September 27th, 2006 – the knot

October 12, 2006  |  Hoopla!

We were invited to cover the annual knot party this year. This year it was held at the Lake Isle Country Club in Eastchester, NY.

Ran into a friend and made a few new ones. Good conversation, great food and plenty of laughs!

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September 23rd, 2006

Wedding

Go NAVY! Have to admit this is a first for me. I have done military weddings before but it has always been the groom who was enlisted. Not this time!

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A wedding at Catlin Creek

September 18, 2006  |  Wedding

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Friends & family gathered at The Gardens at Catlin Creek in Slate Hill, NY for the joyus event.

The bride & groom danced the night away to the entertainment provided by Common Ground Orchestra. They kept the dance floor crowded all night.

Best wishes to an extrodinary couple.

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  • Kristy & Mike Pantoni:

    Catherine, you are the best!!! Your work is remarkable as are you. When you shoot a wedding the bride and groom feel like a close friend is taking intimate pictures but we didn’t even know you were there sometimes. A true professional – you made our day!!!

    September 26, 2006 9:00 am

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Kennebunkport Wedding

September 16, 2006  |  Destination Wedding

We found ourselves in Kennebunkport, Maine for a wedding. And what a wedding it was!

The ceremony was on the beach and the weather was on our side, which was a big suprise considering the rain the night before.

The reception was held at the Colony Hotel in the grand ballroom.

The bride & groom own two dogs, one happens to be a weimaraner. And he reminded me very much of my girls. The lobsters, well they are just a given when you go to Maine.

 

 

 

Published in The Knot!

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  • Teresa:

    Maine wedding was so nice the bride and groom look so very hoppy. I loved seeing maine and knowing it was and is a part of there lifes together. Mike and I had a great time.

    October 14, 2006 6:28 pm

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A boat ride…

Engagement

On Thursday the Bride & Groom and I decided to do an engagement session before at one of her favorite spots, the Marginal Way.

It was a bit cloudy and I was hoping the rain would hold off for the ride. By the time the we boarded the boat it began to drizzle. The boat took off from Perkins Cove and headed toward the Nubble lighthouse. Before I knew it we were floating in the Atlantic ocean off of Ogunquit, Maine.

The seas were a bit choppy, and I am sure that at some point I turned green but I wouldn’t have missed it.

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  • Anonymous:

    Excellent lighthouse picture; reminds us of the strength of a marriage in stormy weather!!

    October 1, 2006 5:28 pm

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A lesson for all…

September 5, 2006  |  Wedding

A somber mood has fallen over my home because of the death of wildlife conservationist Steve Irwin. My daughter, an avid watcher of all of Irwin’s shows and a budding veternarian (even though we have a while before that dream comes to fruition) was quite upset at the news of his passing.

She had big plans to go to Australia and to meet Steve, his wife and their children at the zoo. After a few tears and lots of hugging we both realized how precious life is, a lesson learned at the expense of another.

Steve Irwin provided much entertainment over the past few years in our home but more importantly he made us aware of wildlife and how delicate nature is. Steve Irwin was more than an entertainer, he was a kind & giving individual and more so an educator. He should be remember for what he has done, unfortunately few know about his accomplishments and more know more about his croc’ wrestling.

So, to Steve Irwin, an educator, the world is a much better place because of you. And to his family, thank you for sharing him with the world. You are all in my prayers.

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A wedding at Le Chambord

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We found ourselves at Le Chambord this weekend with a wonderful couple.

They danced the night away with many happy family members and friends. The bride even sang a song she wrote and dedicated it to her groom.

To the happy couple, may your lives be filled with happiness.

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A wedding at Buttermilk Falls Inn & Spa…

August 28, 2006  |  Wedding

This weekend we were at the Buttermilk Inn & Spa in Milton, NY. A lovely wedding involving close knit families and important friends.

The bride, barefoot and gorgeous. The groom handsome and debonair. We were entertained by the Saints of Swing who did a wonderful job keeping everyone on their toes.

Much happiness to the bride & groom!

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Introducing the Eilets…

August 22, 2006  |  Wedding

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This weekend we were with a lovely couple who were married in the Abyssinian Baptist Church and celebrated their reception at the Glen Island Harbor Club with family & friends.

The bride left no detail unattended from her Vera Wang gown to her Gucci shoes. A gorgeous couple celebrating on a wonderful night.

