Do You Believe in Soulmates? The Wedding of Jaclyn & Ryan

These two met when they were only months old when their parents would pick up their older siblings from daycare. Little did they know they'd be life-long soul mates.

The wedding of Jaclyn & Ryan from the Orienta Beach Club.

Winged Foot Golf Club Wedding - Kerry & Mike

They met at a keg party at Villanova University. Over the next decade they texted and chatted over Facebook but were never able to reconnect in person. That is until a little app called Tinder did it for them...well, kinda.

Mike was scrolling through his feed when he saw Kerry. He swiped right obviously, but never got a match. So he took to Facebook and asked her what the deal was! They laughed it off and went on a date. The rest is history.

Check out their gorgeous wedding from Winged Foot Golf Club in Westchester, NY.

WEDDING INGREDIENTS:
CINEMA: Michael Justin Studios
     Lead: Michael Justin
     2nd: Donnell Culver
     3rd: Taylor Barker
    Edited: Michael Justin
PHOTO: Michael Justin Studios
     Lead: Mike Ngo
     2nd: Pete Lott
Makeup: Deanna Imerti
Hair: Jessica Lents
Entertainment: The Sultans - Jerry Bennett Entertainment
Florist: Creative Flowers by Amodio's
Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Reception: Winged Foot Golf Club

 

The Pierre Hotel Wedding Video - Catherine & Bryan

On November 7th, 2016, Catherine & Bryan's 1 year wedding anniversary will be upon us. To celebrate, let's look back on this stunningly gorgeous bride and groom and relive those memories from the Pierre Hotel in New York City.

Highschool Sweethearts get married at the Liberty Warehouse

It was in 10th grade Biology class where James and Katie noticed each other.  Over the course of the year, they spent a lot of time together hanging out with the same group of friends. Fast forward to Junior year when James asked Katie to Junior Prom.

"Don't worry, we're just going as friends," James told her.

That friendship evolved and their love strengthened over highschool and college and culminated at their gorgeous wedding at The Liberty Warehouse in Brooklyn, NY. 

Enjoy.

WEDDING INGREDIENTS:
New York Wedding Videography: Michael Justin Studios 
     Lead Cinema: Edison Koo
     2nd Cinema: Donnell Culver
     3rd Cinema: Taylor Barker
     Editor: Michael Justin
Photography:  Ashley Caroline Photography
Venue: Liberty Warehouse
Entertainment: DJ Neza
Florist: Mimosa Floral Design Studio
Wedding Dress Designer: Monique Luhillier
Groom Formalwear: St. Laurie
Groomsmen Formalwear: Peter Millar
Wedding Cake: Fay Da Bakery
Bridal Shoes: Casadei
Bridemaids Dress Designer: Pia Gladys Perey
Bridal Shop: Wedding Salon of Manhasset
 

Hamilton Farms Wedding Video - Ali & Thomas

It started as a blind date to a military ball at West Point. They locked eyes and haven't looked away since. Enjoy the wedding day of Ali & Thomas at the stunning Hamilton Farm Golf Club

Michael Justin Studios Cinema Team:
Lead: Donnell C
2nd Camera: Mike G
3rd Camera: Taylor B
Editor: Michael Justin
Planner: White Hall Events
Photography: Kelly Kollar
Entertainment: The Sultans - Jerry Bennett Entertainment 
Floral: Rye Workshop
Dress Designer: Vera Wang
Mens Formalwear: Ike Behar
Wedding Cake: Sweet Love & Cake 
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo Collection
Bridal Shoes: Salvatore Ferragamo
Mens Undergarments: Tommy John

The Ashford Estate Wedding Video - Carrie & Pasquale

Their love story began after Carrie and Pat were simultaneously promoted at different companies. Their first responsibilities at their new position: work with each other intimately for months on a big project. A 4 hour milkshake date later, their professional friendship blossomed into an everlasting love. 

Carri & Pasqual's wedding at the gorgeous The Ashford Estat

WEDDING INGREDIENTS:  
New York Wedding Cinema: Michael Justin Studio
    Lead: Michael Justin
    2nd: Donnell Culver
    3rd: Taylor Barker
Photography: Ken Pak Photograph
Hair: The Posh Brid
Makeup: Makeup by Shirin
Entertainment: DJ Louie Entertainment
Florist: Mds Floral Desig
Catering: Merri Makers Caterin
Wedding Dress Designer: Allure Bridal
Men's Formalwear: Jos. A. Bank Clothiers, Inc.
Wedding Cake: Beverly C Brow
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischk
Bridesmaids Dresses: Allure Bridals

The Eisenhower House - Newport, RI Wedding Video

It was the the eve of Hurricane Sandy. Jamie was home prepping for the storm of the century when her good friend Marissa called her up.

