I asked Jackie and Tyler to tell me the story their proposal - and that amazing vintage ring - and they sent this back:
After 3 years of dating, Jackie had found the perfect vintage ring at a dealer in New York. She dragged Tyler to see it, and he agreed - it was perfect, size and all. However, there was another customer who had eyed the ring, and bought it before Tyler could get his act together. Jackie was pretty bummed…In July of 2016 Tyler and Jackie were on a trip to Tel Aviv, Israel and Petra, Jordan. It was outside the Royal Tombs that Tyler got down on one knee. Jackie, of course, said yes, but also had no idea what ring he had found, since no replacement had been found yet. It turns out that he had the original ring all along. The other customer who had bought it ended up returning it, and the store let Tyler know. He snagged it and Jackie had no clue!
Only closest friends and family were present at their ceremony, held super quickly and on the "DL" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in the room holding all of the Degas ballerina pastels. I think was more nervous than they were! After they were officially married, we wandered around taking photos in front of the art work. I wasn't sure how their wedding would work out, honestly: would we be booted by a surly security guard? (We were not. Phew!)
Jackie got ready at home and they had their first look on the stoop in front of their building. After the museum, we went to a local restaurant they had rented out for the perfect dinner party wedding. It was perfectly New York City for these two Upper West Siders.
A technical note: Here, we started at 4pm in December, which meant the sun was setting as I knocked on her door, and all of these were shot at night. Typically, you'll want wedding portraits timed in a way that takes advantage of natural sunlight, however, the next best thing is hiring a photographer like yours truly who has invested in equipment and education to get good photos after the sun goes down, too. It also helps if you make sure your wedding takes place in a city that is magical no matter what time of night; New York City certainly fits the bill.