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  • AMY RIZZUTO PHOTOGRAPHY

    Welcome to my blog, a place for my daily ramblings and the photographs I love! My name is Amy and I am a wedding photographer located in the greater NYC area. If you are getting married, take some time to check out my most recent wedding and engagement sessions under categories. The best way to get to know me is through my personal posts. I blog about everything...from my cat's first birthday, to my favorite places to dine in the city. My hope is that by the time you leave, you will feel like we are best friends. If you want to see more, head over to my official website at www.amyrizzutophotography.com.

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CHARLOTTE NC ENGAGEMENT : JENNY + MATT

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The sound of the music reverberated off the cool brick walls as Jenny climbed up the stairs of the Dandelion Market.  Entering the cozy bar with her girlfriends, Jenny didn’t yet realize how this one decision would change her life forever.  Matt was already on the dance floor with his friends.  Jenny’s pretty blonde hair and contagious smile caught his eye, and he instinctively made his way across the room to be near her.  It wasn’t long before Jenny and Matt found themselves in a dance off!  As it was unusual behavior for them both, Jenny and Matt couldn’t control their laughter as they made their way to a quiet corner to exchange numbers.  To Jenny’s delight, Matt called the next day to set up a time to see her again.

As Jenny and Matt spent more and more time together, they realized just how perfect they were for one another.  Jenny was attracted to Matt’s confidence and fun outgoing personality, and Matt loved Jenny’s quirky sense of humor.  Knowing he wanted to spend forever with this girl, Matt proposed to Jenny at a romantic dinner in Savannah with her family there to cheer them on.  This sweet couple is planning on tying the knot next April, and I couldn’t be more excited for them!  For now, check out a few of my favorite photos from their Charlotte, NC engagement session below.:)

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We began Jenny and Matt’s Charlotte NC engagement session where they first met and fell in love, Dandelion Market!

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I can just imagine them exchanging numbers in a cozy corner, unaware of where this chance encounter would lead.

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After Dandelion Market, Jenny and Matt decided to take their dog Rudy for a walk in the park.  Rudy was Jenny’s first love and has been in her life for the past five years!

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LOVE.

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Next we headed to Jenny and Matt’s ridiculously beautiful rooftop to capture a few photos with the city in the background.

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Seriously guys…could you be any CUTER together?!

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Our last stop was an old fashioned soda shop called Pike’s for a delicious strawberry milkshake.

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Thanks again Jenny and Matt for giving me the opportunity to capture your fun Charlotte, NC engagement photos!  I loved getting to see where you guys met and fell in love and I am already looking forward to your Savannah wedding next April.:)

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Randy BeaversAugust 23, 2014 - 2:24 am

Jenny looks beautiful. I know you enjoyed capturing her and Matt. I really love the photo of the dog with the date sign, but my favorite is Jenny looking back at the camera and Matt leaning in to her….beautiful!

AN INTERVIEW WITH UNSOCIAL SOCIALITE

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I always love meeting other people who love weddings as much as I do!  A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Marina of Unsocial Socialite, an event planning and interior decorating company based out of New Jersey and New York.  The coolest part of the story?  Marina was actually a bridesmaid in a wedding I shot in one of my first years in business!  Since we go way back, I was excited to get together for coffee and hear all about Marina’s approach to planning weddings.  Marina was kind enough to share three tips on how hiring a wedding planner or coordinator can be helpful for the bride and groom.

1.Coordination- On the wedding day, it is so important to have someone advocating for the bride and groom and making sure the day flows smoothly.  A wedding planner will work with you to create  a detailed timeline to keep everyone involved on track.   Allotting enough time for everything that is important to you to take place will allow you the opportunity to relax and enjoy your day.

2. Communication- You’ve put together a fabulous team of vendors.  GREAT!  A wedding planner can take on the communication between them, making sure everything runs smoothly on your big day.  This is so helpful to me, as I always know when the first dance, cake cutting, and special toasts are going to take place well in advance.

3. Setup- Whether it be your place cards, flowers, pictures frames, or adorable card box from ETSY, you want to make sure to have someone working to ensure all of your details are in their proper place.  A wedding planner will discuss your vision with you before the wedding, and will be someone you can trust to make it come to life on your beautiful day.

And since every post is better with pictures…check out a few of my favorites from my mini session with Marina in Central Park below.

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Marina launched her business Unsocial Socialite in January.  Make sure to check out her website and Facebook page and leave her some love!

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I asked Marina if she had one piece of advice to share with brides.  Check out her awesome answer here.

