Downtown NYC

Last year when we were in New York for Mindy and Pablo's amazing wedding we decided to extend our trip a little bit a do some sight seeing. We spent one night in downtown NYC walking around gawking at the vastness of everything. In the city that never sleeps, we didn't sleep much, and as a result we got some pretty sweet photos. Starting out, here's the view of the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. We were there the week preceding September 11th and they had memorial beams shooting out of ground zero that lit up the night sky.

Our travels wouldn't be complete without a self-portrait. As usual, this was shot with a tripod + 10 second self timer (we got fancy and used a flash on this one).

Our hotel was pretty close to Times Square so we got to walk through it on a few different occasions. Here it is in late afternoon (the perfect time of day when both the sky above and the man-made chaos below can be captured together):

And here it is again at 2am:

There were so many people and so much stuff to look at that we could do crazy stuff and nobody showed any interest. For example, here's Dan showing off his new kangaroo leg implants:

Lastly, one more self portrait:

Emily & Mike

Emily and Mike's wedding unfolded on a beautiful Saturday in Minneapolis. Emily has an incredible eye for detail and filled the day with personal touches: everything from homemade wooden signs to a handkerchief made from both her grandmothers wedding dresses. Autumn vintage style emanated out of everything from flowers to reception venue and added immense charm to the experience. Emily and Mike's ceremony was at St. Peter's Catholic Church, where Emily attended school, and their reception was held at the fantastic Nicollet Island Pavilion. The pair was a blast to photograph because they have great senses of humor and chemistry. We captured a number of stellar portraits on the banks of the Mississippi between the ceremony and reception. We also need to give a shout out to the super cool wedding party (their lovely blurs featured below)! The dance floor was HOPPIN with energy and guests were given a show when Mike was iced by Emily as he went for her garter during the garter toss (it was epic)! At 10pm a gelato cart appeared next to the dance floor and guests were treated with Emily's favorite snack from her semester in Italy. We snuck out back with the couple for one last skyline portrait (below) at the end of the night.