Month: August, 2011

Iliana & Joe: The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge

August 21, 2011

This past week Glenn and I spent a few hours photographing Iliana and Joe while they were in town. They chose a great location that I was only vaguely familiar with, Fort Washington Park in Washington Heights, NY.

While researching the location in preparation for our engagement session I became aware of the children’s book “The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge. “ The book begins by introducing the lighthouse (In real life it is known as Jeffrey’s Hook Light) and its job of warning the boats on the busy Hudson River of the rocks nearby. The little lighthouse watches in amazement as this great grey bridge is built right next to it. The bridge towers above the lighthouse, which now feels small and unimportant. The little lighthouse begins to feel that it is no longer needed.

One night, a storm blows in and the lighthouse keeper does not come to activate the lighthouse, confirming its fears that it will never shine again. The boats cannot see the light high atop the bridge through the fog, and without the lighthouse’s light, the “fat black tug” crashes upon the rocks. The bridge reassures the lighthouse that it is still needed and the lighthouse resumes its job, glad that it still has work to do. The book uses the story of the construction of the George Washington Bridge next to the small lighthouse to affirm the idea that even the small are important.

There is no real connection between the story and Iliana & Joe other than we photographed them with the lighthouse, but it’s a cute story non-the-less.

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

The Little Red Lighthouse and The George Washington Bridge engagement session

Karen & Paul: It All Adds Up

August 15, 2011

I must admit, I am not very gifted in when it comes to math. However, Karen and Paul are. They are both teachers and their mathematically inspired decor left me, at times, scratching my head. I am glad they were around to explain it all to me.

Karen Anderson and Paul Flaherty Wedding

Can someone tell me what time it is.

The Manor in West Orange, NJ

If you were wondering…all the table numbers are primes.

Maid of Honor extraordinaire, Karron, made this photo. Not bad!