One year ago at this time, Leon and I were in New York on our first trip away from both kids. It was our first adult trip that included both fun and work. It is rare that I get to work with Leon shooting pictures since we had kids but this was a special one. Not only was it one of our favourite cities but it was for one of my good friends.
You see, I have known the groom since our days studying at UofW where a bunch of us would stay up till odd hours cramming for our exams. This is the way I remember the groom, even though he has grown into a NY sophisticate he will always just be my study buddy, drinking buddy, and ghetto friend.
New York is currently the epicenter of COVID-19 but in my mind it is where Broadway sits, where Central Park blooms, where SOHO shopping surprises, and where people from around the world converge. I can only hope that when I return to this city it is as beautiful and wonderful as it was when we were there a year ago. When it was a place for celebration, for beauty, for the mingling of cultures, and the epicenter of diversity vs. devastation.
Until then, here are some pics from what seems to be a lifetime ago. A perfect NY wedding that started with a pre party of friends on the rooftop the day before the big day. The wedding day celebrations began with cherry blossoms in Central Park, a traditional ceremony at the Loeb Boathouse, and night shots at the Bethesda.
NY we will see you soon.