Much love & happiness to the new couple!

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  • photogNY:

    Love that black and white shot!!!! Fabulous!

    August 29, 2006 8:52 pm
  • Shanae:

    VERY,VERY, NICE AND ELEGANT!!!!!!! I’m definately taking notes :-)

    September 19, 2006 10:31 am
  • Anonymous:

    Its a shame, that such a fine man is off the market. The bride is one lucky woman, I should have grabbed him during High School.

    Good Luck to Mr. & Mrs. Eilets

    September 20, 2006 11:28 am
  • Anonymous:

    Was a very nice and elegant affair, I am taking notes

    September 20, 2006 5:10 pm
  • Anonymous:

    GREAT TIME, THANKS FOR THE TOP SHELF OPEN BAR!

    June 29, 2007 8:53 pm

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Introducing Mr & Mrs Rohan West!!!!!!!

August 14, 2006  |  Wedding

We love what we do and I am constantly reminded how lucky we are. Sunday we were fortunate to work with a couple who exhibit a real sense of joie de vive!

The openness, spontaneity, and fun of the West’s created the perfect atmosphere for amazing shots.

There was a lot of tears (the joyful variety), a lot of hugging, an awful lot of kissing, and a ton of photographs.

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Michelle & Michael

August 6, 2006  |  Wedding

Note: The original post of July 24th was mistakenly deleted instead of added by the author, so my apologies!!!

Monday, July 24, 2006

This weekend I was invited to photograph Michael & Michelle’s wedding. All I can say is ‘Michelle, Michelle, Michelle. What a day!

Michelle & Michael have been planning and waiting for this day for a very long time. The attention to detail, the gorgeous dresses, and care that they both put into the day showed.

Truly a treat as I felt welcomed and more like a guest then a bystander capturing the moments.

From the Rolls Royce to quaint ceremony, to the salsa dancing, to the golden dress, Michelle did not miss a beat. Their love for each other, as well as in their faith, shined brightly on a cloudy, but wonderful, day.

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Captain & Mrs Kevin Johnson

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Round 2!

Yesterday, I went back to West Point to shoot a very lovely couple, Lisa and Kevin. Kevin is a Captain in the United States Army, stationed at West Point. Kevin has been stationed, for what seems to me, all over the world and Lisa has dutifully been by his side.

While shooting the wedding I was struck by their generosity of spirit – they truly seemed more concerned that everyone else was having a good time than they themselves. I think there’s a lesson there for all of us.

Anyway…it always gives me a rush to shoot a military wedding. Or, should I say, a West Point wedding. The historic buildings and setting are quite magnificent. And the Hudson never looked better than from the vantage point of Trophy Point on a bright summer’s day.

Here’s to Lisa and Kevin – two people very much in love.

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Linsy & Tom

July 12, 2006  |  Wedding

I had the joy of photographing Linsy & Tom’s wedding, which was no small affair! Close to 400 people came to celebrate the union of the two.

It was an emotionally charged event. From the open & loving household of the Puthiyamadam family to the caring & loving family of the Kochupaul’s.

Their families did not stop with relatives. As was stated over & over again they have an extended family of friends that truly defines the meaning of friendship.

To Tom & Linsy, may you always have the warmth of family, the support of your friends and each other.

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F.E.A.S.T. caterers

July 5, 2006  |  Hoopla!


Just recently we’ve been added to the vendor list at Round Hill House run by F.E.A.S.T. caterers. Let me tell you a little about them…

F.E.A.S.T., as the name implies, are all about cuisine… With Patrick, the French chef in residence, that would hardly seem a surprise. Are the best chefs all French? After sampling the culinary delights served up from Round Hill’s efficiently run kitchen, it would seem so.

Round Hill is a great venue. Its exterior is a throwback to past times, with tall Grecian-style columns, wide verandas, and tended gardens that evoke a bygone era.

The atmosphere is one of stately charm as guests mingle in the various period rooms of a grand house, sipping cocktails and savoring hors d’oeuvres.

The Round Hill House is just one of two venues that F.E.A.S.T. caterers operate, the other being Glenmere Mansion, also in the Hudson Valley area.

Call Peter, a gracious host, whose attention to detail, and accomodating spirit, will make you feel quite at home. http://www.feastcaterers.com/

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