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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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Flush + Matted Queensberry Wedding Albums

Here is a beautiful example of a matted Queensberry wedding album in a blueberry genuine leather cover, designed for a very important client. There were two albums made, one for the wedding and another for the rehearsal dinner + Sunday brunch.

Flush + Matted Queensberry Wedding Albums

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Flush + Matted Queensberry Wedding Albums

Here is a beautiful example of a matted Queensberry wedding album in a blueberry genuine leather cover, designed for a very important client. There were two albums made, one for the wedding and another for the rehearsal dinner + Sunday brunch. Flush + Matted Queensberry Wedding Albums

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Karen Wise Wedding Albums

Here are a couple of newly made Iris Book wedding albums that I designed for two of my clients with Cypress Albums. They were made in English Linen and in Irish Linen, two incredibly gorgeous fabric selections!

"The Iris Book is created with thick, heirloom pages and true photographic prints.  The design and feel of this book with your beautiful images is simply breathtaking! Enjoy!" - Cypress

Karen Wise Wedding Albums

Karen Wise Wedding Albums

Karen Wise Wedding Albums

Karen Wise Wedding Albums

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Karen Wise Wedding Albums

Here are a couple of newly made Iris Book wedding albums that I designed for two of my clients with Cypress Albums. They were made in English Linen and in Irish Linen, two incredibly gorgeous fabric selections! "The Iris Book is created with thick, heirloom pages and true photographic prints.  The design and feel of this book with your beautiful images is simply breathtaking! Enjoy!" - Cypress Karen Wise Wedding AlbumsKaren Wise Wedding AlbumsKaren Wise Wedding AlbumsKaren Wise Wedding Albums

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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 - Fillmore Room, New York

 

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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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Karen Wise - Iceland in June

Karen Wise - Iceland in June

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Karen Wise - Iceland in June

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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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