Maggie and Jason. Wow. Their love has this intriguing ripple effect on people, myself included. Before the wedding, I knew them only from a vendor point of view: speaking with them on the phone, working out their wedding timeline and shot list, collaborating on ideas and portrait locations. When I walked in to meet Maggie for the first time, she gave me the most welcoming hug I'd ever received. She was beautiful and calm, and a bride I was immediately drawn to a grateful for. When Jason entered the room moments later, he met me with direct eye contact and shook my hand and expressed how glad he was to meet me. His energy was both booming and peaceful at the same time. I instantly loved them for each other, and knew the rest of the day would be an easy favorite.
Their ceremony reflected the same kind of gratitude and joy that they'd shown me earlier in the morning. I was eating up every word their rabbi was saying about them, because it was all true. She cried, he cried, I cried, they cried, we cried. It was so moving because it was intimate and so true to their story. There is no place I'd have rather been that day, than right beside them, documenting their day.
Hotel: The New York Edition, 5 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
Ceremony and Reception Venue: Park Avenue Winter, 360 Park Ave S, New York, NY 10010
Park for Portraits: Madison Square Park, 11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010