Katie & Amarveer wanted to do their engagement photos at the High Line in Chelsea, New York City. They wanted the rich urban vibes of the High Line and get some cool New York City street views as well. After those classic shots, they had a few of their best friends meet them at Washington Square Park and recreate some classic “Friends” NYC poses! (I figured it was perfect timing to blog this during the FRIENDS 25th anniversary year!!!) We took a little dip at the Washington Square Park water fountain (which yes, diehard fans, that’s not exactly where they filmed the opening of Friends BUT it SHOULD have been! LOL) and dancing with some NYC pigeons. O_O! It was a lot of fun working with them and their awesome group of friends and this was a engagement session/friend session to remember!
Tina & Carson met as undergraduates at NYU. Since then, they’ve traveled well, eaten well and have explored the world together. They’re a fun and sweet couple that love to laugh together and drink (they collected ALL the beer bottles for their center pieces themselves and even enlisted the help of all their friends to drink more to get more bottles leading up to the wedding day!!) They got ready together in the heart of Williamsburg, Brooklyn at a quaint airbnb a few blocks away from their ceremony space at the Brooklyn Winery. Tina’s taste is impeccable, Brooklyn Winery was a GORGEOUS space for the ceremony and reception. The Brooklyn Winery had EVERYTHING the couple wanted - rustic decor to vintage plate settings and perfectly cooked fried chicken! Tina’s Marchesa Notte wedding dress looked AMAZING on her and everything just felt perfect. It was wonderful time working with their squad and here are some of my favorite shots from the day!
Credits to the amazing team of the day:
Photographer: Cynthia Chung Weddings
Wedding Ceremony & Reception Venue: Brooklyn Winery
Wedding Dress: Marchesa Notte
Wedding Shoes: Valentino
Florals: Floral Designs by Sofie
Makeup / Hair: Beauty with Grace
DJ/EMcee: Red Wedding DJ/MC/Photobooth
Grooms Tux: Articles of Style Custom Tux
Katy, a florist from the UK wanted to have her destination wedding in New York City. Philip and her have been to New York City a few times and knew this was going to be the place. Their families flew out from the UK to come and support the exciting event and shower them with love and encouragement! It was a sweet, intimate ceremony inside the New York City City Hall, followed by some amazing portraitures throughout New York City. Katy really loves the gritty urban look of NYC so we tried to incorporate that as much as possible. We ventured through Soho, the West Village and Chelsea. Took her to all the places I love to go to as a New York City wedding photographer. Here are some highlights:
I knew Mary Beth and Thomas were super awesome when I first met them. We chatted about their wedding day vision, their ideas, their style and their little Shiba Inu Pup! (View him in their engagement photos) I knew their New York City wedding was going to be a ton of eye candy... and I was going to have an amazing time getting some amazing new york city photographs.....and I totally did. It was hard to even edit down "favorites"... I had way too many!! They got ready at the Nolitan Hotel- which is a gorgeous Hotel in downtown new york city, beautifully designed lobby and space with a rooftop view of all sides of the NYC Manhattan skyline. One side, the Empire State building, another, the Williamsburg bridge and then the Freedom Tower. (WTC) Their ceremony and reception was held a couple blocks over at Public. Which was such a chic and elegant space. I personally love photographing around the Nolita area- love the juxtaposition of the edginess and elegance. It was such a great day!! We ended the night dancing away, their little nephew packing moves better than Bruno Mars and tattooing our bodies. A great night to be out and about in New York City photographing such a sweet wedding! Here are some of my favorites: