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We (Brooke and Eric) are a husband and wife team of photographers who absolutely love what we do! Our job is to make the happiest moment of people's lives last forever. The purpose of this blog is to share with the world what we do day in and day out and to express our appreciation to all of our clients, friends, and family. Enjoy reading our blog and feel free to post comments.

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Thursday, August 28, 2008

Jessica & Matt's Wedding - Fiddlers Elbow Country Club

Jessica and Matt were blessed with a beautiful day, wonderful friends and family, and a rocking party on their wedding day. Here is a shot by Eric of the guys heading out for the ceremony.

I love this one of the bridesmaid admiring the dress.
Jessica's sister was so happy for her! She was an awesome maid of honor, helping her with her dress, getting her whatever she needed, smiling, laughing, dancing, and she gave an incredible speech. She set the tone for a good time.
Mom couldn't fight the tears.
I love this portrait Eric took of Grandma.
Here is the best man and groom waiting for the ceremony to begin. Matt looks a little nervous, bracing himself and the cross looming over head. No pressure!
Here is a sweet moment Eric captured during the ceremony. During the full mass Jess and Matt sat next to each other and they were laughing and glancing at each other endlessly. It was really sweet.
Here is the same photo processed with a vintage affect. If you like it comment in the box below.
They had these great streamer poppers for the exiting of the church. I remember trying to climb up on a lamp post, stand thingy and a guest came over and helped me up and made sure I didn't fall. So much for being a fly on the wall for this scene.
Ahhh, the post ceremony bliss. I think every couple must really enjoy this ride to the reception, especially if you are in such an great, vintage Rolls Royce. It's nice to have a little bit of time alone on your wedding day. We just popped our camera in really quick and then let the couple take off together sans photographer.
We were following the car and trying to get a shot like this for the longest time. But we couldn't quite position ourselves behind the Rolls Royce to get the best shot. Until Eric busted a move, cut off another car, and bam - got me right where I needed to be. Haha, if you only knew what went on behind the scenes like in this moment.
The happy moms!
Eric loves a window box photo.

UH! I just love the green and the light glowing through her veil.
This was another beautiful spot but we had to watch for flying golf balls.

The beautiful decor at Fiddler's Elbow.
Matt and Jessica during the first dance.
Haha, this is great. The band handed over the mic to the bride and groom. Aren't they so cute!
There was no shortage of dancers at this wedding. The dance floor was packed the entire time.

Thank you Jessica and Matt! We had such a wonderful time with you and we can't wait to design your album! Sincerely, Brooke and Eric Lagstein
Be Creative Photography

Ceremony: St. Bernard's of Clairvaux Church in Bridgewater, NJ
Reception: Fiddler's Elbow Country Club in Bedminster, NJ
Dress: Cristina Arzuaga, NYC
Band: Starlyte
Florist: Bernadette Mitchell - Fiddler's Elbow
Tuxes: Men's Warehouse
Hair: Luke from Michael's Salon
Makeup: Cristina Rescinitti from Mac

Monday, August 25, 2008

Miriam & Randy's Wedding - Waters Edge

This was a fabulous NYC wedding! You may recognize Miriam and Randy from their Lower East Side engagement session. We had so much fun with them! I started with the girls and Eric started with the guys - all conveniently located at the same hotel, Tudor Hotel. Here are the girls admiring Miriam and Randy's bling.

One of my absolute most favorite portraits. Isn't she so glamorous!
I haven't mentioned yet that it was raining AGAIN for this NYC wedding. I mean POURING! But right when we showed up it stopped. I like to think we are the lucky charms.
A very different and fantastic portrait of Randy by Eric! Isn't he so great!?! Both Eric and Randy, haha.
Love this one of the girls helping Miriam maneuver around a ginormous puddle.
We were so fortunate that the rain stopped and we were able to do the first meeting and more photographs at this Tudor City garden.
I love how lush and beautiful it is after a rain storm. And I love the look in this photo - excitement, love, adoring each other.

This was taken during the Ketubah signing.
Cutest of cutie pies hamming it up for me!
Randy wins the award for the hardest smash during the glass breaking ceremony of any Jewish wedding we have ever photographed. If you look closely, you can actually see glass flying in the air. Isn't Miriam's expression priceless.
What a beautiful, smiling bride.
Yay, it's official!
Both the ceremony and the reception were held at the Water's Edge in Long Island City. What an awesome reception site. This water taxi shuttled all of the guests from NYC to the venue. Isn't that wonderful! Here are the first batch of guests arriving.
Party time!
Woo hoo!
I've mentioned in the past that Miriam is a dancer, well turns out Randy can also get his groove on. What an unbelievable and sexy first dance they had! It was amazing!
Here they go! Bustin out the routine.
AAAAHHHHHHH, I love this dress twirl and how Randy is so into her! Great performance you guys! I'm sure everyone is still talking about it. I'd love to see the video!
Miriam's father's speech was a really big deal. Everyone was hanging off of his every word! Screaming and shouting and loving every little thing he said. I remember a lot of the speech but one of my favorite lines was, "May all your pains, be Champagne". It's true, I love the speeches. I am such a sap and I try not to cry at every one.
Miriam's sister was such a sweet heart! She loves these guys so much and gave them an incredible speech and acknowledged how she found herself in the very fortunate situation of living on their couch for a while. Lucky girl! Nothing like being a little sister - something I can completely relate to.
Gotta love the ladies huddle. Especially when they spin her around and fluff and feather her dress all about. What a fun crowd! Can we do it again guys!!!!!????
And the boys did not disappoint.
Here are our two most favorite guests! Julie and Tim, our friends and the very wonderful referral source for this wedding. Thank you so much guys!

Love the flower girl in this photo (and everyone else too). She is so psyched to be at this party and she reminds me of a little Miriam.
And one of the many wonderful night time shots we were able to grab on the fly.

Congratulations to the fabulous, sassy, talented, loving and kind Miriam and Randy! We are very excited to show you all of the pictures. It was so hard to choose just these. See you soon.

Brooke and Eric Lagstein
Be Creative Photography

Dress: Pnina Tornai Kleinfelds
Shoes: Filippa Scott
Tuxes: Randy's was Hugo Boss
Hair and Makeup: Ryan Nickulas for hair, Heidi of Damalinyc for makeup
Ceremony and Reception Site: Water's Edge, Long Island City
Florist: Spitz and Peck
Wedding Planner: Bianca Blag
Band: Soul Solution featuring Charmaine