Hilary & Andrew Wedding at Le Parker Meridien
Hilary & Andrew planned their wedding in midtown Manhattan at the fabulous hotel, Le Parker Meridien. Hilary is an artist herself (look at her beautiful work!) and I knew she valued my creativity so I was particularly excited to scout around the area and get ideas for where we might do some great portraits of the couple and their wedding party– there was so much to work with in the surrounding blocks I knew it would be hard to fit all my ideas in, but we managed to get a bunch of what I had in mind at spots like the oh-so-appropriate LOVE sculpture and nearby spots around office parks and the sidewalks that really offered excellent ‘city views’ with graphic elements of interest in the background. After portraits with family back indoors we captured their Ketubah signing and ceremony followed by a cocktail hour on the 3rd floor before guests were sent up the elevators to the reception room and it’s terrace overlooking manhattan. Highlights for me included shooting the couple up on the terrace a little after sundown when the nightscape was full of pretty lights and of course taking the challenge to shoot a big wedding party group shot in the streets of manhattan and having it turn out as cool looking as I had visualized it! Another rare delight came just after the first look– Andrew hadn’t been able to figure out his bowtie so he got Hilary’s help with it and for a few sweet minutes we got to quietly document this sweet moment between them. And of course I always love hearing the toasts but there was one particular story about Andrew’s support of Hilary through the stress of her first gallery opening where her work was for sale… being a creative professional myself I found this story incredibly touching as I know from experience how invaluable and stabilizing my own husband’s belief in me has been. Congratulations to this sweet couple, they couldn’t be more wonderful together!
Officiant: Rabbi Deborah Hachen
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