Ledges Hotel in Hawley, Pennsylvania: Sharon & Carmen's Dam Wedding

These guys are the REAL troopers out there! Let me explain why!

We all know how planning a wedding is stressful, drenching and over all mind blowing in the first place. I think we can agree to that. After having to change venues TWICE because of unforeseen circumstances they finally found their perfect spot! Ledges Hotel in Hawley, Pennsylvania.

The night before the wedding the government of PA had to make a call. The dam close to the town of Hawley needed to be opened to avoid a complete flooding of the neighborhood. Side effect… the wedding venue will be flooded as well since the river passes right by the hotel. Check out the link, it is a breathtaking spot. So my sweet, sweet couple got a call at 9.30pm the night before their big day with these news. NO WEDDING VENUE!!! Can you imagine???!!!! What a nightmare. It left a bride in tears and a hands on groom to safe the day.

The venue on top of the hill moved out a bridal party and made it happen for them. Thank god!!! How much more could possibly go wrong?! So instead of facing the waterfall, we did the fist look in a school hallway and it drizzled/rained.. a lot… like all day!!! It didn’t really matter.

So much for planning your big day and having it all under control. At the end of the day the most important thing happened. They got married.

I learned a lot from these two. No matter what stands in your way, you will figure it out. Together!

We truly loved photographing this wedding. Not only because these are two amazing human beings, but more so because everything went wrong. Seeing their love for each other, no matter what happened, it simply couldn’t shatter their spirit. Inspiring!

Check out their photos. Look at their faces, their love and laughter. I felt truly honored to be a part of this special day.

Thanks for coming out Jeff to capture this with me. Always so much fun to shoot with you.

Seversky Mansion Wedding: Classic Romance

NYIT de Seversky Mansion brings together Gatsby-era opulence, modern convenience and comfort, and highly personalized service. Whether you are looking for a stylish location for your wedding or other social occasion, or a distinctive, flexible environment for your corporate meeting, the Mansion's elegant rooms and grounds will set just the right tone.

Imagine the romance and opulence of the Gold Coast in the 1920s. That era comes alive again as you are escorted into the mansion’s marble foyer with its grand staircase and mosaic inlays. Stroll across the landscaped grounds— simply the perfect backdrop for wedding photos. Seversky Mansion's elegant décor and historic architectural details make every kind of wedding celebration truly special and one of a kind. 

Paulette and Nick created the perfect day and the perfect venue to celebrate their love. The elegance and classic style reflects in their personalities. I was truly honored to be their wedding photographer, to capture the emotions and candid moments throughout the day. Thank you for your trust in me. 

Buttermilk Falls Wedding: Hudson Valley Charme

Buttermilk Falls’ extraordinary 75 acre Hudson River estate offers a remarkable selection of lodgings, a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic kitchen garden and orchard and a world class spa. It is the perfect venue for your very special day. With farm animals around, in the middle of nature, perfectly secluded and private you can enjoy your stay in peace and quiet. 

Skylar and Bob's wedding was a day of fun and extraordinary moments. I guess it comes with the territory when the wedding party is full of actresses and actors. Despite the brutal heat wave that day and the torrential rain, it turned out to be perfect. I was truly honored to be capturing all those moments for them to remember forever. 

Opus 40 Wedding: Historic & Charming Scenery

Opus 40 is built out of an old bluestone quarry covering six acres of land. Harvey Fite spent 37 years, sculpting alone, using hand tools and blasting powder. A nine-ton monolith is its focal point. It is such an amazing place to have your wedding celebration. A magnificent maze of platforms, pools, ramps, terraces and bridges carved within the walls of an abandoned bluestone quarry. Very unique and I love it that it has history. I can't wait to be back and photograph another wedding. #somanyideas

Diana and Erik's wedding was simply amazing. We had the best time photographing it and capturing their love story. Two truly unique human beings and I was so honored to be their wedding photographer. I kind of wish we could do it all over again! Their jewish wedding celebration was followed by a super fun reception, which highlighted their love for each other with family and friends. 

Liberty House Wedding: Breathtaking Views & Romance

Denise and Mariano got married at this super gorgeous wedding venue in Jersey City. The Liberty House, right across the Hudson River with the Manhattan Skyline in the background. This amazing location was designed to exemplify the view with a room concept and focus on the magnificent Manhattan skyline views. With farm to table cuisine, handcrafted decor and lavish grounds it has been named one of the best wedding venues and makes for a perfect wedding day. 

