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Located on the Hudson River and looking out at the New York City skyline, Battello Jersey City is a stunning and unique New Jersey Wedding venue. This beautiful venue, renowned for its soaring ceilings, incredible view, and delicious food, has an ambiance that is hard to beat. It has quickly become one of my personal […]

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This May wedding weekend was a busy one for us, with five different events over just 2 days. But then again, when you’re scheduled to photograph a beautiful, elegant, black tie wedding at the Tuxedo Club in New York, the busy schedule is so worth it. This rainy day Tuxedo Club wedding came just after […]

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Nestled beneath the iconic Queensboro Bridge, Guastavino’s NYC is a stunning architectural marvel that has stood the test of time. This unique venue, renowned for its distinctive Catalan vaulted tile ceiling, has a rich history that adds to its allure. Today, it is one of the most sought-after venues for hosting events, particularly weddings. Let’s […]

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As you plan your wedding, one question that might cross your mind is, “Do photographers come to rehearsal dinner?” The answer is totally subjective. It depends on various factors such as your personal preference, budget, and the significance you place on the rehearsal dinner itself. In this blog post, we will delve into the reasons […]

Unique Engagement Photo Ideas and Locations Congratulations on your engagement! Now that you’ve said “yes,” it’s time to capture the joy and excitement of this special moment in your life. An engagement photoshoot is a perfect way to celebrate your love, and it also provides beautiful images for save-the-date cards, wedding invitations, or simply as […]

Why You Need A Wedding Planner Planning a wedding can be an exciting yet daunting task. From choosing the perfect venue to deciding on the menu, there are countless decisions to make. This is where a wedding planner can step in and take the reins, allowing you to enjoy your day stress-free. But when is […]

How to Elope in NYC Eloping is a romantic and intimate way for couples to get married without the fuss of a bigger traditional wedding. For couples who want to elope in New York City, there are many options available. From City Hall civil ceremonies to exchanging vows in Central Park, this guide will provide […]

Best Wedding Dress Designers Wedding dresses are one of the most important elements of a wedding day. Finding the perfect dress can be a daunting task, though, especially with so many options to choose from. There are hundreds, if not thousands of super talented designers. Plus even more options when it comes to styles! To […]

Engagement Ring Shopping in NYC: Where to Buy the Perfect Ring Engagement rings are a symbol of love and commitment, so it’s important to find the perfect one. With so many options available, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. And everyone is so unique in the style they prefer; I know mine […]

Picture this. It’s your wedding reception. It’s 9pm, and you’ve been on your feet quite a bit all day. You’re an hour into the reception, and you made your own wedding reception playlist. You’re surrounded by family and friends, (maybe you’re a few cocktails in), and it comes on. Your song. The song that makes the […]

10 Things You Need to Know to Plan Your Wedding Day Timeline If you’re anything like me, planning things ahead is your pride and joy. If you’re the opposite and you’re more of a fly by the seat of your pants type person, let me take you under my wing. I want your wedding day to […]

Wedding Planning Timeline: Creating a Budget and Choosing Your Vendors Creating Your Wedding Budget It sounds daunting, but the first step to wedding planing should be creating your (ideal) budget. Set reasonable expectations for what kind of bang you can get for your buck, but don’t be afraid to dream big and write down EVERYTHING. […]

New York City Wedding at Bryant Park Grill Another beautiful New York City wedding in the books. We were so glad to be back at Bryant Park Grill for Molly and Matt’s wedding day, since we had the best experience there in February last year. On this beautiful October day, the sun was out and […]

New Jersey Wedding: Icona Avalon Wedding After photographing Christine and Tom’s beautiful beachfront engagement session, I became even more excited for their New Jersey wedding at the ICONA Avalon. This was my first time working at the ICONA, and it is now one of my favorite New Jersey wedding venues. The ceremony was set to […]

Upstate New York Wedding Venue Windham Manor Wedding Upstate New York is a beautiful location to get married, and a great venue to consider is Windham Manor. It’s a beautiful upstate New York wedding venue that seemingly pulls off the impossible: having a rustic-like charm while still feeling luxurious. The 45-acre property features a beautiful, […]

After tying the knot at City Hall in NYC, we made our way to Florence, Italy for the big, blow out, destination portion of this wedding. Florence is the perfect place for a destination wedding. You can fly into Rome ahead of time and visit the usual tourist-y areas and then hop on a quick […]

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Price of Wedding Photographer in New York Wedding photography is probably one of the most important investments you will make on your wedding day. It may sound biased coming from wedding photographers, but it’s true. After the cake is eaten, the flowers are dried, and the decor is returned, you are left with your photos […]

