Brandon and Corrine’s Wedding at De Seversky Mansion

Beautiful day at my favorite venue with two incredibly sweet people with HUGE hearts.  I absolutely loved photographing this Chinese American – African American intercultural wedding at NYIT de Seversky Mansion.  :)

Instead of a traditional first look, we decided to have the groom surprise the bride during the bridal portrait, and it worked out great!

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Seconds before going outside to walk down the aisle, the bride asked me for a photo with her mom who recently passed away. It was a truly touching moment, and it assured me that wedding photography at its core is about the emotions and not just the aesthetics.

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Right after the ceremony, the groom’s mother gave her daughter-in-law a long, heartfelt gaze. Words were not necessary.