Enjoy the photographs. I hope you like them. 

Barn on the Pond Wedding

Ioana and Michael were married at the Barn on the Pond in Saugerties, New York on a beautiful summer day. The Barn on the Pond is located in Saugerties, NY and it is know for it's luxury barn style vacation spot. It is the perfect place for staycations, celebrations, retreats, reunions, milestones and guys/gils groups. If you enjoy to be in nature with good food and drinks, fun conversations, bonfires surrounded by art, you can check out their website at  www.barnonthepond.com 

This wedding followed the romanian tradition and we loved to capture all the details. Only a few know, that Romania has its own clear and colorless liquid with a kick, and it's actually the country's national beverage. It is called Tuica. 

This wonderful couple couldn't have picked a better sport for their celebration. I hope you enjoy scrolling through their photos. 


Roundhouse Wedding in Beacon

What can be better than almost 70F for photographing a wedding in upstate New York in January?! The answer is: nothing! Especially when you have a fun couple like Kristen and Piet and the sun is out and there is no snow storm on the horizon - which we totally planned for by the way! You might be surprised how woodsy and beautiful it is up here, just an hour and a half north of NYC

They picked a super hip and upcoming place in Beacon, NY called Roundhouse. It is a super modern venue with european features and amazing food! You should totally check it out for your wedding or a larger party! Whomever decorated this place has really, really good taste. I am european, maybe that is the reason why it speaks to me so much! So is our groom! He is from the Netherlands which stands for a great reception at the end of this wedding. And yes, they do know how to party big time! You will see in the photographs. 

Kristen and Piet really nailed it on the details. From the gift bags at your arrival to the "apricity"((n.) the warmth of the sun in the winter) candles at the end of the night! It couldn't have been more perfect. Everything was thought through so well and they went out and beyond to make it unforgettable for everyone. The flowers were  a dream come true. 

Congratulations again Kristen and Piet! Thank you for trusting me capturing your special day for you! We had the best time. Please keep in touch! We would love to know where your journey takes you! xoxo


Venue:   Roundhouse Beacon 

Flowers: Mitch Kolby Events 


West Point Military Academy Wedding: Historic & Romantic

I don't even know where to begin to describe this amazing couple. I knew from the moment Liz called me, this will be good! She doesn't waste any time, she has a vision, is on point, energetic, caring and just so easy going. My kind of girl. 

We met for the first time when we took their engagement photos at West Point in the beautiful Hudson Valley.  So much fun. After we were done, we couldn't wait to photograph their wedding! I knew it would be very special. In fact, it was simply perfect.

Highlights of the day: not only found Liz this super sexy wedding gown that left her groom speechless in front of the altar, she was singing while walking down towards him. I probably don't have to tell you that he completely lost it. He could not hold back his tears, which made everyone else cry as well! It was such an emotional and beautiful moment, truly special.   

The West Point Military Academy is such an amazing location to get married. The Hudson River in the background, the valley framing it all, simply gorgeous. And the campus itself is stunning. A huge playground for photographers. 

Congratulations again to you two! I can't wait to see where your journey will take you! I know it will be some place amazing. xoxo


Venue: Military Academy West Point 

Wedding dress & veil: J. Mendel, Saks 5th Avenue

Flowers: by brides aunt and family friends

Stationary/Crest: Silver Orchard Creative 

Wedding bands: Leslie Sandler Jewelry and Gemstones

Videographer: Starlight Productions



Whitby Castle Wedding: A Classic

A princess should get married in a castle. And so she did! 

Gretchen and Mitch could have not picked a better, more beautiful venue in Westchester CountyWhitby Castle in Rye. It was just the perfect combination of elegance, romance and stunning surroundings, right on the Long Island Sound. I princess should get married in a castle, and so she did! 

Although the weather did not seem to cooperate, Mitch decided the ceremony should be as  planned - outside. That was the plan, and this is what we are going to do. Who cares about the black clouds and all the wet grass and rain drops here and there... everything is going to be fine. And it was!! He was completely right and it couldn't have been more perfect. A day out of a fairytale. Blue skies and the sun for the rest of the day. 

But nothing could have disturbed the happiness of those two on this magical day anyway. A dream came true. They are finally husband and wife. This day was a year in the making and there was nothing else you could have wished for. They planned it so well and the attention to detail made it all even more special. 

