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Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Alex and Lew eloped on December 2nd, with a ceremony at the Manhattan Marriage Bureau and a reception at the Cornell Club.

These two met while they were playing softball in a sober tournament. They had coffee at 10 a.m. on a Sunday morning because Alex couldn’t schedule another time for him, but Lew still asked her for a second date in the middle of that coffee date—and she simply couldn’t turn down that kind of confidence.

Lew proposed last June on the Empire State Building. Even though Alex knew it was coming, she didn’t try to look any different as they headed out together, walking around and looking for a good place for a photo before they settled on the northwest corner. When she turned around to take the photo, he was down on one knee.

Now, while Alex works in e-commerce for fitness and other consumer products and Lew works as a drug rehab counselor, both of them are hoping to move into marketing. They love the people they work with, but want to move on to bigger and better things.  The bride and groom have supported each other through their search for more meaningful careers. But while they are still working on changes in their careers, the change in their marital status went off wonderfully!

Six months after their engagement, these two decided to elope, and I was honored to be there for this new adventure for the two of them. I especially loved the moment when they walked out of City Hall into an explosion of confetti. The look on their faces was priceless.

We went out to the city for a few more photos after that and even stopped by Grand Central Station. The photograph of the two of them standing together, clearly wrapped up in nothing but each other while the hustle and bustle of New York carries on around them, is truly remarkable.

Lew & Alex, thank you for letting me be part of this new and exciting chapter in your lives. I wish you both the best of luck as you find new changes and new adventures together.

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

Manhattan Marriage Bureau Wedding New York JC Lemon Photography

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City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

Louise & Matt eloped on October 12th at City Hall, and I was thrilled to photograph this moment in their lives for them.

I was particularly touched that Louise and Matt chose me because, while Matt is a police intelligence analyst, Louise works as a semi-professional wedding photographer. Being chosen to photograph another photographer’s wedding is such an honor. We professionals can be picky about what we’re looking for, and we know what’s good and what isn’t. Knowing that Louise trusted me to capture her vision was nothing less than humbling.

These two met on a blind date that Louise’s friend set up. That friend worked with Matt and thought that they would get along—and was absolutely right. They got engaged the March before the wedding when Matt took Louise to a fancy Michelin-starred restaurant in Manchester and then went out for drinks overlooking the city on their third anniversary. He got a Haribo candy ring out of his pocket and sarcastically proposed, which was a running joke at the time. Then, to Louise’s surprise, he got on one knee and pulled a box out of his pocket to ask, “What if I use this ring instead?”

Louise and Matt have an effortless style about them, and they definitely know how to keep it casual. In fact, they tend to stray so far into “casual” that Louise’s father asked her if she was planning to get married in jeans and sneakers! She didn’t get married in jeans, as you can see. The easygoing and laid-back nature of these two was so wonderful to photograph as we wandered through New York City. They are naturally relaxed and fun together—which makes my job easy.

Matt & Louise, thank you for asking me to photograph your elopement. I was honored that you trusted me with your big day, and I wish you both the best.

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

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City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

City Hall New York City Elopement JC Lemon Photography

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Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Michele and Nick were married on October 8th, with a ceremony at Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church and a reception at the Hotel Hugo.

These two met at a pre-game for the Governor’s Ball Music Festival and ended up spending the whole day hanging out with each other. At the time, Nick was living in DC, so he was up in New York for the weekend. He later invited Michele to fly down to spend a weekend in DC with him, so she basically flew all the way down there just for a first date! The two of them hit all the tourist hot spots like the National Mall and the monuments, went paddle boarding in the Potomac, and enjoyed some great food on U Street.

They got engaged on New Year’s Eve, as 2015 turned into 2016. Nick had already planned for them to stay in a little cottage in the woods in Woodstock, NY, for two nights so that they could start out the new year in nature. Then, on New Year’s Eve, they hiked to the top of Overlook Mountain, where to Nick’s surprise, he was able to get the whole thing documented when they came upon 3 nice women at the top of the mountain. He asked the women to take their picture, and as the woman held up the camera, he proposed!

On New Year’s Day, both of their families surprised Michele by greeting the two of them at their apartment when they got back home. Her parents had come from Nashville and his from New Jersey to be there for them. Nick told Michelle that they would all be going out to brunch at the Upright Brew House as a family, but when they arrived, all their best friends were there for a day of, as Nick called it, “surprises on surprises on surprises.”

I met up with these two for a classic church ceremony on a beautiful October day, and I was sure to get as many wide photos as I could. They wanted to show off the locations of the day, and with the beautiful Catholic Church as well as the intense rooftop party, there certainly were plenty to photograph.

Before the reception, Michele and Nick asked their dog walker to meet with them so that they could spend a few minutes with their dog, Doogie Howzer, MD. He is a big bear of a dog: a Bernese Mountain and poodle mix, and the bride and groom absolutely love their little doctor/son. It wouldn’t be right to not include him in their wedding photographs, so took some family photographs of the three of them celebrating together.

Once they’d said “hello” to Doogie Howzer MD, we headed over to the Hotel Hugo for their rooftop reception. With dramatic views of the Hudson River, Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty, the Hotel Hugo rooftop bar is an amazing high-rise retreat. The party was intense, with everyone on their feet and on the dance floor; the perfect complement to their classic, timeless church ceremony. Festivities flowed out onto the Hotel Hugo’s Azul Rooftop where you can tell from the photographs, everyone had a blast.

Nick & Michele, thank you for letting me be part of your celebrations. I loved hearing your story and getting to be part of the epic party.

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Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Our Lady of Pompeii Catholic Church New York City Wedding JC Lemon Photography

Vendors

Hotel Hugo 
Bar Hugo

Azul Rooftop

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