J + M | Brooklyn, NY

posted in Weddings
July 7, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

We knew we liked J and M the minute we met up them at a cafe in Brooklyn. For starters, they are beautiful to look at, but also radiate this joy that is completely infectious. And that’s exactly what their wedding was all about. Them, their joy, and the most important people in their lives who travelled from all around the world to celebrate with them. They got ready together at their apartment, with J in the bathroom and M in the bedroom, just one hour before their ceremony under the Brooklyn bridge. Their ceremony was a mere 5 minutes, just long enough for everyone to gather around them and hear them exchange vows. No muss, no fuss, just love. And this is exactly what we love about them.

A huge thank you to our very talented friend Billy Simons, for recording a cover of Usher’s OMG (the bride’s favorite song) for their slideshow, which you can see HERE.

And as always, you can view our favorites below:

  • Adam Kealing: Once again you have blown my mind! Absolutely gorgeous from start to finish!! (07.07.2011 02:53pm)
  • Collins: Great work! Excellent use of light and great framing. (07.07.2011 09:04pm)
  • Derren: Beautiful work guys! Love the close profile portrait of the groom--so lovely! (07.07.2011 09:56pm)
  • naomi chokr: OMG im in love with your work!!!! you are now my new favorite. im new to your blog. im curious... your 2nd image... what are you reflecting on to get the three images of her? thankyou! (07.07.2011 10:56pm)
  • Megan: Ah, you guys! I love your use of light throughout this whole day. The groom's face, the speeches, their first dance shot...perfect. (07.08.2011 10:48am)
  • Micah: And they do it again!! Really beautiful moments with such well orchestrated light. (07.08.2011 10:55am)
  • Future Husband: Love the intimacy and colors in these. Kind of reminds me of how our future wedding will be like Daniel. We don't need a big party! (07.13.2011 10:06am)
  • Kyle: These photos are amazing and so is the song! Where can I download the song?! (08.04.2011 04:09pm)

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J + V | Boston, MA

posted in Weddings
June 27, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

J&V have agreed to let us share photos from their wedding day, but have asked that we protect their privacy. So while that means I must be brief and scarce in the details, I will tell you this: V picked up J at the Harvard dorm for their first date and they were married right next door at Memorial Church on campus. I love it when things come full circle!

  • Jesse Bachmann: love, love, love. (06.27.2011 10:21am)
  • Megan: Man, you two! Seriously! Your perspective always blows me away. Thanks for the inspiration! (06.27.2011 02:15pm)
  • Micah: Beautiful images you two. Love number five, the walk back down the isle, and that last portrait. All great all the time! (06.27.2011 05:24pm)
  • Kathryn Krueger: so much ambiance! dreadfully lovely. (06.28.2011 12:34am)
  • Ashley A-Photo: UMMMMM..... THIS is insane. In a totally good way obviously! Blown away. (06.28.2011 09:43am)
  • Rafa Ibanez: Congrats guys! Love the ones of the reception. (06.28.2011 09:50am)
  • David: Gorgeous guys. Seriously gorgeous! Love the limo shot. :) (06.28.2011 11:32am)
  • Roberto Ramos: In spanish guys: Absolutamente geniales & las de blanco y negro son delicattesen. Congrats¡¡¡ (06.28.2011 12:56pm)
  • reggie: wow. incredible use of light with great compositions. thanks for the great images. (06.28.2011 09:51pm)
  • Debby Coleman: Love love love. (06.29.2011 05:59pm)
  • Morgan Lynn: Gorgeous work, D+D! Beautifully lit throughout - especially the portraits and dance shots (06.30.2011 12:40am)
  • daniel stark: amazing you guys! love it! (07.01.2011 01:11pm)
  • Barb: Wow, the one under the arch is epic. (07.06.2011 12:45am)
  • Brett: Beautiful wedding. You two find the most amazing angles to shoot from. Great stuff! (07.06.2011 12:42pm)
  • Daniel Aguilar: This is how sickness looks like :) (07.07.2011 02:47pm)
  • Bartek: Sexy job guys! Love the wide shots in this wedding :) (07.08.2011 10:34am)
  • Gabriel: Beautiful images, light is beautiful. (07.14.2011 06:30am)

