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The Jane's Carousel elopement of Kayleigh & Charlotte was a captivating mixture of an intimate crowd and the bold New York City skyline. The waterfront carousel in Brooklyn's DUMBO neighborhood has a fascinating history behind it, aside from being a striking fixture to get married in front of. This adventurous couple from the UK brought along a small entourage of family and friends to surround themselves with, which made their amazing day even more so.

Kayleigh, a school teacher, and Charlotte, a firefighter, first met like a lot of us do — on a night out. After a few dates, Charlotte asked Kayleigh if she wanted to spend more time with her before having to leave for Cyprus (Charlotte was in the RAF at the time and was about to ship out), and Kayleigh jumped at the opportunity. It was a chance to get to know Charlotte better and meet her family, all in an action-packed week! A week after Charlotte had left, she was on a plane to Cyprus to start a very long distance relationship which followed them through several stations before Charlotte finally left the RAF. Five years later, they were back in Cyprus on holiday when Charlotte asked Kayleigh to marry her on a private beach. They celebrated by eating at the same restaurant they had their first date on when Kayleigh first visited Charlotte.

After their heartfelt ceremony on the Brooklyn waterfront, everyone got on the trolley to head to Williamsburg, where a laid-back cocktail reception at Diviera Drive opened up the evening of festivities. Kayleigh & Charlotte, thank you so much for selecting me to preserve your wedding story!

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Jenny & Gino were married on June 3rd, with a ceremony and reception hosted at Fortina in Stamford, Connecticut. If you haven't heard of Fortina and you live in NYC, drop what dinner plans you have and go eat there pronto! They serve amazingly hearty Italian comfort food in a fun atmosphere that doesn't take itself seriously but seriously kills it.

Jenny & Gino originally met in middle school when their separate schools co-hosted a dance night, but their first official date wasn't until Valentine's Day of 2008. After a few years of dating, Gino was going to pop the question on the night they attended the Bad Boy Family Reunion concert but claims that Jenny wouldn't have been able to handle the combined excitement. He decided to save the big question for the following day — which was Jenny's birthday! He played it cool and completely surprised Jenny at the end of the night when he popped the question just after walking back into their apartment. Jenny promptly “sobbed like a lunatic for the next four hours straight.”

As an entrepreneurial pasta maker and manager of a barre studio, Gino & Jenny's jobs keep them busy and fulfilled. When they're not working they love to dial up the relaxing to 11 and fill their time with painting, cooking, playing Scrabble, and just plain pajama couch surfing and movie watching. (There Will Be Blood and Love Actually top their movie lists!) Some of their most prized activities include Sunday dinner at grandma's and laughing.

When we started working together, I asked Jenny & Gino what they wanted out of their photography. “The reason we love your work so much is because it seem[s] so effortless. It looks so natural and your brides and grooms look so comfortable. We would love our photos to represent us as a couple – fun, loving, laughter.” Jenny & Gino had an amazing wedding day surrounded by an amazing group and I think we more than captured that feeling for them to look back on every time they view their wedding photos.

Thank you for asking me to be part of your beautiful day. I loved hearing your story and getting to spend such a special day with you both!

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

Fortina Wedding - JC Lemon Photography

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Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Kayte and Kevin were married on October 1st, with a ceremony and reception at the Verde Kitchen in Bay Shore, New York.

Kayte is a studio manager for a fine lighting company, and Kevin is a marketing associate for a New York-based guitar effects pedal manufacturer. They met online through OKCupid and decided to meet up in person after having a week’s worth of conversations online and over the phone. They wanted to go to a restaurant neither of them had been to before, which was no easy task. Eventually, they found a cool beer bar, where Kayte impressed Kevin when he saw her at the bar enjoying a dark, strong beer. They ended up talking for 6 hours and almost forgot about food entirely as they enjoyed each other’s company. When they finally left, they found their matching Subaru Outbacks were the only cars in the parking lot.

Toward the end of 2015, Kevin told Kayte, “I don’t think it’s going to happen this year, honey,” about getting engaged. But then, the more he thought about it and asked himself “why not?”, the more he realized that he didn’t have a good answer to that question. So, he quickly started to pull together a New Year’s Eve proposal with just under a month to make it all come together.

So, on New Year’s Eve itself, they were celebrating at Kevin’s brother’s house with some of their closest friends. Just after midnight, as everyone was trying to get a rousing game of Taboo together, Kevin took Kayte off to the side to sing her a song: “Offering,” by the Avett Brothers, which is one of their favorite bands. By the time the song was over, Kevin was sweaty and nervous as he stashed his guitar and got down on one knee. He was at a loss for words, but no worries—Kayte helped him right along, and then she said yes. After a cheer erupted from the group, the game continued after everyone caught their breath.

Several months later, I was honored to photograph the two of them for their offbeat and fun wedding. It was obvious to me this couple was focused simply on having fun and on enjoying the time with their closest friends and family. I tried to reflect that in the photographs I took of the day.

It was so easy to get caught up in the love that Kayte and Kevin have for each other. Laughter and smiles come easy to them and their affection is both genuine and so easy to photograph.

Kevin & Kayte, thank you for asking me to be part of your beautiful day. I loved hearing your story and getting to spend the day with you both.

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Bay Shore Wedding JC Lemon Photography

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