These two have known each other since high school, when they were just 17 years old. Their first date together was a walk along the beach, where they chatted into the wee hours of the morning, which turned into a relationship that has blossomed now for 12 and a half years.
They never officially became engaged—instead, they simply planned a holiday and mutually decided to elope around the time that they would both be turning 30. Neither of them liked the idea of a big, cliched wedding, but they did want someone to capture the unique moment in their lives so that they could have photographs to take back to their friends and family.
So, I met up with them at their Air BnB near Tompkins Square Park for a few photos before the ceremony. We migrated down to City Hall for the marriage itself and then popped over to DUMBO for more photos in the neighborhood. Finally, we walked up to the Brooklyn Bridge for some truly gorgeous final, lasting memories.
Out of all the photos we took together, my favorite is the one of them against a wall with pipes running everywhere. It’s a wall I’ve walked by many times before, but for some reason, it jumped out at me this time. I’m so glad it did as the way the lines and texture play together created such a unique photograph of the happy couple.
Tim & Sophie, thank you for letting me be part of your NYC elopement. I loved going out on the town with you two capturing the memories of your big day.