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:
Rose and Bennett planned an amazing wedding that really captured the essence of them and exactly how they wanted to celebrate their special day. They got ready at the chic and gorgeous Wythe Hotel, and had a very intimate ceremony located in a secret garden in manhattan - a haven that Rose frequented during her work days- and held a special place in her heart. Afterwards, they went and partied hard at one of their favorite Bars and even ordered a Mister Softee Truck to cater to their guests as a dessert! It was SUCH a fun day and I was so excited to be a part of it and capture such a unique New York City Wedding!
Angel loves animals! Which is why Gary chose the New York City Central Park Zoo to propose. Gary enlisted his friend Tim, who came from out of town to visit the Central Park Zoo. Although it was February, NYC was finally beginning to warm up, and it was a sunny beautiful winter day. As Gary, Angel and Tim walked into the Zoo, they stopped at the bird section first- Angel spent time enjoying the birds and even fed them! After they exited the birds section, they were approaching the 'destination' and Tim had to "duck out to use the restroom". Gary then led Angel to the middle of the Zoo, gave her a hug and began his journey towards the big question. Giving her a book of "Why I Want to Marry Angel", let her soak it all in, then he bent down on one knee to ask for her hand in marriage. It was awesome!! I love that even in New York City there are such beautiful havens and spaces for animals and people! I love being a New York City wedding photographer! Here are some highlights :D