As I pressed the button for the lift to take me up to the 29th floor of the Waldorf Astoria a blast of cold air from the air condition unit above me hit my neck. On a sunny day in August in New York, this was actually a good thing. I thought back to the day I first met Stef and Richard. It was late October in London and to say that it was dark and wet would be a massive understatement. Driving across rainy London in the back of Richard’s black cab I had no idea that less than a year later I’d be mopping the sweat off my brow at 10 am on a Saturday morning, about to start the day for their New York wedding film photographer. Once I open the door to Stef’s room I’m enveloped in a cloud of hairspray and giggles and all thoughts of dreary English weather are banished.
These two met and live in London, but Stef is from New York. For their wedding they went full on NYC – starting the day at the Waldorf Astoria, an Armenian church service at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral, portraits in Central Park and the streets of Manhattan and finishing it off with a glamorous reception on the rooftop of the Rockefeller Center at 620 Loft and Garden. The day went by in a blur of sparkles and golden rays of light, only stopping for brief moments of hailing yellow cabs, grabbing a hot dog from a cart and staring down onto 5th Avenue as the sun was setting behind the skyscrapers.
Thank you Jessika Creedon for helping me out on the day. You were just wonderful to have around.
All shot on Kodak Portra 400, Fuji 400H and Ilford HP5. Developed and scanned by Richard Photo Lab.