If you ask Nana when her Aha moment was, the moment she knew that Rene was the one. She will tell you she doesn’t know. She just fell in love with him and she doesn’t know when that was. For Rene his attraction began earlier in their relationship, in fact they weren’t even in a relationship yet when he knew she was the one. “When I saw her from across the room I knew she was special. It was probably love at first sight.” It’s no surprise that they belong to each other. Their chemistry together is one to be admired.
After all these years of photographing weddings near and far I’ve learned to not have high or low expectations for weddings. All weddings are unique and special in their own right. That being said, the photographs we were able to capture at Nana & Rene’s wedding completely took me by surprise. We hadn’t finalized a site for the first look or portraits until the days leading up to the wedding. But everything worked out better than we had imagined.
For us the wedding day started a bit hectic. Anyeka was still experiencing morning sickness while in her second trimester so unfortunately she couldn’t make it. I had already made plans for my friend Chad to 2nd shoot for me. We headed up to Manhattan and started the wedding coverage at Andaz for wedding preparation. We made a short walk over to the South Street Seaport for the first look. The incredibly clean backdrops and clear blue skies are a photographers dream. Their ceremony and reception were held at the Central Park Boathouse overlooking the river.
I had lots of fun with Nana & Rene’s. I’m flattered to be chosen to photograph their wedding. We wish this special couple all the best in the future and as their family grows.