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July 4, 2013

I am so excited to announce that my photographs from Caitlin and Timothy’s wedding at Bluemont Vineyard have been published on a blog. Check out the full post at Wedding Chicks!

Check out my original post of wedding photography at Bluemont Vineyard here.

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Wedding with a Skyline View: Congratulations Nicole and Jeremy!

June 27, 2013

Nicole and Jeremy had a beautiful New York City loft rooftop wedding.

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Groom with pink striped tie and gray suit

Jeremy and Nicole met on January 5th in 2012 on a cold dry winter evening in Washington, DC. He was sitting on a stool at Dickson Wine Bar, looking out a window waiting for a woman whose full name he did not yet know.  They had “met” a week prior on match.com, exchanged a few messages, and then decided it would be a good idea to meet in person. Needless to say… the date went well!

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Before the ceremony we had lots of time to go around to some favorite spots in the city for pictures. We began in Greenwich Village and then went to the High Line.

Wedding photography on the High Line, NYC

New York City is an awesome place to get married. You never know what you might stumble upon walking down the street in Chelsea–like graffiti that says “MARRY ME?”

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The High Line summer wedding photography

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The ceremony took place at the Prince Street Lofts.

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NYC SoHo loft wedding photography

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The rooftop ceremony had gorgeous sweeping views of the city skyline with the Freedom Tower on one end and the Empire State Building on the other.

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NYC rooftop wedding skyline view

Pretty pink details popped up everywhere including pink lemonade with whimsical straws.

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The lights of the city lit up the rooftop.

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Congratulations Nicole and Jeremy!

For more photos check out the slideshow:

Event Space: The Lofts at Prince
Caterer: Jamie Poole

Photography by Jessica Schmitt

Slideshow song: Make you Feel My Love, Adele

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Pittsburgh Wedding: Congratulations Maria and Matt!

June 17, 2013

Maria and Matt were married on a beautiful June day in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Maria got ready in her hotel room overlooking the city skyline.

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Pittsburgh Wedding

Everyone met on Mount Washington where the couple shared a first look and we took some portraits before the ceremony.

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Mount Washington, wedding photography

The view of the city was incredible!

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Mt Washington Church, wedding photography

Matt and Maria met at Penn State in their first year of graduate school. He was studying conducting and she was studying violin.

For their first date, Maria and Matt cooked traditional food from Louisiana and danced at a Latino party.

Mt Washington, wedding photography

Mt Washington, wedding photography

Maria’s father walked her down the aisle.

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Pittsburgh, wedding photography

To pay tribute to the two families, one from Pittsburgh and one from Paraguay, every reading during the ceremony was read in English and Spanish.
Maria and Matt also read to each other:  Matt a quote about love and relativity and Maria a love poem, “Rilke,” by Paula Modersohn-Becker.

Sheraton Pittsburgh Wedding

Pittsburgh Sheraton, wedding photography

After the ceremony, everyone made their way to the ballroom where the newlyweds shared their first dance.

The cake candles were brought from Hong-Kong as part of an Asian tradition from Melissa Creedon, Matt’s Godmother.

At sunset, we slipped away to get a few more photos overlooking the skyline at Mount Washington.

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Congratulations Maria and Matt!

For more photos, check out the slideshow:


Slideshow Song: Chasing Cars performed by Vitamin Quartet

Special thanks to the team:
Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Station Square
Caterer and Cake: Sheraton
DJ: Mark Yester, North Pittsburgh Music
Florist: Linda Baldy
Bride’s dress: Made in Paraguay, Dressmaker: Gloria Gali
Invitations: Designed by Chelsea Sheppard, printed by AlphaGraphics

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Wedding in Central Park’s Shakespeare Garden: Congratulations Donna and Daniel!

June 2, 2013

Donna and Daniel came from Canada to Central Park for a beautiful intimate ceremony in Shakespeare Garden.

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Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, NYC wedding

Donna and Daniel met working at the Department of Industry in Ontario, Canada.

Donna shares their story, “We were colleagues for more than two years before we started dating. In fact, we sat across from each other most of that time. We always had that sparkle in our eyes when we talked at work, but neither of us made any attempt to ask the other out during that time. One day we just started flirting with each other about taking a trip to New York City, because Daniel had been there before but I hadn’t, and we even talked about all of the places we would go and things we would do there while visiting. I thought he was joking, so I continued to play along. After a couple of weeks, he invited me for ice cream, and all of a sudden, I knew it was a real date. I remember getting ready for that date in my condo, and feeling like a teenager again, as I was so excited. We had a fantastic date, and afterwards, we both knew how much we really liked each other, and we pretty much became joined at the hip from that point on.”

