Nellie and Lenny’s Liberty Warehouse wedding was one of those rare, magical days that makes your heart ache. Those of you who know me in person know that it’s
NOT my style to gush, swoon, or do anything that even remotely approaches behavior best suited for a Taylor Swift song or Anthropologie ad. Yet at Nellie and Lenny’s wedding I was that girl, crying at the vows, tearing up at the first dance, mumbling “I love this, I love this so much” over and over throughout the day. Lenny and Nellie are so dear, so kind, and so beloved to their family and friends that you just have to fall in love with them both.
We started the day with Nellie’s lovely details. I found a sweet patch of light to use when photographing her shoes and dramatic veil.
Nellie laughed all day, start to finish.
I used one of the spare petals from the bride’s bouquet when I photographed her engagement ring. Retro Flowers did a beautiful job with all of the florals, from the bouquet to the reception decor.
Beauty by Natasha was on hand to create Nellie’s gorgeous hair and flawless makeup.
I had the pleasure of working with my friend Alex of Unique Visions Studio at this wedding. Alex is an extraordinary cinematographer, and is one of my favorites in the New York area.
The bride and groom opted to see each other before the ceremony for portraits. The timeline was so impeccable that we had a great amount of time to document them, both separately and together.
Liberty Warehouse is a real gem of a venue. The light, backgrounds, and photographic opportunities are stellar.
It was great to spend a few moments alone with Lenny as he finished getting ready on the ground floor of the Liberty Warehouse.
The windows at the Liberty Warehouse are huge, allowing gorgeous natural light to fill the dark interiors.
We were able to really spend time inside and out, working with the beautiful natural light around this sweet Red Hook, Brooklyn venue.
The wine bar adjacent to the Liberty Warehouse graciously allowed us inside to make a few portraits.
I work hard to ensure that my clients trust me …. so much that they will follow me down a creepy, deserted Brooklyn alley just because I think I see some great light at the end of the street!
There was beautiful light everywhere we turned. I have to truly thank the bride and groom for being prompt and writing a timeline that was bulletproof!
I strive to find images in unexpected places, even on the top of a fire escape.
I love the style of this little ring bearer – and the amazing light that he was sitting in!
Whenever I have the chance to rearrange the setup of something like a ketubah signing I will. I want the best light for my clients, always.
……See? Nellie and Lenny asked me where they should sit at the table, and I showed them. The rest of their family and friends stood behind them, ensuring that the light would fall on everyone perfectly.
We moved from indoors to outdoors for their extraordinarily moving ceremony overlooking the Manhattan skyline.
The ceremony was timed perfectly. The sun set behind the couple as they were saying their vows – how perfect is that?
The timeline of the day placed cocktail hour before the ceremony. This was wonderful because the bride and groom recessed down the aisle and their guests followed them right into the party!
DJ Alex Edge did a phenomenal job running the vibrant, raucous reception.
The bride and groom are accomplished dancers, so their first dance was a choreographed dream.
The toasts were not only spoken, but sung! I love the reaction images that I was able to make at this time, not just of the bride and groom, but of the entire reception space!
Milestone Events by Kristy did a wonderful job making sure that every element of the day ran on time, every time.
Who knew a vegan, gluten-free cake could incite such an excited reaction?
Nellie’s dress was from Kleinfeld and suited her sweet personality perfectly.
All of the guests were on the dance floor at one time or another. This is just one of the many, many excellent dancing images that I was able to capture during this part of the night!
Nellie and Lenny didn’t leave each others’ sides all night long. It was such a joy to watch a couple that not only loved each other, but were best friends as well.
We closed the night by photographing the bride and groom’s rings all together, something we hadn’t had the opportunity to do earlier in the day.
Nellie and Lenny, thank you. Thank you for letting me see how dearly you love each other. Thank you for allowing me to document that love for you and for your families. This was a day that I promise I will not soon forget!