Two weekends ago, I had the absolute pleasure of traveling to NYC to shoot the wedding of Danielle to Peter. This trip was long awaited. The wedding was originally scheduled for October 2012. The plans were made, engagement session done, flights arranged for hundreds of guests. Danielle said to me: if the weather is terrible (likely in late October in New York), it doesn’t matter. We have a gorgeous venue on the water, with amazing views. So it will be beautiful no matter what. Who would have seen Hurricane Sandy coming the week before their wedding? For someone who intentionally selected their venue as one with a great bad weather alternative, the irony was just too much. But Danielle and Peter are sincerely fun-loving, roll-with-it kind of people. They rescheduled for March 30th (and though my family clients weren’t happy about giving up a prime time Cherry Blossom weekend to an out of town wedding), I was thrilled to still be able to go up and shoot.

The wedding was held at Chelsea Piers (if you haven’t been, look it up!). They had a picture – perfect day. No traffic snafu’s, incredible weather, a gorgeous and happy wedding party, and about a million guests who were all about celebrating them that weekend. It could not have been more perfect.

Danielle and Peter, I wish you guys a lifetime of happiness together. My very best to you both – and have so much fun on your Spain honeymoon!

The first three pictures in this post were taking by my second shooter, the fabulous Abby Greenawalt…more on her at the bottom of this post.

DSC_0616DSC_0365-2-Edit DSC_0427-EditDSC_6822 DSC_6283-Edit DSC_6342-EditDSC_6862DSC_6865Danielle’s mother said to me that she wanted the photos to be able to be passed down over time. To be timeless. I hope that I fulfilled her goal….as that’s my goal each and every time I shoot a wedding.DSC_6347 The emotional first look.DSC_6402 DSC_6403 DSC_6408-Edit DSC_6496 Danielle and her brother.DSC_6471 She tried on the hat for just a second….and then thought better of it!DSC_6468 DSC_6459 DSC_6438-Edit DSC_6502 Danielle and Peter were so excited about the Chelsea Piers venue. She said that she loved the “carnival feel” of the piers surrounding each of the spaces. I love the geometry of the doors, windows and stairwells, and the primary colors balanced with her white dress. Just perfect.DSC_6546 DSC_6562 DSC_6569 DSC_6584 DSC_6589 DSC_6603 DSC_6607-EditDSC_6641I love the gorgeous, springtime colors that Danielle picked for the girls. Given that the wedding was originally planned for October, I think that the palette worked out quite well!DSC_6737 DSC_6675 DSC_6666 One of the best bridesmaid gifts EVER! Customized Converse sneaks, coordinated with the girls dresses, and with their names written on the heels. So perfect for kicking up your heels and dancing, that the girls broke out into dance the second they put them on for the pics.DSC_6813   Danielle with her brother and sister-in-law      DSC_6897Peter with his brother and sister.DSC_7000-2DSC_6952 The venue was spectacular. Tea lights hanging from the ceiling, cherry blossoms overflowing in tall vases. So elegant and classically romantic. It’s like they took a picture-perfect garden reception and brought it into the big city. For you photographers out there, yes, that is a 12 foot black ceiling. One of the greatest photographic challenges we face.DSC_7191DSC_7200DSC_6950 DSC_6948 DSC_6940 DSC_7076-EditDanielle’s dance with her Dad. DSC_7094-Edit       DSC_7338 DSC_7366 DSC_7409DSC_7115

Thanks to the amazing Abby Greenawalt for her second shooting this wedding with me. She’s not only hilarious and a great friend, but an amazing shooter as well. Check out her work here: