Manhattan Wedding Photos
Catherine + Sean
New York, New York
If you are looking for a photographer who is a real person – open, caring, 100% honest, sarcastic – and who is also exceptional at her job, Ashley is your girl. I would’ve hired her on her portfolio alone; she has an amazing eye for interesting backdrops, beautiful light, and getting the best of out of her couples. However, she treats you like a person, not just a client, which completely sealed the deal. Ashley was forever available by text, email and phone, for even the smallest, last-minute bride anxieties and always made me feel confident and relaxed. My only sadness is that our work together is over. We had the most fun! xx
How did you guys meet?
We met at church, 5 years and one day before our wedding day. We didn’t start dating until a few months later, however. I was dating someone else when we met and Seán had just gone through a horrible break up. As Seán recalls, “I went to church with the expressed purpose of not finding anyone to date. And within two weeks, I met Catherine. Immediately I knew something was going to happen.” Fast forward to April 2014 – Catherine remembers, “I was walking out of the church at the Easter Vigil mass and saw Seán in one of the pews. He winked at me, and I immediately blushed bright red.” The two have been together since.
Advice to other couples getting married?
Use the language of we as much as possible. Pace yourself – setting aside a little time every couple of days to get things done eliminates a weekend meltdown or full day spent talking about flowers. Determine your priorities and non-negotiables before you do anything else. Front-load your work. I got a ton of stuff done ‘early’ so I could have the last 6 weeks to focus on finishing touches. A lot of the planning worksheets have you leave bigger projects until a month or two out. Don’t do that to yourself!
Getting Ready, Mercer Hotel
Wedding Planner, Dawn Mauberret
Florals, Pixel Poppy
Donuts and champagne, 7th Avenue Donuts
Astor Wines, City Catering Cafe
DJ, DJ Peter Pipe
Rentals, Big Dawg Rentals
Hair + Makeup, Lucas and Abi w/ Glamsquad
Officiant, Fr. Jason Smith
Purchased @ Sarah Seven, Designer-Sarah Seven, Sunsets Forever
Earrings, Jennifer Behr
Veil, Twigs and Honey
Grooms Suit, J. Crew