“There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.” Simone de Beauvoir
New York City. Not by accident is it simply known as The City. As if there is only one – the singular sensation at 40.7831° N, 73.9712° W. We believe there truly is only one New York. The consummate original. The knockout punch of great cities of the world. A powerhouse. A juggernaut. All those things, yes, and this, too: the most romantic place on the planet. A city of timeless elegance.
New York floats into view on a jazz riff. Or maybe t he husky, broken-hearted lament of Lady Day herself, Billie Holiday, up in a smoky Harlem club, circa 1933. Or maybe it’s a leather stool in an elegant East Side cocktail bar, and there, before you, a caramel-colored Manhattan with just the perfect blend of bourbon and bitters, and that muddled orange. The neon lights of Broadway. The majesty of the Met, the syncopated drum rat-a-tat of MoMA, the Brooklyn bridge lit up over the East River in the brilliant night sky. The Village. Oh, oh, oh, The Village. Again, the singular.
Fifth Avenue. A sentence unto itself.
There are a million billion wonders and another million billion stories in Gotham, and it’s probably pretty obvious by now that it is one of our favorite places in the whole wide world. It’s romantic, electrifying, unique, extraordinary, cultured, kooky and crazy – all in just 22.82 square miles (Manhattan).
The options for a destination wedding in NYC are endless. You might choose St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Or maybe it’s the Episcopal Byzantine jewel, St. Bart’s. Maybe it’s a synagogue. A restaurant. Central Park. An artist’s Soho loft. Or one of 32 (yes, 32) museums in the borough of Manhattan alone. A judge’s chambers, perhaps. Columbia University. City Hall. A yacht in the Hudson or East River. A friend’s living room. The Broadway stage? (In truth, we don’t know if that’s possible, but it’s wonderful to think about, isn’t it?)
As Cole Porter, the great American songwriter, once famously said, Anything Goes.
Wherever you choose in the city that never sleeps, it’s a photographer’s dream. My studio partner Lucrezia Cosso and I are incredibly lucky to work all over the world. And we can say, hand on heart, that our hearts’ delight is heading to New York for a truly wonderful wedding experience.
We do not describe ourselves as wedding photographers. Because that is only part of the work we do. In truth, we are visual storytellers specializing in destination wedding photography. We work to tell your story and to capture the beauty and excitement of the most special day in your lives in completely natural and surprising ways. Always!
Our work is both organic and natural. We look for the parts of your story that some might miss: the moments of romance, the moments of joy, the color of the sky, the groom’s shadow against a whitewashed wall. We are not the photographers hired to “work a wedding” and produce a certain number of pictures of the bridal party and the groomsmen. That is not us. We look to give you photos to make you remember – and treasure – your day in emotions: smiles, maybe a small tear, and most likely both.
Because of the small, exclusive nature of our studio, we are only able to accommodate a small number of clients.
We would love to hear from you. Contact us today and let’s see if we can be part of your special day.