Being a Washington, DC wedding photographer, I’m forced to say a lot of “goodbyes” with my sweet couples. I’d like to say it gets easier, but it doesn’t. I work so closely with each of them during our year or so of planning for the big day, that by the time it comes, it’s much more of a friendship than a business relationship. I wouldn’t trade that for the world, as that’s what I love so much about this job. But saying goodbye on the wedding day is sometimes the last time I will get to see some of my amazing couples which is really tough!
Luckily that didn’t have to be the case for Beth & Bryan! You might remember these two from their Tides Inn wedding back in June. Despite being married in VA, they actually live just outside New York City. I always love visiting the city and have been dreaming of shooting there for a long time — don’t get me wrong, I’m still loyal to DC, but a change of scenery is always fun! When I mentioned that I wold love to do their session in Central Park, they both agreed it would be perfect location; previously having only lived a few minutes away, they often found themselves talking walks through the park on quiet summer evenings or running on an early weekend morning. So on top of being an iconic location in the city, knowing also what a special place this was for these two made it only that much better.
Between iconic central park and the timelessness possessed by this amazing couple, there was really only one place I could see it being featured. And while features are never guaranteed, I so hoped they would agree! I was ecstatic when The Black Tie Bride wanted to showcase this session; it’s such an honor to have my images on their pages. If you haven’t done so already, please head over to The Black Tie Bride to see the rest of their feature HERE!
And, of course, a huge thank you to all the vendors who made this shoot a reality!
Venue | Central Park, New York City
Veil | VINTAGE
Dress Designer | ALLURE BRIDALS
This NYC elopement was shot on a Pentax 645N with Fuji 400H film. The film was scanned and developed by Richard Photo Lab.