So there are weddings. And then there are STUNT weddings. When I first got the email from Valery with the subject line “The Stunt Wedding” I was immediately intrigued. As a somewhat closet fun loving adventure/adrenaline junkie, (white water rafting, sky diving, trapeze, canyoning, yes and yes! Though I have yet to add stunt jumping to my resume…) I couldn’t help but be SUPER excited about this idea. And you guys? This wedding rocked. In every sense of awesome. 😀
This wedding could also not have been more New York. In a back alley warehouse in Brooklyn, a bride from Russia and a groom from Peru got hitched jumping off a 30 foot platform. Only in NYC I tell you. I love it.
Also, can I tell you how much I LOVE shooting in back alleys and random streets in Brooklyn?? A LOT. No offense to Central Park, but changing things up a bit made my heart so very happy. If you’re thinking about going for somewhere different, DO IT. I adore these images. Valery and Boris, I could work with you kids all day.
Also, Greenpoint? You make for awesome backdrops.
Super bonus? Skyline from across the water!
You guys are gorgeous!
After a quick photo tour around the block, we headed back to Hollywood Stunts NYC for the ceremony. These guys were super great at helping out, making sure everyone was safe and comfortable atop very high platforms. (Yes, I also climbed up a mighty high tower with my gear to get these images!)
With their guests seated out front (they had no idea what was going to happen) the show opened with the theme from Star Wars and Boris climbing up the tower!
Valery was soon to follow. Climbing up a ladder in your wedding dress? You rock woman!
Huge high fives to Judie Guild for officiating this whole show. She did an awesome job and wins the rockstar officiant award for sure!
I love the look on Boris’ face.
And with a kiss it’s then time for the JUMP! I love everything about this!!
After the jump, the guests were loaded up onto a bus and taken out to lunch at a The Meatball Shop in Williamsburg. Super tasty and perfect for their celebration!
Isn’t this cake great??
Before lunch was served we went out to the front of the restaurant to take a few family photos and a couple more photos of these two. While taking these, Boris asked me, “Is this the first time you’ve taken romantic photos in front of a wall of antique meat grinders?” Yep. I’d have to say it was.And it was perfect. If the above image isn’t love, I don’t know what is.
Valery and Boris, couples like you two are why my job is awesome. I can’t thank you enough for inviting me to share your day. It was fantastic. Congratulations. Keep up the adventures and I wish you all kinds of happiness!