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The best part about a Battery Gardens Wedding—pedestrians can stop and watch you declare your love!

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Dane’s brother showed so much love during his speech.

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Dane & Carolyn’s Battery Gardens wedding took place on a warm October afternoon in NYC.

Dane grew up in South Africa and recently came over to the United States, where he met Carolyn, a native New Yorker. Dane’s closest friends and family flew all the way from South Africa. Many of them had never been to the US before!

Dane and Carolyn wanted to take pictures in DUMBO, Brooklyn, in addition to Battery Park. After getting ready at their apartment (which had an amazing view of the Brooklyn Bridge from the roof,) we took the short trip to the bridge. We then headed to the wedding ceremony and reception at the Battery Garden’s Restaurant in the financial district.


Battery Gardens Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Tom Schelling Photography
Venue: Battery Gardens Restaurant

Florals: Masters and Co.

Cake: Peter Pan Doughnuts

Bride’s Dress: KittyChen Couture

Groom’s Suit: Bonobos

DJ: Hank Lane Music
Makeup / Hair: Beauty by Leeat
Bride’s Shoes: Adrianna Papell
Invitations: Invitations and Beyond

Rings: Zales Emerald


Are you thinking about taking photographs in DUMBO, for your wedding? You might be interested in this article:

5 Tips for Amazing Wedding Photos in DUMBO, Brooklyn

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How cool are these amazing shoes from Manolo Blahnik?

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The view of Manhattan from Pebble beach.

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Heavenly Florist in Queens did such a beautiful job with Arleny’s bouquet.

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The iconic view of the Brooklyn Bridge from Plymouth Street.

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I love the colors of this photo—Pebble Beach is one of my favorite spots in DUMBO to take photographs!

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Daniel seeing Arleny for the first time.

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Adonis (the Officiant) actually introduced Arleny & Daniel. Because of this, they felt it only fitting that he was the one to make it official!

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That moment of bliss—walking down the aisle as husband and wife!

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Arleny & Daniel are both engineers. Because of this, they decided to create many of their reception details.

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Arleny & Daniel met while studying to be engineers in school (Daniel is a mechanical engineer and Arleny is a civil engineer). Fast forward a few years and they decided to host their beautiful wedding in New York City. A unique touch—their officiant was actually the person who introduced them to each other!

Because they live in downtown Brooklyn, we took advantage of the short drive and take wedding photographs in DUMBO. With NYC as our backdrop, we walked around town. We then went to The Vanderbilt at South beach for their ceremony and reception.


Brooklyn Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Tom Schelling Photography
Venue: The Vanderbilt at South Beach

Florals: Heavenly Florist
Bride’s Shoes: Manolo Blahnik
Bride’s Dress: Marchesa

Rings: David Yurman
Groom’s Suit: Robbie & Co.


Are you thinking about having your wedding in DUMBO, Brooklyn? You might be interested in this article:

5 Tips for Amazing Wedding Photos in DUMBO, Brooklyn

When it comes to Brooklyn wedding venues, few spots beat the W Loft Hotel for a beautiful rooftop view of that incredible New York City skyline. The glass walls all around the reception space will make sure your guests enjoy the view all night long. An added bonus is it also will protect you from the elements incase it rains!

Newly renovated and located in the heart of Williamsburg, this intimate wedding venue has easy access to the roof (for an incredibly photogenic ceremony). The roof access is located right next to the receptions space, so guests can easily switch between the two locations. The bring your own vendor approach means once you rent the space, you’re able to style the wedding you want down to the last detail.

I worked together with To The Nines Events and other talented vendors on this beautiful styled session to help give you inspiration when wedding planning. Enjoy!

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The view from the roof of the W Loft Hotel. The entrance to the roof is located right next to the reception space. This gives you and your guests easy access!


Big beautiful windows means lots of natural light—perfect for photographs!

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Gorgeous ceremony florals provided by FDK Floral.


Have your ceremony outdoors, with the NYC skyline as your backdrop!

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Beautiful sunsets over the NYC skyline means you don’t need to travel too far from your guests to take amazing photographs.

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W Loft Wedding Vendors

Photographer: Tom Schelling Photography
Planner: To the Nines Events
Venue: The W Loft
Bride’s Dress: The Law Bridal
Florals: FDK Florals

Cake: Wild Flour NYC

Makeup & Hair: Samantha Agostino


Interested in more NYC Wedding Inspiration? You might like these:

Battery Garden’s Wedding | Dane & Carolyn

DUMBO, Brooklyn Wedding Adventure | Arleny & Daniel

5 Tips for Amazing Wedding Photos in DUMBO, Brooklyn


For Mabel and Troy’s styled sunrise New York City Elopement in Central Park, we took photographs at the iconic Bethesda Fountain. Mabel, a designer, made her wedding dress herself—from scratch!

With hardly another person in sight, we captured some amazing images that looked like we were the only ones out and about in NYC.

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The Loeb boathouse in the distance.

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The famous Bow Bridge. During the day this location is packed, but at sunrise, we got it all to ourselves!

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I loved the way Mabel & Troy look at each other!

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Mabel works in fashion design. She made her wedding dress from scratch!

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Bethesda fountain is empty early in the morning.

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One of my favorite images from the session. I love the way they are looking at each other!

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Mable showing off her custom made dress!

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If you’re looking for some other NYC sessions, check out these sessions for more in Central Park:

Central Park Engagement Session: Joe & Risa

NYC Engagement Photos: Ankita & Dhruv

Are you looking for some more NYC Elopement or wedding inspiration? Check out these boards on Pinterest!

Ankita & Dhruv’s engagement photos were taken in Central Park in NYC. Though our session was in NYC, Ankita is actually from Texas, and Dhruv from India.

Ankita & Dhruv wanted a pre-wedding session that embodied their love for New York—especially the beauty of NYC in the Fall. Since their wedding would be taking place in India, capturing their love in the states before their wedding was super important and our goal during the session.

When it comes to selecting a location in Central Park, Bethesda Fountain is alway a favorite of mine. Located right next to the Loeb Boathouse, this iconic spot is very photogenic. Because it can get very crowded, I always recommend a sunrise session to keep the crowds at bay and get the location all to yourself.

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Late Autumn colors in Central Park.

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The fall color was incredible!

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We had Bethesda Fountain all to ourselves. Also, these two were excellent dippers!

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I absolutely loved how their second outfit blended so perfectly with the fall color.

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Vogue, anyone?

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See more NYC engagement photos in these galleries:

Merrily & Eugene at Bethesda Fountain

Mabel & Troy’s Central Park Wedding Session

Joe & Risa at The Lake at Central Park

Looking for more inspiration? Check out these boards on Pinterest!




Destination Wedding Photographer based in NYC & Southern California