Katie & Amarveer wanted to do their engagement photos at the High Line in Chelsea, New York City. They wanted the rich urban vibes of the High Line and get some cool New York City street views as well. After those classic shots, they had a few of their best friends meet them at Washington Square Park and recreate some classic “Friends” NYC poses! (I figured it was perfect timing to blog this during the FRIENDS 25th anniversary year!!!) We took a little dip at the Washington Square Park water fountain (which yes, diehard fans, that’s not exactly where they filmed the opening of Friends BUT it SHOULD have been! LOL) and dancing with some NYC pigeons. O_O! It was a lot of fun working with them and their awesome group of friends and this was a engagement session/friend session to remember!
When you have a outdoor wedding in Fort Tryon Park, New York City — t's going to be amazing. Hands down. Lauren and Eric couldn't have planned it ANY more beautifully. The weather was perfect, their outfits were perfect-- and the florals for this wedding- everything blew me out of the water. Lauren and Eric are really down to earth, fun loving, food loving people. So they really match well with me :) Their sense of style also really resonated with me as well. Their wedding favors were mini Tabasco sauces that were entitled "keeping it spicy"!! HAHA! I die. It was so amazing.
One crazy part of this wedding was wayyy back, when they booked me, they were really excited to tell me about this awesome florist that Eric used to stop by at Brooklyn nearby their home all the time. But when they moved out of Brooklyn, the florist was so sad about them leaving, she even cried. They were THAT close to their florist- so now you can see clearly see how awesome these two are. So when they called her to do the flowers for the wedding-- she was thrilled! And boy did she create some gorgeous bouquets and decor! The best part too, is that when I met the florist, Kana (http://saffron-brooklyn.com/) ... I realized we KNEW each other and went to Laguardia (WOOT!) High School together!! What a small world!
Again, I really enjoyed every moment of this wedding day. Their families were both so awesome, funny and we shared some interesting moments together in the limo. I was so happy to be a part of their big day and thankful they wanted me to document it for them! They had their ceremony right in the park in Fort Tryon and then their reception at the New Leaf Restaurant - It truly is a HIDDEN GEM in New York City Weddings!
Here are some of my favorite shots of the day:
Sally and Chris got ready at the gorgeous Greenwich Hotel in New York City and had their ceremony and reception with close friends at Grand Banks; an AMAZING boat-restaurant on the 25th pier! I was totally blown away at the views!! After exchanging their vows, everyone enjoyed Murray Cheese plates, oysters and cocktails and celebrated with the couple on the boat. With the sun setting behind them, an amazing view of downtown manhattan in front of them, the amazing summer breezy pier weather- nothing could have topped this. It was one of the most unique weddings I've ever photographed!!! Definitely continually stapling why I love being a New York City wedding photographer! Here are some of my favorite images of the day!!
Venue: Grand Banks
Hote: Greenwich Hotel
Foods: Sprinkles Cupcakes, Murray's cheese, Davey's ice cream
Photography: Cynthia Chung
Flowers: Petal Design Studio
Makeup: Miss Harlequin
Wedding Dress: BHLDN
Wedding Flats: Yosi Samra
Wedding Shoes: Aquazzura
Earrings: Stellar Drop earrings- Monica Vinader
Groom Suit: Enzo Custom
Groom Shoes: Cole Haan
Fabiana and Michele came all the way from Brasil to get their engagement session taken in New York City. Fabiana had lived and studied in NYC and frequented the Metropolitan Museum of Art. So of course that would be her number one pick to do her engagement session. It was a very cold NYC Winter day, but we also braved Central Park for some beautiful shots of the frozen lake! I am so glad they chose me to be their New York City wedding and engagement photographer!