Road trip! Not really, although on Saturday August 21, 2010 I found myself driving south to White Plains with videographer Al Woodard and of course Big Joe. My SUV was jam packed with all types of gear and since I drove please know there was no Elvis on this road trip. Anyway as we pulled up The Ritz Carlton in White Plains I was amused with how many weddings were going on. I think I counted 3 brides exiting the building. Then we got to see our bride Elizabeth! We all remember her right? Her suite was full of good energy and happy people. Aside from that they had the music going. I know I’ve said it before but I think this is a must in any bridal preparation room, even if they’re playing Mr Roboto. Running right on time Libby hopped into her gown and it was back onto 287N to head to Tappan HIll Mansion. Apparently Mark Twain bought this mansion for his daughter back in 1902 but I guess she never moved in (hope I’m getting this right). Anyway we got a head start to the venue so we could scope out the grounds. Before I knew it Libby and her father were rolling up in a gorgeous white Rolls. We shot some quick portraits and then Adam and the boys were on site and it was time for a first look. I’m in love with all the images from their first look too. It was a fun one to shoot. So now the clock is ticking and we need to shoot our butts off before the first bus load of guests arrive. Boy did that time fly too! We were shooting portraits of Libby and Adam and then boom they had to go hide out because it was time to let the guests in. On the planning ball was Elyssa and the staff from A Most Creative Affair. Wedding planners rock! Their ceremony was beautiful with a backdrop of the Hudson River. After a couple “I do’s”, some rings and a petal exit I found myself shooting their reception room. From that point on the party was in the hands of the fantastic staff at Tappan Hill and their band. I speak for both Big Joe and Al when I say we had a fun time shooting this one. Libby and Adam are both a wonderful couple and we wish them the very best! We cant say thank you enough for trusting us with the coverage of your big day! Hope you’re enjoying your honeymoon!


We’re here!

I couldn’t resist.

I guess Adam is quite the golfer so this one’s for him!

How’s this for a splash of color? I love when the shoes are fun!

A typical bridal suite.

Oh hey Libby!

It’s just too easy sometimes…

she was such a happy bride!

Tappan Hill.

I love this shot of Libby and Dad. I can’t tell who was happier.

Wasup ladies?

I love this one.

Waiting patiently for her groom.

Here he comes..

How great is this?

I love snippets like this of a first look.

The boys looking sharp in nice fitting tuxedo’s and hand tied bow ties. This is a timeless look fellas!

Back to our beautiful bride.

She know’s how to work the camera.

Love. This. Car.


My facebook teaser.

The entrance way is simply stunning.


This is one of my #1’s from their day.

Back outside.

A sweet little moment.

I think I should print this one for the wall.

Great moment!

Mr & Mrs..

It’s not official until New York State says so! I love this image too!

The room.. I love the lighting on the flowers it makes them pop right out.

Party time!

Eat, drink and be merry!

and they danced away….

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  1. So stunning! These photos show the emotion and joy of the day and the beauty so amazingly, it’s breathtaking. Well done all around.

  2. JP & Joe: Thank you so much for these amazing photographs. It was a complete pleasure working with you both and we are SO HAPPY with the photos!!! THANK YOU!!!

  3. i love this post!!!! such a romantic fun feeling to the day!!! you did it again, but im not suprised 😀

  4. What a lovely wedding! And I really love the ring shot with the golf ball, for some reason it just sparkles!

  5. Amazing….. and so fast! it was a perfect day, a perfect location, and a perfect couple… We Love You Libs & Ads!! XoXo

  6. I have to comment because I LOVE the name. Our little Elisabeth is Libby (or as she calls herself Bibby) too and it is not very often that you hear that! The pictures are terriffic. The images in the room witht the black & white tile floor and her gown flowing remind me of the big Joe classic of a father and daughter that made me fall in love with his work many years ago. What you guys do is truly priceless.

  7. That entranceway is gorgeous! A perfect spot for photos. I say, definitely print that photo of Libby and her dad walking down the aisle for your wall. It’s classic.

  8. Oooooh! I am so excited to see these! First of all – CONGRATS LIBBY AND ADAM! You two look absolutely gorgeous and happy!!! 🙂 🙂 Libby reading your fb status updates the week prior to the wedding were awesome. You were so so so excited, I couldn’t help but smile every time I saw an update posted on my news feed. 🙂

    A few notes – Libby I love how your little “getting-ready” robe is purple like the color of the bridesmaids dresses! Very cute, and yes I notice these things. 🙂
    Love your beautiful green shoes!
    I love the picture of you and your dad in B&W – the happiness jumps right out at you.
    First look – I love these. What is even better is right after the first look when the bridal party hops in up there, Libby and Adam look like they could care less anyone else is there – just still kind of in their own world together – beautiful 🙂
    The shot of the B&W floor in the entrance with them – both incredible. Love the contrast – black tux, white dress, B&W floor and pic.

    Gorgeous site, what a beautiful day you had to get married at such a beautiful place. OH and I think I bought my brother and sister-in-law the same flutes to use for their toast as well – gorgeous touch. 🙂 The flowers, the decor, everything was great. I heard from my inside source (aka Meaghan) that it was an awesome time too. Hope you guys are enjoying the honeymoon!!! Congrats again on a beautiful day!