NYC City Hall Wedding - New York City - Jenn and Owen

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Jenn and Owen, you’re married!! I feel honored that I got to be with you and your family as you became husband and wife at City Hall. I’m so happy for you two, and I’m looking forward to part two in Tuscany!! Enjoy this sneak peek from your wedding day!

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City Hall Wedding - NYC - Carolyn and Blake

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There’s something so beautiful about an intimate wedding. Carolyn and Blake had two: their ceremony at City Hall and an intimate dinner a few weeks later. And just for good measure, we took photos in Washington Square Park with their adorable pup Teddy!

Carolyn and Blake, I’m so thrilled for the two of you. Something that really stood out to me was how in sync you are with each other. I’m honored to have been able to capture these beautiful moments with you, and I’m so excited to share this sneak peek of photos. Enjoy!

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Ceremony: NYC City Hall

Dinner: Bobo

NYC City Hall Wedding - Reed and Balmeet

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“So how did you two meet?”

Normally it’s a question I ask months or even years before a wedding. In this case, I was getting to know Reed and Balmeet during their portrait session in Fort Tryon Park, after I had already had the honor of photographing their abundantly joyful ceremony that morning at City Hall.

You see, at 10:30 pm the night before, I got a text from their best man, who was frantically looking to find a photographer after theirs bailed at the last minute. Just my luck to stumble into a wedding day filled with so many laughs and two kind and beautiful grooms.

Reed and Balmeet, if you two handle a wedding day with this much grace, kindness, and good humor, I can only imagine the ease and fun that you bring to everything you do. You were somehow so laid back while also being so vibrant, present, and full of life. I'm so happy for you, and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek of photos!

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City Hall & Upper Story Wedding - NYC- Jen and Ben

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There was a subtle shift when Jen and Ben were reunited during their first look (the moment the bride and groom see each other for the first time on their wedding day). Sometimes the moment is big, full of boisterous laughter; sometimes it’s small, full of tender tears. With Jen and Ben, the moment was subtle, and the impact was far more powerful when taken in context.

Once the two were together, there was this one-ness, this calm sense of teamwork that felt so natural, as if the two were always on the same wavelength. As with all weddings, there were exciting moments, ups and downs, laughter and tears. But what struck me most was in the moments of quiet between Jen and Ben; there was a persistent and palpable frequency always running between the two of them.

Jen told me on our very first phone call that once she finally went and met Ben for their first date, “that was the end.” They were together every day and every night from that point. After sharing their wedding day with them, that makes perfect sense.

Jen and Ben, you know I’m totally in love with you two. I love that your wedding was not about your wedding; it was about your union. I’m so honored that I got to document your day, and more than that, I feel so lucky to now be in your lives.

Enjoy this sneak peek.  :)

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Ceremony Venue: City Clerk's Office - Marriage Bureau

Reception Venue: Upper Story

Caterer: Charlie Palmer

Jen's dress: Catherine Dean

Jen's jacket: Rachel Zoe

Jen's shoes: Badgley Mischka

Ben's suit: Brooks Brothers

Ben's shoes: Cole Haan

Ben's belt: Hugo Boss

Rings: Diamonds by Siag

Hair: Richard O Sullivan at Mure Salon NYC

Makeup: Jaimie Z

Florist: Windsor Florist

Cake: Butterfly Bake Shop

Cake topper: Etsy

Stationer: Shutterfly

City Hall Wedding - NYC - Ambe & Marzio

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Ambe’s smile is pure joy.

Nothing against the other couples at City Hall that day (and it was bustling!), but the megawatt joy and excitement pouring out of Ambe and Marzio was unmissable. Marzio’s parents were visiting from Italy, so the couple decided a few weeks earlier that it would be a great opportunity to take a trip to NY City Hall to make it official.

Ambe and Marzio, I am truly humbled to have had the opportunity to photograph your infectiously joyful wedding. The fact that you are both photographers that I admire makes your decision to choose me even that much more flattering.

At the end of the day, though, I know it wasn’t the photography that was important to you. (Especially considering I had to talk you into 20 minutes of portraits…. which I’m hoping you don’t regret. :P ) The day wasn’t even about the wedding. The important thing to you both, so clearly, was that you joined together in marriage in the company of your parents.

You are an inspirational couple, so calmly solid and soothing, and with such an access to uninhibited joy and light. It’s amazing that a couple so cool could also be so unapologetically warm. Congratulations to you both; enjoy the sneak peek!

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Ceremony: City Clerk's Office - Marriage Bureau

Dress: Halston Heritage

Ambe's Shoes: Franco Sarto

Hair: Olithea Anglin

Makeup: Ambe Williams

Ambe's jacket: Calvin Klein

Engagement ring: Family stone. Custom band from Antonacci Gioielli.

Suit: J. Crew

Marzio's Shoes: Dockers

Rings: Unoaerre Italian Jewelry

Flowers: Urban Stems

Restaurant: Dar 525