This was definitely one of the most interesting elopements I've ever done. Shot entirely in the pouring rain! Jackie and Aaron are from LA, California (Peep the LOVE LA street sign in one of these shots later) and their parents were flying in to NYC to witness their union. Although the forecast had rain at 100%, their parents were only going to be in town this weekend - so we knew it was going to happen- rain or shine! We met at the Brooklyn Promenade; the officiant all ready, and everyone had armed with umbrellas! I was able to capture their adorable elopement in the rain, surrounded by their family and friends and it was AWESOME! It was whimsical, romantic, fast paced and definitely the kind of day you'd remember!! Despite the weather, there was a gorgeous backdrop and a lot less people walking around the park (which was really helpful!!) Jackie and Aaron were all up for everything!! Their upbeat spirit and willingness to get amazing shots DEFINITELY made it all worth it!! I had so much fun with them and was so thankful that despite some unforeseen circumstances- they were still able to have fun and enjoy their day!!! Photographing in New York, you really never know what you’re going to get! I was super excited to blog this New York City elopement and hope you guys will enjoy it too!! #iLOVENY !!
Nicole & Matthew had a sweet, intimate outdoor ceremony in the quaint little neighborhood of Vinegar Hill. Hidden away, they said their vows to each other and celebrated the occasion with delicious dinner, heartfelt toasts and bangin CAKE at Vinegar Hill House Restaurant !! Both amazing people with impeccable taste, they had chosen a beautiful restaurant and spruced it up with bits and pieces of their personalities. I loved being a part of this multicultural union and celebrating with their families! They even had a traditional Chinese tea ceremony and tried to include everyone on this wonderful tradition! It’s so great to be a new york city wedding photographer!
Here are some highlights from the day:
These two lovebirds met in Oxford (yes, the one in the UK). Jen was there, studying for her masters, and James was there, studying for his PhD. Jen is from New York City, and James is from the UK. They fell in love while rowing together on the same team- so they share an affinity towards boats. They are the funniest, quirkiest couple I've photographed with yet. I knew Jen since HS, she's a friend of mine at LaGuardia High School. Since then, she's gone all over the world to study ancient artifacts, go on digs, and write up our history! I have a friend that is a REAL archeologist! I love it!! And she is now at Brown University doing her Ph.D and studying all the ancient works of our earth! It is SO cool. Jen and James really wanted a "New York City" wedding. It was small and intimate affair at Central Park, but afterwards, they wanted to get photographs to remember their time in New York City together. We hit up pretty beautiful spots in Central Park, and then stopped by the Metropolitan Museum of Art (for history, of course!) and then some over in Brooklyn. (Where Jen is from!).
It was such a beautiful day, a beautiful wedding ceremony and a beautiful group of people to spend time with. I’m so happy that they chose me to be their New York City Wedding Photographer!!! I'm so happy for Jen and James and I wish them the best on their journey as husband and wife!
These Canadians traveled all the way over to New York City to enjoy good food, good wine and.... and amazing engagement photography session! :) They wanted their session to encapsulate New York City and the concrete jungle that it is. We picked a few hot spots, Times Square, Central Park and the Brooklyn bridge .. and they definitely made it work. It was amazing because once we got to Brooklyn Bridge Park it was drizzling a bit... mostly fog perspiration... but it made for some amazing photographs!! It was even more great because they were both super patient, super laid back and was loving it because we were creating such memorable photographs and gifs! I had so much fun with these two,.. and definitely got some of the best photos yet in my career and again love being a New York City wedding photographer. Enjoy!!