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!
Allison & Jay Elope in New York City Cityhall and adventure along the streets of the west village for some amazing NYC photos and views!Read More
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:
Linda & Daniel had their wedding in the heart of New York City. With a beautiful traditional Christian ceremony in a traditional Church of the Heavenly Rest on the upper west side and their reception in Soho at the The Dominick Hotel; no amount of fog or rain could dampen anyone's spirits! It ended up being a gorgeous view and perfect lighting for their portraits- and really highlighted parts of New York City throughout the day. We wandered around the West Village and got some amazing street shots in New York City. We had to add a few umbrellas to the shots- but it was actually a really awesome touch! I love being a New York City wedding photographer !
From Linda's (The Bride) perspective:
"Neither Daniel nor I grew up in New York but had both moved here for work. During our time in New York, we both fell head over heels in love with the city. Especially after we got engaged in the Hamptons, we knew we wanted to have our wedding in New York City, to commemorate and celebrate our time here. From the second we saw the stunning panoramic views of the downtown Manhattan skyline from the top floor of Trump Soho, every other venue paled in comparison. As most of our guests would be coming from out of town, we thought this was the perfect way to showcase for them the city. We chose the Church of the Heavenly Rest for our ceremony because we were enraptured with the majesty and beauty of its architecture, and it most definitely fulfilled the dreams I’d had since I was a little girl of a fairy tale wedding.
For the decorations and floral designs, we wanted to keep everything clean, classic, and elegant. Especially with the stunning architecture of our church and the unique downtown views of Trump Soho, we didn’t want to have too much and detract from their intrinsic appeal.
From my walk down the aisle, to being introduced to all our family and friends as husband and wife for the first time, to dancing the night away with the Manhattan skyline lit up behind us, every detail and every single person we had the opportunity to work with was so perfect and far exceeded anything we had ever imagined."
Photographer: Cynthia Chung Photography
Ceremony: Church of the Heavenly Rest
Reception: The Dominick Hotel
Planner: Elegant Occasions by JoAnn Gregoli
Cinematographer: Rock Life Studios
Music: Ernest Mills Band from Hank Lane
Hair Stylist: GLAMSQUAD
Floral Design: Flowers of the World
Rentals: Party Rental Ltd
Transportation: Blue Steak Limousine, New Jersey Limobus & Limousine
Wedding Cake: Ron Ben-Israel Cakes
Bride Dress: Lazaro
Bride Shoes: Jimmy Choo
Bride Jewelry: Judith Ripka
Bridesmaid Dresses: Monique Lhuillier
Groom Tuxedo: Suit Supply
Groom Shoes: Brooks Brothers
Groom Accessories: J. Crew, Brooks Brothers
Groomsmen Suits: Suit Supply