I met Jocelyn and Harrison at a Starbucks last year and I already knew that they had intentions of booking me, but I wanted to get to know them a bit more. Over coffee and hot chocolate we laughed, we shared our hearts and… we talked about their wedding. Jocelyn told me she planned it for September because it’s the most perfect month of the year and the weather is always so gorgeous. I wholeheartedly agreed and told her she chose a perfect date.
Skip ahead one year later to Jocelyn and Harrison’s wedding day. It was an early Friday morning when the clouds closed in overhead and the rain came down. Hard. Relentlessly. Without excuse and without apologies. And it wasn’t about to give up. I was a bit frantic because their outdoor ceremony was now being moved to a low-lit indoor hall. There was nowhere nearby that had cover for portraits. Without sugar coating anything let’s call a spade a spade – it was a meteorology mess. Every bride’s worst nightmare.
Except hers. Because to her, it didn’t matter. It could be pouring. There could have been a hurricane. A freak autumn snowstorm could have been blowing in. But to her, all that mattered that day was that she was about to promise forever to the man who stole her heart. Her very best friend. And really, when all is said and done, Mother Nature didn’t stand a chance against the peace Jocelyn’s had on her face that day. She had waited for this day to come for a long time and a few [million] raindrops were not about to put a damper on it.
Jocelyn and Harrison told me a few weeks earlier that they planned on doing a Trash the dress/Bridal portrait session in the Meat Packing District of New York City a few weeks after the wedding anyway so, for them, that rain could come down all it wanted because it was not about to stop them from having the best day of their lives.
I went home that night and thought about how much those two inspire me. Sometimes you meet a couple that you know “has it”. Whatever “it” is. And these two? They have it. As we were taking their portraits in NYC last weekend a man yelled out “Congratulations. Make it last!”. She looked at her Bubba, smiled and yelled back “Trust me, we plan on it”.
I know that no matter what happens in life….rain or shine…good days and bad….for richer or poorer….these two will weather any storm that comes their way because they have each other. And really, no storm stands a chance against them and their love for each other.
We started off the day at If there was ever a dress designed specifically for one person, it would be this gorgeous number by Maggie Sottero for Jocelyn. Everything about it fit her perfectly!Love these Badgley Mischka’s!! Ok, ok, I know what you’re thinking. “Three pictures of the shoes?!? Is that really necessary?“. To which I would say “If you had a pair of Badgley’s that looked like this, you better believe I’d take three picture of them as well!After Jocelyn was done with her hair and makeup we made out way to the Waterview in Monroe, CT where their wedding ceremony and reception was to be held.Der Joc, you already know I think you are stunning. But in case you forgot for, like, two seconds, let me remind you. YOU ARE STUNNING!!!Harrison was not about to be outdone by some woman named Maggie Sottero so he got himself a custom Armani suit from Saks Fifth Avenue. Holla!Ladies and gents, that is one dapper groom!Here we go!Such an emotional and touching moment!Love that look on her face!When resented with the option of upligthing, do it. This picture is reason why.A touching and emotional speech given by Jocelyn’s dad.We met early last Saturday morning for Jocelyn and Harrison wedding portraits in the meat Packing district of New York City. We originally schedule them for the last weekend in October but….that crazy autumn snowstorm forced us to cancel out plans. Jocelyn said she thinks Mother nature hated but I say she was saving the best for last because this last Saturday morning was GORGEOUS. The light was perfect, the sun was shining, and the meat packing district of NYC was practically deserted.My favorite right hand man tagged along for these portrait and, as always, didn’t disappoint. 🙂 Love him!We began the portrait session on the high rise below the Standard Hotel in the Meat Packing district, which is where Jocelyn spent the first part of their honeymoon….before heading off to the Almafi Coast. I give you full permission to be jealous. I was. Seriously you two, stop being so gorgeous!The light under this tunnel on the high rise under the Standard Hotel was absolutely perfect for photos!!NEW YORK!!! I think this might be my favorite shot of the day! Raw emotion, black and white, New York City in the background. Perfection. She;s bringing sexy back….I’m gonna go ahead and say what everyone is thinking. Joc and Har look like Kim and Kris. Except better looking. And plan on staying married forever. The quintessential cobblestone streets of the meat packing district in NYC. Another fantastic show by Mr. Daw.Love this set!
Joc and Har I ADORE you guys! For real. Thank you SO MUCH for allowing me to be a part of your lives! Love you both!