F & D // NYC elopement

I’m not sure I have enough words to praise Claire and the amazing job she did of our wedding photos. Claire travelled to NYC with us to capture our special day. Having never been before ourselves, she kept us right, helped us pick locations and guided us every step of the way. On the day, she kept us at ease and let us have fun and chats and captured so many natural precious moments. Claire’s help from the very first email up until the photos were ready was second to none.

It was such a privilege to be invited by this wonderful couple to capture their elopement in New York. They brought 14 of their closest family members to witness their vows and union on the balcony of Grand Central Terminal. The grandeur of the building and the hustle and bustle of commuters in the background offered the most unique ceremony backdrop I have yet to witness! 

Fi's style is very 1950's pin-up so of course that came through in her wedding choices too. She opted for a sweet tea length dress, both stylish and practical and blue Rachel Simpson shoes. No HMUA necessary here - Fi is a pro at the cat-eye and red lip look as well as the beehive hairstyle, and nailed her signature vintage look for the day. 

They were such a wonderfully laid-back and joyful couple, letting me take the reins for their photo locations while they soaked up their first experience in the Big Apple as elated newlyweds. As we took the subway to Central Park, endless well-wishers shouted their congratulations with beaming smiles and a genuine happiness for them, it was lovely! 

When I first spoke to Fi, she said it was their dream to have snow in Central Park on their wedding day. The day started out quite dull and damp, so needless to say I was concerned it may not be possible to head out for their wedding photos as hoped. But amazingly, their dream did come true! The rain gave way to snow and as we wandered over Bow Bridge with the white frozen lake as a backdrop to their portraits, the snowflakes gently fell. 

I was so grateful to have been invited to capture this amazing elopement and be witness to such an intimate celebration. If you are eloping, I'd love to hear from you.