Engagement Photo Outfits: What To Wear To Your Engagement Session An engagement photoshoot is a great opportunity for you to showcase your relationship and personalities. It’s also a wonderful way to practice in front of the camera in a less formal setting. Your engagement photos should be fun, but picking engagement photo outfits can feel […]

Having a first look on your wedding day: it’s a hotly debated topic. It’s also worth mentioning that having a first look on your wedding day is still a relatively new concept. Growing up and seeing tv shows and movies, it was unheard of to see each other before the ceremony. Seeing your spouse in […]

Pelham Bay and Split Rock Golf Course Wedding New York (city and state) has tons of versatile wedding venues. Among those, are some truly perfect golf courses and country clubs. For Sara and Michael, they chose Pelham bay and Split Rock Golf Course for their summer wedding. Golf course weddings have a lot to offer. […]

Wedding at The Tides Estate in North Haledon, New Jersey I got to know Bianca and Michael through Julia and Auroni — Bianca is Auroni’s sister. It seemed like such a long time before their wedding date would finally arrive. But when the day came, it was *so* worth it. In the months and weeks […]

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Wedding Venues Since we covered the best New York State wedding venues in the previous blog post, it’s time we discuss the best wedding venues NYC offers. There are endless options for wedding venues in NYC. Manhattan has some truly glamorous and luxurious spaces, and you’ll find some super unique and fun/quirky spots in Brooklyn […]

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As a New York wedding photographer, we know a thing or two about some of the best wedding venues in the city & state. Your wedding venue determines the vibe of your wedding day. When it comes to wedding venues in New York, there are literally *endless* options to ensure you get the one perfect […]

30+ Best NYC Engagement and Wedding Photo Locations This blog post is going to be *the* ultimate list of engagement and wedding photo locations, ideas, and poses. We will be adding as we find new spots. Taking your engagement photos is one of the first things you’ll do in the wedding planning process, and it’s […]

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Rooftop Wedding at the W Loft This rooftop W Loft Brooklyn wedding was one I was looking forward to all year. I mean it’s in Brooklyn, on the roof, in October, with clients who are like an extension of myself – what more could you want? Pre-wedding, though, things got…difficult, and there was never an […]

A glamorous New York City wedding at the Bryant Park Grill. Located in Midtown, this NYC wedding venue has everything for your big day.

The most fabulous summer Brooklyn wedding at MyMoon Restaurant captured by New York wedding photographers Sava Weddings.

Tarrytown House Estate Wedding I’d known Julia and Auroni for a little over a year before their wedding day finally came. Together we went through plenty of schedule changes, a cliffside engagement session, chats over coffee and empanadas, and more. Come labor day weekend 2021, it was finally time for their Tarrytown House Estate wedding. […]

Bryant Park Grill Wedding Photography This NYC wedding at Bryant Park Grill was perfect from start to finish. Aside from the random snow squall post-first look, it was a truly beautiful winter wedding day in New York. These two were an absolute dream to work with, too. After their engagement session, I knew their wedding […]

Best Airbnb Wedding Venues in New York and New York City Looking to host a small wedding in NYC? Fav venue booked? There is another option that allows you to wed on your preferred date *and* still have a beautiful, scenic backdrop. What could it be, you’re wondering? An Airbnb. When you want to tie […]

Small Backyard Wedding in Mystic, Connecticut Thad and Lily entered (and won) an engagement session giveaway with us in pre-pandemic times. We made some photo magic in Prospect Park and since then, I’ve been anxiously awaiting their wedding day. When it finally came – despite all the things 2020 has thrown at us – it […]

Backyard Wedding Upstate NY This wedding is round #1 for this couple. The big shebang is taking place in June 2021, but until then this intimate backyard Catskills wedding is the perfect placeholder. And since this wedding is being held in their family home’s backyard, their upstate NY wedding venue will still be special come […]

Central Park Wedding Elopement Ditching your original wedding plans and opting to elope is becoming a trend, and I think it’s here to stay. And what better place to elope than New York City? Picture this: a short, sweet ceremony at Ladies’ Pavilion, Central Park wedding photos by the lake and bow bridge, and then […]

How to Plan a Backyard Wedding 2020 said “not so fast” to all couples planning big, banquet-hall weddings. That didn’t stop *marriages* from happening. A backyard wedding is quickly becoming the way to wed, and it’s hard to see any cons. Like plenty of others, the big parts of this couple’s wedding day got postponed. You’re not […]

Elopement Photos at Washington Square Park Curious about what a lot of couples are opting to do in the Time of Corona™? Have you considered a quick ceremony on zoom? Maybe even at city hall? Regardless of how you tie the knot, you’re going to want photos. That’s just how it is. No matter how […]

Hoboken Waterfront Wedding Planning an outdoor wedding has its own set of challenges, there’s no doubt about that. But one big, beautiful advantage is having a park at your disposal. Which park, you ask? How about Maxwell Place Park by the Hoboken Waterfront? The NYC skyline is always in view, there is plenty of space […]

