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Monthly Archives: July 2014

Cara and AJ at the Village Club at Lake Success Posted by Spencer on July 21, 2014

Sometimes, it all comes down to a single look. Or a way of looking. You spend a lot of time as a wedding photographer watching over people’s body language. What are they feeling? How are they moving? Over the course of a day, you start to put together the pieces of the puzzle. Or maybe the pieces of your puzzle – as you realize certain things aren’t just how a person moves – they are the person. Or the relationship. And for this one day, that one look came from Cara, arching her neck, tilted backwards, just to the side, with a big, broad smile and a hint of palpable tension – the type you get when you’re so excited, you can barely contain it – as she stared right at AJ. That told me everything. This was one happy couple.


We are Exhibiting! Posted by Spencer on July 14, 2014


So excited to share that we’re exhibiting at the Sky Gallery as part of the Brooklyn Collective on August 4th! The Brooklyn Collective is a group of eleven wedding photographers dedicated to changing the conversation about relationship photography, exploring the wedding image as art, and offering inspiration and education to the photography community.

Come on out and see what we’re doing!

WHO: The Brooklyn Collective
Photographers are: Bonnie Burke, Kirra Cheers, Fiona Conrad, Chaz Cruz, Karen Kristian Dickey, Lev Kuperman, Spencer Lum, Vik Manchanda, Katie Osgood, Priya Patel, Lauren Slusher

WHAT: Modern Romance is a living exhibit by The Brooklyn Collective to appear at multiple venues. It is an exploration of the changing cultural landscape as technology redefines human interaction and romance. At our inaugural event at the Sky Gallery, we will be exhibiting new collections, all seen for the first time.

WHERE: Sky Gallery in Gowanus, Brooklyn

WHEN: August 4 from 6-9 p.m.

RSVP here: www.facebook.com/events/689450334441590/

Emily and Dave at the Lighthouse, Manhattan Posted by Spencer on July 14, 2014

I admit it. I didn’t believe it. I didn’t really think the hora would last half an hour. I didn’t think it would be as insane as it was. I didn’t. And I was wrong. So, so wrong. And that party, that night, from the hora on – that said it all to me. I remember at one point, I heard Emily say “I have to go dance! I love this song!” as she dashed to the dance floor to join Dave. It didn’t matter that it was just the two of them. That she had just gotten back to her table, as the song kicked in. That there was plenty more to come. All that mattered was being there, living it, loving it, and being together. That’s the sort of wedding it was.


Micki and Michael Posted by Spencer on July 7, 2014


There’s something special about starting a day out in someone’s childhood home. It’s like you’re being let in on a bit of history, seeing the past merge with the present. And isn’t that what weddings are about? The collision of time, place, and people? Watching Micki and Michael was a joy, as the day jumped from past to present to future. A day spent with close friends, wonderful family, and pure heart. You really couldn’t ask for more.