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Lindsey and Paul at Greenpoint Loft, Brooklyn Posted by Spencer on June 23, 2014


“Looks like our photo booth isn’t coming,” Lindsey said.

I was shocked, but she just shrugged. “Well, maybe. They’re still trying to make it. We’ll see.” Surprised by her reaction, I glanced at Paul, but he looked every bit as relaxed as Lindsey.

Something was off. Not about the photo booth. Not about the wedding. But about the two of them, and I just couldn’t put my finger on it.

It was a Brooklyn type of day. Thick air, hard light, and a soft wind to set the stage for my type of wedding – alive, real, personal. In fact, Lindsey and Paul lived just a few blocks away from Greenpoint Loft, making it all the more perfect a place for the two to celebrate. And I was happier than a clam to be there. Everything just felt right.

And that’s what I didn’t see at the time. Everything was just right. Photo booth or not, it didn’t matter. When I heard it wasn’t going to show, I was expecting tension. Drama. Frustration. Something. But what I saw was a soft smile and a look that clued me in. The two of them had everything they needed – friends, family, and each other. It already had been a spectacular day, and it was clear that it was going to be a good night. And a good night it was with everything a couple could want out of their wedding, including a photo booth that managed to make it in the nick of time.


Karen and Danny at The Works Books in Soho Posted by Spencer on March 19, 2013

And onto the final day. After an amazing few days in Colorado, Karen and Danny celebrated with friends back in Manhattan – fantastic!

Karen and Danny in Vail, Colorado: The Pre-Wedding Party Posted by Spencer on March 15, 2013

It’s always a pleasure to really get to know what my couples are like – getting to spend the time before and after the wedding is a distinct privilege when it happens. There’s just something very special about day-to-day life that you only get a glimpse of during a wedding itself, and having the bookends to Karen and Danny’s wedding was a treat. Their wedding took place just outside of Vail, Colorado, and I had the privilege of covering their pre-wedding party, the wedding day itself, and then flying back a week later for their reception in New York City. What a whirlwind ride to see a week full of joy and happiness, anchored by two people who I could tell cared so much about friends and family. Perfect!

A Red Hook Engagement Session Posted by Spencer on November 6, 2012