Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York NY

November 25, 2006

Kahlila, Loren, and I went to high school together, but we lost touch over the years. When the couple contacted me about shooting their wedding, I jumped at the chance to see them again, as well as to work in a location as visually interesting as New York. I started my career there, shooting the local music scene, but I hadn't worked there in almost a decade, and I missed it. I was hoping that their wedding would provide an opportunity for some incredible pictures...and I wasn't disappointed.

Kahlila and Loren were married at the
Cathedral of St. John the Divine
; a huge, gorgeous, historically significant church on manhattan's upper west side. Their reception was held at Synod Hall, adjacent to the church. Everything was beautifully planned and precisely executed by wedding coordinator
Soraya Jollon of Soraya Weddings and Celebrations
, who was nice enough to change the entire schedule around in order for me to squeeze in a few archetypal "Big Apple Romance" shots while we still had daylight. Thanks Soraya!

Kahlila looked GORGEOUS, incredibly glamorous in her slip dress and retro "fascinator" (the little white feathery thing in her hair). And Loren was totally stylin'...his sweet, open smile made him look more than just handsome. The DJs played every 90's song we ever loved and I had to remind myself a couple of times that I was here to shoot, not dance. :)

I think that people in their 20's often have a hard time finding a place for themselves between adulthood and adolescence. You spend most of your time either pining for the past or fearing the future, and feeling like you're not really a part of either. Yet being with those people again, seeing them transformed into adults themselves, helped me to remember how far I've come.



1 comment: said...

Love the evening photos! Hot! Great stuff Lauren!