January 3, 2017

Ryan + Darren: Rustic Elegance at Crabtree’s Kittle House

On the East bank of the Hudson River, thirty miles north of New York City, lies the beautiful historic settlement of Chappaqua. Founded by the Quakers in the 1780s, Chappaqua is home to a multitude of stunning historical buildings, including the timelessly elegant Crabtree’s Kittle House, where Ryan and Darren Mooney were married in impeccable style this past November.

Ryan & Darren / Crabtree Kittle House / Meg Miller Photography

Ryan & Darren / Crabtree’s Kittle House / Meg Miller Photography


Ryan and Darren reside in Boston, where they met during their second year of law school.  “We were both at a mutual friend’s birthday party where I learned Darren was moving not far from where I lived,” recalls Ryan, “I must have had liquid courage because I jumped at the opportunity to show him the neighborhood.  It was very awkward, to say the least…we went to the gym and then Trader Joe’s! It stuck though, and we’ve been together ever since!”
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May 6, 2015

Wedding Photographer Ryan Brenizer and the Brenizer Method


When Ryan Brenizer photographed a wedding we did at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, we were struck by the artistry of his work. His talent for catching breathtaking, candid moments is obvious and his dynamic compositions capture both motion and emotion. American Photo magazine named Brenizer as one of the Top Ten Wedding Photographers.

Brenizer accomplishes his unique style by taking shallow depth-of-field images with a fast telephoto lens. He describes this look as “bokeh panoramas.” It’s come to be known as the Brenizer Method, and is now sought and used by phoptographers all over the world. If you would like to learn more and maybe give it a try yourself, Brenizer did a Reddit AMA (“ask me anything”). He offers great advice for budding wedding professionals:
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February 11, 2015

Fresh & Green at The Garrison


Getting married at The Garrison, a gorgeous inn in the Hudson Highlands region of New York, means 360-degree views of the Hudson River, gorgeous natural light and crisp mountain air, all just an hour from New York City. This enchanting setting calls for fresh florals to weave nature’s beauty throughout the wedding ceremony and celebration.


Image: thegarrison.com


One of our favorite ways to compose bouquets is to combine standard roses, garden roses and spray roses, in a subtle color palette, to add interest and depth. For this bridal bouquet, we began with classic, cream vendela roses. The groom’s boutonnière stayed simple with just a few white and cream blooms.
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