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Suanne and Perry | New York Wedding Photographer

My second shooter Sidney captured so beautifully the simultaneous agony and excitement Perry must have been feeling waiting for Suanne to arrive for their first look. 

First looks can be such a special moment of the day, when the bride and groom get to see each other for the first time on their wedding day and share their excitement in a private, intimate moment.   Suanne confessed to me later that it was her favorite part of the day: seeing Perry for the first time and having a few stolen minutes of quiet with him before the craziness of the day kicked into high gear.   Their first look pictures make me tear up every time.

Suanne and Perry make my face hurt. Because throughout their wedding, their first look, their ceremony and first dance, and then afterwards editing and designing their album spreads, I couldn’t stop smiling and frankly, wincing in an attempt holding back happy tears for this sweet, sweet couple.  Friends of Alex’s from NYU, I got to know Suanne and Perry a lot better over the past  year from shooting their West Village Engagement session, to meeting up to discuss all their finalized wedding plans and the occasional Astoria brunch when Alex and I were still in the neighborhood.   Suanne wears her heart on her sleeve, and so it was clear that her heart was exploding with joy on her wedding day, but even Perry who wears his heart a little closer could hardly hide his feelings as he saw Suanne for the first time at their first look.  Even later when he saw her walking down the aisle, he was hardly able to contain tears of joy.  And it was that pure, sincere, unaffected joy that each of them had in being with each other and celebrating with friends and family that made it such a pleasure to photograph their wedding.  Something about every image from this wedding day screams “This is what marriage and weddings are really about” and it just plain makes me smile!  Congrats again Suanne and Perry I know you’ll have a long happy life together.  And thank you to my second shooter Sidney who was an amazing help throughout the day and got some priceless images.

Michelle - November 9, 2013 - 5:43 am

Gorgeous! That one with the detail from the veil placed over her face… especially love!

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