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Thanks again for the awesome advice Marina!  It was a pleasure reconnecting with you and I look forward to working with you in the future.:)

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THE BROWNSTONE WEDDING : JESSICA + GLENN

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There is just something so lovely about a spring wedding, and Jessica and Glenn’s was one of the prettiest!  Soft pink cherry blossoms decorated the trees, tying in perfectly with the pink hues in Jessica’s bouquet.  The day began with a lot of fun and laughter as Jessica and her bridesmaids got their hair and make-up done together. Laughter turned into happy tears as Glenn saw Jessica for the first time under a canopy of bright pink blooms.  The moment was so romantic and filled with some of the most beautiful emotion I have ever seen.  The love this couple felt towards one another was so apparent to every special guest that came to watch them commit to spend their lives together at The Brownstone.  After their vows, Jessica and Glenn danced the night away under the warm light from the sparkling chandeliers above!

Jessica and Glenn, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your incredible day!  Enjoy reliving some of my favorite moments from your spring wedding below.:)

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Jessica’s sister helped her into her gorgeous gown!  I just love these sweet moments.

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Glenn couldn’t wait to see Jessica for the first time!  A huge smile spread across his face as he waited for her.

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A big thanks to Jessa for helping me photograph this couple’s beautiful day!  While I was capturing the moment on the left, she was capturing the sweet emotion on the right.

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LOVE.

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Jessica, you are GORGEOUS!

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These silly moment between father and daughter are some of my favorites!

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HAPPILY MARRIED!

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One of the sweetest first dances I have ever seen.

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Thank you again Jessica and Glenn for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your beautiful wedding at the Brownstone.  I am so happy for you both and wish you a lifetime filled with love and happiness.

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Cassi ClaireJuly 24, 2014 - 8:50 pm

SO many sweet and beautiful moments Amy! You did an amazing job! :)

Frost PhotographyAugust 1, 2014 - 3:12 pm

Pretty, pretty – I love this venue

HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR GETTING READY PHOTOS

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They are often some of my favorite photos of the day…the getting ready photos!  There is just something so nice about spending a morning getting a little glamorous with your closest girlfriends.  Today I wanted to take a moment to talk about how to best prepare for your getting ready photos on your wedding day.  I have put together a short video blog with three of my favorite tips, and you can check it out below!

I hope this vlog was helpful!  To recap, when preparing for your getting ready photos consider:

1. Location- It always looks nice if your getting ready location matches the look and feel of your ceremony and reception site.  If you have a wedding album in your collection, this looks great as your photos will tell a cohesive story throughout this beautiful heirloom.

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2. Lighting- The more natural light, the better!  Look for getting ready locations with lots of soft window light.:)

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3. The Details- Along with capturing photos of you and your bridal party getting ready, I would also love to capture the details you have put so much thought into for your wedding day.  If you could bring along a full invitation suite, your dress, shoes, jewelry, complete set of wedding rings (your engagement ring and two bands), and any other special details you would like me to capture, that would be great!

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If you have any questions, feel free to email me at amy@amyrizzutophotography.com or leave them in the comment box below!  Thanks again for watching my vlog and have a wonderful day!

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Jaine KershnerJuly 24, 2014 - 2:02 pm

amy, you are just the sweetest! good tips for all brides to be!!

Frost PhotographyAugust 1, 2014 - 3:13 pm

Helpful video! Ur adorable

[…] experience website includes articles I have written on: How to Prepare for Your Engagement Session, Getting Ready for the “Getting Ready” Portion of Your Day, Creating Your Wedding Day Timeline, and many more.  It also holds copies of the Wedding […]

BROOKLYN ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS : CAROLYN + MIKE

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They were walking along the Brooklyn Promenade together. The sun had just set and the city lights were twinkling across the still water of the East River. The walk was Michael’s idea, and Carolyn couldn’t help but think how romantic it all seemed. Michael led Carolyn to one of his favorite wooden benches. Sitting down, he shared not only why she was the perfect girl, but why she was the perfect girl for him. Michael asked Carolyn to marry him, and she happily agreed, over the moon to be marrying the man she loved so much as well. These two are tying the knot this fall, and I am already looking forward to capturing their gorgeous wedding!  For now, enjoy a few of my favorites from their Brooklyn engagement session below.

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Carolyn and Mike seriously might be one of the sweetest couples ever!  It was such a joy to spend the afternoon with them, and by the way they interacted, it was obvious how much they care for one another.

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For their Brooklyn engagement photos, Carolyn and Mike thought it would be sweet to revisit the bench where Mike proposed!  There is nothing I love more than when couples use this session as an opportunity to tell the story of their relationship.

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Thank you again Carolyn and Mike for spending an afternoon in front of my camera!  I loved capturing your Brooklyn engagement photos and I am already looking forward to your wedding this October!

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Sidney MorganJuly 15, 2014 - 2:01 pm

LOVE these, Amy!! I miss you!!!

Jaine KershnerJuly 15, 2014 - 2:13 pm

I love these amy!!! so pretty & the light is lovely!!

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