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My wedding hair April 27, 2008

Filed under: photography related,weddings — staceyilyse @ 3:32 pm

Hello all!

This past thursday I went over to one of my most FAVORITE people’s salons. Stacey Lyn Weinsteins… she is the owner of Once Upon A bride ( and Violet Salon. Stacey is one of the sweetest most wonderful people I know and I absolutely adore her and think she knows how to truly make you shine on your wedding day! 🙂

So I went over just to say hi and go over some hair stuff for my own wedding ~ since I would not have anyone else do my hair! we talked about my birdcage veil… the need for keeping it curly (McMorg loves the curls!!) and also wanting to put something pretty in to add a little sparkle.

It was so fun and easy… mainly because when you know someone knows how to do their job there is no need to spend 18million years fussing with it! So it was great…Like myself Stacey and I both agree… I trust you to do your job and you trust me to do mine!

So here are some very basic idea shots that we took… I want it to look romantic, a little dramatic, not TOO perfect… we plan on getting together sometime once I get my veil to officially see how it will look.

She also knows I want to have somewhat dramatic make up since I dont ever wear any… so that will be fun! I will be meeting with Ida ~ another AMAZING person who is a friend of mine to do my make up in may! WOOT WOOT!

Sooo here are the goofy photos stacey took for me 🙂


GOT OUR INVITES! April 22, 2008

Filed under: Random,weddings — staceyilyse @ 2:30 pm


So I know we ordered them on the early side…. BUT was having a sale on the invites we wanted so we just went for it! And we got them back today!!!!!!! I was slightly annoyed because something happened with the order and they “forgot” about my invites… but after 6 phone calls we got our invites over nighted ~ free of charge AND $100 credit back to our credit card!!! WOOT WOOT!!!! i would still recommend costco for their price and even though they were a slight pain on the phone I never had to wait to talk to someone and they did get the problem resolved 🙂 Im sooo excited!! Now I might need to order 25 more! AHHH!!! Here is what they look like… but with our names and different text.  They VERY simple, but modern and classy at the same time.  The font looks more greenish-gold online but the gold in person is REALLY nice and has a bit of glimmer to it 🙂  SOOOO HAPPY!!!


Adrienne & Sean April 18, 2008

Filed under: photography related,weddings — staceyilyse @ 1:10 pm

So about 2 weeks or so ago Roee and I shot this wonderful wedding for Adrienne and Sean.  We met them at their apt. for some last minute getting ready photos where we learned that Adrienne got her dress from The Bridal Garden in NYC ~ the best part about purchasing your dress from them is that they are the only non-profit bridal boutique in NYC, and you can get dresses from 50-75% off AND this is the best part!  ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT EDUCATION FOR NYC KIDS! I love that!!! Well, after hearing about Adriennes beautiful dress the 4 of us headed over to Liberty State Park in Jersey City~ like the place Im getting married this spot in JC has AMAZING views of NYC, the statue of liberty the verrazano bridge and more! They also have a board walk which is beautiful to take photos on! After the photos we made out way to their wedding venue which was at Shadowbrook in Shrewsbury, NJ.  I’ve posted some of my favorite photos below and you are also free to take a look at their slideshow  I LOVE the song I picked!! 🙂  Click here to view the slideshow  PS you can always view their slideshow and any other just by going to my website if you like to watch them all 🙂  ENJOY and CONGRATS to Adrienne and Sean!!




this weekend April 14, 2008

Filed under: photography related,weddings — staceyilyse @ 1:07 am

Sooo, this weekend was extremely productive!!!  I not only saw an old college room mate of mine ~ crystal.  She stopped by NYC from PA on her way to Puerto Rico… so that was fun!  Also my friend Julia and I went shopping and I managed to purchase my veil ~ an adorable, simple birdcage veil from this sweet little veil shop in the east village called Bridal Veil Falls… similar to one like THIS but not as intense…mine is VERY simple and will have a vintage pin with rhinestones attached to the back.  I also got my SHOES!!!! YAHHHH!! they are sooo cute!  They are red salsa dance shoes… and they are very comfy!  here is a photo of them!! Dance shoes are so great to wear for wedding shoes since they have suede bottoms which make them more flexible.. also a lot of the dance shoe websites have “wedding shoes” for you to purchase. I also booked my Rabbi… His name is Rabbi Berris and he is actually the director of the Interfaith Clergy We havent met with him in person since he is kind of farther away in NJ but Morgan and I spoke with him at length on the phone and we both got REALLY good vibes from him… plus he was recommended by a bunch of ladies LASTLY, we booked our florist!! For some reason the florist and the rabbi were the hardest for me to book!  I met with numerous people and got many a florist quote before deciding on whom to go with.  We ended up booking this florist named Academy Floral they have been around for approx. 100 years!  they are located uptown on 107th and bway.  If you are looking from a great florist go in and ask for Michelle, she is a little off-beat but REALLY sweet and very willing to work with my budget 🙂

Well, thats it for now!



Tara & Arun April 10, 2008

Filed under: photography related,Uncategorized,weddings — staceyilyse @ 2:38 pm


ut 2 weekends ago I shot a wedding for Tara and Arun in NJ… these was actually the last step in their wedding celebrations~ earlier this year they traveled to Indian to be married over there as well as having almost 6 MONTHS of wedding ceremonies and celebrations and I was honored that they chose me to photograph their last celebration back here in the US!

Here are a few photos from their beautiful, colorful celebration!





Megan & Jason ~ Engagement Photos April 8, 2008

Filed under: photography related,weddings — staceyilyse @ 4:02 pm

So this past weekend Roee shot a few engagement photos for one of our amazingly adorable couples, Megan and Jason! They took the photos over in the west village, down in the subway and a few other spots as well! The photos came out GREAT! Roee will also be shooting their May 24th wedding… so stay tuned for their wedding photos as well! 🙂 Enjoy the teaser of photos below




Stacey and McMorgerson April 6, 2008

Filed under: Random — staceyilyse @ 11:22 pm

Some photos of Morgan and I in vegas 🙂


McMorgie and I at the Hoover Dam