Back in October I had the pleasure to work with a lovely couple named Dirk and Chastity. They started out getting married at the Riverside Church in Morningside Heights. We took advantage of the beautiful leaves and October weather to take some photos in the surrounding area, and then head down to the reception. The party took place at Havana Central, also in upper Manhattan. The reception was held in a large private room in the back with beautiful booths and a really cool tile floor for the dancing. The flamenco band played some fiery Latin music and even offered some dancing lessons to the bride (who really didn’t need it as she was an amazing dancer). Everyone had a wonderful time laughing, drinking, and dancing into the wee hours of the night.
First off to all couples who are getting married in New York City, I will be presenting a lecture at a very cool wedding fair this weekend called “Wedding Crashers“. Check that link out for more information and if you want to go, shoot me an email and I can get you a discount on the tickets. It will be everything you need for a wedding all in one building, and the vendors are hand picked as some of Brooklyns best wedding vendors.
Now onto this awesome wedding I photographed a few months ago when the weather wasn’t totally freezing like it is today! Briar and Isaac started off with a beautiful engagement session we did together in downtown Manhattan over the summer. We had a great time together for that so I knew they would be just as much fun during the day of the wedding. Their wedding took place in the gorgeous Bryant Park Grill, which gave us the opportunity to take some quintessential NYC photos around that area.
The dancing was amazing. The wedding cake was gorgeous (and made by the bride who is a pastry chef here in New York City!). I had a second photographer fly in from Denver, Colorado to shoot with me. Most of all though Briar and Isaac made for some beautiful wedding photos. What a great wedding.
For Jamie and Katie, having their wedding in New York City was a destination wedding, as they came to me all the way from Ireland. I can’t say enough about how much fun this wedding was to photograph. Their small intimate wedding really had a special feel to it, throughout the entire day. They made me feel like I was a part of the family from start to finish.
The ceremony was held in Central Park at the Ladies Pavillion, then we headed to through Central Park in a wedding march, and took some boats out on the lake at the Central Park Boathouse. I had my own boat and my own personal rower.. everyone was laughing and having an amazing time.
We took a few more photos at Grand Central Station, in the subway, and concluded in Times Square. In between all the photos we managed to go for a HUGE dinner at Churrascaria Plataforma, which is a Brazilian steakhouse, the kind where they walk around and cut you off meat from the spit..you don’t leave that place hungry. I was invited to sit down with the family and have dinner. At the end of the meal there were toasts, and a bunch of friends and relatives said some really lovely things..I was photographing the whole thing and then at the end, when everyone was finished with their speeches I was the only one standing. Everyone looked at me and in their Irish accents yelled, “Danny boy! you need to say something now!” I’ve been asked to give wedding speeches before, but that’s at weddings where I’m invited as a guest, not working as a wedding photographer! It was pretty amusing, I just thanked everyone for the great time I was having.
If you’re going to have a destination wedding in New York City, these are all really great places to take some photographs..and I think we got some great one’s, in fact it was hard to narrow them down so I’m posting a lot from this wedding!
What a character this one was, I want to photograph his wedding someday!
I wanted to post about this wedding I shot last fall at Mohonk Mountain today because the editor of Rock-N-Roll Bride contacted me and said she wanted to feature it today on their website. I really dig the style of her web site so of course I was enthusiastic. She particularly liked my use of the Holga for some wedding shots. A Holga is a plastic toy camera that uses 120 Medium Format film which I offer as an option to couples, shooting a few rolls shot at their wedding. I’m always enthused when a wedding couple chooses this because I know they’re going to be a bit more adventurous with the photos. Daniela and Chris were awesome and we spent a lot of time roaming Mohonk Mountain’s beautiful grounds during their wedding. You can’t really tell by the photos but it was COLD out.. they were troopers though and have these gorgeous photos to remember the day by.. which I’m proud of.
And now for a few of the Holga Photographs:
And one of my personal favorites from the day:
And a fun way to end a wedding… saying “Thank You” of course:
While I’m extremely proud to consider myself a New York City Wedding Photographer, I always love to travel as with this wedding. If you’re doing a destination wedding shoot me an email and I will probably travel to you (unless you’re in like Utica, NY.. no offense 🙂