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Over 60 Same-Sex Couples Married at Puerto Rico Wedding

Over 60 couples from around the region gathered in Puerto Rico’s capital Sunday to exchange vows at a same-sex marriage ceremony while a crowd of supporters snapped photos and cheered.

The mass ceremony at a promenade in San Juan’s colonial district took the same-sex couples through the traditional marriage vows and exchange of rings.

The event follows the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in late June requiring every state to recognize same-sex marriages. The U.S. island’s governor signed an executive order soon after that ruling to comply.

Organizer Ada Conde, an attorney who filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have her same-sex marriage recognized in Puerto Rico prior to the Supreme Court decision, said Sunday’s ceremony was a “celebration of the triumph of love.”

Most of the couples were Puerto Ricans, but others from the Dominican Republic, Cuba and Venezuela also participated in the event.

Carrying an umbrella emblazoned with the colors of the rainbow, Puerto Rican gay rights activist Pedro Julio Serrano described the ceremony as “a historic moment for our community.”

“After so many years, we are finally able to marry here in Puerto Rico,” he said from the promenade in Old San Juan as the couples gathered in wedding dresses and suits.

The ceremony was criticized by the Roman Catholic bishop of Arecibo, Monsignor Daniel Fernandez Torres. Citing the church’s catechism, which defines marriage as a sacrament, he said that a marital union can be shared only by a man and woman and that same-sex marriages are “contrary to natural law.”

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Karen Wise Stella Maxwell Met Gala

Karen Wise Stella Maxwell Met GalaThis Spring I had the pleasure of photographing model Stella Maxwell for H&M at her Met Gala dress fitting. The designers created an intricate low cut beaded gown which swayed as Stella walked down the red carpet and nine of my portraits ended up being featured in Teen Vogue!

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Karen Wise Stella Maxwell Met Gala

Karen Wise Stella Maxwell Met GalaThis Spring I had the pleasure of photographing model Stella Maxwell for H&M at her Met Gala dress fitting. The designers created an intricate low cut beaded gown which swayed as Stella walked down the red carpet and nine of my portraits ended up being featured in Teen Vogue!

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Karen Wise - New York City Hall WeddingIt was so much fun to shoot Mia + Sean's super cool New York City Hall wedding in January. How sweet and joyful are these two? Mia + Sean's unique post-ceremony photo session was set in the cobblestone streets of the meatpacking district near Hotel Gansevoort. The fashionable bride wore a silk flowing gown and a faux fur stole, to complete her wintery classic NYC look. After a chilly and brisk walk outside, the couple warmed up by jumping and cuddling on the bed with their pup.

Karen Wise - Hotel Gansevoort

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Karen Wise - New York City Hall WeddingIt was so much fun to shoot Mia + Sean's super cool New York City Hall wedding in January. How sweet and joyful are these two? Mia + Sean's unique post-ceremony photo session was set in the cobblestone streets of the meatpacking district near Hotel Gansevoort. The fashionable bride wore a silk flowing gown and a faux fur stole, to complete her wintery classic NYC look. After a chilly and brisk walk outside, the couple warmed up by jumping and cuddling on the bed with their pup. Karen Wise - Hotel Gansevoort

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Karen Wise - baby Henry Nathaniel

Karen Wise - baby Henry NathanielHenry at 5 months old. Not quite sitting up on his own yet, but with a little bit of support. His gummy smile makes me melt! XO

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Karen Wise - baby Henry Nathaniel

Karen Wise - baby Henry NathanielHenry at 5 months old. Not quite sitting up on his own yet, but with a little bit of support. His gummy smile makes me melt! XO

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Karen Wise - baby Henry Nathaniel

Welcome Baby Henry!  Sweet Henry Nathaniel entered the world in late September 2016, and it's been quite the ride! He will be turning 6 months old next week, I cannot believe it! Here are a few images I took in the past 6 months, including the first one taken on day 2, in the hospital, wearing the red hat I knit for him. He is also sporting a nifty blue cardigan I made for him last summer, at 9 weeks old while in Montreal. Sadly, he only got to wear it for one day before he outgrew it! XO







