Do you want the number one secret for getting the best wedding photos ever?
Plan a first look, build more than what you think might be strictly necessary into your wedding day timeline for portraits, schedule the ceremony and reception farther apart from each other and, my best tip, plan at least 20 minutes to slip away during the reception for some romantic, two-glass-of-champagne-in photos, too.
These two nailed it. We did a first look, then took photos while walking around Manhattan for blocks, all the way to the N R subway stop on 23rd Street where they posed on the stairway down before getting on the uptown N to go to Central Park for their wedding ceremony.
After their ceremony, we did portraits around Central Park and walked over to their reception venue, taking photos the entire way there, too. I love that this amazing couple prioritized photography and close family for their wedding day!
After cake cutting, I slipped outside with them in the the light rain that was going off and on for some fun, dusk-in-Manhattan photos. I asked how soggy Kelsey was willing to get her gown, and she shrugged it off and assured me she didn't care... sometimes you have to get rained on a little bit for art! She also bravely twirled around on the edge of the fountain while JR stood firmly planted, helping me make magical nighttime photos for them that are some of the most epic of my career.
Congrats Kelsey and JR! I absolutely love being part of your wedding day.
Photography Assistant Kamila Harris | Ceremony Coordination by Jennifer Schoenfeld from A Central Park Wedding | Hair from the DryBar | Makeup by the bride herself | Florals by Morningside Greenhouse | Kelsey's bridal sandals from Bella Belle Shoes | Bridal earrings by Vitrine Designs | Wedding Cakes by Baked | Reception Venue Bobby Van's Steakhouse (the Times Square location)