manhattan wedding photography

Highline Hotel Chelsea Wedding | Patrick + Emily

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And her heart was the best part, 

it would always calm the storm for those who were afraid of a little rain.

-R.M. Drake

On our way to the ceremony it began to pour buckets of rain the way it does in New York City summers:  completely out of nowhere not cognizant of our plans.  It just rains--even when it's your wedding day and you're walking to the ceremony and get trapped under a bridge.  Just like it happened on Patrick and Emily's wedding day.

Something about it was sorta perfect though.  Because isn't that life?  You have all of these perfect plans, and then something happens out of left field.  There's nothing you can do about it and it's not even about the thing; it's what you make of it.  And the light heartedness and laughter that Emily had about being stuck under a dirty bridge in Chelsea in her wedding dress made me feel confident that these two are going to move through lifes unexpected moments with open hands--because they embrace the unexpected.

The rain stopped, and we ran to the ceremony, and the weather was perfect for portraits, and they seriously danced the night away.  I mean these guys know how to have a dance party!

Patrick and Emily you two are some of my dream clients.  You're authentic, so connected to each other, and you love your tribe so well!  I can't wait to see life unfold for y'all!  Thank you for letting me be apart of your journey!

XO,

Kat

Thanks to an incredible dream team:

Photography:  Kat Harris + Frederick Castleberry, Kat Harris Photography

Ellen, Sidekick Events

Frank Alexander NYC

Nikki Avanzino, Hair Stylist

Sonnier Castle, Catering

Mint Wedding Cinematography

DJ Marvin Meyers

Warren Z Productions

Photo Booth MVS Studios

 

Museum of the City of New York Wedding | Andrew + Kira

'I don't believe in magic.'

The young boy said.

The old man smiled.

'You will when you see her.'

-Atticus

Sean + Bridget | Washington Square Park Wedding

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Close your eyes and picture the sun.

That's what it felt like to love her, warmth.

-Atticus

Sean and Bridget, that's what it feels like to witness and be around your love, warmth.  

All week long there was 100% chance of rain on your wedding day, but instead the sun came out and gave us beautiful light.  And there was an unexpected organized pillow fight in Washington Square Park during your portraits.  Instead of being upset, without hesitation y'all laughed and walked right into it.

It's a tiny picture into your relationship and dynamic together, but it was such a beautiful one to me.  

Your love is warmth.

I hope y'all are enjoying Hawaii, getting rest + getting super tan!  Thank you for entrusting me to journey with you throughout your wedding; it was a gift!

XO,

Kat 

New York Public Library Engagements | Jin + Caroline

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My mamma always said when you know you know, and you'll move mountains to make something happen.  Caroline and Jin met through mutual friends when she was visiting New York City for the weekend from LA.  They felt a connection early on, and even though they were on opposite coasts they decided to give it a chance.  Because when you know something is special you fight for it.  You make it work.  You make things happen.

Well Jin ended up moving to LA, and proposed last fall to Caroline in Napa Valley.  (I mean can it get any more romantic).

We had so much fun running through the streets of Manhattan a few weeks ago, and I cannot wait to shoot their wedding this fall.

XO,

Kat

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NewYorkPublicLibraryEngagements.CJ-8Hair + Make-up by: FaceTime Beauty

University Club Wedding | Peter + Lauren

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Lauren is about as Southern as they come. She's a Texas girl complete with class, elegance, and southern charm. When Peter, the Midwestern boy turned Manhattan Lawyer, spotted her at church he knew he wanted to ask her out. The only thing was getting ahold of Lauren was tricky business. Peter started finding any excuse to hang out with Lauren and her friends, but each time he showed up she mysteriously wasn't around. After much persistence they ended up hanging out with some friends one night, and he asked her out. They went for dinner the following week, and it's safe to say they quickly fell for one another. When they got engaged they knew instantly that they wanted to get married at The University Club in Manhattan. Both of them had attended weddings and events there and loved it. Lauren and Peter's wedding was beautiful, not to mention NYC graced us with a beautiful Spring day!

Lauren + Peter y'all are such a gift + I hope you're enjoying your honeymoon so much! XO, Kat

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Tommy + Alicia's Winter Wedding

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The day of Tommy and Alicia's wedding just happened to be the day of NYC's first snow of the year.  Neither of them skipped a beat about the snowflakes falling all day on their wedding day.  What I love about these two is their ability to completely light up a room when they walk into it.  No cold weather could stop these two from celebrating.  Throughout the day I kept noticing that no matter what was going on, Tommy and Alicia would find themselves next to each other and they would be sharing a quiet laughter, or sneak a kiss.  They're so connected.  Their love is so authentic and deep; it radiates all around them.

Tommy + Alicia you two just make me smile!  I'm so honored that I could capture your beautiful day!  Cheers to an epic journey together!  The best is yet to come!

XO,

Kat

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Venue:  The Venetian

Thanks Jen for being an amazing assistant + second shooter.  You're the bomb.com:)