"We're going to the bar," she said.

Jamie protested. 

 "Come on! We're gonna meet our husbands tonight!" Marissa exclaimed! 

Little did Jamie know how right Marissa would be. 

Parked on bar stool in the corner of the bar, Jamie noticed a tall Prince-Harry-looking-guy carrying women's Hunter boots. 

"Nice Boots Bro," she sarcastically yelled out to the stranger. 

Jamie and Terry struck up a quick conversation but soon were on their separate ways. Five minutes later Terry walked backed into the bar, weaved through the crowded and approached Jamie. 

"You're too good looking for me not to ask for your number." he said.

The rest, is history. 

Jamie and Terry's Newport Rhode Island wedding was absolutely fantastic. Everything from her perfect Temperley London Jules dress (one of our all-time favorite dresses to film), to their gorgeous tented reception at the Eisenhower House, to the beautiful words spoken and memories shared about Jamie's late mother. It was as perfect a wedding as you can get. 

Jamie and Terry, we wish you all the happiness in the world and can't wait to see where your love story takes you next.

-The MJS Crew

WEDDING INGREDIENTS

Newport Wedding Videography: Michael Justin Studios
  
  Lead: Michael Justin
     2nd: Mike Giardino
     3rd: Taylor Barker
Photography: Chris McIntosh
Entertainment: Silver Arrow Band
Florist: Golden Gate
Coordinator: Blackstone Catering
Wedding Dress Designer: Temperley London
Grooms Formalwear: The Black Tux
Wedding Cake Designer: Sarah Higginbottom
Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bridesmaids' Dresses: Closet London
Bridal Boutique: Kleinfelds
 

Meatpacking Engagement Photos

Elana and Marc decided on the Meatpacking District for their engagement photos, which is one of our favorite places to shoot! With cobblestone streets, the Highline, the Hudson River and so many other great places to photograph, we were really happy they spent a lot of their courtship down in the area. 

They met bowling of all places! Elana and her friends were next to Marc and his friends. The two didn't talk much at first, they just noticed each other and went on their way. But Marc's friends stepped up and exaggerated about Marc's bowling abilities and suggested Elana get some tips from the 'master.' Some talking and flirting lead to a phone number exchange...that unfortuantely ended with incorrect numbers being written down.  Luckily Marc remembered the dorm Elana was living in and persisted until he was able to see her again.

Fast forward a few years and Elana and Marc and now living in the Upper East side with their dog Arri (who happened to join us for the first part of our shoot). 

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Elana and Marc with their dog Arri during their Meatpacking Engagement shoot.

Elana and Marc with their dog Arri during their Meatpacking Engagement shoot.

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After Arri left, we headed to the Highline for some photos. 

After Arri left, we headed to the Highline for some photos. 

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The sun was still high in the sky, so rather than fight it, we headed back down and took advantage of the grungy storefronts that surround the area. 

By this time, the sun was setting nicely. We had a golden glow and we took advantage of it! This was also when Elana and Marc had their outfit change. We always recommend doing one outfit change - too many and we're spending more time changing and less time shooting! 

We suggest one casual outfit and one a little more fancy.

We suggest one casual outfit and one a little more fancy.

It was at this point that we noticed a great opportunity for a silhouette up on the highline. We asked Marc and Elana to make the trek up there while we waited down below. 

It was at this point that we noticed a great opportunity for a silhouette up on the highline. We asked Marc and Elana to make the trek up there while we waited down below. 

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We then headed west to the West Side Highway to take advantage of the Hudson River and what we hoped would be beautiful sunset pictures. We were not disappointed!

We ended their engagement session as the last rays of sun set behind New Jersey. We had a great time shooting and getting to know each other - we can't wait for their wedding next May!

Engagement Photographer: Michael Justin

Wedding Photos at NYIT de Seversky Mansion

It all started at a friend's house. It was the first social outing she had attended after her foot surgery.  She was sitting on the couch when in walked John. She was too shy to get up but hoped he would come and talk to her. He did. And he used her foot as the conversation starter. The two haven't stopped talking since. 

Noelle started her wedding day at her parents' house where she grew up. It was important to her that she get ready in the house where she spent many days and nights dreaming about her wedding. It was in her mother and father's room that her bridesmaids helped her into her beautiful Allure wedding dress. Shortly after she had her first look with her dad, which was very emotional! 

