Samantha and CJ came to New York with their entire wedding party from out of state. That’s when you know you already have a special wedding in the works.

I didn’t get to meet them until their wedding day since they booked me all the way from Arizona, but from the first meeting on their wedding day, I knew I was blessed to be their photographer.

Their wedding started off with getting ready at the history mansion in Irvington, NY. From there, they held their ceremony at Cop Cot in south Central Park, had their portraits in Bethesda Terrace, and then went back to the mansion for their reception.

Ceremony Venue: Cop Cot, Central Park  |  Reception Venue: Historic Mansion in Irvington, NY  |  Planners: Emily Monus & Christina Dehuff  |

Officiant: Cliff Gonzalez  |  Invitations: Basic Invite, Paper Source, and Minted  |  Video: New Chapter Cinema



"... I really hit the jackpot with Hanel and I will never stop singing his praises. Even my wedding guests kept coming up to me during the day to tell me how impressive of a photographer he was... I cried when I got my album because he truly captured everyone in their best light. My photos effectively tell a story from start to finish. No tacky poses, no ugly angles, no horrible coloring or cheap purchased filter packages. Hanel is the real deal. Book him before Vogue or Harper’s Bazaar snatches up all of his time!"

- Samantha A.