Rachel and Tim are one of the coolest couples I have had the pleasure of shooting! They found me on Instagram and during our first FaceTime chat, I knew that their quirky, sarcastic and fun personality’s matched with mine perfectly. During our talk, I quickly learned how much moments meant to them. They wanted someone who could truly capture their unique personality’s and document their day authentically. They also really wanted to showcase New York, the place they fell in love, spent almost 10 years together and where they were to continue their story long after they're wedding day. I was excited and up for what turned out to be, a fun and unique wedding day!
Despite the extended winter New York had been subjected too, April 20th was a gorgeous day to get married. The day started off early at The James Hotel in Soho, in a stunning corner room with floor to ceiling windows. This is where Rachel and her two best friends got ready and watched the sun come up over the city.
About 7 am, Rachel and I walked outside in front of the hotel to meet her soon to be husband in front a really cool weathered wood wall, courtesy of the David Burke Kitchen. The two were all smiles as they got their first glimpse of each other.
Rachel and Tim’s portrait session showcased the vibrant colors of New York City and included some sweet moments as well as some hilarious funny faces that truly showcased who they are as a couple. Their portrait session ended up on the rooftop of The James. We were given private access to the rooftop that consisted of panoramic views of the city and a plush bar that continued the panoramic views with large floor to ceiling windows.
After climbing into a car, we took off to the iconic New York City hall. The line moved quickly and before you knew it, we were all inside greeting Rachel and Tim’s closest family and friends who would bare witness to them saying ‘I Do’. Everyone waited in high spirits as we waited a few short hours to a make it a private room for their ceremony.
Rachel and Tim, now husband and wife, we headed to Balthazar, the restaurant where they were meeting some family for a celebratory lunch. Along the way they shared a hot dog and grabbed some starbucks, a tradition and essential part of their life together.
It was an absolute honor that they choose me to document their special day. I wish them both nothing but, eternal happiness and laughter and above all love.
WITH LOVE, KRYSTAL
KIND WORDS FROM RACHEL + TIM
I’m not joking when I say there is nothing not to like about Krystal Pratt, and that I really feel like she’s one of the main reasons my wedding day and reception were handled so smoothly. She had a cohesive schedule for both myself and Tim to follow, which we needed. She has seen it all in terms of weddings, and is your biggest cheerleader and support on your special day. She is more than just a photographer, she is an invaluable member of your wedding party. Her photos are stunning without being too posed, which is what drew me to her. She captured the authentic love that Tim and I have for each other without it ever seeming forced. If a picture says a thousand words, then an entire gallery of Krystal Pratt photos is an Oscar-worthy screenplay.