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Queens New York Wedding Photographer video montage - Mia & Neil, Happy Anniversary!

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Congratulations to Mia and Neil on their upcoming anniversary! Here's video montage consisting of a few photos from their special day in Jamaica Estates in Queens. Such a memorable time and hope this brings you all back to that momentous occasion! Take a look at their Queens New  York wedding photography blogged here: http://www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com/blog/2013/05/24/nyc-wedding-photography-in-queens-jamaica-estates-mia-neil-taylor/

Thank you to the following vendors and friends who helped made Mia and Neil’s day such a success!

NYC Wedding Photography: Angelica Criscuolo Photography | www.angelicacriscuolophotography.com | info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com

Ceremony: Immaculate Conception Church – 86-45 Edgerton Boulevard, Jamaica Estates, NY 11432 | Fr. Theophane Cooney | 718-657-0544

Reception: Courtyard Marriott LaGuardia Airport | Catering Manager – Ron Vogel | 9010 Ditmars Boulevard, East Elmhurst, NY 11369 | rvogel@laguardia.meyerjabara.com | Tel # 718-308-4769

Floral Design: Ivie Joy Flowers + Events | Iviejoyagustin@me.com | 6466753274

Photobooth: Red Carpet Event – Elmer Arroza | 111-50 Lefferts Blvd. South Ozone Park, NY 11420 | 

redcarpeteventpb@gmail.com

  516.320.9916

Videographer: Freelight Media – Chatty Remetir-Reedyk | cremetir@gmail.com | 310.713.6704

Cake: Palermo’s Bakery Shop

DJ: Victory Entertainment – Victor Spadaro | 1786 Sheepshead Bay Road Brooklyn, NY 11235 | VictoryParty@aol.com 347.720.7867

Makeup Artist: Kristyn Nicole Capito – kcapito26@gmail.com

Hair Artist: Jaclyn Reburiano Chan – jrchan77@gmail.com

Wedding Gown: David’s Bridal

Bridesmaid Dresses: J. Crew

Men’s tuxes: Men’s Warehouse

Wedding Wire and The Knot Best of Wedding Winner Angelica Criscuolo Photography
Wedding Wire and The Knot Best of Wedding Winner Angelica Criscuolo Photography
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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 photographed couples in Hawaii, Boston, Florida, California, Philippines, Canada, Barbados and other destination caribbean islands. Angelica continues to  be 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. 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. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com2010-2014 

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Portraits Are More Than Paper - Why photographs are very important and lasts forever....

Today I read a post by Jeanine Thurston, re-posted by so many photographers and non-photographers alike, and the letter that created the post stirred old memories that I too had to post it: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/ After reading the letter, I cannot help but feel this person's regret of not understanding how pictures are so much more lasting than "trivial" items. Portraits and photographs  are more than a piece of paper, since it helps memorialize an event or a person or a special memory of a newborn being born or children growing up with families, a wedding, and more. From time to time I do get the "oh no! there she is again!" when I take out my camera and start photographing family and friends when we're together privately or out so I can capture those memories.  Many say their memories are in their mind and do not need photographs or videos of an event, but for me, personally, I love having a tangible visual of an event or memory with my husband, family and friends. Why do I do it? I do it because I know memories are fleeting. Getting older, my memory is not what it was years ago...and that is scary. How many times have we told ourselves I'll remember this moment forever...but later stumble upon a picture (maybe years or weeks later) taken by someone else and you truly forgot that moment occurred? I LOVE going through my pictures from time to time and remembering time spent with those I love. I have folders of digital images going back from 1999 with a miscellaneous folder where I added scanned images of older paper photographs.

Maybe some think that going overboard...and some may think its not...but each of us must do what feels right and capturing memories the way I know how feels the right way. I also take pictures because I know often time pictures are all we may have left of someone one day. A sad thought but true...and it was true for Karen L. who wrote the letter. Her letter has made this past hour an emotional roller coaster, leaving people wondering why I look like I've been crying...so here I am pretending to have a cold, but in reality I'm remembering the feeling of not having that picture I wanted and needed of someone who suddenly passed on. When my father passed away in 2007, I was creating a memorial board of him, and realized that the last picture I took with him and I alone was taken...well I couldn't find one. Honestly the last good one (not blurry or anything else) was from 2001 when I graduated college. There was one picture from my birthday party my dad threw for me at his house in 2005 that had me, him and my siblings together, and I had to cut out my siblings so I can frame that picture of me and my dad in my apartment. The picture was also blurry, but it was all I had standing next to him. Other pictures before he passed was of me taking the picture, or a group picture. Just remembering that realization made me panic. This was the eve of my father's wake and I'm scrambling to find pictures of my dad and me and I couldn't find a one.

Photographs of any event or a portrait of your family or pictures with friends are something that should not be taken for granted. For many they are not just a want or a need, but a priceless memory that can be passed on. If you haven't read Karen L's letter, read on: http://fototails.wordpress.com/2012/01/02/a-letter-on-my-doorstep-portraits-are-more-than-paper/

Thank you Jeanine for posting this letter. Karen L. and many more are in my prayers.

