Sandy + Romeo
New York, Gramercy Park Hotel
Sandy and Romeo’s Gramercy Park Hotel Terrace wedding was truly memorable from so many points of view.
When I first met them, I quickly realized I would be working with a creative couple who wants something a little different from their wedding album (just think that the bride and groom took the time to walk Anderson Pooper, their beloved rescue pup, while still rocking their chic wedding attire). I loved their personal touches throughout the wedding; they really helped me capture decisive (and priceless) moments.
Sandy and Romeo's story is pretty simple: foodie, who’s very much into Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and World of Warcraft, meets foodie with exact same hobbies. As you would probably expect, such story could only have a happy ending. Sandy first met Romeo as colleagues at a holiday party in 2006. They started out as good friends, but their friendship grew deeper over time. When they ended up living five thousand miles away from each other, they realized they could not function without one another. Twelve years later, these guys were more prepared and eager than ever to start a fresh new chapter in their lives. So they did.
On her wedding day, Sandy looked simply stunning. She played with proportions by adding a tulle skirt to her lace mermaid dress for extra oomph during the ceremony. It worked. Big time. Her blindfolded groom waited patiently to get a glimpse of his lady for their first look photos, and boy, was it worth it! It is the thrill of such moments that makes me love wedding photography even more: instants of reflection or nervous anticipation, glances and touches that say a thousand words, even absurd and unplanned episodes that over time will become cherished memories.
As usual, the venue, exceeded every expectation: apart from the one of a kind location that the Gramercy Park Hotel offers (being set in one of Manhattan’s most epic neighborhoods), this wedding space was the ideal choice for a sexy and stylish celebration.
It has always been my aim to offer an alternative to the conventional and stuffy approach of classic wedding photography. It is so much fun to get spontaneous shots trying to make myself as invisible as possible so that couples feel relaxed at all times.
From romantic portraits to fast-paced dance-floor shots, Sandy and Romeo’s wedding photos has it all. I am pretty sure you will love their killer slideshow.
Thank you Sandy, Romeo, and Anderson Pooper :) for the opportunity. After meeting you at Jimmy and Michelle's wedding, it was totally worth waiting for this one!