with something adorable. This flower girl totally stole the spotlight on the dance floor during dinner.

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Annie & Bryan - A New York Wedding at Battery Gardens

What an incredibly joyful wedding! Annie and Bryan were so laid back; it made their wedding flawless. Here are a few of my personal favorites from their day:

Bryan rocked the fedora:

I’m telling you, the smiles just never stopped at this wedding.

The ceremony was officiated by Jesse Hendrich. This man absolutely loves what he does and it showed in this beautiful ceremony!

The kiss. And, I adored the vintage New York postcards on each reception table.

The walkway and lights around Battery Gardens were just so much fun to photograph … not to mention this stellar couple.

I think Bryan was having a pretty good time:

Gorgeous. And, oh, so much fun!

-S

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