The very first time I photographed a wedding at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers I was living in Florida.  It was 2006, and all I had been shooting for years had been beach weddings, beachside weddings, beachfront weddings – you get the idea!  Paula and Jordan brought me up to the city to shoot their wedding at the Lighthouse and I was immediately enamored with city shooting.  It was so bright, so busy, so hectic!  There were so many challenges and so many amazing places to take pictures!  I had no idea at the time that just two short years later I’d be moving to that city and the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers would be a venue I’d shoot at time and time again.  This freezing cold, mid-winter, fast-paced event could not have been further from the Florida beaches, but I love shooting in this city that I now call home – even in the deepest winter months!

Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding
A little piece of chewing gum, a bright window, and a tearsheet from a magazine and we have the makings of a lovely, lovely ring shot.
Wedding Pictures at Chelsea Piers
The bride thought of every detail, from the sweet silver pom pom in the champagne to the vivid bright red nail polish on her hands.
Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding Photos
I love the apartment that the bride got ready in. I also love that they didn’t mind when I climbed on the kitchen table and stuck my head in the chandelier to take a cool picture of her shoes!
Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding Photographer
Did I get a ton of hair spray on my lens? Yes, I did. Did I also get it in my mouth? Yes. It tasted awful but it was well worth it.
Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers Wedding Photographers
I am so glad that I went to view this scene from the hallway. Incorporating the flower girl into the frame really helped me tell a stronger story, giving the image more depth and dimension.
Wedding at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The bride is a city girl through and through. I love that I was able to include the city that she loves so much into this getting-ready image.
Wedding Photos at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The bride and groom opted to not see each other prior to their wedding ceremony at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. I think it was so worth it. The look on her face when she saw her groom for the first time was absolutely priceless.
Wedding Pictures at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The bride and groom timed their ceremony perfectly so that the sunset streamed right through the floor-to-ceiling windows. The staff at Abigail Kirsh always do a great job recommending the perfect timing to their clients!
Wedding Photographer at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
Not every bride would be willing to completely muss up her hair for a great portrait – but Rachel was. I love this image. You’d have no idea that it’s freezing and mid-winter here!
Ceremony at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The lighting inside of the Lighthouse was superb and I couldn’t resist stopping for one more portrait of the bride alone.
Wedding Photographers at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
…and then back outside for just one more windswept image!
Reception at the Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers
The cake was so sweet, simple, and perfectly suited to the Atlas Florist’s event decor.
Wedding at Chelsea Piers
The Jay Prince band started off the night with a sweet first dance. Thank you so much, Rachel and Bryan, for braving the cold and wind for your wedding photographs. It was a delight!

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