City Hall. New York City, NY.
When Pinar and Andrei booked their wedding with me, and I found out the wedding was an elopement on St. Patricks Day, I got really excited. I’ve never shot an elopement before, and I knew we were going to make some special images. I just didn’t know how special they would be. Because of Pinar and Andrei are always traveling, and because their families are not local, Pinar’s family living in Turkey and Andrei’s family living in Cleveland, they decided to just schedule a day to head down to City Hall and tie the knot. So they figured to make it March 17th, and until they spoke with me, didn’t realize it was St. Patricks Day. I arrived at their amazing apartment overlooking the Empire State Building and came up with the idea to live instagram some images from the day, which ended up being very important because it let Pinar’s family in Turkey follow along. They would get so excited every time I posted a new photo. I knew then that these images would be priceless to Pinar, Andrei, and their families. So after Pinar and Andrei got ready, we took a cab to City Hall where they got hitched. We then headed to a few cool places around the city to take some unique portraits. We also headed to an Irish pub to get a drink or two and to dance around with the crazy St. Patty’s Day people. Then as the sunset, we headed to up the lounge at Pinar and Andrei’s apartment and took some spectacular images for the city skyline. I was so blessed to be a big part of this wedding and it means a lot to me that Pinar and Andrei trusted me to be the official witness to their wedding, and capture the beautiful day. Congratulations Pinar and Andrei!