NJ Wedding Covid: How to Have a Backyard Wedding What began as a day threatened with rain and thunderstorms turned into a perfect, (extremely hot), sunny day for Autumn and Mark’s intimate backyard ceremony. The weather isn’t always the biggest obstacle now, though, since we’ve had to account for a whole a** pandemic. And if […]

Covid Wedding in New York: How To Have A Safe Wedding You’re not alone if Covid has forced you to plan and re-plan your wedding this last year. It may seem almost impossible to have a “safe” wedding AND have the wedding of your dreams. I can promise you, though, that it is possible. Whether […]

Wedding Photography Cost Most of the time, as an inquiring customer, you’ve got to jump through a bunch of hoops and do tons of internet sleuthing to figure out the pricing of a vendor. When it comes to wedding photography, the cost may vary, but there are some industry standards. It’s not a one-size-fits-all type […]

Wedding Photography Inspiration Fun fact: when I was in photo school, people used to joke about wedding photographers. Instead of taking all the unsolicited “don’t get into weddings” advice, I took another route. Now, I use my experience at photo school for wedding photography inspiration. “You went to photo school to become an artist  – why […]

NYC Wedding Photographers Style Like the city of New York itself, the wedding photographers in the area are unique. New York wedding photographers are capable of adapting to lots of different styles, and we’re happy to give you examples of our own. What inspires us? What inspires you? We often look to pop culture when […]

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Intimate Wedding New York City Hall There is a wedding trend that is becoming popular and I think is here to stay: an NYC elopement at City Hall. Our very own Michael Marfione (one half of SAVA, you decide which half – the SA or the VA) got hitched at City Hall to earth angel […]

Outdoor Wedding Reception Ideas We know you don’t need us to tell you that planning a wedding is a quite a time consuming mission – your “to do list” may start to look more like a “to-do million-page paper.” With that in mind, we want to try to provide all our couples with as many […]

New York City Hall Wedding The process of planning a New York city hall wedding looks a little like this… This intimate New York city hall wedding would be one of the many amazing celebrations for Ariyan & Yen (check out this post to see their adorable backyard mini ceremonies). Despite how intimate the elopement […]

Intimate Backyard Wedding Ariyan & Yen said their “I do’s” officially at city hall back in January and they decided to have an intimate backyard wedding reception in New Jersey over Memorial Day Weekend. There was not one, not two, but three mini (unofficial) — but definitely sentimental — ceremonies. The ceremonies that preceded the […]

I could talk about how much I love backyard weddings all day. There are of course a unique set of challenges that come with planning a backyard wedding, but that’s a problem for future you. Right now, let’s focus on the top 5 reasons to have a backyard wedding. Top 5 Reasons to Have a […]

2020 WEDDINGS WRAPPED Put a finger down if to you this year felt simultaneously like the longest & shortest year ever. If you’re reading this, you made it. And honestly? Thats enough. I haven’t been able to help but think…what kind of millennial would I be if I didn’t emulate Spotify’s 2020 Wrapped but make […]

BRIARCLIFF MANOR WEDDING It seems like just yesterday that Maryam, Jeff, & I met up in White Plains for a coffee. That day, we talked wedding logistics, unprecedented events, and our general interests. The next time we met up was for their engagement session at Kenisco Dam, which was a *dam* good time. Sorry. As […]

Bryant Park Wedding Portraits MAYA & JAKE’S BRYANT PARK WEDDING ELOPEMENT Like so many others, Covid-19 forced Maya & Jake to abandon all of their usual wedding plans, and they got creative. We had an engagement session over the summer and from then, we were so looking forward to the Bryant Park wedding day. “I […]

AN INTIMATE WEDDING AT THE ROUNDHOUSE I’ve been excited about Danielle and Daniel’s wedding day since the first time we spoke back in August. (Btw, August is a month that simultaneously feels like both only yesterday AND a million years ago.) I knew their wedding day would be just a group of their closest friends […]

A wedding is a significant milestone in anyone's life. It's a day filled with joy, love, and a whole lot of planning. Whether you're a bride-to-be, groom-to-be, or a wedding enthusiast, you'll (hopefully!) find something helpful in this blog.

Though I'm not personally planning a wedding or getting married, I've certainly been to my fair share of weddings as a photographer. So, I've taken what I know about venue hunting, dress shopping, preparing for engagement photos and more in order to aid my future couples. 

You'll also find some personal opinions and experiences, plenty of tips & advice, vendor recommendations, trends and inspiration, and tons of photos of course.

I try to update the blog as often as I can, so come back every so often to check for new work or to explore a new venue with me! And if you have any ideas or suggestions for posts, let me know.

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