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Montauk beach wedding ~ Montauk, Long Island wedding photographer

I would like to post a photo from one of my favorite Memorial Day weekend wedding that took place five years ago in Montauk, for Throw-Back-Thursday.

Jen and Mike got married on the beach by the ocean and it was a beautiful and sunny Memorial day weekend.

We did all the family and bride and groom portraits right by the ocean.  This favorite portrait of mine shows the playful side of the couple and the beach umbrella adds a splash of color to the image.

Congratulations to Jen and Mike, who are now happy parents of a wonderful baby girl.


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Montauk, New York wedding photography by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Weddings

Surprise proposal in Central Park ~ Manhattan proposal photographer

I had the pleasure photographing Bryan’s surprise proposal to Noel in Central Park on the Gapstow Bridge.

Bryan contacted me months in advance to help him document the special moment when he asks Noel to marry him.  He chose the beautiful and romantic Central Park landmark, the Gapstow Bridge, to propose down on one knee to his girlfriend.  Noel was surprised and shocked and she said Yes!  She thought they are coming to New York City for a dinner in her favorite restaurant and a Broadway show.  After the proposal the three of us walked around the park to create some lasting memories and some engagement portraits of the freshly engaged couple.

Best wishes and lots of happiness to Noel and Bryan!


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Central Park surprise marriage proposal photography by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Weddings.



West Village winter wedding ~ Manhattan wedding photographer

Another favorite wedding moment for Throw-back-Thursday.

This wedding took place in the West Village in Manhattan in the winter of 2005.  So many things I loved about this wedding such as the bride’s cherry red Stella McCartney dress and purple shoes, the deep purple orchids she wore in her hair and the cute French restaurant where the guests celebrated them and the penthouse where the intimate ceremony was held.

However, my favorite moment from this wedding, was, when the couple was exchanging their vows and wedding bands during the ceremony and the couple’s son looked up for a split second at his parents’ hands.

I thought it was such a beautiful and special moment for them as a family.

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Wedding photography in the West Village NYC by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Weddings.


Preston’s 1st birthday party ~ Forest Hills children photographer

I photographed Julie and Dave’s wedding a few years ago and now that they are parents of an adorable one year old boy, they asked me to photograph Preston’s first birthday party.

Friends and family arrived with lots of gifts to the party where children were entertained by twisted balloon animals and action heroes, face painting, bubble blowing and dancing.

Preston had not one but two amazing cakes; one to share with all the guests and one just for him to smash.  He definitely was not shy about smashing his cake while the adults and kids were cheering him on.

So much fun!  Preston had a blast at his party and by the end he was very tired and ready for a nap.

I really enjoyed seeing Julie and Dave again and their super cute babies Rocky and Preston.

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Birthday cake and smash cake was created by Silk Cakes.

Balloon animals and face painting by Candy Twisted Balloons.

Photography by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Kids.


Lake Hopatcong island wedding ~ New Jersey wedding photographer

It’s time for a throw-back-Thursday wedding photo. This wedding took place in 2005, way before my blogging days.  It was one of my favorite wedding to photograph that year. It took place in New Jersey, on Lake Hopatcong, on a tiny private island that belonged to the groom’s family for many generations. The wedding couple, the bridal party and all the guests had to take boats over to the small island where the ceremony and reception took place. The photograph that I am sharing, was, taken during the ceremony as the bride and groom exchanged their vows, standing on a cliff overlooking the lake. Isn’t it a beautiful and romantic spot for a wedding?


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Lake Hopatcong New Jersey wedding photography by Mariann Szucs ~ Blue Daisy Weddings