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Alyssa + Justin ~ Married

Hudson River Valley Poughkeepsie Wedding | Photographed by Roy


As a Miami wedding photographer of over 25 years I get many requests for timeless photography. So when Alyssa called to let me know how much she loved the wedding photos of her best friend Ferris and Michael’s wedding and if  I could help her find someone in New York that would be as wonderful, I responded with “why not have me?” Well, Alyssa shared that she thought I would be out of her budget as I have a reputation for uncompromising quality.  I explained that I love photographing these life events, and that I’ve priced my services so that I can have that experience every weekend! I believe Alyssa was thrilled to hear that.

It was a wonderful fall afternoon along the Hudson River at the Grandview in Poughkeepsie, that along with family and friends, they committed to a life of love. Alyssa got ready at the Beekman Inn in Rhinebeck. I noted that  the hotel registry dated back to the 1800′s and when I read “Great show to-night ~ Positively One Night Only” I knew I had found the perfect detail for an image with Alyssa’s Valentino shoes!

Reed Bride wedding shoes

Details are so telling in my images and I just loved the way these flower girls dresses, there texture in shadow and light play off the red bridal bouquet! Followed by an amazing image of the wedding bands crowned by Alyssa’s engagement ring.

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I often describe my style of photography as being in the “moment” that express the essence of a wedding. Can you feel the excitement , the anticipation and joy in Alyssa’s expression?

Bridesmaids at New York Wedding helping an excited bride

flowergirl at wedding getting make up

Justin is seeing Alyssa as his Bride for the first time…

First Look as Groom sees his Bride for the first time

And Alyssa as she gazes into her beloved’s eyes and promises are spoken…

New York Wedding Bride

Rings are exchanged – Justin’s is from South Africa. Check out the cool cuff links that he is sporting!

The wedding band placed on the Bride

While out scouting the neighborhood in Poughkeepsie for some possible locations near the Grandview, I struck gold with this architectural gem and made sure we would have at least a few minutes to escape and create art!

Poughkeepsie New York Wedding Photography

Rhinebeck New York wedding photography

Rhinebeck New York Wedding Photographer

The Hudson River and beautiful back-lighting ignites this image of Justin and Alyssa.

Bride and Groom Hudson River New YorkThe subtle touch of the American flag and a stunning bridge frame them perfectly!

Hudson River Rhinebeck Wedding PhotographerI truly understand the beauty of  light, how it affects a mood, a moment and the textures that can be enhanced by that light. I created each photo above with nothing but natural light.

Let’s start the party off with a rousing first dance and a lovely dip!

First dance at wedding

I love the celebration inherent in a wedding watching family and friends let go and express themselves wholeheartedly. I don’t want it to end and stay until the last song and dance.

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Dancing at wedding reception

New York wedding celebration

A moment that every Dad looks forward to is the Father ~ Daughter dance and the joy as he holds his little girl in his arms. I have a feeling that she stood on his toes when she was 2 as they danced so many years ago.

Bride with Dad at wedding

This image sums it up. They are locked into each others eyes while reveling in the moment thinking, “WE DID IT!”

Bride and Groom happily dancing at reception

Alyssa and Justin, thank you for bringing us up to New York to share in your wedding day and to capture so many amazing moments. Moments that will last a lifetime!

If you’re getting married and reading this, I know that you’ll want awesome photos too. So, how about inviting me to your wedding?!

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 Annette + Irwin  ~ Engaged

A New York City Engagement Session | Photographed by Roy

Irwin was so focused was on a huge project, that little did he know that he was about to meet Annette ~ the love of his life!  They worked together as a team to close a huge sports deal. Then, even after the deal was done and life got back to some normalcy, and only at the insistence of his partner, did he think to give Annette a call to get together.

When I first met these two and they shared their story with me, I knew that their engagement session would be ideal if it took place in New York City! See, their first date was a meeting in Central Park and the beginning of not only a beautiful relationship but a food adventure! They used their cell phones to locate “Best Breakfast” ,” Best Chinese Food”, and “Best Dessert in Little Italy” and as they took taxis and subways and did lots of walking to these culinary best of eateries ~ they connected!

Manhattan is one of my favorite cities to visit and I was so looking forward to the change in scenery, weather, sights, sounds, and smells of the city.  So we started our day in the city and proceeded to visit and recreate their first date. I know that you’ll see what a great time we had from the pictures below!


I think Annette has Irwin’s attention on the wedding plans!


When we met it was a cool spring day in the City and everywhere we went the trees were in bloom with an array of colors!


I think Irwin didn’t quite get the idea about how to eat wedding cake ~ he does now!


An engagement session is my way of connecting with my couples. Emotionally I become more invested in their story, their lives and this provides me with a special point of view that results in a richer experience for us all. So, are you engaged? Engage me in your lives and let me create a legacy of memories!


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 Sophie + Daniel |  Married!

Coral Gables Congregational Church Wedding and Biltmore Hotel Celebration

As a Miami wedding photographer with over 25 years of experience photographing weddings ~ I love the emotional roller coaster that I get the moment I wake up on a wedding day. You see I get lost in a wedding…lost in the moments, the essence of what is going on! Truly an intuitive awareness of the importance of what I am about to witness and capture!

So the day that Sophie and Daniel got married I woke up with a sense of excitement and anticipation ~ I get to photograph their wedding day! Realize that after a couple of thousand weddings, I still have an innate passion for creating and being in the moment. Their Coral Gables Congregational Church wedding was nothing less than magical! How many times I have set foot in this lovely house of worship and it never ceases to inspire me…

The iconic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables was wedding central as Yadi Rose of Yadi Rose Events took control of executing to perfection Sophie and Daniel’s every wish for an amazing wedding.  Enjoy living their wedding day experience as much as we enjoyed creating a legacy of memories! Sophie and Daniel, thank you so much for trusting me with your wedding experience!



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Ceremony: Coral Gables Congregational Church     Reception : Biltmore Hotel Coral Gables

Planner: Yadi Rose Events     MakeUp: SOBE MakeUp Studios     Floral Design: Petal Productions

Limousine: Florian Classic Cars     Entertainment: Sarz Entertainment



Desiree + Jorge ~  Engagement

Miami Engagement Session

So many of you have recently become engaged ~ Congratulations! Chances are you’re planning an engagement party, a little pre honeymoon trip and you should consider creating a wonderful set of exciting photos of this very special time in your lives. These are great for adding to your wedding website, maybe a lovely guest sign in album at the wedding and it makes for wonderful gifts for parents and grandparents just before the wedding!

Now Desiree and Jorge just got married but I definitely wanted to share with you a little something from their engagement session ~ Enjoy!

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Engage me in your lives!

Roy ~ Contact me!