John got ready at a hotel where he and the rest of the groomsmen relaxed and drank some beers. He and Noelle exchanged gifts, he got a beautiful wallet while she got a locked engraved with their initials. 

After their full mass, we headed to NYIT de Seversky Mansion for their reception. This was our first time shooting wedding photos at the de Seversk Masion and wow, it did not disappoint! The architecture, marble and scenic grounds were the perfect backdrop for outstanding wedding photos. Add to that, two beautiful people and we were loving every minute of their day! 

The wedding photos at NYIT de Seversky Mansion will go down as some of our favorites! 

Noelle and John, we wish you both nothing but a lifetime of happiness!

-The MJS Crew

WEDDING INGREDIENTS: 

de Seversky Mansion Wedding Photography: Michael Justin Studios
      Lead Photographer: Michael Justin
      2nd Photographer: Mike Ngo
de Seversky Mansion Wedding Cinema: Michael Justin Studios
      Lead Cinematographer: Donnell Culver
      2nd Cinematographer: Mike Giardino
      3rd Cinematographer: Taylor Barker
Entertainment: Rhythm of the Night Entertainment
Bridal Dress Designer: Allure
Mens Formalwear: Mens Wearhouse
Cake Designer: Dortoni Bakery
Bridal Shoe Designer: Touch Ups
Bridemaid Dress Designer: Bill Levkoff
Bridal Shop: RK Bridal

de Seversky Mansion Wedding - Sneak Peak

Last night we wrapped up the amazing wedding of Noelle and John from the gorgeous de Sversky Mansion in Long Island. It was our first time shooting at the de Seversky Mansion and it did not disappoint! Marble staircases everywhere, beautiful ivy walls, and architecture that leaves you in awe. Add that to Noelle and John, two sweet and beautiful people, and we can honestly say it was one of the best weddings we've shot!

Enjoy these sneak peak photos from a de Seversky Mansion Wedding. More photos and their film to come!

Photos by Michael Justin

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Old Field Club Wedding Film - Jackie & Matt

It all started at a party when their good friends Frank and Tricia (whom got married last year) introduced them. Matt was instantly attracted to Jackie and her outgoing personality.

"She gives you the biggest and the best hug you've ever received - even if it's the first time she's met you" Matt said about Jackie. 

The next day Jackie and Matt had their first date when the four friends went to the Bronx Zoo. The friendship turned into love. Through the years the two overcame long distance and busy schedules but always made time for each other. 

Then, during a trip down south, Matt asked Jackie the question she had been waiting to hear. "Will you marry me?" 

Their Old Field Club wedding was a day we wish we could replicate for all our couples. The morning rain gave way to beautiful light that touched their golden skin perfectly. 

Old Field Club Wedding Film by Michael Justin Studios

WEDDING INGREDIENTS:

Wedding Cinema: Michael Justin Studios
     Lead Camera: Edison Koo
     2nd Camera: Donnell Culver
     3rd Camera: Andy Davis

Wedding Photography: Michael Justin Studios
     Lead Photographer: Michael Justin
     2nd Photographer: Mike Ngo
     3rd Photographer: Taylor Barker

Venue: Old Field Club
Entertainment: Jeff Touhy Band
Florist: Nails and Thread Event Designs  
Bridal Dress Designer: Naeem Khan
Bridal Boutique: Manhasset Bridal Boutique
Groom Formalwear: The Black Tux
Cake: Audrey Bakery
Bridesmaids Dresses:
Jenny Yoo
Shoe Designer: BP

Stamford Engagement Photos - Kerry & Mike

Kerry and Mike live in a beautiful complex overlooking the water in Stamford, CT. It was the perfect backdrop to showcase their love. We started with portraits inside their home and on their balcony then headed down to the marina. After a quick outfit change, we finished the session under the setting sun.

Kerry & Mike, it was such a pleasure working with you and can't wait for the wedding day! 

Stamford Engagement Photographyer: Mike Ngo

Old Field Club Wedding Photos - Sneak Peek

Last night we wrapped our first wedding of 2016 and couldn't have asked for a better couple or better day! Jackie and Matt are two beautiful people, both inside and out. What started as a rainy day quickly changed to unbelievably gorgeous and provided perfect lighting to capture their love. Here are a few moments from their magical day at the Old Field Club. Stay tuned for their film and more photos! 