We were so thrilled to be their photographers for their special day. I still remember when we met at Starbucks and I instantly knew, these two will be fun! 

Congratulations again and all the best for your future! Please keep in touch. We would love to know where your journey takes you! xoxo


Venue: Whitby Castle  

Catering: Whitby Castle


Wedding Dress: 



Barn on the Pond Wedding: Romance in Spring

I just received this email from Marilyn, who just looked at her wedding gallery for the first time:

"Stefy, I love them so much I am just beside myself. We are so amazed. We can't thank you enough. I can't believe how well these turned out. I am just crying. My mom and dad are crying too! We are still looking over and over them."

I have to say, this is the best feeling in the world. Not only did I get to do what I love most, photographing weddings, I also made them happy AND it was so much fun! A win, win all the way! 

When we met for the engagement photos in Central Park, and it turned out to be one of the longest engagement sessions I have ever had - only because we had so many ideas and time just flew by! I knew their wedding day will be super amazing and a lot of fun. I just love when my couples enjoy taking their photos, goofing around, enjoying the day. This is when we as photographers can get creative and come up with amazing photographs like these. Marylin and Cliff picked the Barn on the Pond for their special day. A cozy farm house environment, with lots of unique details. The couple lives in NYC so they couldn't wait to change up there scenery and get married in wonderful upstate New York. Check out the photographs. You get an idea what those two where up to. Enjoy! 

Thank you Marilyn and Cliff for trusting us on one of the most important days of your lives. It was an honor and we truly appreciate it. All the best to you guys and I hope to see you again soon. 

3 West Club Wedding: A Christmas Affaire

What is better than NYC around christmas time? Getting hitched in NYC a week before christmas! Amy and Alexander chose the 3 West Club for their wedding venue, right in the back of St. Patrick's Cathedral. If you have been in NYC that time of the year, you know what it is all about. Spectacular windows with breathtaking decorations, millions of visitors a day and traffic. SO much traffic! BUT - good to have an exceptional organized bride who makes this all look like a piece of cake. Getting on the party bus, arriving at church on time, saying yes and take a quick detour through Central Park for some family photos. No big deal. 

If you look a these photos you can see how much fun it was to be a part of this wedding. Thank you guys for trusting us in documenting your special day. It was an honor. We wish you only the best for your future together. 


Battery Gardens Wedding: Romantic & Chic

This wonderful couple got married in November at Trinity Church in NYC. It was the perfect day. I fell in love this church! The lighting is just spectacular, combined with the most amazing, fun pastor your could possibly wish for. My favorite church part was when the pastor jumped in front of the bridesmaids after the ceremony to take a selfie. Please scroll down! Hilarious. 

Followed by a super fun reception at Battery Gardens. This venue is just stunning with its views over the harbor, including the Statue of Liberty at sunset. 

Congratulations Amber & Frank! It was so much joy to witness the start of your new journey together. Thank you for your trust in me and cheers to your future and many more photo shoots together. 

Montauk Wedding: Romance at the tip of Long Island

What can be better than a clear (slightly cold) day in Long Island in October, blue skies with puffy clouds and a fun couple starting their new life together?! Rhonda and Tom got hitched at East by North East in Montauk. It was truly an honor to be their wedding photographer and meet all their family and friends. These guys know how to party and have fun! Thank you for trusting me with your special day. Congratulations again and all the best to you guys! 

Barn on the Pond Wedding: Rustic & Fun

Alex and Eric picked a wonderful barn for their October wedding. The Barn on the Pond is know for being super comfy for larger groups. They can even accommodate a large amount of people in case you come from far and want to make mini vacation out of it. The weather couldn't have been more perfect for the fall outdoor ceremony. Stunning blue skies, right in the peak of the fall season, and 70F.  You can't wish for more. Check out the barns website in case you are looking for a wedding venue like this. www.barnonthepond.com or simply call (888) 416-5551. 


Harvest on Hudson Wedding: Elegance & Karaoke

All you need is love! That is all. It doesn't matter if they just escaped a possible hurricane getting in the way of their wedding day, or that the sky is super gray and it rains. And it is cold and really not the weather to be outside and take fun pictures with the beautiful Hudson River in the background. But....

Jessina and Adeel proofed that this all in fact does not matter! At all!!! These two got married and had the best time. Starting at the charming venue The Harvest on Hudson and finishing up with lots of karaoke and laughs at Forty North, down the street. 

The images will show you how much love was in the air and how much fun everyone had during the day.