Summer is here and that means lots of weddings! I had the pleasure of working with Robby & Alyssa for their engagement photos and their wedding day. Every wedding day has it’s unique characteristics, but this wedding had something I’ve never seen before – a black wedding dress. That’s right, black. It was awesome. I asked Alyssa to share a little bit about how it came about and here’s what she said:

“I’m not sure what sparked the idea for the dress to be black but I just had wanted it to be that way since I was a teenager. I remember hanging out with my closest friends and saying Elise (my bridesmaid) should make my dress someday and I wanted it to be black. I think since then, it was kind of something I just always said I wanted and when Robby and I got engaged, I checked to see if he was ok with it, then called Elise who now is a seamstress in NYC and asked if she was still up for the challenge. And she was! So to put shortly, it was a childhood dream made into reality. :)”

The day was perfect. From getting ready at her parents house to the reception at Hotel at The Lafayette. We did the engagement session on the waterfront at the Erie Basin Marina, so we decided to stop by on the wedding day for a different perspective than before. We got some really amazing photos by the water and headed to Lafayette Square for more photos, and then eventually to the Hotel for the reception.

Robby & Alyssa capped the day off with the releasing of a sky lantern. Great day, wonderful couple, incredible dress, and amazing photos!


Here are a few from their engagement session this past winter…

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With every wedding I always give some black and whites and a few “Art Edits”. When I do, I include the original color photo. Here are all three versions of the photo:Robby & Alyssa-Post-31_Blog

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Another example of the “Art Edit”, black and white and color versions:Robby & Alyssa-Post-52_Blog

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