When we spoke on the phone, I knew right away that I wanted to photograph Jeff and Mary Esther's tiny wedding. They met in Manhattan years ago, and he walked her home, and that was the beginning. Their courtship continued with walking; Mary Esther writes
When we were first dating, Jeff used to take me to different neighborhoods to help me learn my way around the city and to teach me some of the history of different areas. We would walk for hours on end, until our feet hurt. One time, we walked all the way from 122nd where I was living down to Battery Park! That was really our trademark, how our courting happened - long walks, just talking for hours and hours, and we’ve basically seen just about every area of the city together this way.
We opted for a single location after their City Hall wedding ceremony: Brooklyn Bridge Park. She carried purple flowers from a florist near her in Ithica, and he wore a shirt to match, and a great bow tie. Even in the rain, it was beautiful. They were, too.
I might have mentioned it before, but I'm loving the newly renovated DUMBO area for portraits these days. Last year it was constantly under construction, but now we have gorgeous views of the bridges and fun streets and brick to take photos with.