Tamar + Ben
New York, Museum of the City of NYBook STAK Studios
From the bride:
"Steven is truly a cut above! He has a beautiful sense of composition and a keen artistic eye. His photos were far more than a document of the day or a series of posed pictures- he captured the energy, emotion, and fun of the event so that every picture brings us back to that spectacular day. Beyond his talent, Steven is also a joy to work with! He was quick to respond to emails and always enthusiastic and amenable. Even our guests commented on how great he was DURING the wedding"
I am so grateful for being part of Tamar and Ben’s wedding, a visually stunning event celebrated at the beautiful Museum of the City of New York. A mix of modern and vintage elements with a touch of quirkiness, this wedding was a feast for the eyes (and the camera).
You see, Tamar and Ben are extremely creative and talented, and there were quite a few details hinting at that throughout their big day. From the moment I saw Tamar get ready with her breathtaking artsy wedding dress waited patiently on the hanger, I knew she was going to be a fun bride.
Her ensemble had some serious wow factor (a white cropped top and a high-waisted floor-sweeping full skirt featuring black botanical skethces), while her chic birdcage veil complemented her retro hairdo, and her crimson lips and dark nails were the perfect nod to the purple calla lily bouquet. I took one of my favorite shots of Tamar as she was walking down the stairs with all the guests looking up to get a first glimpse of her. She looked so regal all night!
Ben looked incredibly dapper and relaxed in his all-black outfit and white calla boutonniere (the same flower was used to decorate the chuppah, and that calla-dripping installation was everything).
The couple met online almost 6 years ago. Tamar is a History Professor and Ben is a talented matte painter and concept artist. Although they live in Brooklyn, Tamar got a new job in D.C. which makes them live apart 4 days a week(!) Their big day was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate in style with friends and family and make lifelong memories. And their chosen venue, The Museum of the City of NY, was the perfect spot to create some magic.
Located on Fifth Avenue, in the heart of the Big Apple, the Museum of the City of New York is a dream venue for any modern wedding. The space boasts the gorgeous Rotunda, the highlight of this grand Georgian-style mansion where the guests first step in, and a floating marble staircase leading to the elegant reception hall overlooking the lush Central Park’s Conservatory Gardens (the place where I shot the bride and groom’s portraits).
Taking my inspiration from lovely couples and splendid venues, I like to forgo traditional posing and always capture the real stuff in every wedding. It’s all about unstaged moments, genuine tears and laughter, and killer dancefloor moves.
Tamar and Ben had a blast at their wedding, and so did everyone else. At the end of the night, it was actually a little heartbreaking to say goodbye to them, I just had such a blast the whole time. Now I will let their photos speak for themselves.