Happy New Year! from Angelica Criscuolo Photography

What an amazing 2011!!! Weddings, celebrity events, precious portraits of families and newborn and more filled this year and each session was a special moment to me. However, it is because of all of you that made is such a special year. I cannot wait to meet new people and explore new places in 2012!!!

Stay tuned for a special sale promotion Angelica Criscuolo Photography is having with Living Social!!! That's coming up in a few weeks...and boy will 2012 be busy!!! To ensure you get your session (especially engagement/wedding dates) booked, do not wait to contact me! Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays 2011 from New York Wedding Event Lifestyle Photographer Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Sharda & Anna's New Jersey Wedding - Liberty House, Jersey City by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Congratulations to Sharda and Anna! They were married at the Liberty House Restaurant grounds in Jersey City New Jersey. This New Jersey Wedding was amazing and the event was planned by Kasal NY and the beautiful floral arrangements were created by Celadon & Celery Events. Working with two great vendors who are a powerhouse in the industry is definitely an honor. Anna and Sharda loved everything about the wedding. They both looked gorgeous in their gowns as they walked down the aisle complete with bouquets distinctive of their personalities. Celadon & Celery did an amazing job with their bouquets, ceremony decor, reception and more. The cake was also a masterpiece itself since it was made by Buddy Valastro, The Cake Boss himself! He and his wife even stopped by during the reception to congratulate the brides. Who doesn't love the Cake Boss and his cakes! The ceremony was memorable as the brides were escorted down the aisle with their mothers and even their precious k9 took part in the ceremony as the Ring Bearer complete in his little tux! There were smiles all around and it truly was a sight to see. The weather was perfect for this special occasion and the brides truly deserved to have a perfect happy beginning :-).

2011 Fall Portrait Session Photography Special! by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Fall is here and here's my special portrait photography savings and giveaway for New York, New Jersey, Connecticut (Tri-State) and for any destination wedding outside the Tri-State! Take advantage of all the gorgeous fall colors and book your Engagement, newborn, family, children, maternity and even head shot 1 hour portrait session today! Well, by November 11, 2011 (yes, that's 11/11/11) and receive 20% off your 1 hour session! For regular portrait sessions including newborn, family, children, maternity and head shot receive an 8x10 Metallic print and proofs on a DVD.

For all my engaged couples out there, receive 20% off  your engagement session as well, plus if you also book a wedding package for 2012 by 11/11/11 you will receive a FREE engagement book!!! GREAT as a guest book for the wedding. This is even a lot more saving since we all know how much anything wedding related costs these days! I will specially design the engagement book to fit your wedding theme.

To get the special savings as outlined above, just head on to my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/angelicacriscuolophotography and "like" the page! Very easy to get this discounted pricing! In addition, as soon as my Facebook page receives 1000 likes, I will choose a winner randomly to receive a FREE SESSION of their choosing!!!!

I cannot wait to work with you all and I am very blessed to be busy this year and cannot wait to make it more so in 2012! Look through my website for samples of my lifestyle photography and photo-journalistic style and if you have any questions do not hesitate to call 646.662.6567 or email me at info@angelicacriscuolophotography.com!

xoxo Angelica

Kardashian Kollection SEARS launch - Leibovitz Studio - by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Kim, Khloe and Kourtney Kardashian along with their mom and successful manager Kris Jenner were in Chelsea yesterday, Tuesday September 6, 2011 to launch their new clothing line in over 700+ SEARS department stores. The fashion icons came dressed in their creations and were very impressed with the design created by Celadon & Celery Events and LDC (Lex Liang Design Corporation) for the event. Guests arrived even with the pouring rain, but the weather did not halt the occasion. Ben Zion from Baked by Melissa was at the event personally providing the baked goodies from the famous mini cupcake store and the Kardashian sisters were more than happy to have a few bites of the scrumptious treats.

Ben Zion, Partner and owner of Baked By Melissa designed this arrangement for the Kardashian Kollection launch event. He was my favorite man of the night especially since he loved to give us all the cupcakes and we were more than happy to oblige. Thank you Ben!A gorgeous arrangement created by Celadon & Celery Events

As previously mentioned, the Kardashians enjoyed the treats created by Baked by Melissa! So happy I was able to take home a few :-).

Me and Kaye at the launch party... a little time off from shooting :-)

Kim's ring is gorgeous!!!! Just look at it! Owners of Celadon & Celery Events, Ivie Joy Agustin-Gonzales and Bess Wyrick posing in front of their creation.

