First Day of Spring is today!

It just so happens that after being closed down for a bunch of years, quintessential New York culinary and celebratory landmark Tavern on the Green is scheduled to reopen THIS SPRING! The new proprietors are Jim Caiola and David Salama, chef is Katy Sparks, and here is a link to journalist Max Chafkin's exciting New York Times Magazine article.

In honor of the reopening, here is a flashback to our beautiful young Parisian clients Laura & Jordan’s absolutely romantic and exuberant New York wedding at Tavern on the Green! C’est magnifique!

Jewish Chapel wedding at United States Military Academy at West Point

I recall fondly from my childhood visiting cousins Herbert and Lillian Ames, fishing with Herb, and hearing him tell my parents of his endeavor to build a Jewish Chapel at West Point. It is with pride (or nachas) that we as photographers later had, and continue to have, the opportunity to photograph at this magnificent and important space. Here are some from Karen & Ethan’s beautiful wedding at West Point and at the fabulous Thayer Hotel.

Halloween wedding!

We’re hours away from ghouls and goblins coming out so ya gotta check out this Halloween wedding! Party was at The Fox Hill Inn. Watch out that’s not a kiss, it’s a vampire bite!

African wedding in New York City!

Driving to the studio the other day, listening to WBAI FM I caught some amazing African sounds on a show DJ’d by Sdudzo Ka-Mbili. The music was by West African arist, Salif Keita, from Mali, the “golden voice of Africa.” It reminded me of a magnificent African wedding we had the honor of photographing some time ago. Our wonderful bride and groom, Ola & Boye, are from the Eastern African nation Kenya, so shame on me for connecting the two, but I had to share these. The wedding day started at The Carlyle, then we went to the amazing German Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Paul, and then a perfect reception by Abigail Kirsch Catering at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. Not sure who did their centerpieces but each table got a different lovely flower, and there was a great table chart explaining the varieties. The fashion, fabrics were spectacular as were the amazing dancing, joy and beauty.

Nikki & Walter at Tarrytown House

This seems to happen a lot. Selecting the images that are going to go into your wedding album can be like pulling teeth! So I got an email from our wonderful and beautiful client Nikki, after three years, letting me know she put her selections into a folder on her pictage.com account online for us to see. I took a look and found one that simply wasn’t the one I would have selected from the same series. I asked Nikki if she would let me tweak a few of her selections and she gave me carte blanche. I didn’t want to change much, just take a look at the group. But when I got into the collection it was like changing the channel on the television and happening upon the film ‘Rudy;’ you’re in for the long haul. I wound up falling in love with those people, that day, those images all over again. And instead of making just an album, I also made a blog post…and hopefully a statement. Here it is and here they are. What do you think?

H&H Headquarters

Almost all of our clients reach out to us by email and check us out online prior to bringing us into their lives. Widespread adoption of such useful tools draws one to contemplate what was normally done earlier. There was simply a greater use of face to face meetings. We love nothing more than a vibrant studio filled with people. This amazing image by our friend Dan Milstein is an aerial of the headquarters of H&H Photographers. The building is commonly called the Trent Building and was designed in the late 19th century by architect Stanford White, and was home to Cosmopolitan Magazine prior to Hearst moving it to Manhattan. We encourage you to reach out to us to make an appointment, visit our environment and spend a moment with us. We’re the little brown door on the left with the small white sign (that reads H&H Photographers). We hope to see you soon!

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Amy & Eric’s wedding at the Hyatt Regency Greenwich

How appropriate to post this on opening day of Major League Baseball, as Eric is a lover of America’s pastime, and played the game when he and Amy met at Manhattan College. The wedding was amazingly fun, as you’ll see by these images captured by our own Johnny Araujo. Church by the way is Church of the Resurrection in Rye. And here’s a link if you’re interested in having a wedding at Hyatt Regency Greenwich. Based on this wedding, you should be :).

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Amy & Jesse at Citi Field

Amy & Jesse are an awesome couple. Andrea Fischman shot stills and Craig Sachs on video at their June 2012 wedding. It was a lot of fun playing with these images in Lightroom and Photoshop. The wedding had a really high energy, great dancing and love. Check out the effects on the fifth from the last image.
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Tracy & Mark
Melissa & Kyle at Mathiessen Park

It seems like everyone wants an outdoor photo session in October. The trees start to explode with color. Well the colors are more green than reds and yellows so far, but yesterday Melissa, Kyle and I had a lot of fun walking around Matthiessen Park. What do you think?

About Us
portraitDan Fried and Larry Gillet

from Irvington, NY

Photography and videography for weddings, bar mitzvahs, anniversaries, corporate events, birthdays and so much more. Photojournalism, creativity, love, happiness and joy!