camp wing wedding – los angeles wedding photographers

a road trip north into new england led us to a small town on boston’s south shore.  in their respective cabins on the grounds of camp wing, erin and doug were getting ready for a very important celebration.  throughout the day, we followed them between tall pines and cabins…and eventually down the aisle for their rustic, intimate ceremony in a clearing by the lake.  the celebration afterward included backyard games like corn hole, horseshoes and marshmallow blasters (for the kids, of course).  their sweet reception in the mess hall was elegantly styled with vintage teacups and plateware, glitter runners, lemon bowls, suitcases and postcards.  framed group photos of campers dating back to the 1950s covered the walls and a dessert table in the back presented an assortment of delicate cakes and macaroons.  but nothing could prepare us for the incredibly energetic dance party after dinner!  one guest juggled, another did back ends.  children did flips.  a beer can head balance standoff between the bride and a friend.  cheers to one fun-loving irish couple!

vicki + jo — new york wedding photographers

one brisk Sunday morning at the eventi hotel in midtown, vicki and jo were busy getting ready to say two very important words to each other in front of all of their friends and families.  while jo watched youtube videos on how to tie a bowtie, vicki had a head-full of minnie mouse curlers.  an hour later, with every button, tie, lash, bustle and curl in place, they saw each other and the confetti flew.  an impressive rooftop ceremony preluded a romantically modern brunch reception.  hats off to these two adorable doctors in love!  (check out their super cute ivy league engagement shoot here!)

the shave

hannah gorsegner is our hero. on wednesday night at the New York Stock Exchange, she followed through with a promise that has inspired NYC and beyond.  predominantly a lineup of wall street guys (including CNBC contributor, kenny polcari), hannah shaved her head to “inspire kids with cancer to be brave.”  moments before she took her seat in the shaving chair, the announcer handed her the microphone and she looked out at hundreds of adult attendees, gathered round (as well as a crowd of photographers + cameramen) and explained that “the day i found out my sister had cancer was the worst day of my life,” and that she planned to shave her red hair in honor of her sister natalie and all other kids fighting cancer.  while her proud, emotional parents and sister, natalie looked on, she sat on the stool and smiled confidently as her long red pigtails were cut off and the shaving began.  natalie was a little scared so they let her shave the first piece.

the event was a huge success raising more than $400k for Arms Wide Open, a foundation that focuses on the gravely under-funded pediatric cancers.  to donate or volunteer at their next event, check out the AWOCCF website or on facebook.

since natalie’s diagnosis over two years ago, hannah’s parents have started another hugely successful fundraiser called, “Will You Send Us A Dollar?” under the family’s pediatric cancer awareness facebook page, Infinite Love For Natalie Grace.