When my mind turns to an Oheka Castle Wedding, I never used to think of Taylor Swift. Oheka calls to mind television and the movies, having been featured in Citizen Kane, Gossip Girl, and Royal Pains. But Taylor Swift? Not until recently, when she took over the Huntington, New York wedding venue to film the video for Blank Space. It was completely surreal to watch the video, seeing places like the Grand Staircase, West Gate Drive, Formal Gardens, and Grand Ballroom, places I’d photographed weddings at for several years now. I was most recently at Oheka for Shella and Jamil’s completely flawless summer wedding. Gold glitter was everywhere, the Formal Gardens were awash with summer sunshine, and a Haitian band played well into the night. I can see why Taylor Swift was drawn to Oheka. There is something so magical about a castle that appears out of nowhere (if you’ve ever driven up to Oheka, you know what I mean!) It was no wonder that Shella and Jamil chose it as their wedding location, as it really is that charming.
Shella and Jamil, thank you so much for having me as a part of your day. From your engagement session in my studio to the wedding, and then the post-wedding session, I’ve enjoyed getting to know you both. Shella, thank you for bringing your wild and fantastic style to every part of your days. I hope you love these images as much as I loved creating them for you!