It is with great pride I present these images to you today as Shoot-Scoop / Laura Bruen Photography’s wedding debut! Being this is Shoot Scoop’s first post in the Wedding Category, it is going to be a doozie. Lots of images, but that’s what you’re here for after all, yes?
Karen booked me blind – without meeting me in person – after hearing about me and seeing my work on my website, a short conversation later and we were set! Extremely flattering for me! I knew after our first phone call that we connected. As the wedding approached, I took a ride in to meet Karen and scout her locations, and in the process, learned what a truly beautiful person she is both inside and out. Michael, whom I met on the wedding day, not surprisingly at all, is equally as amazing! I was elated to be photographing their big day. Their energy together and with their loved ones are such a beautiful thing to witness and great to be a part of.
By the end of my time with them (and their families), I felt as if I knew them all for years. My assistant Hope and I had a blast!
The ceremony was held at St. Vincent Ferrer, New York, New York
This is the rectory, a beautiful building. The scaffolding behind it covers the church exterior.
The church is undergoing a major exterior renovation. The only part of the church not covered by scaffolding is quite gorgeous!
Once inside – GASP!!! Beautiful interior.
Oy Como Va (“Listen to how my rythm goes, good to get your grove on”) Definitely in these shoes.
Um, hello? Is that a gorgeous bride or what?
I love this moment-turned-portrait.
Relaxed / candid portraiture.
Completely relaxed and texting before the ceremony 😉
Introducing Michael, The Groom (right), arriving, with the Best Man (left)
Michael’s church arrival hug, from Dad.
The rings, presented by the Best Man.
Michael had a priceless look on his face when he first saw Karen.
I love this image for so many reasons, mainly, however, that it depicts no matter what the environment is, the thought at this very moment is each other.
The reception was at Astra.
Paparazzi surrounded these two!
Quite the “lookers” eh?
Love the silhouette
It started out nice and formal, but then, of course, the bride and groom got down.
Dancing Bride & Groom
I honestly could go on and on with images from this wedding, but I’ll stop now – more of them will be placed on my website once I have a bit of time to update it!
Thank you, Karen & Michael for the opportunity to photograph this amazing day in your lives! I was truly honored to be a part of it.
Way to go!!! Love them!
Gorgeous! So glad you’re our wedding photographer…9 days to go!
WOW!!! So elegant and beautiful! You captured all of those wonderful wedding moments and feelings. Great job! You go girl!
Kick a#@! Amazing. What talent you have! Congratulations to the Karen & Michael – on your wedding – you both look gorgeous, and congrats on your photos by the very talented Laura Bruen!!!
I love them all, love the dancing photos and the photos of Karen and also Michael chilling with the boys! I feel like I was at the wedding. Great shots! Amazing church, amazing portraits of the two of them together! Actually, I can go on and on.
Karen, you made an absolutely beautiful bride.
Laura, again, great job!!
wow…those pictures are amazing. I wish I could have been at the wedding with my friend….it would have been awesome! You guys look beautiful and very happy. I congratulate you once again….stunning.
best wishes from Iceland,
And again The talent you got from me shines through !!!! Great job !!
Amazing job!! The bride could easily be a model and the pictures are absolutely beautiful.
The pictures are amazing. You are really talented. The bride and groom were gorgeous. I actually saw her dress on some wedding show the other day on tv and loved it.
the picture of the couch at the end is my favorite.
The pictures are amazing.. TRULY… I love them. You have a great talent. And, by the way, do you only photograph beautiful people???? 🙂
Amazing photos as usual! We finally have a date. I’m emailing you 😉
I want to get married just so you can take the pictures, because you are the BEST!!!!!!!!!!!
You have a true talent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You are the BEST I say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You always do such an amazing job!!!
YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!!!!!! THERE ARE NO MORE WORDS I CAN PUT TOGETHER. I AM SO PROUD OF YOUR WORK AND WHAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED IN YOUR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have seen photos from weddings and birthdays from all over the
world….yours are just unbelievable. I am a visual person who can truly
appreciate this kind of work. I have never seen anything like it. The dvd
version was great…i was in ahhhhh…..
If i ever get married I will have to fly you over to Iceland to shoot my
Amazing. You did a phenomenal job. I so would’ve booked you had I known about you years ago!
