Stefanie and Lenny’s Wedding at Wainwright House in Rye

For some reason, June 12, 2010 was probably the most-requested date of the whole year for me. I turned away one bride after another for the date, because I’d already been booked – by one of my favorite brides of the season. The instant I read the first email from Stef, I knew I wanted to photograph her wedding at the Wainwright House. Luckily, she felt similarly about me. I was fortunate enough to be able to photograph Stef’s nieces last year, so when I showed up to photograph her wedding, I knew quite a few members of the family, and they made me feel even more at home.

So many great Etsy details!

One of my favorite photos, ever. (I’ve photographed this little cutie before).

And this one, of Stefanie descending the stairs to see her grandfather, is so precious.

The cermony was held at Immaculate Heart of Mary (IHM) in Scarsdale.

The luck of the Irish…

My brides are known for having amazing taste in footwear.

After the ceremony at IHM, we headed to Wainwright House in Rye, which is a spectacular location to hold a wedding. The waterfront property is just stunning.

Also stunning? This bride:

Stef’s bridesmaids were pretty cute too. I loved these navy blue bridesmaid dresses.

The flowers and details were really gorgeous. I expected nothing less from Stef, who like myself, is a big lover of flowers and details. The catering was done by Cornerstone Caterers, who did an amazing job.

Stef had these cufflinks made (again on Etsy) showing where they met (Boston) and where they got engaged (New York). With Stef being from New York, and Lenny from Boston, there were more than a few Yankees/Red Sox jokes tossed around that night.

So many great locations for photos at Wainwwright House.

Stef and Lenny were surrounded by loving family and friends, and their beautiful Irish and Italian celebration (always fun!) was just wonderful in every way. Their guests were funny, sweet, energetic, lively, and loving. It was an absolute delight, and I had a hard time making myself leave at the end of the evening. There were more than a few tearjerker moments:

Stefanie and Lenny, it was a true delight to be a part of your wedding day. I have never laughed more while photographing a wedding. You are blessed to have such great friends and a loving family. Thank you for being such an awesome couple, and I wish you lots of love.

6 Comments On This Topic
  1. AngiePS
    11 years ago

    Kelly there are truly no words to explain the gift that you have. You are an amazing artist. My family cannot thank you enough for these photographs and of the ones you have taken of my girls in the past. Much continued success. xoxo Ang

  2. Kelly Vasami
    11 years ago

    Thanks so much Angela! Your words mean so much to me. Again, it was an amazing day to be a part of. Your family is the best!

    P.S. – I'm looking forward to the next Pocket Mom post! It's been a while! 😉

  3. Haley
    11 years ago

    These pictures are beautiful! I am saving up for my first DSLR, and I am just wondering, what kind of camera do you use?

  4. Kelly Vasami
    11 years ago

    Hi Haley, thanks so much! My primary camera is a Canon 5D. As a starter DSLR, I would highly recommend a Canon Digital Rebel. It was the camera I started with, and I still have it and take it with me on family trips to the beach, the zoo, etc.

  5. Haley
    11 years ago

    Thanks, Kelly! I'm pretty sure I'm getting the Nikon D5000, but maybe in a few years I will be able to upgrade to something nicer. What Rebel do you have? If I do get the D5000, and decide to stick with Nikon, maybe someday I'll go with the D80. If I decide to switch to Canon, I'll consider the 5D. Thanks so much for your suggestions. 🙂
    Oh, and I'm 17, so it will definitely be awhile before I'll be able to afford either the D80 or the 5D. ;0)

  6. Kelly Vasami
    11 years ago

    Hi Haley, the Nikon D5000 is a great camera. Very similar to the Canon Rebel. It's like Coke vs. Pepsi: most people have a preference one over the other, but they are very similar. You can make beautiful pictures with any camera. It's all about knowing how your camera works, and finding our own unique perspective. Enjoy!

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