stacey ilyse photography

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Featured online! July 18, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 4:00 pm

So I was just googling my own name.. haha bored much!

And.. I found out that my work was featured in a new magazine (and its online counterpart) 201 bride!

here is a link to my featured couple! 🙂 Kelly and Andrew

I ALSO found that great blog has a fun photo from the flower arrangement from my wedding that was featured in this spring/summer’s magazine issue of theknot. here is the link to that feature 🙂

the blog is called hostess with the mostess

Enjoy taking a look!!




Kore and Allen

Filed under: engagement photos,photography related,Uncategorized,weddings — staceyilyse @ 2:06 pm

I LOVE Kore and Allen!  they are just so freakin’ great!  When the three of us met, it was love at first sight! I remember Kore saying to me as she left our meeting… “I dont know if I should tell you this, but, you are the only photographer we are looking at! 🙂 That just made me smile!

Well, almost a year later, I shot their wonderful sunday afternoon wedding with Roee and wow did Kore look great! She got her beautiful dress from a great boutique bridal salon in Noho called Veka Bridal Allen didnt look so bad either! 🙂 Another fun fact, Allen’s mom made them their Ketubah.. which actually inspired me to have Roee write the hebrew out for ours! thanks guys!

Anyways, here are some photos and a slideshow, ENJOY!

I love the sky in this photo and how happy they look.. yah for Roee!

one of my favorites by Roee 🙂

another great photo by Roee!


Lauren and Eric July 17, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 9:57 pm

Wow it was hot on the day Lauren and Eric got married!  My 2nd, David and I were shooting their wedding at the Palm house, which is in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.  The staff was so afraid it was going to start to down pour on them during the ceremony.. they all stood around with umbrella’s open and ready to go!

Thankfully it held out till the very end of our photo session ~ It started to drizzle.. and Lauren went running! It made for a great photo-opt!

Rain or not.. everything was great and Lauren and Eric looks drop dead gorgeous…

and a fun little fact about Lauren and Eric. They met at the famous bar, not too far from my apt, McSorely’s ~ you gotta check out their photo with the beer they had brought in from McSorey’s~ and also go to their site for some fun NYC history!

Enjoy some of the photos and also here is a link to the slideshow!


bummin, but total random July 16, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 11:02 am

Not sure if you know it, but I am a member of the WPJA which is a site for couples to go to to find photojournalstic style photogs. for their wedding, and learn about the style of photog. all this stuff.  Well, one of my favorite parts about the site was that on the photographer side of it all there was a private forum for us to ask each other questions and advice and so on.  It was a nice place to just be able to ask someone who does what I do about what I do.  Sometimes it is hard,  I can talk about work with family and friends, but they are not wedding photographers and they dont know what it is like to own your own business and want to make sure that EVERYTHING goes well, that you make the couples happy, that you try to keep up with what is going on, that you work on the albums, prints, proof books, edits, EVERYTHING.




Katie and Scott July 14, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 4:29 pm

I met Katie one afternoon at a starbucks near her office… and we just made a good match! I had a blast shooting their wedding in June and wanted to share a few of the photos from their wedding day. ENJOY!


Grace and James July 12, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 10:34 am

So a few weeks back I posted on the gorgeous couple, Grace and James… and showed off a few of their fab. engagement photos!

Well, I shot their wedding not too far back at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle and I am just getting around to posting their photos on my blog now!

here are a few of my favorites. and a slideshow for you to view!


Update of “stuff” July 11, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — staceyilyse @ 10:18 am

I havent written in a while… I have been so crazed with work, life, wedding planning.  I NEED a vacation! I would love to just take a few days to sit at a pool, not respond to anything and get a tan~ hehe.

Well, some fun stuff on the wedding front.  I am sending out my bridal shower invites today! WOOT WOOT.

I also got the most generous, beautiful gift from my dear friend (and also my “NY” mom) Ilene.  When morgan and I got engaged she said that she wanted to get us a gift that when we look at it 10years from now… I can say “Ilene got us that for the wedding!” So we decided to get a new table… and new table we did.. and it is PERFECT! I wasnt a fan of the old table.. it was a but too country for me, and also the color of the wodd blended with the color of our floor! So this new table is a dark wood (it is from crate and barrel) has 2 leafs so it can get bigger… it is longer and more narrow then the old one. I cant seem to find it online any more sooo you should all just come on over and see my new table!

Ok on the wedding front, we went to our tasting last night.. OMG so excited and everything was soooooo good! we decided to break out of norm. and pick foods that we really liked and just figured people would be fine!  So we decided for the app. to go with a yummy veggie struddel~ it is in a philo dough and has goat cheese mixed in.. SO good.

then for the main course options. we went with the “surf and turf” braised short ribs and sea scallops as one choice and then this great herb crusted salmon for the other. Hope everyone will like it!!!

I did come up with a blip in the DIY project land… maybe you all can give me some suggestions and insite.

Morgie and I wanted to do this project where we put this skyline image onto a vase and within the skyline would be our table numbers… then we would lite the skyline with candles that were inside the vase.

BUT when I did a sample of it… it just did not look good at all!  Now I am at a loss!  We are only having 2 vases for the centerpieces, and I think that will look weird, to not have a third.

What should we do… should we try a square vase?? or does anyone have any other suggestions as to how to make this? or should we just forgo the idea, and get maybe a different shaped vase to add to the table setting to spruce it all up.

Any idea’s would be great!

Thanks all for listening!