Our backdrop at the Metropolitan Museum of Art fit them perfectly. Sonya had volunteered there a couple years back and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City held a very dear spot in her heart. They were a really outgoing couple, willing to fight the herds of people at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to get beautiful shots. They were patient and a gorgeous couple and I’m so glad they picked me as their New York City wedding photographer! Later this year they'll be traveling to Michigan and India to celebrate with more festivities! It’s so great to capture New York City’s culture and beauty!
We drove out to this beautiful park over in Glen Cove, Long Island. It had a beautiful view of the water, large beautiful trees and just a peaceful place to photograph. It’s so nice to get away from New York City sometimes! They had stumbled upon this park a few months earlier and chose it to be the destination for their engagement session. Jason, I've known probably since I was about 15 years old. Much like an older brother figure, I was elated when he found his partner for the rest of his life, Alice! And not only is Alice beautiful, but she's so warm-hearted, loving and has such a way of making a person feel so loved and appreciated. I thank these two for their support and encouragement in my life and so excited to share their big day with them soon!! PS: it was pretty much super windy and super freezing, so cheers to these two for making it look easy!
Here are some of my favorites from the session:
Meet A&M. I was pretty excited to photograph their New York City engagement session- it was a cool location idea, City College on the upper west side of Manhattan. I personally have never been to the school before and never knew how beautiful the architecture there was! So I was very pleasantly surprised when I was scouting the area out and extremely excited to photograph them there! One part that I love about my job is that I'm given great chances to explore and see hidden gems! Anyways, with the help of some friends (architectural students at City College- Thank you Raymond & Jess!) I was able to even get access inside and get some great shots with some of the beautiful (yet probably constantly overlooked) interiors. I really love my job as a New York City Wedding Photographer — I get to see so many cool spaces!! Check out some of the photos! So excited about how they came out! :) I’m also super excited to shoot their New York City Elopement at New York City Hall soon!
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: