Mekina excels at drinking coffee in the morning + champagne at night, wearing blue, busting a move on the dance floor... and oh, capturing genuine moments for fun couples in love. Based in the greater NYC area Mekina loves traveling home to TX + NC and around the world whenever she gets a chance.
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When Claire contacted me saying she wanted to do her engagement session in Central Park and then head to the Top of the Rock I may have swooned when I read the email. Not only have I been dying to shoot at Top of the Rock but both she and her fiancé, Chris are from […]
This year investing in my business means… well, it means a M A S T E R M I N D! THE 2019 JP MASTERMIND is a 1 year coaching/mastermind program for those who want to grow and transform their business in the company of likeminded creatives! -Julie Paisley. Y’all, I could talk business, weddings […]
Congratulations Ashley + James, your wedding day at Bryant Park Grill was truly sensational! From your touching ceremony on the roof overlooking Bryant Park to your timeless portraits at The New York Public Library. Everything was perfect…to top it off with a candle lit dinner fit for royalty and dancing everyone enjoyed was absolutely magical! The entire day felt like […]
This Skyalnds Manor Wedding day was perfect for this gorgeous New Jersey native bride, Catie! These two met randomly while Catie was visiting a friend who had moved to Texas. It must have been Divine intervention because she met Jason on her last day, when she was supposed to have already been gone. Catie got stuck in the […]
Jess and Craig tied the knot at Born to Run Farm in New Jersey and even got to see a couple farm animals in the middle of their wedding day. They are pretty much the hashtag for genuine, fun and super cool. They start by greeting you with a smile and hug. Then, they bring in the […]
When Brandon first saw Lizzy from across the pool in their apartment complex he was immediately drawn to her. She has a smile that lights up a room and it lit up his life that day. They were just neighbors but Brandon decided he had to figure out how to ask her out. I guess there […]
What a year it’s been! I’m so excited to share the engagement sessions from 2016! From Texas to North Carolina and Connecticut to NYC, oh and of course New Jersey! I am overwhelmed with joy at the opportunity to capture these love stories and today even more excited to share them! Grab that tasty cup of […]
Marissa + Matt invited me to their special place in Old Greenwich, Connecticut. The place where they had all those serious relationship talks and where they dreamed of a future together. It’s their happy place, and a place that filled them with joyful past memories. Matt and Marissa have infectious smiles. You look at them and […]
Amanda and Ryan glowed with excitement at their first sight of one another at Notre Dame Mount Carmel Church. They were giddy and filled with so much joy as they took their first steps as husband and wife! After a few portraits at the Friends of the Freliinghuysen Arboretum they headed to their reception at The Mansion at Mountain […]
Elizabeth + Sean invited me into their Montclair home on Monday to capture their everyday lives. Most days consist of sipping wine on their front porch as they chat about their day, or cuddling up on the couch while they make fun of their sweet cat. But my favorite thing they do on a regular […]