Ciara & Pete : New York
Photographing a wedding can be daunting, especially when having to travel halfway around the world to do so. That being said, Ciara and Pete are so laid back and fun. We instantly felt like close friends- excited and ready for the upcoming days.
I and Drew teamed up for this beautiful wedding. Drew himself is a renowned dance photographer as well as a sensational wedding photographer. When the opportunity presents itself, Drew and I often work together. Some of the pictures below are his.
We began with the engagement shoot a day or so before the big day. Ciara chose landmarks around New York City which were sentimental to her and Pete. The shots captured not only Ciara and Pete’s love for one another but also encompass their bond with NYC. The shoot was full of laughs and uncontrollable giddiness as Ciara and Pete could barely contain their excitement.
New York holds great significance to Ciara and Pete since they shared their first holiday here. Not only that, but it’s also the place where Pete proposed! For them, choosing NYC was a no-brainer, they had to tie- the- knot here.
Ciara and Pete share a loving history having been together since their late teens, thus resulting in a tight-knit wedding party of family and friends. The big day was beautiful and exciting- filled with blissful faces brimming with sweet emotion, spectacular chaos, accompanied by hilarious speeches.
The ceremony took place in the Cop Cot inside Central Park. The initial glimpse of Ciara’s magnificent dress was from afar as she followed her bridesmaids down the curling winding path towards the cot. The ceremony was beautifully intimate and perfectly entwined with nature, creating a breathtaking juxtaposition in the middle of a bustling NYC. Following the ceremony, guests were invited to a champagne breakfast at The Monarch, while we captured post-ceremony pictures with the newlyweds. Ciara and Pete giggled non-stop, riding the highs of the day they waited so patiently for. It really was like they were the only two there.
Ciara and Pete, what can I say? Thank you so much for trusting us to photograph your legendary NYC wedding it was a true pleasure to be a part of your day.
We really hope that the photos tell a story of Ciara and Pete’s complete and utter adoration for each other, and the overall excitement of the day.
Special thanks to
Makeup by Ciara herself @ciarawoodmakeup
Wedding planner: I do weddings NYC