classic winter wedding at the metropolitan building | long island city wedding photography

It's no secret that the Metropolitan Building is one of my very favorite venues in the tri-state area, so when I have an opportunity to capture a couple's special day here, I jump at the chance. But when said couple happens to be one of the funniest, most laid-back, genuine duos you've ever met, the opportunity becomes more of a once-in-a-lifetime dream. Sam and Jon and I first met in Williamsburg and laughed our way through the entire first meeting when we probably should have covered more photography logistics and such—Sam and I connected over a shared love of peanut butter and rosé, and spending the evening with Jon was like watching a one-man standup show. Leaving that meeting, I had no doubt in my mind that their nuptials were going to be nothing short of epic, and as it turns out I had predicted quite accurately. 

The day was in fact one for the books. Aside from their clean, classic decor mixed with quirky details that perfectly reflected their personalities and passions (a wall of Lego minifigs representing each and every guest, for instance!), the light was delicious, and the general vibe was completely relaxed from minute one. Emotions ran high, tears alternated with smiles all night, and not a single guest was a wallflower. As my last wedding of the season, I couldn't have picked a better crew with whom to round out the year and end with a bang. To Sam and Jon, I wish you all the health, happiness, and humor your hearts can handle (and then some)—you two are true love personified. 

A very heartfelt thank you to my incredible second shooter Quyn Duong. Finding a dear friend and a gifted photographer in one person is incredibly difficult, and I've won the jackpot with you, Q.