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Candice + Marc-O | Montreal, QC

posted in Weddings
May 25, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

Candice and Marco’s wedding, simply put, was a grandiose ballroom affair with the heart and soul of an intimate backyard wedding. With Donald Trump’s wedding as her inspiration, Candice, along with the incredible team at Maddy K, used a sea of flowers to play up the Windsor Ballroom‘s old world elegance. Yet the undertone of this elaborate affair remained down-to-earth, just like Candice and Marco themselves. Candice floated through her day without a care in the world and Marco, a football player for the Alouettes, tugged at our heartstrings every time he looked at his bride. The love in his eyes whenever he held her head in his hands… well, let’s just say it was a pleasant surprise to see this from such a tough jock (sorry Marco, I couldn’t keep that to myself, you’re just too darn sweet!).

Candice and Marco also chose lovely ways to honor the memory of both their fathers. They were beautiful moments throughout the day; from a quiet prayer before the ceremony to a dance with their mothers dedicated to the dads, which reminded everyone of their presence.

This day was truly a pleasure and joy to photograph, and we’re so grateful to have had the opportunity to experience every emotion this day had to offer. With our own wedding behind us, I’m glad that the appreciation of what we do for a living is only enhanced by having lived the experience ourselves. Thanks for choosing us to capture yours, Candice and Marco!

As always, our favorites are below:

  • tim: gorgeous colors! amazing as always guys! (05.25.2011 02:27pm)
  • Adam Kealing: You two are AMAZING! love love love the pic of the singer!! (05.25.2011 02:38pm)
  • Vatche Vick: Great pics like always loved the chandelier shot !!! (05.25.2011 04:50pm)
  • small: So beautiful! So elegant! And so FUN! (05.25.2011 04:58pm)
  • Julie: Magnifiques photos, comme d'habitude.... spécialement celles sur le plancher de danse, on a le feeling d'être là! (05.25.2011 06:32pm)
  • fer juaristi: One more killer wedding to the dynamic duo! (05.26.2011 06:18am)
  • Jesse: Very nice and awesome party shots!! (05.26.2011 10:49am)
  • Megan: Love, Love, love! I don't know how you keep coming up with so many incredible shots, while amazing moments are happening! Great work you two! (05.26.2011 12:28pm)
  • Micah: Incredible work you two! Love the mannequin portrait and the light spots on the dance floor (and the cameo by Daniel). (05.26.2011 01:23pm)
  • Caroline Robert: You guys are just ridiculous (ly amazing!) (05.26.2011 10:25pm)
  • Stacey: So much fun! I love your unique perspective on a bunch of these - very well telling the story. Looks like a rowdy bunch! (05.28.2011 02:29pm)
  • Katie: Gorgeous! Long time fan, it's about time I comment! :) (05.31.2011 08:54pm)
  • Dina: Beautiful work! (06.14.2011 05:33pm)
  • shipra: i truly don't know what to say. Your work is just mind-blowing and I'm left just plain speechless! Big fan from Florida. (07.03.2011 12:24pm)

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Maryam + Nabil | April 16th 2011 | Montreal, QC

posted in Weddings
May 5, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

In life, you can plan and plan and plan, but you never know what unexpected things might pop into your life and change everything. Maryam and Nabil were hoping for a big wedding in Maryam’s native Venezuela, but a little change in plans came along… in the form of a baby bump. They have of course embraced this unexpected surprise, and opted for a low-key, Montreal wedding with their closest friends and family by their side. Small weddings tend to be our favorites to photograph, as they are often more focussed on love and emotion rather than the grandness of the event, and this wedding was no exception. With Maryam’s Venezuelan roots and Nabil’s Lebanese background, we knew we could count on the party being a wild one – even with the small guest count. And boy were we ever right! The small dance floor, always bursting at the seams with happy dancers, forced us to get right in there and view the party from a different angle. We’re always grateful for a kick outside our comfort zone, and this was certainly a welcome one.

After a bit of a long hiatus (we have a good excuse: we were off getting hitched ourselves! But more on that later…), we’re happy to share our favorites from Maryam and Nabil’s wedding.

