Deep in the heart of Covid-19 New York City, lived a very much in love couple whose names were Laura and Richard. Seeing the famous “long dark winter” ahead of them, they decided to act. It was the Fall of 2020 and the warm days were getting few. So the opportunities to be outside in the safe fresh air were dwindling. They contacted me and asked if I was ready to photograph their wedding in Central Park with a gathering of 12 people. Naturally, I was more than game.
The assignment was wonderful. I first met Laura and Richard at their home on the upper West Side of Manhattan. I also had the pleasure of meeting Laura’s dog. A friendly but protective fellow who was the star of many photos. The plan was to exchange vows in Central Park at a particular location. However, these locations are first-come first-served. There was to be a gathering at a location that now had been commandeered by another highly motivated couple. Richard snapped into action. Jolted out the door and took matters into his own hands. It wasn’t an hour before Richard had the whole matter taken care of. He found a lovely spot by a pond with a wooden hut. There were a dozen guests and a dozen cell phones. Richard and Laura’s families are from Puerto Rico and England. They attended virtually. From there we all went to an English pub (naturally) on the upper Eastside where everybody had their fill. It was a delightful and warm event. I am so honored to have been able to document the moments.