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At Brooklyn Loft, New York.
NYC Winter Pre-Wedding Photoshoot
Hatred paralyzes life; love releases it. Hatred confuses life; love harmonizes it. Hatred darkens life; love illuminates it. -Martin Luther King Jr.
I had the pleasure and honor to photograph this amazing couple. They are so beautiful outside and out. They inspired me. I hope they inspire you too.
Love is wonderful!
Lidia Wedding Photography
"The art and passion of the photographers, the sensibility, expectations and dreams of the couples, the emotions and amazement of their loved ones... all these feelings take form in a book that you will love at first sight. Graphistudio shapes your dreams thanks to a world-class quality and a style that expresses all the charm of Made in Italy." GraphiStudio
This beautiful couple had planned on marrying on August 2011 - the exact day hurricane Irene arrived in New York. The majority of weddings planned on that day were cancelled, but this couple decided to keep on marching ahead with their wedding plan. While most people were preparing for the potential disaster of this hurricane this bride and groom were getting ready for their wedding! They did not let the threat of this natural disaster stop them from making it happen.
Despite the state of emergency in the entire city I traveled from the East village to Yonkers to photograph their wedding. I felt honored that I had been trusted to take the pictures of such an important event. Once the wedding reception ended (Midnight), the videographer and his wife gave me a ride home where -fortunately- I arrived safe and sound.
To all of those brides & grooms, wedding and event planners who are planning a wedding in NYC or abroad and might be afraid that their wedding photographer won't proceed as scheduled due to the weather or a potential natural disaster: “In good times and in bad" I'll be there!
-Location: Royal Regency/Yonkers.
Ashanta & Amanda - A Beautiful and Inspiring Couple.
Hurricane Sandy was the deadliest and most destructive hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic hurricane season. But this didn't stop Ashanta & Amanda's Wedding.
So you get the picture: The East Village had flooded. The power was off on the West Side, up to 25th Street, another part of the city had power but no heat or hot water, including where I lived. Local hotels had cancelled out-of-town guests' reservations. Relatives couldn't arrive on time because they needed gas for their cars. Other guests couldn't arrive on time because of detours/public transportation service changes. The pretty spot planned to use for outdoor photos wasn't that pretty and safe anymore.
Days after (night before the wedding) I had been told the wedding might not be happening, I got a call from Ashanta informing me that in fact it was. Regardless of the timing and circumstances, I was so excited to photograph this beautiful couple. They were my first Same-sex wedding I was photographing and I couldn't feel more fortunate to have been given such honor, that not even Hurricane Sandy could stop me. I got all my equipment ready and headed to the Fourth Universalist Society on Central Park West that beautiful morning of Oct 31. Unfortunately, Central Park, where the after-wedding photos were going to take place, was closed due to the amount of tress that were falling, so I did a quick shoot right outside.
Hope you enjoy the photos. And follow Ashanta & Amanda's example. Don't let anything, not even mother nature stop your marriage!
Lidia Wedding Photography.