Liz and Josh are a Brooklyn couple that had gotten married a month earlier and were about to leave for their Hawaii honeymoon (at the crack of dawn the morning after our shoot). The chemistry between them undeniable, and I love them for running all over New York with me in the August heat, and still looking spectacular and hopelessly in-love the entire time.
Let’s start this story at the end. We ended the day at Brooklyn Bridge Park — I love this park and the expansive views it offers up of the bridge and the city skyline. We shot at sunset, when the light and colors were seriously magical.
Liz had this to say about it: “Josh and I talked about getting elements of Brooklyn into our wedding day, but sadly it was too much of a hassle to trek everyone over to that park or any other landscape that read specifically “Brooklyn.” I get the chills when I see the images of us together with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background. It’s so romantic! So us! I still can’t believe that was all captured so perfectly and it looks like it was a scene from a film!”
This is my favorite thing about a newlywed session – we can go absolutely anywhere, at any time of day – without the restrictions of the wedding day schedule. Its all about location, location, location as they say.
Speaking of stunning locations, I had seen unbelievable pictures of the abandoned palace at 5 Beekman Street in editorial fashion spreads and I had this tingly feeling about it. I just had to shoot there. Built in 1882, Beekman Palace is a hidden treasure in the middle of the financial district. It is nine stories that enclose the most gorgeous atrium in the city, and a beautiful iron and glass skylight. It feels like old-world Europe actually – a completely different world. The views of City Hall Park from the roof are breath-taking. Our whole crew was just blown away by this space.
The dramatic head piece you see in the Beekman photos is courtesy of Leah C. Couture Millinery.
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MANY thanks to the talented team who helped to produce this shoot, especially Priya and Dan.
The dress is an original design made from vintage lace by Gina Desilva for Adrienne’s Bridal on Orchard Street in the lower east side.
From the Beekman shoot the fabulous headpiece is courtesy of Leah C. Couture Millinery. The groom’s boutonniere is also courtesy of Leah C.
The head piece from the Brooklyn Bridge Park shoot is made by Rachel Sax for Nona E. Rose.
Shoes by Manolo Blahnik.
Custom bracelet by “etc… Modern-Vintage Jewelry”
Josh’s suit, socks and shoes are all Paul Smith, shirt by Armani, tie by Dior.
Hair and makeup by Emily Rodrigues.