LOVESTRUCK by Vera Wang {Celadon & Celery Events} by Angelica Criscuolo Photography

Once again, the talented team from Celadon & Celery created a classy look for a very important client, Vera Wang! The talented designer launched her fragrance, Lovestruck, in NYC last week at The Jimmy located on the rooftop of The James Hotel in SoHo. The gorgeous designs and arrangements were carefully created by Celadon and Celery Events team including Ivie Joy Agustin-Gonzales of CC Events and Bess Wyrick owner of CC events. The event looked amazing and definitely made everyone swoon and feel 'lovestruck' :-). From Vera Wang's blog, Lovestruck is "all about being overwhelemed, inexplicably, hopelessly in love....a new definition of Romeo & Juliet..."

Photo of Leighton Meester (the face of Lovestruck) from Gossip Girl taken by Just Jared and Vera Wang above taken by the talented Sarah Jay Weiss.

Andrea & Michael - NYC Rooftop Wedding - Ramscale by Angelica Criscuolo Photography & CC Events

Congratulations to Andrea & Michael! They were married overlooking the Hudson River on the Ramscale Terrace in NYC this past Memorial weekend (it was a busy weekend for this photographer!). The wedding was very intimate with friends and family flying in from Florida and Texas. The Bride was beautiful and Michael had a smile when Andrea walked down the aisle . For the reception, Bess Wyrick and her team from Celadon and Celery created an outdoor space indoors with a huge canopy of vines and flowers hanging above complete with gorgeous crystal chandeliers. The ceremony space was designed with a custom chuppah addorned with silk fabric, roses, and vines, and candles were lit everywhere. What a romantic sight to see! Congratulations to the amazing couple! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

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Happy Independence Day!!!

Hope everyone had a wonderful and relaxing 4th of July weekend! Here's a few firework pictures captured on top of a friend's rooftop in Chelsea overlooking the Hudson river during the Macy's 4th of July firework display. A picnic on a rooftop is one way to spend the holidays! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

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Ivie & Michael Get Married - New York Wedding

Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Michael Gonzales! Ivie Joy glowed as a June bride and Michael looked dashing with his new lovely wife. They looked amazing together and their love showed for everyone to see.  They celebrated with an intimate gathering of close friends at Rouge Tomate near Central Park and Bess Wyrick, owner of Celadon & Celery designed an amazing, and breathtaking, reception that made the couple's jaw drop. This photographer had a great time capturing every angle of the event and seeing everyone laughing, sharing stories, and celebrating with the bride and groom was just a sight to see. I have no doubt many wonderful blessings will be bestowed upon Ivie and Michael since they truly deserve all the happiness in the world. A toast to the new married couple and may you both have many years of wonderful stories and adventures to share with one another!

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Leah & David - Rouge Tomate {New York Wedding}

What a gorgeous reception Leah and David had at Rouge Tomate in NYC Memorial weekend! Celadon & Celery Events designed the venue and everything looked amazing. The unique design along with the main centerpiece truly pulled together the entire event space and once again C&C created a memorable masterpice! The bride and groom loved how all the details turned out and it was a great surprise after their outdoor ceremony in Central Park. Also, Rouge Tomate's event space is a perfect location for NYC brides to have an elegant, chic, fun and intimate reception. Everyone definitely had a blast (and if you're wondering how Rouge Tomate's menu taste, do not hesitate to stop by since the menu and drinks are exquisite)! Congratulations to the happy couple! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Joan & Melissa Rivers hosts AFSP's Annual Gala

On May 11, 2011, celebrity personalities Joan and Melissa Rivers hosted the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention's annual benefit dinner and gala. Attendees came together for the Lifesavers Dinner from different backgrounds ranging from politics, science, media, entertainments and business. Each individual has been dedicated to raising the public awareness about suicide and support for the AFSP's research, education and advocacy programs. Joan and Melissa started the evening with their story of how this issue affected them directly after Joan's husband committed suicide and how mother and daughter dealt with the aftermath of such a tragic event. They continue to help others and are great supporters of AFSP with Joan being a founding member. The evening's gala was designed by Celadon & Celery and everyone was mesmerized of how the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room was transformed to a beautiful dining hall complete with cherry blossoms and creative center pieces. Bess Wyrick was on site ensuring every piece was in place for such a special occasion and once again C&C Events did an excellent job.

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Celadon & Celery Events - Audrey & Vijay's Long Island, NY Wedding at Garden City Hotel

Weddings are beautiful ceremonies to attend and add the right design by Celadon & Celery Events, then you have a magical day, or night, to remember! Everyone at the Garden City Hotel were amazed with the details and vibrant colors of the reception's entryway for Audrey & Vijay's wedding celebration. Each angle guests discovered new things to see as they find their place card on their way to the cocktail hour. I had a lot of fun at this wedding since New York being a small world, I saw a few friends dressed up for the bride and groom's special day! Much blessings to the bride and groom as well as to their family and friends who all looked beautiful that day. undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Cherry Blossom Festival - Brooklyn Botanic Garden

What a way to start the month of May! Attended the last day of the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival, which is the end of the month long Hanami celebration of the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. The last day of the festival was packed, and rightly so with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. Many dressed for the occasion, and others came as they were ready to picnic and lounge by the orchards. Below are some moments from the event. Enjoy! undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined