Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn New York Wedding Photography | Giando On The Water| J+J

When you have one beautiful bride and one handsome groom, you get a beautiful couple and an absolutely beautiful wedding. I LOVE capturing weddings! This Brooklyn New York wedding photography started out in Queens, NY in Middle Village as the bride and groom said their "I Do's" in Our Lady of Hope church. When the bride walked down the aisle, you can see that the groom's eyes were only on his beautiful bride. Witnessed by their closest family and friends, they were pronounced as husband and wife and their new beginning commenced with cheers, smiles, laughter and joy. After a view portraits with the family, we headed to DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge park to capture some more gorgeous photos. Out of the many brides and grooms taking photos that day, J + J were the most gorgeous! Of course I could be biased :-). I treated the couple (and the videographer!) to a ride on Jane's Carousel and captured the cutest moments. Le sigh! (So when you hire Angelica Criscuolo Photography, everyone gets a free Carousel rides! ha!) A few more shots by the water in front of the Brooklyn Bridge, we were then headed to Giando on the Water for the fun reception. I love this venue! You have a view of the bridges, you get a beautiful sunset, and the food was amazing. The guests enjoyed themselves tremendously and every single photos I took, families and friends were always smiling, laughing, dancing, and celebrating along with the bride and groom.

Nothing beats a fantastic wedding. We're so glad to have been a part of it all!

Photography: www.AngelicaCriscuoloPhotography.com | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com | Photo Booth (InstaMemoryBooth) www.facebook.com/instamemorybooth

Reception: www.giandoonthewater.com | Giando On The Water 412 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11211| (718) 387-7000

First Dance: "All of Me" by John Legend

Ceremony: Our Lady of Hope | www.ourladyofhopeparish.org | 61-27 71st Street Middle Village, NY 11379

Videographer: Infinite Video Productions - Mike Burns |email: Mike@infinite-video.com | http://infinite-video.com  

Floral Decorations: Pedestals Floral Decorators - Virgil Alessi | VirgilA@pedestalsflorist.com |  www.pedestalsflorist.com

Cake: Royal Crown Bakery - Frank Galano, phone: 718-668-0284

DJ: AVC Music Inc. - Nick |email: avcdj@aol.com | 718-781-6850| avcmusic.com

Hair Stylist: Chrysalis Salon - Deanna, phone: 718-366-6333 | chrysalisny.com | info@chrysalisny.com

Bridal Dress: RK Bridal, designer: Enzoani Blue enzoani.com

Bridesmaids Dress: David's Bridal

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Our Lady of Hope Church in MIddle Village Queens NY
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The Knot Best of Wedding 2014 Best New York Wedding Photographer
The Knot Best of Wedding 2014 Best New York Wedding Photographer

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News - Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work and has traveled to the Caribbean, Punta Cana DR, Barbados, Hawaii, Buffalo, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, DC, Paris, Bora Bora Tahiti, Canada, The Philippines and more. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC.

Brooklyn Wedding Photographer New York Daily News Down The Aisle

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Angelica Criscuolo Photography graced the full page of the New York Daily News! Jackie and Joe's beautiful Brooklyn wedding photography at Giando on the Water in DUMBO is also on the Down The Aisle section of the paper! To have two brides and grooms of ours fill an entire page of the paper means the world to us that our couples are just that awesome to work with! To see more of Jackie and Joe's wedding click here: http://www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com/blog/2014/07/08/brooklyn-new-york-wedding-photography-giando-on-the-water-jj/

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The Knot Best of Wedding 2014 Best New York Wedding Photographer

About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire, Brides.com, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Taking photographs to commemorate memories is what she does best and Angelica is very passionate about her work and has traveled to the Caribbean, Punta Cana DR, Barbados, Hawaii, Buffalo, Boston, San Diego, San Francisco, Los Angeles, DC, Paris, Bora Bora Tahiti, Canada, The Philippines and more. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC.

9/11...We Remember - New York State of Mind - by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

9/11....We Remember. This past weekend was a whirlwind of memorials and dedications. One commercial created by State Farm "Empire State of Mind" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=WozKutSbz8Y) really pulled some strings...not just because the commercial was made well, but because the Firehouse showcased in the commercial was the same Engine 205 Ladder 118 I visited earlier this year. Let me just say that these firemen were all very down to earth individuals who all had stories to say about that fateful day. Walking into the station, you can almost feel the presence of those that walked through the same hallways checking equipment, sliding down the pole when the alarm rings, or putting on over a hundred pound worth of gear...that's correct...A Fireperson has over a hundred pounds worth of gear at some point, not including carrying a person (if need be) through a roaring fire in a burning building. These men literally will put their lives on the line and talking to them and sharing their stories is just mind blowing. One cannot grasp what they do until you see how they live in a station first-hand. Here's a few photos from the station. They are by the Brooklyn Bridge in DUMBO and you can never miss their firehouse with their famous mural on their door. They are also a fun bunch since while one of them, Danny, was demonstrating his equipment in front of the truck, one of the lieutenants climbed on top of the truck with a bucket of water and poured it all on the uknowing fireman...and I was next to him! Good thing I looked up on time...I don't think my camera would have survived :-).

Exploring Dumbo

This past weekend I had the chance to learn from one of the most respected photographers in the industry, Joe DiMaggio. He may not be the well known baseball player, but he is the well known photographer whose work have graced the pages of Sports Illustrated, Life and Time Magazines just to name a few! Time Magazine chose his 1981 Cooney-Holmes fight as picture of the year. Deciding to do one of his workshops was one of the best decisions I've made since it was a very good experience learning from one of the best. I'm actually giddy with excitement that Mr. DiMaggio posted some work on his blog site: JOE DIMAGGIO IN THIS CORNER. You can also see some other works from other talented photographers who attended the workshop. Being part of a group of individuals who were all very creative and loved photography was also worthwhile. No one looked at you odd when you're with 15 others with DSLRs hanging around their necks and taking shots of buildings, people, the ground and sky in all angles! Mr. DiMaggio took us through the Brooklyn bridge, stressing that you should always walk, stop, and look back and see the different angles, look at how different the angles and horizons are after just walking 15 feet. He also stressed that not everything has to look sharp! He also stated do not be afraid to raise your ISO! Get that shot, that moment, and you'll be amazed at how wonderful it can be even if it is not as sharp or more grainy than you would have liked. He also mentioned whatever he speaks of are a matter of opinion. Well, his opinion, in my opinion, does count.

After shooting pictures of the Brooklyn Bridge, getting sceneries, motion, angles and more, we headed to Gleason's Gym where many of the best boxers have trained. We were also warned not to touch anything and then touch our face...Duly noted! Gleason's is not your modern day gym so do not expect a NYSC feel to the place. This training gym is worn, used, and the facility is filled with experienced trainers and legends looking for the next champion. After Gleason's we headed to the home of Engine 205 and Ladder 118. Thanks again to everyone at Engine 205/Ladder 118 for allowing us freedom to access the firehouse and capture everything! They were all very cooperative and patient with our questions. Just seeing the hundreds of pounds of gear a single Fireman or woman must carry is definitely an eye opener when seen in person and not just on TV. The jacket and pants they wear are about 50 pounds, plus additional gear consisting of oxygen tank, mask, axes, pulling hoses, plus a body to carry if it ever came to that. That's on top of the person's weight! Very humbling indeed and we all walked away thankful for the experience, and thankful to each of them for doing what they do. After seeing the home of these brave Firemen, we were off to the pier overlooking the Brooklyn Bridge. A natural scene in this area are newlyweds and we saw one such couple who were happy to have our workshop take pictures freely. We then ended the day at the East River Park...of course along the way we stopped at Jacques Torres Chocolate factory for some much loved hot chocolate (some got the Wicked drink while the rest including yours truly tried the Classic).

All in all a very good day and a very fun experience. Thanks again to my fellow classmates and for Joe DiMaggio for sharing their experience, knowledge, and providing advice and hopefully we'll meet again at the next workshop! Below are some more shots from the day.

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