Jessica and Ian Part 1
Central Park Boathouse
I remember her smile, how luminous and infectious it was as she passed through the room. Those around her simply lit up at her presence and their evening made better at her arrival to their table. I remember the way he looked at her, and remarked at his incredible capacity of love for her. The way they laughed together,danced together, and played together. It truly was a night to remember for all those in attendance at Jessica and Ian’s wedding. I personally think the biggest thing I remember about their wedding day was feeling like I was part of the family from minute one. That’s how welcoming Jessica and Ian are. They both have this amazing kindness that showed in their family and friends. I had been lucky enough over a year earlier to meet Jessica and her lovely mother at a bridal show I was exhibiting at, and after a brief meeting and hearing all about Ian it was decided that I would be their wedding photographer. One of the biggest things you have to know about Jessica is that she has this amazing smile as I mentioned earlier and somehow someway it managed to stretch just a little wider when she talked about Ian. I knew then and there that this was going to be an incredible wedding. From the moment we walked in the door to begin shooting prep, to getting the chance to shoot with Jess and Ian in central park it all came together perfectly. Even the impromptu “colorful” rap performance by Lauren accompanied by everyone in the room including the hair stylist, makeup artist, my own second shooter + assistant, as well as the entire bridal party which may or may not have made me blush a few times was amazing. This of course was followed by an evening ceremony at one of the most beautiful establishments in Manhattan. The Loeb Boathouse. The lighting was soft and subdued, the flowers on the tables, the band getting ready, and our cameras never stopped clicking. We were all there for them. For Jessica and Ian on such an amazing day.
To Jessica when you see this, never stop smiling, it radiated through the room and was brighter than any light in all of Manhattan.
To Ian when you see this, never stop being as kind as you are, thank you for making our day so easy and for making us feel like a part of your group of family and friends.
I also have to say a massive thank you to Kate Meyer of Kate Meyer Photography who acted as my second shooter that day and covered the groomsmen getting ready with Ian, and of course to our incredible assistant Marilyn who suffered an early in the day injury but stuck it out like a trooper!!
Now for the best part. The Photos!!
Be on the lookout for part 2 a little later this week for even more Central Park Boathouse Jessica and Ian images!