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Karen Wise - baby Henry Nathaniel

Welcome Baby Henry!  Sweet Henry Nathaniel entered the world in late September 2016, and it's been quite the ride! He will be turning 6 months old next week, I cannot believe it! Here are a few images I took in the past 6 months, including the first one taken on day 2, in the hospital, wearing the red hat I knit for him. He is also sporting a nifty blue cardigan I made for him last summer, at 9 weeks old while in Montreal. Sadly, he only got to wear it for one day before he outgrew it! XO







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Wedding Portraits on the Highline - Pets at weddings

I loved Jung and Jereme's wedding. It was so simple yet so beautiful. I'm especially pleased we made time for wedding portraits on the Highline, across the street from their venue, on this chilly November day.

I also loved that the couple included their puppy in the pictures, both while getting ready at home, and later at the beginning of their reception. How sweet is that?jungjereme-03

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Wedding Portraits on the Highline - Pets at weddings

I loved Jung and Jereme's wedding. It was so simple yet so beautiful. I'm especially pleased we made time for wedding portraits on the Highline, across the street from their venue, on this chilly November day. I also loved that the couple included their puppy in the pictures, both while getting ready at home, and later at the beginning of their reception. How sweet is that?jungjereme-03Wedding Portraits on the Highline - pets at weddingsjungjereme-05jungjereme-01jungjereme-09jungjereme-10Wedding Portraits on the Highline - pets at weddingsjungjereme-06jungjereme-15jungjereme-14jungjereme-16Wedding Portraits on the Highline - Fillmore Room, New York  

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Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Chelsea & Michael's Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding earlier in the summer. I'm in love with their portraits. Such a beautiful couple. And... they even brought their 2 kittens! I've photographed puppies and larger canines at weddings before, but in my 15 years of shooting weddings, I've never seen a bride and groom bring felines! There's a first for everything I guess!

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

Thanks to the following vendors to help make this beautiful wedding come together:

Laura Remmert Events + Floral

Karen Wise Photography

Park Avenue Catering

Harold Pratt House

Waldorf Astoria Hotel NYC

Michael Colby Cinematography

DJ Michael Edwards

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Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding

I had the pleasure of photographing Chelsea & Michael's Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding earlier in the summer. I'm in love with their portraits. Such a beautiful couple. And... they even brought their 2 kittens! I've photographed puppies and larger canines at weddings before, but in my 15 years of shooting weddings, I've never seen a bride and groom bring felines! There's a first for everything I guess! Karen Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House WeddingKaren Wise - Waldorf Astoria and Harold Pratt House Wedding Thanks to the following vendors to help make this beautiful wedding come together: Laura Remmert Events + Floral Karen Wise Photography Park Avenue Catering Harold Pratt House Waldorf Astoria Hotel NYC Michael Colby Cinematography DJ Michael Edwards

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Gulfoss Iceland - Holga

What an incredible week of scenic drives, glacier walks, black sand beaches, continuous sun and silica infused geothermal pools! I'm sharing some photographs I made from my trip to Iceland in June with my husband Chandler and our baby in utero. There are so many photos and video snippets, but I'm limiting it to just these for now. I cannot wait to return to experience Iceland's beauty again!

