NYC Wedding of Rina and Elliot at Gary’s Loft

My heart has a soft spot for New York City - its rustic and modern, its gritty yet romantic. Its where I grew up and where I met my wife. Needless to say, I love photographing here, and one of my favorite NYC gigs was photographing the wedding of two native NYers - Rina and Elliot. Venues included prep at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, first look at Central Park and more portraits at Grand Central Terminal. Ceremony on the rooftop of Gary’s Loft. Makeup by the talented Jina of JAC Beauty.

NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography morning getting ready groom and groomsmen arriving to pick up bride
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groom cufflinks stuffed animal
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groomsmen getting ready bowtie
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography groom and groomsmen in new york subway laughing together
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bridesmaids getting ready bride wedding day shoes
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bride getting hair makeup done
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bridesmaids helping bride with wedding gown
NYC Gansevoort Hotel wedding day photography bride putting on wedding gown and wedding shoes with bridesmaids
New York City Central Park wedding day photography portrait session bride groom holding hands together
New York City Central Park wedding day photography bridal party outdoor portrait session laughing together
New York City Central Park wedding day photography portrait session bride holding bouquet of flower
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography groom and bride portrait session kissing together against wall
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography bride and groom kissing while holding hands
New York City Grand Central Station wedding day photography bride groom portrait session kissing
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography bride portrait session smiling with flowers
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography bride groom riding car to venue smiling together
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography venue rooftop outdoor ceremony Empire State Building
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony groom and groomsmen waiting for bride entrance
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony bride and father of bride marching in
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography ceremony flowers held by bridesmaids
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop ceremony Empire State Building background
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography rooftop outdoor ceremony ring exchange between bride and groom
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop ceremony bride and groom first kiss after vows
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography outdoor rooftop wedding sunset golden hour
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography decorations beer bottles from bride and groom
New York City Garys Loft wedding day photography wedding details table tops souveniers gifts for guests
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography after ceremony reception cocktail
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening dancing groom and mother bride and father first dance
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening bride and father dancing laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening party bride and groom first dance laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography bride and groom first dance doing spins
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening party bride and groom playing games with guests laughing together
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography bride and groom toasting to guests on the dance floor
NYC Garys Loft wedding day photography evening portrait session bride groom kissing on rooftop outdoor

Rachel and Neal's Post-Wedding Session in Hong Kong

Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple sitting down on slanted street black and white

Rachel and Neal got married in New York over a year ago, but the wedding day photos didn't turn out as best as they could have. No do overs right? Post-wedding session to the rescue! This time around there was no wedding day rundown to adhere to, no wedding dress dragging on the floor, no veils blowing away in the wind - just a relaxed walk around Hong Kong.

I'm so happy that we were able to take these photos. Wedding day or not, I think they'll look back on these photos someday without even thinking about the date it was taken - just that they were together and in love. Then my job would've been complete =)

Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple walking down street looking down black and white
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple hugging and smiling black and white
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple holding hands in front white wall
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple kissing in front white wall
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple laughing holding hands sitting on stairs
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple laughing sitting on stairs
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple walking with arms locked black and white
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors fiancee holding hands guiding
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors fiancee hugging from behind
Hong Kong engagement photoshoot outdoors couple smiling

Maternity and newborn baby portrait session

black and white photo of pregnant mother before and after birth

A few years ago, I met Stephanie in Hong Kong while photographing an event in Central. Like me, her and her husband Tom's move to Hong Kong from the US marked a chapter in their developing careers. Earlier this year, Stephanie was 7-months pregnant and had asked me to help photograph a maternity portrait session in her home. We took our time to plan our shots which would eventually be slightly fine-art in nature and a little less photojournalistic than my other portraiture.

Last April, in the early hours of Sunday morning, Stephanie gave birth to beautiful baby Gabriel. Here are some of the pregnancy and newborn baby shots (taken at 8 weeks).

pregnant mother at home with her family photos
Hong Kong father holding newborn baby laughing
Hong Kong mother holding newborn baby boy
black and white photo of newborn baby boy and mother facing each other
black and white photo holding small baby feet