Photographs of the Week: One RED HOT Party!

Even with the snow falling and the cold weather this past Saturday,  Danielle and Jason’s wedding was RED HOT! From the cascading orchids decorating the ceremony to the most amazing red themed ballroom – you will not believe how beautiful this wedding was. What an amazing job by Barbara Esses Events, Hank Lane Music, and SBK Event Design!

Take a peek at a few of the pictures from the evening! More to come next week!

VENUE: The Pierre Hotel | PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS: Fred Marcus Studio | EVENT PLANNER: Barbara Esses Events | MUSIC: Hank Lane Music | FLORIST: SBK Event Design | INVITATION: Fancy That NYC

Brittany and Alexander | Central Park Engagement Shoot

Central Park is beautiful all year round, but it is especially whimsical when it snows.  Take a peak at Brittany and Alexander’s winter engagement shoot below!

Couples Corner: Erica & Michael

When we heard Erica and Michael’s story, we knew we had to share it with you!  Thank you so much Erica and Michael for sharing! 

It was love at first site. Website that is. Like many modern couples, we met on, a popular dating site. The groom-to-be even starred in a commercial, but no fame could keep him from @eksinnyc. When we first met, we had both been living in Manhattan for nearly a decade, yet had never met before, and if you’re a 20-30 something living in New York and enjoying that “Jewish social circuit”, you know how small the city can be.  Even more surprisingly, we learned on our first date that we had not one mutual friend on Facebook. SCORE! A fresh start.

Erica: “From the beginning, I knew what we had was unique. Special. Very special. Finally! I had found a (very) funny, (very) smart, (very) sweet and (VERY) handsome man who I could be myself with – who made me feel like the only girl in the room – who made me laugh – who supported me – who actually found me hysterical! And then I just knew. This is the one.

A few months into dating, I introduced Mike to my Dad who I provided with strict talking points. Mostly, he was instructed not to tell any dirty jokes. I remember Mike being so excited to meet him, hoping that my Dad would slip up and deliver some raunchy, inappropriate joke. Which he did. And as expected, they loved each other. They met a couple times after that and my Dad always raved about Mike. He adored him. When my Dad passed away suddenly in 2013, Mike was there for me in every way. He provided unconditional support. I am so grateful that my Dad had a chance to meet the wonderful man I’m going to marry. And like I said – I just knew. This is the one.”

Mike: “Realizing that Erica, my girlfriend at the time, might just be the “one”, was an awesome day.  As a man, I can’t say that I ever dreamed of the gorgeous tuxedo I’d wear on my special day but I did dream of a time when I wouldn’t have to go out 5 nights a week, telling my story to random strangers who I couldn’t care less about.  But, as they say, it’s a numbers game.  From our first interaction on the website, things just felt different with her.  I’m pretty sure our first correspondence went a little something like this: 

  • @msw80: Hey there!
  • @eksinnyc: (no response)
  • @msw80: So, I rarely come across a profile that intrigues me as much as yours…
  • @eksinnyc: Really?
  • @msw80: YES! Can I ask you something?
  • @eksinnyc: Sure.
  • @msw80: I see you only have one photo of your face… If you’ve decided to meet the man of your dreams online, how could you not post more photos of like, the rest of you!? I mean, I get mystery and all, but C’MON!!!
  • @eksinnyc: (no response)
  • @msw80: How’s this Friday evening for a drink?
  • @eksinnyc: I thought you’d never ask J

Needless to say – drinks that Friday evening turned into dinner later that night and dates 2 – 10 happened over the next 10 days.  The last 2.5 years have flown by and I couldn’t be more thrilled to spend the rest of my life with such a wonderful, beautiful, hysterically funny, compassionate, tolerant (of my b.s.), loving, supportive girl.  Our journey is just getting started – fasten your seatbelts folks!!”

Our love for each other is strong and continues to grow every day. We are best friends and a day doesn’t go by when we don’t laugh. Hard. It’s easy to love when you’ve found your perfect match (.com).  We can’t wait to walk down the aisle in June, and share the rest of our lives together.



Meet Rose…

How hard is it to buy something meaningful for the ones you love? Most would say they treasure their family’s photographs. Fred Marcus Studio has partnered with Rose to help you share photos with your loved one. No, this is not a new app, technology, format or gizmo. Rose rolls up her sleeves and helps your family do the following:

1. Map out a step by step plan of how you can complete your photo project and help you with resources to complete the project with as much or little help as you would like.

2. Consolidate, sort and label your printed photographs.

3. Coordinate with different family members to gather the family treasures, duplicate them, identify the people and places, etc.

4. Digitize your photos and videos.

5. Organize digital photos and video libraries and make sure that they are backed up.

6. Create a photo album library that will compliment your Fred Marcus Studio albums.  These books can commemorate a special occasion, trip or a review of the year.

So, give your parents, wife, husband, children and even yourself the gift of an actual album filled with your treasured family photos. Call Fred Marcus today to get a gift card or book an appointment for yourself.