As of today, June 24, Central Park has gotten 8.52 inches of rainfall in the month of June alone! The record is 10.27 inches, set in June 2003. This is currently the sixth rainiest June ever, but with 6 days left, we could approach the record by month-end…..

Fortunately, last Friday night we had a brief break in the rain for Ariel and Ian’s IHNY session. We enjoyed a stroll on the brand new Highline park in my neighborhood. It’s been ten years in the making and I’ve been watching the progress since the start when I first moved into my studio. Needless to say, I’ve seen a ton of change in West Chelsea and this is certainly a “high point” in NYC’s history. When you have the time, you gotta go check it out – or better yet, be one of the first to have your IHNY session on the Highline!

After the Highline, we headed back to the studio for a quick outfit change, hopped on the C train to DUMBO for an evening shoot overlooking the Manhattan skyline.

It was an awesome night featuring the best views NYC has to offer, new and old, I’ll never tire of those views — I ♥ NY! :)

Thanks again Ariel and Ian for a fun night, and I’m looking forward to a slightly different view at the Rosecliff mansion in Newport, RI when I shoot your wedding this fall!

Here’s a few of my favorite pics, and a movie!

Ariel and Ian’s IHNY session from Jason Groupp on Vimeo.


There’s something special about the neighborhood that surrounds Capitale that I love. It’s bordered by both Chinatown and the Bowery, two very distinct neighborhoods but both very integral to the fabric of the city. We wanted to make sure we captured the mood and feeling of those neighborhoods in Sari & Gil’s portraits. Then, once inside Capitale, one could argue that there are few venues in the city with as much old school NY glam as Capitale.

….I’ll let the video do the rest!:)

Sari and Gil – The wedding from Jason Groupp on Vimeo.

There were so many great shots I couldn’t fit them all in, so I thought I’d share some of my favorite “PJ” shots.