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Gulfoss Iceland - Holga

What an incredible week of scenic drives, glacier walks, black sand beaches, continuous sun and silica infused geothermal pools! I'm sharing some photographs I made from my trip to Iceland in June with my husband Chandler and our baby in utero. There are so many photos and video snippets, but I'm limiting it to just these for now. I cannot wait to return to experience Iceland's beauty again! Gulfoss Iceland - HolgaKW49c01-R01-014KW49c03-R01-008KW49c04-R01-012Karen Wise - Iceland in JuneKaren Wise - Iceland in JuneJokulsarlon Glacier LagoonKaren Wise - Iceland in JuneChandler-Skogafoss-0071smKaren Wise - Iceland in JuneKaren Wise - Iceland in JuneKaren Wise - Iceland in JuneIceland-160628-94Karen Wise - Iceland in June - FilmIceland-160628-104KW49c10-R01-001KW49c10-R01-008Karen Wise - Iceland in June  

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Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Wedding

I'm happy to see Christina + Michael's Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf restaurant wedding featured on Carats and Cake blog today! Please feel free to check out the C&C feature here. You may also see more images from their beautiful wedding below. I shot these photographs with a mix of medium format color and black and white Kodak film, and on digital cameras...

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Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf

Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding

Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding

Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding

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Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding

Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding

Floral Design: Peartree Flowers

Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau

Groom's Attire: J. Hilburn

Event Planning: EM Event Management

DJ: A Starry Night 

Cake: Baked NYC

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Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Wedding I'm happy to see Christina + Michael's Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf restaurant wedding featured on Carats and Cake blog today! Please feel free to check out the C&C feature here. You may also see more images from their beautiful wedding below. I shot these photographs with a mix of medium format color and black and white Kodak film, and on digital cameras... Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf WeddingFort Tryon Park and New LeafFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding   Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingKarenWise-Christina-Mike-006KarenWise-Christina-Mike-040Christina-Michael-16Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingChristina-Michael-23Fort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant WeddingFort Tryon Park and New Leaf Restaurant Wedding Floral Design: Peartree Flowers Wedding Gown: Modern Trousseau Groom's Attire: J. Hilburn Event Planning: EM Event Management DJ: A Starry Night  Cake: Baked NYC

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Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

I am thrilled to share this romantic and stylish Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding! Justin and Darren were dream clients – they were laid back, stylish and so fun-loving! I was also happy to see their wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this week. You may see the feature right here!

Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

It was so sweet to witness how the couple considered the participation of their two young sons, Luke and Jake, in all their wedding festivities. Jake and Luke were included in Justin and Darren’s getting ready session, in their ceremony, and even in cocktail hour when they got to chase ducks and pick apples in Buttermilk Farm’s orchard. They even enjoyed holding a custom made Thank you sign for pictures which the couple would later print for their thank you cards.

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Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

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Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

Buttermilk Falls Inn Wedding

Justin and Darren trusted me and gave me a lot of creative freedom within their itinerary. The palette of vibrant orange and peach dahlias and ranunculus, alongside the verdant green of the lush summer grasses, and the grooms’ handsome blue attire inspired unlimited picture-taking.

You may see more of my photos in my wedding gallery, and on Style Me Pretty this week!

 

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Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding

I am thrilled to share this romantic and stylish Buttermilk Falls Inn wedding! Justin and Darren were dream clients – they were laid back, stylish and so fun-loving! I was also happy to see their wedding featured on Style Me Pretty this week. You may see the feature right here! Buttermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn wedding It was so sweet to witness how the couple considered the participation of their two young sons, Luke and Jake, in all their wedding festivities. Jake and Luke were included in Justin and Darren’s getting ready session, in their ceremony, and even in cocktail hour when they got to chase ducks and pick apples in Buttermilk Farm’s orchard. They even enjoyed holding a custom made Thank you sign for pictures which the couple would later print for their thank you cards. Buttermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingKarenWise-ButtermilkFalls-055Buttermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingJustin-Darren-13Buttermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn weddingButtermilk Falls Inn Wedding Justin and Darren trusted me and gave me a lot of creative freedom within their itinerary. The palette of vibrant orange and peach dahlias and ranunculus, alongside the verdant green of the lush summer grasses, and the grooms’ handsome blue attire inspired unlimited picture-taking. You may see more of my photos in my wedding gallery, and on Style Me Pretty this week!  

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