Blogging this awesome New York destination wedding has been on my to-do list for ages. But being the middle of wedding season, and a busy Surrey documentary wedding photographer, means my mammoth to-do list, which seems to stay scary day in day out, has got in the way!… Nevertheless I’ve finally carved out some time and here are my wedding photography favourites from Jamie and Hannah’s epic NYC wedding in the legendary Central Park.
I was so so excited when I was asked if I’d say goodbye to sunny Surrey and head to New York to shoot a wedding. The reason I love my job is every wedding really is different and a real adventure. Going all the way across the Atlantic for a wedding, and being a destination wedding photographer, was just that little bit awesome and an experience I’ll never forget. It was one of my highlights of 2014 for sure.
I could say so much about my time out there and Jamie and Hannah’s day. It was a very day to be a part of and very exciting – being a destination wedding photographer always is. I think one of things I loved, and appreciated most, was that Jamie and Hannah’s family totally embraced me and made me feel so part of their group. It was intimate group of just 15 guests who travelled from England, for this New York wedding, and they made me feel one of them – so a special thanks to those guys for that.
The wedding was on an overcast day but it was warm and the rain kept away which was a relief as much had been forecast. Hannah got ready at the Distrikt Hotel on 342 W 40th St. It’s a cool little boutique hotel, with a view towards the Empire State Building, and welcoming staff. We had a good morning getting ready and everything went to plan. Everyone was whisked away in limos to Central Park for the ceremony. It was held under a pagoda in Conservatory Gardens, at the north end of the park. It was a very emotional occasion which was very special to witness. The beautiful ceremony passed and we headed down to Brooklyn Bridge for some photos, before a trip up ‘The Rock’ for some amazing views across the city. The evening was held at the stunning Loeb Boathouse in Central Park – a wonderful lakeside restaurant, with a lovely ambience and delicious food.
Jamie and Hannah are childhood sweethearts who met at school. They are a very warm, genuine, down-to-earth couple, with the nicest family and friends. Their idea to get married in New York was a truly great one and I am sure they would recommend it to anyone thinking of having a destination wedding. I wish them both many years of happiness as Mr and Mrs Street!
All in all it was an awesome day and I absolutely loved the whole trip.
Here is a selection of Conservatory Gardens, Central Park, wedding photographs – hope you like them.
I’m taking bookings now for 2015 – so if you’re getting married as far as New York, or as close as my home town of Epsom, do get in touch. It’s safe to say I do travel anywhere people want me to go!