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NYC Central Park wedding photography

She continues, “While visiting Maine one weekend, standing on the beach in Ogunquit under the stars, Daniel asked me to be his wife. We were very excited about getting married. Because it was so late, there was only one small pub open where we could celebrate, so we went inside and shared a toast to our future. The next day we started spreading the news with family and friends.

We wanted an intimate and personal ceremony where we could say personal vows to each other. We chose New York City to be married, because it was our first trip we took together as a couple, and it was very romantic. And we fell in love with Shakespeare Garden in Central Park right away.”

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Alice in Wonderland Sculpture, Central Park, NYC

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Congratulations Donna and Daniel!

Special thanks to the team!
Wedding Coordination: A Central Park Wedding
Wedding Officiant: Jim Covington, Nondenominational Weddings
Florist: Saks Flower
Wedding Dress and Jewelry: Baroness Bridal Salon, Ottawa, Ontario
Bride’s Wedding Ring: Vera Wang Love Collection
Photography: Jessica Schmitt Photography 

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Spring Wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Congratulations Erin and Joseph

May 19, 2013

Erin and Joseph were married on a spring day in May at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.

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The day began at the Aloft Hotel where Erin’s family and friends helped her get ready.

Erin’s Vera Wang wedding dress was STUNNING!

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Two special commemorations were made in honor of Erin’s grandmothers. The necklace Erin wore was a gift to her grandmother on her mother’s side from her cousin Russell. She also carried a blue handkerchief with her that was made by her grandmother on her father’s side.

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Rain covered the gardens in the morning, but ended just in time for the guests to close their umbrellas and enjoy the ceremony.

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Erin walked down a stone aisle at the Brooklyn Botanic Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden.

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Erin shares, “I walked down the aisle to June Hymn by the Decemberists, my all time favorite band. Their sound reminds me of home–I’m a Pacific Northwest girl.”
“One detail that was special for us was that Joseph came to meet me to finish walking me down the aisle. Both he and I have lost our fathers and I didn’t want anyone else to take my dad’s place walking me down the aisle. It felt right to have Joe come and meet me half way. Its something we were entering into together. I think both our fathers were there with us in the garden that day. “
The intimate ceremony was filled with joyful tears and lots of emotion.

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Brooklyn Botanic Garden wedding Japanese Garden

Pink Peonies and While Calla Lily Wedding Bouquet

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Erin shares the story of how her Siberian Husky puppy, Freja, brought her and Joseph together, “A few blocks from my apartment was a cafe that Joseph was managing. They happened to have a walk up window so I didn’t have to tie Freja up outside while I got coffee. Naturally, Joseph fell in love with my dog immediately. The second time I came back he asked me, ‘So I know your dog’s name, but I never got yours?’ The rest is history.”
“We would sit outside the cafe and talk for hours while Freja rested. We were so attached that I would get severely sunburned because I wouldn’t leave that bench. I only wanted to talk to him.”

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Groom in tan suit with blue and green tie

Japanese garden wedding Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

Japanese garden wedding Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

Japanese garden wedding Brooklyn Botanic Garden, NYC

The celebration continued with a brunch at Park Slope’s Watty & Meg’s.

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Watty and Meg, Brooklyn, Park Slope Wedding Reception

Union Square is a very special place for the couple. Erin shares, “Our first real date ended after an evening in Manhattan. We walked the city and talked until midnight when we ended up in Union Square. For some reason we both felt the urge to dance with each other, even though there was no music around us at all.

As we were dancing, our foreheads together, he told me he was falling in love with me and I told him I felt the exact same way. So, naturally, almost two years later he proposed in the exact same spot with his grandmother’s engagement ring.

Since we knew we wouldn’t be having a traditional wedding with dancing, I still wanted to have a first dance. I’m a professional dancer and it felt wrong to not dance at all! And, of course, what better place to dance than in the place where we first danced together two years ago. I sang The Shins Simple Song into his ear, although I couldn’t get much past the first verse and chorus and just let the sounds around me take over.”

Union Square wedding day dance, NYC

Congratulations Erin and Joe!

For more photos check out the slideshow:

Song: The Crane Wife by The Decemberists
Special thanks to the team:
Ceremony: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Officiant: Scott Royael (close friend)
Reception: Watty and Meg’s
Coordinator at Watty and Meg’s: Sosie Hublitz
Suit: Calvin Klein
Groom’s Rings: Tiffany & Co
Earrings: Tiffany & Co
Bride’s Ring and Necklace: Family Heirloom
Headpiece and Sash: Luly Yang Couture
Macarons: Epicerie Boulud
Invitations: Bride’s Mom
Photography: Jessica Schmitt 

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