Firstborn by Liora Klein

Please welcome Amelia Charlotte

On February 10th we welcomed our first two legged child into our family. I have taken a bit of a maternity leave to learn how to be a mother to this wonderful being. She's pretty darn cute and growing quite quickly. She's sure to be my muse and I'm looking forward to sharing her life with you.

2017 Brooklyn Rugby Women's Calendar by Liora Klein

Instead of helping out the mens team this year, I assisted the ladies of the Brooklyn Womens Rugby Club on their 2017 calendar. Unfortunately I did not get a chance to really help design and organize the entire calendar, like I did last year, but I still got a chance to get these amazing women in a studio and capture some powerful images of them. Here are some of my favorites.

Erin + Kevin | Brooklyn Bridge Beach Wedding by Liora Klein

May 21st, 2016 - Brooklyn Bridge Beach

May 21st, 2016 - Brooklyn Bridge Beach


I've been meaning to blog about the images from Erin and Kevin's big day for a while, but life has had me busy! I do feel need to explain and write about that every time I come back to these images, I become overwhelmed with memories of the day and how truly proud of myself and my work I could be. Every photographer has these moments where they recognize in an image that "YES.... THIS IS WHAT I DO AND THIS IS WHAT I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO CAPTURE AND SHOW THE WORLD". Some crazy mixture of the location, the weather, the bride and the groom made for some of the best imagery that I think I've ever captured in a wedding. And hey, we're allowed to be proud of ourselves once in a while, right? 

 

Well, before I go on too long about how I felt about the day, I'll give you a little break down and then let you enjoy some of my favorite images for yourself.

 

The day was grey and teasing rain every minute. The bride and groom were one floor apart and both in extremely high spirits. Family and friends were stopping by, drinks were being poured and plenty of laughs were being had. The weather didn't worry anyone because they all knew - the day would just go on as it should.

 

We planned a first look at another spot in the park under the bridge, and I hid Erin in the Environmental Education Center while I set Kevin up and had him wait for his bride to tap on his shoulder. His face said it all - the only thing he cared about was seeing his soon-to-be-wife. No matter what else happened that day, the two of them just wanted to be with each other. Just look below - their eyes say it for themselves! 

 

Once they saw each other, the rest of the day just went perfectly. The rain started drizzling the moment they had their first kiss and walked off the beach. They had their Bride and Groom umbrellas ready for the walk to their reception venue - 26 Bridge - which made for perfect moments to catch. The dinner was a beautiful relaxed buffet filled with dancing and love. Isn't that all we could ever ask of a wedding? Smiles all around, rain holding off until the last minute, free flowing drinks and some good music to boogie down to.

 

And there we go - Erin and Kevin's beautiful Brooklyn Bridge Beach wedding finally on my blog. Enjoy.

Jenna + Clint + The General | At Home by Liora Klein

Jenna. Jenna Jenna Jenna... This is a wonderful girl that I went to grade school with and for some reason years ago she decided that I should shoot her wedding, well knowing that it was my first wedding as a professional digital photographer. She trusted me on her big day. That was huge to me. Without her trusting me to capture her wedding, I definitely wouldn't be where I am today.

 

Well, as life goes, so does love. Jenna recently got married again and she didn't invite me to her Belize elopement! I was a little upset, but she did tell me that they discussed for weeks the possibility flying me out. That cheered me up a bit, and then I was ecstatic when she invited me to her new home to meet her new husband, Clint, and their Rhodesian Ridgeback, The General.

 

This was supposed to be the perfect weekend for autumn leaf colors in their area, but a big rainstorm the night before took most of them away! Regardless we ventured around the woods and found some wonderful colors to work with. Here are some of my favorites from our day together.