Weddings are expensive and seem to be getting more so every day. So, to keep costs reasonable, some people go the city hall route and keep things quiet and informal. But that doesn’t mean you need to forgo capturing that special day.
The Big Apple
New York City is a huge tourist destination, and home to over 8 million people. Its iconic sights, like Times Square, the Statue of Liberty and the Empire State Building, draw millions of tourists to its streets each year. With Broadway, world-class museums and art galleries, and some of the United States’ finest restaurants, anyone is hard pressed to not find something to love about New York City.
But with the rising costs of weddings, it’s hard not to break the bank, especially somewhere like NYC. The cake, the venue, the DJ, the dress, the tux, not to mention catering, and transportation. It all adds up, especially in a city that is as in demand as NYC. But one way to have a great wedding and not spend too much is to go to City Hall. It’s just as legitimate as a giant church wedding, and, for many people, a
much better option. And you can still capture the moment, like our wedding photographer, Chantel did for Ben and his new wife, creating images unlike other traditional wedding photographs.
After the I Dos
The ceremony was private and informal – just perfect for the happy couple. Afterwards, however, they stepped out into NYC’s eclectic background for their wedding day photo shoot. Using a variety of areas as the backdrop for the entire shoot, Chantel took several photographs of Ben and his new wife just enjoying their first moments together as a married couple. Ben, dressed in a simple black jacket and pants with a classic t-shirt, was the perfect “yin” to his wife’s floral “yang” dress.
Chantel had the couple walk down one of NYC’s typical bricked streets, and used the texture and color of the brick, along with the natural greenery in the area, to provide a perfect backdrop for their photos. She also took photographs along the waterfront with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background – perfect for any NYC wedding.
The couple also had photos taken on a carousel, showing their fun-loving and whimsical side, not to mention a little skateboarding fun. Chantel took lots of photographs from different angles, in different parts of the area, and in many poses, ensuring that Ben and his new wife will have the very best pictures to remind them of their special time together. And the photos are not invasive or too intrusive. Chantel manages to capture the couple happily strolling hand in hand, without the images looking too posed or stiff.
Starting a New Life Together
Ben and his new wife can treasure their wedding day in New York City with these beautiful photographs. Even though they may not have had a large crowd at their wedding, they can still share these images with friends and family.
Often, our professional photographers like Chantel are local experts, and can suggest the best spots for a variety of photo shoots, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. They want to give clients the ultimate photo shoot experience, and memories to last forever.