Melissa & Ethan’s wedding thrilled us! When we’d first met them many months ago, Melissa told us she was shy about photography. But we quickly gained her confidence and trust, and she is such a natural that we were not at all surprised at the amazing results on their wedding day. 🙂 (Click image to the right to see a larger version.)
It was a beautiful May afternoon as we headed to The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers. This premiere venue is known not only for its incredible views of the Hudson River, but also for its first-class treatment of guests. We absolutely cannot debate that excellent reputation. We arrived at The Lighthouse and were escorted to the bridal suite, where we met Melissa and her hairdresser. We immediately began photographing since Melissa didn’t want to miss a single detail. Soon, the suite was filled with family members. We enjoyed ourselves immensely because we got to mingle and meet everyone, all the while capturing everyone’s excitement. As Melissa’s incredible flower arrangements were arriving (provided by the exclusive services of Banchet Flowers) and the details for the ceremony were finalized, the family was ushered out so Melissa could finish preparing for her private meeting and photo session with Ethan.
Ethan was waiting outside The Lighthouse on the pier. It was warm but also breezy, perfect conditions for him to see his incredibly beautiful bride for the first time. Melissa slowly came behind Ethan to give him a hug. We let them enjoy a few moments together privately, and then began our portrait session with them â€” a bit of fashion, with a generous amount of playfulness, and allowing them to simply be themselves. It all made for a really, really cool and totally enjoyable time for everyone. We can’t wait for them to see the gorgeous results.
We can’t say enough positive things about The Lighthouse, and particuarly the attention to detail that the event coordinator, Eric, gave to every phase of the day. Abigail Kirsch is the exclusive caterer for The Lighthouse, and the service and food were exquisite (THANK YOU, Melissa & Ethan, for making us feel so at home as guests there). The live musical entertainment was provided by the soulful sounds of Hank Lane Music, who kept the happy audience on the floor all night, both young and old.
We had an amazing time on this day. And we could tell that Melissa & Ethan, no longer shy about photography, enjoyed it immensly, as well. This day capped off an incredible weekend of wedding photography for us. We know you’re looking forward to seeing the extensive gallery of photos, and you can rest assured that they will soon be available for everyone to enjoy in the “Client Proofs” section of our main website. Feel free to click on the “comment” link beneath this blog to leave your own thoughts about the day!