Thank you for all of the support and amazing comments from everyone!!! Wow! Thanks so much!
Asi, I’d love to photograph a wedding in Iceland! Thanks for the kind words!
Keep them comin’ 😉 I love comments.
Absolutely beautiful photos. You are truely amazing! Didn’t hurt to have a beautiful couple either! Congrats to the bride and groom!
The pictures are absolutely gorgeous. You are truly gifted.
I wish I knew you when I got married!
Great pictures, what a beautiful bride!
Awesome job laura! Pictures are fantastic!! Way to suck out all the artistic talent Dad has for yourself LOL… The bride and groom both look beautiful and happy… You captured some great moments Congrats!!
I had the pleasure of attending this awesome event and you really captured the love, excitement and fun of the day.
Thanks for not ordering me around to much.
Brother of the bride, (the good looking one)
You saw love in every picture! Eyes meeting… a kiss…. laughter in their dance… confidence
that THIS is the real DEAL! LOVE WAS IN THE AIR and YOU CAPTURED IT ALL! Only very few have your talent! YOU’RE THE BEST!!! I would love one day to learn from YOU!
PLUS … the technology you used in your presentations! I LOVED the shooting
noise of your camera to turn the pages! AND having some photo’s take up both
pages without a crease! Just fantastic!
LOVE YOU KAREN & MIKE! XOOX JEANIE
Gorgeous, Laura! Truly beautiful shots.
Love the dad hugging the groom photo, and that first full face, color bridal portrait – just beautiful!
You captured the moments beautifully! Well done sweetie! xoxo
The pictures are wonderful. You did a great job and are super-talented. Congrats on a job well done.
you never cease to amaze! i want to get married again just so i can have you shoot my wedding! i will have to have a blow-out 10yr anniversary party! lol! congrats on an fantastic job! xoxo
Oh…my, my, my!! These are the most fabulous wedding photos I have ever seen. I am at a loss for words!
Laura….”your good you…” “you have a gift”
I first met Laura on my wedding day & we immediately hit-it-off. Rest assured she’s the real deal; full of talent and personality. Laura & her faithful assistant Hope attacked our wedding like the NY Giants in Super Bowl XLII.
Thanks again for your hard work & dedication. You helped make our day very special. Best wishes to your business & family.
Well, I for one am NOT surprised at the end result. You had everything going for you that day…gorgeous church, gorgeous couple, NYC as your backdrop, and genuine raw talent…what more could you ask for!
To Karen and Michael, I wish you a world of happiness and never ending love….especially with that gorgeous little girl on the way. When I watched the dvd version, it brought tears to my eyes. Karen, I am soooo happy it worked out the way it did, and that I was a part of it all, along with the utterly talented Laura. Michael, thank you for the kudos, much appreciated.
Now I need to land Laura a wedding out here in Portland, so I can relive the moment!!
Laura, I’m afraid you may have to shoot my wedding one day 🙂
I love you, girl!
PS-my favorite shots are the one of Michael dancing with Karen, doing the (whats that move called, the swim or something??). It’s too much, he looks so happy! And the other is the very last shot of them on the balcony, with their noses rubbing…now THAT’S love!
You were an amazing assistant. If I could fly you with me for every wedding I would, in a heartbeat… Damn you Portland for taking her away!!! I know you will be living an amazing experience there.
Love you too! We miss you here already.
The minute I saw Laura’s website I knew she had “it” and I wanted her to shoot our wedding. I never even looked at another photographer and I have absolutely no regrets.
Our wedding was out of a fairytale and Laura was a huge part of that. Her energy and enthusiasm radiated and the outcome was more than I had hoped for.
We have so many beautiful pictures to choose from, I don’t know where to begin. The dedication and diligence she put into our gallery and slide show was unimaginable.
Thank you Laura and Hope for capturing the beauty and joy of our wedding and giving us memories that will last a lifetime.
Laura, the wedding pictures are absolutely amazing. I look at them almost everyday, and still can’t choose which ones to select for our album — they are all so beautiful…You did an outstanding job.. of course what can I say as the mother of the groom, they are an absolutely gorgeous couple,, stunning.., but pictures don’t lie, and you captured the beauty of their special day, and thanks to you both Michael and Karen will have these fantastic pictures to remember their wedding… Thank for your hard work and enthusiasm.