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vintage-inspired new york wedding photography: bethany and jerod.

Brace yourself. No really, you need to.

If I could live in the setting and fashion of anyone’s wedding- it would be Bethany and Jerod’s. The fact that it took place in New York City only helps the cause.

Despite the craziness of Manhattan’s traffic- this wedding came together like something out of a dream. Bethany’s vision is unlike any other I have seen, and the exuberant joy of her smile when she is around Jerod spreads like wildfire to anyone who comes in contact with them. Their wedding touched the hearts of everyone who attended, and their style inspired me like crazy.

The hardest part was managing to continue taking photographs while I was crying my eyes out as Bethany came down the aisle to “Sigh No More” by Mumford & Sons.

Of all the vintage-inspired weddings, I think this one takes the cake. Maybe I’m biased, but you can be the judge of that.

Heather, Bethany’s aptly named wedding doula- handmade her dress and helped with so much of the wedding- she deserves a shout-out. Bethany and her friends and family crafted a truly DIY wedding- and the details are magnificent. Everything from the wedding cake, to the peacock hairpieces, to the amazing boutonnieres were handmade by these creative people.

Bethany and her maids were outfitted in dresses from (or inspired by) the 50s and 60s and a “peacock palette.” To die for. Enjoy! I suspect the wedding world will love these two, and I’m so honored to call myself their photographer and hopefully, their friend.

groomsmen fashion
peacock wedding details

  • Julia Lorenz-Olson - June 2, 2011 - 13:01

    Tahni Tahni…..

    God was NOT stingy in giving you your eye and talent, this is a BEAUTIFUL spread and i can’t WAIT to see it featured on GWS ; )

    it’s amazing…ReplyCancel

  • brooke candelaria - June 2, 2011 - 14:06

    I can see why this was so inspirational! love the peacock touches (but I’ve been obsessed with peacocks since i was a little girl anyway). love the architectural elements and love the pic of the ladies looking into the messaging. wonderful, wonderful stuff.ReplyCancel

  • Greg Candelaria - June 2, 2011 - 14:12

    Okay, so I know I am highly biased, but I think Tahni is one of the finest (if not the finest) photographer whose work I have ever seen. NYC, Paris, Milan, Rome, London should be calling soon. I am blown away by this work.



  • allie - June 2, 2011 - 14:54

    I loved how you captured this wedding! You did a great job with all of their unique details. I love all the bridesmaids’ dresses and the individual pics of them! I also love the pic of him kissing her on the bench. They look so happy together. Great work, fuzzy!ReplyCancel

  • Catherine - June 2, 2011 - 16:39
  • Paul - June 2, 2011 - 17:08

    These are really beautiful! What a fun day!ReplyCancel

  • Louanne - June 2, 2011 - 17:58

    ahhhhhhh! I adore the one with the girls looking in the mirror. So many awesome shots and their smiles are infectious!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Ann Hartzell - June 2, 2011 - 18:12

    Tahni, your photographs are like beautiful jewels and your style of photographing was so unobtrusive we were almost unaware of your presence among us. Beautifully done! I can’t wait to see the full shoot. You truly leave your viewers longing to see more of your artistic talent. Bethany loved your work (and you :o) before she ever met you. I know she will be delighted with your finished work.

    Mary Ann Hartzell
    The bride’s mamaReplyCancel

  • bethany - June 2, 2011 - 18:35

    girl, they are incredible. you have a true artist’s eye & soul. we are so honored to have had you as our photographer. wow. they are truly breathtaking!… and, definitely friends by the way :) ReplyCancel

  • laura rogers - June 3, 2011 - 00:00

    simply stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Dave Minno - June 3, 2011 - 13:14


  • Christy Pitre - June 3, 2011 - 19:46

    Great job, lady! You got some wonderful shots!ReplyCancel

  • a wedding guest - June 3, 2011 - 23:45

    There is no doubt that you have found a true calling. You have captured the energy and emotions of the day so profoundly unlike any wedding photos I’ve seen. It’s as if you are in touch with the very essence of the bride and groom. Their joy and charm and sweetness and simplicity in all of its splendor. This is beautiful, transcendental art. Thanks for the memories.ReplyCancel

  • stacy - June 4, 2011 - 15:18

    nice job :-) ReplyCancel

  • postcards and pretties - June 9, 2011 - 09:43

    wow! these photos are amazing!!ReplyCancel

  • Katy Reynolds - June 13, 2011 - 09:15

    Your wedding was a dream and I could look at these pics over and over again!
    Love you both SO much, Aunt KatyReplyCancel

  • Victoria Andrews - June 16, 2011 - 18:57

    Oh my goodness! So much beauty and artistry! I love your pictures Tahni…great job!ReplyCancel

  • Marta Wlodarz - June 17, 2011 - 05:30

    These are the most amazing photos I have ever seen!ReplyCancel

  • John - June 21, 2011 - 09:06

    Our wedding is on Aug. 14th 2011 @ 11am in Lindenhurst, NY (Long Island) on the water at a place called Chateau La Mer. Just under 200 guests.

    We are looking for vintage style photography, mostly candid, but it would be fun to have some bizarre scene set-up shots. When I think of our wedding I would like to it be remembered as fun but a scene from the Guilded Age – think sailing and jazz in Newport, RI during the 1900′s -1920′s

    Let me know your rates, possible ideas and how the final delivery of images will be produced.


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