Michelle + Tyler
New York, The Foundry
Some love stories start with a smile. Others with a glance. Michelle and Tyler’s started with a word. Intrigued?
They met in art school and one day Tyler happened to give a fantastic presentation that impressed Michelle. She knew she had to do something, so she mustered up the courage after class and told him he was a great orator. He didn't actually know the word, but kept cool and thanked her anyway. The initial waves of a developing romance suddenly started moving and the two have been together since.
They chose to tie the knot in a pretty atypical Long Island venue: The Foundry. To me, this raw space with weathered brick walls and ironwork reminiscent of the venue’s industrial past was pure camera heaven. The arched walkways, windowed roof, ivy-covered exteriors and views of the Queensboro Bridge and the Manhattan skyline created the ideal décor for some memorable wedding shots. Perfect for couples who do not want a cookie-cutter wedding, The Foundry was the best choice for the unconventional Michelle and Tyler who looked incredibly serene (and totally in love) throughout their big day.
They were both simply beaming with big smiles on their faces. Michelle and Tyler put their own spin on their wedding day and decided to read the wedding vows from their phones (which made the moment extra funny revealing their playful personalities at the same time). Michelle’s outfit choices were very inspired (she opted for a lace crop top that she first paired with a long pleated skirt for the solemn moment of the “I do’s” and with a comfy fit’n flare skirt for the reception, when she let herself go on the dance floor). During the tea ceremony, the bride looked radiant in a traditional red wedding dress chosen to honor her Chinese roots. The red dress is a symbols of love, loyalty, fertility and success. Even if Tyler wore the same attire throughout the day, he looked terribly dapper in his navy suit and pink velvet bow tie, perfectly complementing his wife’s looks.
Michelle and Tyler looked like the happiest people on the Planet on their big day and I can only thank them for giving me the chance to capture so much bliss and create their lifelong memories. You know how they say: "The cake gets eaten, the flowers will die, but the wedding photos will last forever.“
I could not have been more thrilled to have been entrusted with the task of capturing this truly awesome event. Michelle and Tyler, thank you for choosing me!