Josh and Connie

finally getting hitched on August 3, 2008

Engagement Photo Day March 13, 2008

Filed under: 5West,engagement photos,Spencer Lum — lemontangos @ 11:01 pm
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I’m so, so exhausted. Poor Josh is driving back up to Massachusetts as I write this since he has to work tomorrow. Because I’m too tired to type, I’m going to blog with pictures instead.

9:49 a.m. The before picture. Josh is dropping me off at Salon Opus, for my wash, cut, blow out, and make up by Tiago.


1:05 p.m. The after picture. Tiago is a genius, an artist, a savior!


1:30 p.m. Dressed and ready to go!


6:45 p.m. Holy crap are we tired, but so, SO happy that we finally crossed this off our list. Spencer and Diane of 5West were phenomenal. Can’t wait to see the pics! We’re sitting on a park bench in Central Park because I’m convinced that my feet will fall off if I take one more step.


10:05 p.m. Did I mention that until 7:30 p.m. tonight, the only thing floating around in my stomach ALL DAY was water and a Zyrtec? After miles of walking around the city, THIS is the face of exhaustion.


10:20 p.m. This is the face of my future husband in normal clothes. That’s not a flash reflecting off his glasses; it’s the sparkle in his eye!


10:58 p.m. [not photographed] This is Connie cleaning her face with cotton balls and toner and then going to bed.


Progress Report: Part II (the photographer) February 2, 2008

Filed under: photograher — lemontangos @ 9:55 pm
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When all this wedding hullabaloo is over, Josh and I will have each other….and a big fat wedding album. Getting good pictures out of this day is one of the most important investments. Needless to say, I threw all my spare time into the effort of finding a photographer, and it took months and months and months to come to a decision.

Josh and I met with several photographers to talk shop. Many were very impressive and it was hard to decide. It was especially hard to make a rational decision when I met with the late, great Jeff Buckley‘s photographer, Merri Cyr. It took every bone in body to put down my copy of A Wished for Song and NOT ask Merri for her autograph when Josh and I met her at the Union Square Starbucks to talk wedding photos.

In the end, we chose 5 West and couldn’t be happier. We clicked with our photographer, Spencer Lum, in a way that we didn’t with everyone else. He has an amazing eye for light, beautiful shots, and finding the right moments to preserve. His photos are gorgeous, so please do check them out.

5 West also offers videography, which is something we really want for the wedding, but haven’t made the commitment yet. Oh, if money only grew on trees….