My love for photography somehow pushed me to do something I never thought I could. Several years ago, I swore to myself that I will never be caught behind the wheel in the Big Apple. Don’t get me wrong. . I really do but my previous visits involved taking the train, bus or someone else was driving.
That sort of changed when my aunt asked me to shoot my cousin’s wedding. I was ecstatic to take on this task because one, I get to see to my cousins again – I love being surrounded by familiar faces – and two, I get to shoot another wedding. I thought I got this one figured out. We’ll take the train – fast and convenient! But then I realized that this one’s going to be a traditional Filipino wedding, where on the wedding day, the bride and the groom are not allowed to see each other before the ceremony. The groom will only see his bride for the first time while she is walking down the aisle. So that being said, the couple will be in two separate places and there was no option for me but to bring a car. The last thing I want was to add stress to the bride and groom and to their family. Totally unprofessional.
Today, you reading this post only meant that I survived the ordeal. I came and conquered NYC and for me, it was an amazing feat. Not to mention that I was almost caught speeding again. It was totally worth it. Gotta love the concrete jungle. I had a blast covering this event. So, enough of my ramblings and let me show you some of the photos from the wedding. But before that, I’d like to thank Karen, for coming over to shoot with me on this joyous event.
Stephanie, you look gorgeous. I was behind a curtain and used it to frame this shot.
Mark is my cousin. Up to this day, I still remember him as a little boy, missing his two front teeth but with a killer smile – all because of his cute dimples.
You look dashing, Mark.
The bride and her bridesmaids. This one’s from my angle.
This one’s from Karen’s angle.
Tony, the videographer, said that he enjoys capturing Filipino parties because Pinoys like to boogie. You got that right, Tony.
Two of the most sweetest kids I know. They look like they are having a dance off or something. I miss them.
See more photos from Stephanie and Mark’s special day by clicking here.