  • Micah & Megan: You guys are unstoppable! Perfect balance of emotional moments and how the #*%[email protected] did you do that! Love the one with the red spheres! (05.06.2011 03:11pm)
  • Roberto Ramos: Pure fantasy¡¡ stunning images. Congrat¡¡¡ (05.06.2011 05:06pm)
  • Adam Kealing: Wonderful post guys!!!!! Agree with Micah and Megan, the one with the red spheres is AMAZING! (05.08.2011 03:38pm)
  • David Josue: Killer shoots dudes! I love the one of the smile throu the hands (05.08.2011 10:41pm)
  • fer juaristi: Dudes, rocking the pictures big time. (05.09.2011 10:31am)
  • daniel stark: so good--love them all. nice work, guys! (05.09.2011 10:56am)
  • Derren & Lisa: Awesome images! We especially loved the uncorking moment a couple of shots in. (05.09.2011 11:04am)
  • Daniel Aguilar: You guys are fantastic! (05.09.2011 11:17am)
  • NATAN: Too much good, guys, unreal (05.17.2011 06:13pm)

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Grace + Yitao | March 12th 2011 | Taipei, Taiwan

posted in Weddings
March 28, 2011

Written by Davina Palik. Photographed by Davina Palik & Daniel Kudish.

It seems fitting that Grace and Yitao flew us halfway around the world to photograph their wedding. Airplanes have played a big role in their relationship, from the very beginning when Grace caught Yitao’s eye on a flight to Shanghai. It wasn’t until they ran into each other at a club in that same city that they finally had the chance to meet, starting with Yitao bolding saying, “Remember me? We were on the same flight!” There were going to be many more flights in their future, with Yitao living in San Francisco and Grace living in Taipei, but eventually the two moved to San Francisco… and then eventually back to Taipei again! – so they could be together.

Throughout the craziness that surrounds a wedding, Grace and Yitao made it a priority to show us around their city for the few days that followed and preceded their wedding day. It was like having our own personal tour guides who made sure we ate our way through the city. And did we ever eat! At this very moment, I am desperately craving some world famous dumplings from Din Tai Fung. Mmmmm….

Grace and Yitao, thank you so much for entrusting your wedding photos to us and for giving us such a great tour of your wonderful city. And THANK YOU for going to karaoke after your wedding – it certainly was a highlight for us to witness, document, and yes, even experience!

  • Rafa: D+D super power! Congrats amigos. (03.28.2011 01:51pm)
  • Hannie & Jon: .........LEGENDARY (03.28.2011 02:46pm)
  • Daniel Aguilar: I love the way you guys see the world :) (03.28.2011 04:19pm)
  • fer juaristi: every freaking click is full of magic! (03.28.2011 04:22pm)
  • ARI: One word. Amazing. (03.28.2011 04:24pm)
  • Sasha: Rockin!!! (03.28.2011 04:35pm)
  • Leo Timoshuk: You guys just can't stop...Amazing pictures!!! (03.28.2011 05:30pm)
  • daniel stark: dang. so. awesome. (03.30.2011 04:05pm)
  • Phill: You've made cinema, in stills. (03.31.2011 08:44am)
  • Dave: Floating makeup hand?? wowzers! (04.01.2011 02:06pm)
  • Leslie Biggar: I had been looking forward to seeing this wedding, and it did not disappoint! I love these photos so much, and the glimpses of Taiwan are absolutely perfect! (04.02.2011 03:13pm)
  • name*miah klein: You have those angles down. Refections, color, light...mi likey. (04.05.2011 07:45pm)
  • barbara chung: I got really tingly looking at those photos.. great captures!!! (04.17.2011 04:48pm)
  • micah carroll: Absolutely love your work... I'm an aspiring photographer myself, but I just wanted to take the time to let you know. Best of luck! (04.25.2011 07:27pm)
  • Jeanette Verster: OMW how stunning! (04.27.2011 10:14am)
  • Brett: You rocked this wedding. And that first getting ready shot is just pure awesomeness! (05.05.2011 02:41pm)
  • shanni: love the floating hand!!! (05.26.2011 06:13pm)

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