One of the biggest and most important decisions I made when I started planning was choosing a good photographer. I knew it was going to be tough. I knew it was going to be expensive. And I know it is going to be worth it. After all, when all of the guests leave, and all the bubbly is drunk, the only thing we will have left are our memories, and the photographs to keep them fresh.
I knew from the start that I wanted Luke Walker, of Clark + Walker Studio in Albany, to shoot our wedding. Not only is he an amazing artist, his energetic personality and smile is infectious and I know he will be able to capture not only Charlie and I, but our friends, family, and all those little details at their best come May.
I first met Luke while I was working at The Knot and covering Bridal Fashion Week (an insane, energy-sucking but whole-lot-of-pretty week that happens every April and October). Luke would always pull our team through with his non-stop enthusiasm for the bridal market, passion for his work, and sense of humor. When he was in town last October, he took some time in between runway shows to shoot our engagement photos.
We had the perfect late afternoon/early evening when the weather could not have been better and the light was just right. We chose to have our pictures taken in the Meatpacking District with the Standard Grill as our anchor, which is where Charlie and I had our first date. Coincidentally, the MPD is also where Luke proposed to his wife and partner, Alisha Clark, so all of us had lots of special memories as we walked through the streets. Here are a few of our favorites from that day:
To see the rest on Luke's blog, click here.