November 23, 1983. I remember the day so well. Fred Marcus Studio was asked to photograph the wedding of Mary Tyler Moore and Dr. Robert Levine. The wedding was at the Pierre Hotel and I remember the bride looking spectacular and her handsome groom looking very sharp. Both could not have been nicer and we had a lot of fun taking the photographs. My favorite moment of the night was taking a photograph of the entire Mary Tyler Moore Show cast including the bride and groom. A guest at the wedding that I had done work for asked me how I got to photograph Ms. Moore’s wedding, I just looked at him and said that I watched all her reruns. I was lucky enough to go to her apartment, that was on Central Park West at the time, and sit with her to review her selections for the album. She gave me a tour of their magnificent apartment and made me feel like I was her best friend. You will be missed. – Andy Marcus
As December draws to an end I would like to take a moment to thank you all for your loyalty and support. 2016 has been a particularly memorable year at our studio. We photographed so many beautiful events with so many wonderful clients and on a personal note, we experienced an exciting addition and a tremendous loss. My son Freddy was born on October 9th and seems to have inherited his great-grandfather’s contagious smile. He has already brought our family so much joy and we can’t wait to see what life has in store for him.
On a sadder note we also said goodbye to our matriarch, Gerda Marcus. She worked by her late husband Fred’s side for almost half of her life and her gentle nature and grace will be missed and remembered forever. I feel so blessed that she was alive to meet Freddy and was even able to attend his bris. The photographs of them together from that day are just incredible. I have looked at them countless times and have them framed on my desk. They are truly priceless to me and serve as a reminder of how important Fred Marcus Studio is to so many people. We take our job creating and preserving your memories very seriously and at the end of an emotional year we wanted to take a moment to thank you for trusting us for so many years to do this for you. We wish you only love, health and laughter and of course, many many happy occasions in the coming year.
– Brian Marcus
It came as no surprise that Claire and Michael’s wedding in Palm Springs was one of the chicest events that we have photographed. Claire, the owner of one of New York’s most exclusive boutiques, Five Story, is a taste maker and we knew that her wedding would be a visual delight! The three day event held at the Parker Palm Springs was straight out of a Slim Aaron’s coffee table book with the poolside and desert scenes creating a beautiful backdrop for Brian and Andy to work their magic. The fashion was as incredible as the decor and we are so proud of these stunning photographs.
Venue: The Parker | Event Designer: David Stark Design | Photographer: Brian Marcus, Andy Marcus, Anton Martynov | Wedding Gown: Giambattista Valli | Bridal Shoes: Aquazzura | Hair & Makeup: Alexa Rodulfo
After receiving $25,000 in gifts at his Bar Mitzvah, Drew Frank purchased 800 pairs of sneakers and in collaboration with Braden Aboud Foundation, donated every last pair to kids in need.
“I’m giving sneakers to these kids who may otherwise not have new sneakers,” he says. “They just get shoes that have been passed down from generation to generation. I just wanted to give back to these kids who are less fortunate than me.”
We are so proud to have been a part of Drew’s Bar Mitzvah weekend. A truly inspiring young man!
Below is a segment from Good Morning America about Drew’s incredible story.
Planning a destination wedding can be a logistical nightmare so picking the right party planner is very important. Jessica and Matthew’s wedding in Barbados was beautiful and the weekend went off without a hitch thanks to Candice from Jubilee Events. It’s so important to have the right contacts and vendors when you’re planning a party from afar and hiring someone with local knowledge and experience is key. From the stunning rehearsal dinner at The Cliff restaurant to the wedding night where the bride and groom jumped in to the pool with all of their guests, this wedding was a weekend to remember and full of love and energy. We had an unforgettable time with this awesome bride and groom and their incredible families!