I talk to clients a lot about how I try to personalize weddings, and make sure that the story I’m telling is the story of how it felt to be there that day, and what made their wedding different than other weddings, not just “oh well, another wedding, let’s do pose #352.”
And so this is instructive: Jamie and James were married at Battery Gardens … which you’ve seen in my very last wedding post (in fact, I shoot at Battery Gardens more than any other venue). But it was a unique and wonderful wedding in its own way, and the story the photos tell is very different.
I had a great time spending the morning with Jamie’s family, who was hilarious. I always know a couple is laid back when I enter the bridal prep room and the groom is casually wandering in and out. The first spot they had in mind of formals was State Park land, and as you may not know if you haven’t shot in NYC, whenever you wander into the little slivers of State Park land with a camera and it looks like you’re making money, at least three park rangers will come to stop you within 60 seconds — but none of that broke our stride.
But as you’ll soon see, Jamie and James they were not laid back when it came to the dance floor, and I had a great time with with couple.