Final blog post for 2009!! Phew, what a year! I’m so happy to feature Ariel and Ian’s wedding for the finale!

You may remember their IHNY session back in October! These guys rocked it with us and we couldn’t wait for their wedding….

We’ve teased and teased them with lots of trailers, and I know their families are dying!

I think our FUsioN film says it all – Ariel & Ian are in love, no doubt about that!   What I found incredibly touching, however, is the love each family had for each other. To be honest, I had trouble trying to figure which sibling belonged to which parent. :) They are all so incredibly close and it was inspiring to me to see such warm feelings on both sides…… and the crying never stopped.  In a good way.  I can’t tell you how many times I got choked up! Thankfully, I was able to hide my tears behind the camera. :)

Couple of side notes I’d like to mention about their wedding:

- Ceremony was at the Touro Synagogue.  The oldest synagogue in the United States, it was founded in 1658.  I have to say being in the building was quite humbling.

- Everyone got ready and stayed at the Hotel Viking, just up the street from the synagogue -  quite convenient and a beautiful hotel. I’m definitely planning a getaway sometime in the future and staying there!

- Reception was at The Rosecliff Mansion, on Ocean Drive. Not only is the ride on Ocean Drive just spectacular, The Rosecliff is one of the most majestic venues I’ve ever had the privilege to shoot a wedding at.

On to the movie!  If you have any problems viewing this – or if you like to watch in HD, please click here for Ariel and Ian’s FUsioN Film!

Here’s a few of my favorite shots from the day.  Thanks again to both families for a wonderful weekend!

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