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One Shot: Elopement on the Brooklyn Bridge

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Michele and Tony eloped in secret in a private sunrise ceremony on the Brooklyn Bridge. They live in the south of England, and no one back home had any idea.

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Rachel + Steven | Central Park Wedding

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After abandoning their original plan of a big southern wedding, Rachel, Steven, and their immediate families took a trip up north to NYC to get married in Central Park. After looking for a local officiant that could marry them on short notice, they decided to fly their own pastor up, too. Along with Pastor was his son, who played acoustic guitar for their Cop Cot ceremony.

I met them at the Marriott for a giddy first look in a more secluded area of the hotel overlooking Times Square. Steven had discovered the NoMad Hotel online and thought it would be fantastic for them to take photos in. He was right! The inside was absolutely stunning. While we were shooting photos, The Kink’s “Picture Book” came on. It’s the perfect song to hear when you’re taking wedding photos.

The dining room burst into applause at the sight of the bride and groom walking through, and the bar sent over two glasses of champagne for celebrating. Thank you, NoMad hotel!

After their wedding ceremony, I hugged their family goodbye and we whisked off to the Highline and surrounding area for some wedding photos with just the two of them. Then I tucked the newly married couple into a cab to go have dinner with their family.

Congratulations Rachel and Steven!

Hair and makeup by James Toribio | Bride’s gown by Watters | Groom’s Suit from J.Crew

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One Frame: Twirly Ladies | New England Wedding Photographer

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In this shot from Amylynn and Kevin’s mid-summer wedding, the bride and her two sweet flower girls twirled around during their late-night dance party.

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One Frame: Katie-Ellen with a Pineapple | Creative Headshots NYC

In a single frame from this hilarious headshot photo session, comedian Katie-Ellen Humphries poses with a pineapple on her head.

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One Frame: A Kiss on the Highline | New York City Elopement Photographer

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Before their wedding ceremony at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, Jim and Jerry took a stroll on the Highline just after sunrise for some pre- elopement portraits.