Old Field Club Wedding Photos by Michael Justin Studios

Lead Photographer: Michael Justin
2nd Photographer: Mike Ngo
3rd Photographer: Taylor Barker  

Citi Field Engagement Photos

We had such an awesome engagement session with Jenn and Lee last week, we couldn't wait to blog about it! We started the session at the Empire State Building, which as we quickly found out, was not the ideal location to shoot in! Making such a public location look intimate was very challenging, however we pulled it off and even used the crowd to create interesting photographs. 

After that we were off to Grand Central Terminal where we hopped on a couple Citi Bikes and snapped some fun photos of Jenn and Lee riding around. 

Being a Queens girl, it's no surprise that Jenn's a Mets fan.  We headed up on the 7 train to Citi Field where we were lucky enough to have the entire stadium to ourselves for an hour. What a dream come true for Jenn! 

Lastly, we headed over to Flushing Meadows Corona Park and ended the engagement session under the setting sun. 

Jenn and Lee, we can't wait to photograph your love in November! 

A Beautiful Royalton Mansion Wedding - Tricia & Frank

It was the storybook meeting he could only dream of, but it almost ended in heartbreak. Frank sat down in a class his freshman year at Fairfield University and saw Tricia sitting across from him. A week later, she transferred out of the class. As fate would have it, a year later they were in another class together - this time Frank wouldn't let her get away. They hit it off and have been inseparable ever since.

Tricia and Frank were married on a beautiful October day and spent the night celebrating with their closest friends and family at The Royalton Mansion in Roslyn, New York. It was the perfect backdrop for this perfect couple. 

Tricia and Frank, it has been such a pleasure getting to know you both over the last two years. We can't thank you enough for allowing us to share in your special day and we look forward to watching your family grow!

WEDDING INGREDIENTS

Wedding Cinema: Michael Justin Studios
      Lead Cinema: Edison Koo
      2nd Cinema: Donnell Culver
      3rd Cinema: Stan Chan
      Editor: Michael Justin
Wedding Photography: Michael Justin Studios
      Lead Photographer: Michael Justin
      2nd Photographer: Mike Ngo
      3rd Photographer: Taylor Barker
Hair: Tara & Meg Silverman
Makeup: Jacqueline Nicole Cosmetics
Florist: Dalsimer Spitz & Peck
Bridal Shop: Manhasset Bridal Salon
Bridesmaid Dress Designer: JCrew
Groomsmen Formalwear: TheBlackTux.com
Entertainment: David Clark and The Renegades
Venue: The Royalton Mansion

Tricia prepped for the day in her parents' home in Long Island, the same home she grew up in. 

The moment her bridesmaids saw her in her dress for the first time - it was a hit!

Tricia heading to the church to see Frank and become husband and wife.

Frank's personalized cufflinks and classic black tuxedo. Sharp.

Frank's reaction to seeing his bride for the first time.

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The gorgeous interior of St. Barnabus Church in Bellmore, NY.

Mr. & Mrs. Pizzo!

We were able to take advantage of the beautiful sunset and capture stunning portraits of the bride and groom.

The University Club of Manhattan Wedding - Kelsey & Ed

When we met Kelsey & Ed the morning of their New York City wedding, we were greeted with open arms and a big, midwestern smile. Kelsey has one of those smiles you'll never forget once you see it, and Ed is about the nicest person you could ever have the luck of meeting. Together they are a couple you can't help but fall in love with. 

Their day started at the University Club of Manhattan where they got dressed and exchanged beautiful cards to one another. Once prepped and ready to see each other, we headed to the Upper East Side to St. Ignatius church. It was there in front of their closest friends and family that the two exchanged vows and promised themselves to each other. 

Once husband and wife, we headed over to the New York Public Library where we took advantage of the gorgeous architecture. Then it was off to Grand Central Terminal where Kelsey, Ed, and their bridal party took some photos. 

We finished off the night with a wedding reception for the books at the tastefully decorated University Club. It was a special day for two special people! 

WEDDING INGREDIENTS:

Wedding Cinema: Michael Justin Studios
          Lead Cinema: Michael Justin
          2nd Cinema: Mike Giardino
          3rd Cinema: Jonathan Makrinos
Wedding Photography: A Day of Bliss
Entertainment: Hank Lane Band
Florist: Flowers by Richard
Dress Designer: Hailey Paige - Ester Gown
Groom Formalwear: Brooks Brothers
Bridal Shoes: Angela Nuran 
Bridesmaids Dresses: Jenny Yoo