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:
Jessica and Lior wanted their family to share in their elopement in Cityhall. So the whole troupe met at up at the New York City Hall and supported their vows and intimate ceremony! Afterwards, a few rain drops broke out---but it didn't dampen the mood and aura of the group! We proceeded to Casa Mono (A DELICIOUS Michelin starred restaurant!! @__@) for their reception, full of laughter, endearing speeches-- especially from the man who brought Jess and Lior together-- and amazing FOOD and drinks! It was an awesome experience getting to spend a day with such a sweet group of people! I love photographing these intimate elopements and capturing the moments that will matter for them in the future! I love being able to be their new york city wedding photographer! Here are some of my favorite moments from the day:
Well, well... what can I say about this lovely couple? First of all, that they're super amazingly CUTE and awesome and a huge part of my life. Alan has been great friends with Jeddy and I since, like, a gazillion years ago. We've been through tons of ups and downs in each other's lives, and most importantly, we've been doing the work of Christ together at Awakening Church!! I am so happy that Alan has found Joanne-- and she has since joined the [dream] team!
I've seen their relationship grow; from the early stages of dating and now onto their journey to become husband and wife. I am so excited to be a part of their big day and for the many events leading up to it!! They decided to do their engagement session in Montauk (where Alan proposed!). It's a beautiful place, romantic and sweet... just like them two love birds ;) It was really nice to get out of New York City and do a session somewhere different, quieter and peaceful. Not that I hate New York City- but its just a whole different vibe- a good place to take a break!! But I will forever love my job as a New York City Wedding Photographer!