Central Park Wedding New York: Natalie & Ian!
It’s not often our calendar reads: “Central Park wedding New York.” But it sure is exciting when it does! When Natalie and Ian called us about their Wisconsin reception this fall, we naturally asked what the plan was for the wedding ceremony. What many couples don’t realize is that we travel all over the world for weddings. It may sound a bit outlandish at first but, for those who fall in love with our approach and vision, it can be one of the best investments of their wedding experience. It adds a consistency to both the story and experience to have the same photographer at both wedding events. If you are having a destination wedding it also makes it easier post-wedding to work with your photographer locally on products from those images.
Natalie and Ian had a New York City adventure of a wedding. We started at the salon on the morning of the wedding day and then had their first look at the beautiful The Excelsior Hotel. Then it was on to Central Park for the intimate ceremony with a small invited guests list and some onlookers in the park. The final leg of this New York City wedding marathon was some photos of Natalie and Ian at The Plaza Hotel, an incomparable beauty. It was not easy to find any images of this amazing hotel prior to the trip as it is very exclusive. In the true nature of wedding photography, it was up to us to see, interpret, and maximize the opportunities we found.
Because The Plaza Hotel holds their guest’s experiences above all else, there were some restrictions put on us. For instance, we had to leave our assistant and lighting equipment out of the equation. However, we have always believed in the principle of creativity through limitations. When you are forced to work within a certain set of parameters, you are forced to see things differently and dig deeper to find beauty you may not have otherwise found.
Natalie and Ian’s intimate ceremony in Central Park was “crashed” by many onlookers. It was a memorable experience for everyone. One of those onlookers actually tracked us down online to send us some of his images of the wedding!