You might remember these two from their fall engagement session in Asheville at the NC Arboretum. Needless to say, as awesome as their Asheville engagement was, their wedding was even better! Heidi planned their wedding out with precise detail and in spite of all the moving parts which left plenty to go wrong (you know NYC is not exactly known for quick travel), traffic kept moving (for the most part) and things came together perfectly!The Plaza’s rooms are big and have beautiful window light which helped me out when it came time to shoot all of Heidi’s beautiful details! I adored Heidi’s choice of flowers, her cascading bouquet made of white orchids was so classy! Manhattan’s skyline made a great backdrop for a couple detail shots! Notice the Empire State building back there?! Oh how I love photographing beautiful brides and their sparkly Jimmy Choo’s! Oh Heidi, you are such a beautiful bride! Andrew is one lucky man! How cute is she?! I absolutely love her flower girl dress! Not only is Andrew a very handsome dude but he is one of the nicest people you’ll meet… Yup, Heidi is one lucky lady! Some of the fun gifts given to the groomsmen and ring bearer! Here comes what was easily my favorite first look of the season, at Grand Central Terminal amongst a crowd of people… Heidi and Andrew’s wedding party watched from the balcony! I’m not gonna lie… I was very worried about shooting bride and groom portraits in Grand Central! When we have a limited time for couples portraits I like being able to control the background, in this case I knew we’d be dealing with hundreds of moving people. What I never in a million years would have predicted is 1. Just how much those people in the background added to the pictures (especially the first look image above!) and 2. How courteous people were about stepping out of the way when asked (politely of course). The result ended up being some of my favorite couples portraits of the season! And I’m going to stop right here and break this beautiful New York City wedding into two parts! Check back tomorrow for images from Central Park and their epic sunset wedding ceremony + dance party on a yacht!
- Venue: Atlantica Yacht | Elite Private Charters
- Photographer: Destination Wedding Photographers | AMW Studios
- Florist: Bride and Blossom
- Video: Intrigue films
- Makeup + Hair: Face The Day NY
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As an elopement photographer and outdoor enthusiast I get absolutely giddy with excitement when helping fellow adventure seekers, travelers, dreamers & fun-loving couples plan their experience based, intentional wedding days.
I live on the road full time traveling the country in my dream home on wheels – a 38' long fully off grid, converted bus.
Some of my favorite adventures include: Backpacking and ice climbing in Alaska, hiking the Napali Coast on Kauai, trekking in the jungles of Costa Rica.