Russo's on the Bay wedding photos

I write a lot about being a non-traditional wedding photographer, but that doesn’t mean that I don’t document traditional weddings. In fact, about 85 percent of my weddings involve a classic ceremony and reception taking place in a house of worship and fancy event hall. What I set out to do is see the day differently and capture what you miss while you’re trying to enjoy as much of your wedding day as possible while making everyone happy. I’m there to document what you might not see — the joy, the tears, the smiles — while also photographing the big moments that you want to remember forever.

Stephanie and Sergio’s wedding was as traditional as it gets, with a full Roman Catholic wedding mass and stunning reception at Russo’s on the Bay, but I worked hard to see the day through the eyes of someone that is not caught up in the craziness of the big day. I looked for the happiness and excitement — which wasn’t too hard — and documented it for the couple to relive year after year. 

As an aside, I have to give credit to Russo’s for designing one of the most elaborate entrances into their reception room. The stage literally split in half and a moving staircase extended onto the dance floor for the couples grand entrance. All this while dry ice smoke billowed out from underneath and the stage. It was a sight to behold. Slow clap.

A big thanks to Josh Lynn for giving me a hand on this blistering cold wedding day. His photos are peppered throughout the post.

Here are my favorite photos from Stephanie and Sergio’s Russo’s on the Bay wedding. 


Transfiguration Roman Catholic Church
Brooklyn, NY

Russo’s on the Bay
Howard Beach, NY

GLK Creative: Photography by George Koroneos
Bloomfield, NJ

A Perfect Blend Entertainment
Peekskill, NY

Flowers by Burton
Melville, NY

Make-up artist
Kally Sitaras

Hair stylist
Lauren DeCosimo
Pinned & Proper

Wedding Gown Designer
Justin Alexander – Dress
Ellis Bridal – Jacket