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:
Rachel and Yang wanted to do their shoot in Hoboken, NJ. It was a special area to Yang-it was where he was living when Rachel and him began dating, so they had a lot of fond memories there. He also really loved the town, the architecture and the spirit there. So I scoped out the area (I have never been there before haha), ate at some great restaurants with my hubby (all suggestions from Yang) and got to see a part of town that really was a hip city outside of New York City. They also wanted to do some shots in Central Park so we scheduled another day to be able to get it! It’s nice to shoot at Central Park! It’s such an iconic New York City destination and great for weddings and engagement session! It was beautiful! Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot:
We also did another session in Central Park- around 7am in the morning. The light was gorgeous. Some of these shots really allowed me to use and play with light in an aesthetic way! So great!! I love when I get excited about my own photographs...
Excited to blog this adorable session with Carly, Joaquin and their little fluff of love, Cloud! We wandered the streets of South Street Seaport, grabbing some ice cream from the ice cream truck and tacos from El Luchador along the way! It was such a nice walk and a great view of the piers of New York City. Here are some of my favorite shots from their engagement session: