This shoot was a dream come true for me!
Ever since I can remember (and Friends first aired on TV), I’ve had an obsession with New York. Fast forward many years and then I finally had the opportunity to meet a real New Yorker last December. Nat and Pauly attended a best friend’s wedding and I instantly fell in love with the both of them. They are without a doubt the most in love couple I’ve seen to date (Pauly is smitten every single second of every day:)… Soon after our meeting in December, Pauly asked Nat to marry him and it was suggested that maybe I could be their wedding photographer for their wedding in New York… As life would have it I was pregnant at the time and would have had a 3-week old baby when they were getting married and I had to decline.
I don’t want to get into too much detail, but life threw me a major curveball and with unimaginable heartbreak and divine intervention by friends, family and kind strangers, I was suddenly on my way to New York City!!! Nat and Pauly (as amazing as they are) invited me to come and stay with them during my visit to New York and asked if I would do their wedding couple shoot for them in the streets of their “hometown” NYC… On the day of the shoot, the two of them jumped into their wedding attire and we hit the streets of New York on foot, all the while with Natalie in her Manolo Blahniks!
Nat and Pauly, I will forever be in debt to you and grateful for your incredible love, friendship, and hospitality during my time in New York. These photographs mean so much more to me than just an ordinary wedding, couple shoot and I hope you will always treasure them as much as I do. There will always be space for you in our home in South Africa!