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Tuesday Venue Spotlight: Midtown Loft

Here’s a gem in the heart of Manhattan-located centrally nearby the Flatiron district, Midtown Loft and Terrace is another one of those versatile spaces that gives you the wedding you’ve always wanted. Ranging from glamorous to simple and chic, the decor options are endless. We love shooting in this space because of the windows-the natural light that just floods this place is dreamy! Perfect for a photographer! The terrace up top always gets “Oooohs and Ahhhs”  for the epic view of the Empire State Building and Midtown and once the sun goes down, the lights brighten up and that classic New York City comes to life. Enjoy the photos we’ve captured from the last few weddings at Midtown Loft:

Photographed by the team at Craig Paulson Photography:

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Danielle and David’s Wedding at Trump National Golf Club

It was a beautiful, sunny day in New Jersey-perfect for Danielle and David’s wedding at Trump National Golf Club! Their wedding included many traditions  throughout the ceremony and reception.  After the bride and groom saw each other for the first time, they had a great photo session on the club’s golf course. Danielle was stunning in her lace gown by Trump Boutique, actually one of a kind as there are no other copies of it! Once the couple tied the knot the festivities commenced. Dancing family members surrounded the newly weds for the rest of the night. Florist by Crest Florist; Music/DJ by Vali Entertainment

Photographed by Craig Paulson with Michael Hardgrove & Harrison Steg.

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Jessica and William’s Wedding at Glen Island Harbour Club

It was the start of summer and the start of Jessica and Will’s life together, even after many years of dating! This couple pulled out all the stops on this gorgeous wedding at Glen Island Harbour Club. For starters Jessica wore a simple but elegant Suzanne Neville dress with a beautiful veil to accompany it. To complete her look Jessica got her makeup done by Danielle Marie and hair by Richard Scott Salon & Day Spa. Will and the boys (plus his sister!) prepped downstairs, Will donning Hugo Boss and an elegant boutonniere  to match the ladies’ bouquets. Glen Island offered great waterfront views and lots of bright sun for their portraits with each other, family and bridal party. After the ceremony the newly weds enjoyed the company of family and friends during cocktail hour overlooking the water. There were many laughs and memories to be had during the epic party that followed-they all certainly knew how to bring on the dancing with help of Back2life. Flowers by Arcadia Floral and event coordination by Bella Figura.

Photographed by Kim Espinosa and Caleb Miller
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Marriage Equality: Love Wins

Today is a huge day in the entire country as the Supreme Court just ruled that gay marriage is legal across all 50 states! As photographers who celebrate love and marriage as our profession, we couldn’t be happier. Obama delivered an address this morning sharing the idea the gay marriage ruling is a “…big step in our march toward equality”.

“There’s so much work to be done to extend the full promise of America to every American. But today we can say — in no uncertain terms — that we’ve made our union a little more perfect.”-President Obama

Back in 2011 when New York was one of the few states to rule gay marriage legal, Craig and the team set up shop outside the courthouse to capture all the happy couples exiting with their marriage licenses. Here’s a recap of that happy day, plus a few more gay and lesbian couples’ weddings we’ve captured over the years!

Photographs by the team at Craig Paulson Photography:

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Bridal Fashion: Different Dresses we’ve seen over the years

We love the moment a couple see each other for the first time, it’s such a pinnacle of the day. When we meet with couples one month before their big day, usually the bride excitedly hands us her phone so we can sneak a peak at the dress! Typically every bride spends a lot of time over the course of her life dreaming of her dress that she’ll wear all day. It’s the dress you wear when you transition from a daughter to someone’s wife, on one of the most important days of your life! While it’s traditional to wear white, some brides get creative and we are in love with the uniqueness of a alternative dress! Here are some of our personal favorites from the past few years of brides who take fashion or tradition to another level.

Photographed by the team at Craig Paulson Photography

 

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Amanda was stunning in hot pink, we love her look!Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_002

We don’t see too many short dresses, so it’s always refreshing:Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_003 No one can forget Avril’s black gown, a classic for her lookDresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_004Darcy was stunning in her Alexander McQueen dress to show off her baby bump!Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_005

Dede kept it traditional in a red dress for the end of her night, by Chinese custom:Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_006

Natalie-her dress is still one of the most iconic we’ve seen. Blue and bold, she rocks it well!Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_007

Sue went with a traditional Korean dress for part of her day and we love it!Dresses_CraigPaulsonPhotography_008

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