This is a bride-centric selection from a summer wedding at the Fiddler’s Elbow Country Club. Even with some extra help, brides don’t always have the luxury of time to savor the moments between the “main events”. However, I found this bride to be radiating throughout the day and here are some snippets from her side of the story.
We had front row seats to watch a beautiful sunset (which, in turn, made for some beautiful portraits) and the night was topped off with lots of dancing and even a singing performance by the groom. Though I also photograph posed group portraits, details, cake cutting, etc., what I enjoy most is anticipating, capturing, and sharing the fleeting expressions – what I believe to be the essence of wedding photojournalism.
For this colorful and intimate Manhattan wedding, friends and family of the couple pitched in to help set up and make the day come true (and officiate!). In addition, there were plenty of personal touches like homemade cupcakes, custom card decks, and heartwarming speeches that made for a memorable celebration. Also, snakes were handled at Washington Square Park.
Special thanks to my second photographer – Adeline Ramos!
Hair and Makeup – Lindsey Howard
Venue – Greenwich Project
The ceremony to this beautiful wedding day took place in the beautiful Fordham University Church. The couple, as well as their guests, were also really nice to me and there was a personal touch to everything, including a pizza delivery at the reception. Stephen Tang loves pizza (my #3 craving). Who doesn’t? A local pizza maker in the Bronx delivered a beautifully crafted heart-shaped pie. Some time during all the partying, these two big guys on the dance floor wanted to pick me up on their shoulders and that’s exactly what they did. First time for everything! This should happen at every wedding. I weigh next to nothing and I was a total crowd pleaser (always am anyway :P)!
Photo of me riding the wave courtesy of Adeline Ramos!
Don’t judge me. I love pizza.