There are way, way too many photos in this blog post, but I couldn't help myself! Jim and Sue were such a sweet couple, and I loved their classic style. Sue even managed to get her Jimmy Choos to match her J.Crew coat in a perfect mint green, and I am in love. They both claimed to be awkward in photos, but these photos prove otherwise, and I got this sweet note from her:
Honestly, I was looking for one or two non awkward looking pictures of us and you definitely made that happen. My mom keeps says how natural and unposed they all look.
I think that is truly one of my greatest strengths as a photographer, likely because I spent most of my life being awkward myself. Really. I got sort of hot around age 28, but before that... it was geek city. I am very sympathetic to the feeling of feeling like you have to perform to get good photos, and have developed a good way to keep it genuine.
They came from Taiwan to of my all-time faves for winter elopements, the Ludlow Hotel. Their first look was by the fireplace in the lobby, and then we set out for Central Park to meet officiant Judie Guild on the Bow Bridge. After their ceremony I went with them downtown to the Meat Packing, and dropped them off for lunch. We used Pride Limo to get around, which is fabulous. They support the LGBT community and send chic black town cars to get you around in style. Love them!
Jim and Sue a super fun couple, and you have to hear their engagement story, which involves another thing I can totally relate to: being "hangry".
After we picked up the ring, Jimmy had a surprise that I was totally ruining. We had just gotten off a 14 hour flight and I was so hungry-to the point where I was getting hangry. I had been craving Chipotle for a long time, since we don’t have that here in Asia. So we stopped by a Chipotle, we got our burrito bowls and set off for our hotel. Normally, we stay at a nice hotel in Boston, but this time, to my surprise, we pulled into the Four Seasons. He had booked a suite in this fabulous hotel overlooking Boston Commons. Instead of the fancy room service meal he had been planning, we ended up getting engaged over a burrito bowl from Chipotle and watching Cops. It might seem weird or non sentimental to most people, but it was perfect for us!
Actually, that sounds perfect to me, too. Congrats Jim and Sue!
Makeup Sachiko Yanase | Florals Sprout Home Floral Design | Limo Pride Limo | Officiant Judie Guild | Skirt and Top J. Crew | Suit Ralph Lauren | Rings Cartier | His Shoes Prada | Her Shoes Jimmy Choo | Earrings David Yurman | Watch Rolex