When you take your elopement photos in a record shop in Brooklyn and have a rockstar serve as bridesmaid, you are having a rock-n-roll elopement. Richard and Simone were very specific: nothing too posey and overdone for their wedding photos, which is what I do best. I essentially hung out with them while they got married and took photos, and loved every second. Their wedding took place on April Fools day, and they told me that while they do celebrate in the UK, all pranks cease at noon. How civilized!
Erika Forster of Au Revoir Simone and Summer Moon served as witness and bridesmaid; she was incredibly lovely, and I've been listening to her music since. (Au Revoir Simone's cover of Mazzy Star's Fade Into You makes me so fucking happy.)
After their ceremony, we headed to Williamsburg's Rough Trade in Brooklyn, where they let us wander the stacks and take photos. There were bonafide made-me-miss-the-90's listening stations, and a giant photo booth. We finished up with some twirly wedding photos on the Williamsburg waterfront.
I got this note back from her:
Thank you, so much for these, they're exactly what we wanted. Rick's Dad just rang and said that he loved them too; he said they showed just how happy the two of us were on the day, and that it was awesome to see...So glad they're not too posey posed and more a document of the day that we had. They're basically perfect.
Well then. This photographer seems to be a bit weepy all of a sudden.