Dominique & Roberto
Central Park Boathouse, New York, NY
Dominique & Roberto flew in from Mexico City to experience the romance of New York City in late summer. After getting ready at the Waldorf Astoria they hopped in a vintage cab to take some photos around Central Park before their ceremony and reception at the Loeb Boathouse.
For many couples, a first look makes the most sense emotionally and logistically. It gives you the opportunity to experience seeing each other as publicly or privately as you prefer without missing any of your cocktail hour. For other couples, the magic of seeing one another down the aisle can’t be given up. Either works for me and I can help you understand the pros of either scenario.
It’s very trendy today for photographers to produce washed out, creamy looking portraits. Sometimes this is appropriate, but I am also looking for the opportunity to use that romantic afternoon light in a different way to create more layers of dimension.
Speaking in public forces most people out of their comfort zones. Because of this, some of our most venerable moments occur when making these very public statements. On a day where many of the things we do are part of a predetermined script, vows and toasts are the moments that personalize a wedding day.
Everyone will tell you the wedding flies by. And it does. There are so many people to see and thank. So many calls for your attention. That’s why I am always on the look out for few moments a couple actually has to themselves to reflect on their day.
I’m always on the lookout for a way to sum up major parts of the day in a single image. In my spare time I study architectural photography because it helps develop an ability to see large scenes. Here, Dominique & Roberto must be overwhelmed with joy as they share their first dance literally surrounded by friends and family while being serenaded by a dear friend.