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Filled Under : Engagement
I absolutely love when I get to see my newlywed couples again a few years after their wedding. I photographed Martin and Sonja say “I do!” in the Bronx in 2012. Now, more than two years, one beautiful baby girl and an international move later, they’re back to visit. The first thing they did after flying in from Europe was have a family portrait session with in Central Park. I love when this happens, and I get to shoot my clients’ living in their “happily ever after.” It was so good to see you! Enjoy your sneak peek (and your trip to L.A., of course, where it is WARM.)
Filled Under : Babies and Families
Filled Under : Engagement
Jenna and Nick flew all the way from Alberta, Canada, in torrential rains to be married in Central Park- the bride was barefoot- on what was one of the simply loveliest Spring days we’ve had so far this year. For years, the bride and groom didn’t believe in marriage. They swore they would never tie the knot. They even wore anti-marriage rings.
Then, they saw a program about couples spending $40,000 or more on their weddings, and Jenna said, “I bet we could go all the way to New York and get married for less.” Nick said, “No way.” So Jenna said, “Challenge accepted!” And here they are!
At the moment, the couple and their family and friends are roaming around New York City, seeing shows and museums and eating at restaurants. What could be more fun in the middle of all that than getting an alert on your phone that you can see 35 photos from the wedding ON THE SAME DAY?!? So, in the interest of brevity, I’m gonna go ahead, wish you all the best for a happy marriage and hit “Publish!” To the bride and groom! Hooray!
On Saturday, a snowstorm hit New York, and Alyssa and Joe got married in Central Park! Although the snow looks quite lovely, it was blustery and cold in the Ladies Pavilion by the Lake. All the guests passed around hand warmers as we waited for the bride and her dad to make her way down the path. Friends and family came from far and wide- Joe the groom is British- but the ceremony was short and sweet and very endearing, courtesy of the amazing Rev D!
After that, we had a short photo session in the covered Ladies Pavilion. You can see snowflakes in front of the subjects posing for pictures though, and that’s because the wind was blowing sideways through the gazebo! We got all the important combinations and then everyone ran off to hail cabs for the reception, an informal dinner in an upscale pub downtown on Lexington Avenue.
Although I love, love, love the portraits of the bride and groom- I think Alyssa looks like a snow queen with snowflakes on her eyelashes, and we got so lucky as a gorgeous cardinal alighted on a branch above the lovebirds- we scurried off to hail a cab ourselves, taking refuge in the historical society on Central Park West to warm up when it got really cold.
The happy couple made their way into the reception to applause with a champagne toast and a celebratory shot with warm cider on hand. And thus begins a marriage! I am so happy for you both, and I’m so glad you get to start this new phase of your lives together- truly together, one life, one continent! Congrats!