AQUA AZUL WEDDING | MANHATTAN WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Nicole and Philip got married on Aqua Azul Yacht in Manhattan last month. For getting ready, Nicole chose the charming Highline Hotel in Chelsea. Thats where the couple had their first look also. We explored the couple's favorite neighborhood of Chelsea for some Bride and Groom and Bridal Party Portraits before getting on the boat for their stunning ceremony on the top deck. For next 4 hours, we sailed on Hudson through the beautiful Manhattan Skyline, Brooklyn Bridge and the Statue of Liberty as the rest of the wedding festivities continued. A perfect wedding day for the most kind hearted and beautiful souls I know. It was an honor to be a part of it. 

Wedding Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Getting Ready Venue: High Line Hotel | Ceremony and Reception Venue: Aqua Azul Yacht | Floral Designs: Tiger Weddings | Hair and Makeup: Marci Saucedo | Wedding Invitation: Shiny Penny Studio | Wedding Gown: Rebecca Ingram by Maggie Sottero Designs | Bridal Shoes: Jewel by Badgley Mischka | Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds | Groom's Suit: Brooks Brothers

GREENTREE COUNTRY CLUB WEDDING | NEW ROCHELLE WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Lucille and Jeffrey are two of the most laid back and down to earth people I know. I had the privilege of documenting their beautiful engagement in Liberty State Park in the spring and their wedding in Greentree Country Club this Summer. Green tree Country Club has a nice outdoor space by the water for ceremony, thats where these two lovely souls said 'I do', surrounded by their incredible family and friends. Isley and Woodrue, one of my favorite florists in New Jersey, did their floral designs and it was beyond stunning. My favorite part of the entire day was capturing that moment when the bride and groom decided to sneak out to the beach alone in the middle of the reception. Lucille got in the water with her gorgeous wedding gown by Wtoo Watters, carefree and madly in love. Jeff had no choice but to roll up his pants and dive in with his lovely bride. Its capturing instantaneous moments like these that makes my work so much fun and worth getting up for. 

Wedding Photographer: Upasana Mainali | Venue: Green Tree Country Club | Florist: Isley and Woodrue | Hair and Makeup: The Bridal Suite New York | Wedding Invitation: Minted | Wedding gown: Rowena by Wtoo Watters | Wedding Shoes: Amelia by Bella Belle Shoes | Groom's Suit: Indo Chino | Videographer: We Cinema

PIER SIXTY AT CHELSEA PIER WEDDING | NEW YORK CITY WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

Maryam is American, Aymeric is French. Their love story began in Paris when Maryam was there for study abroad. Later she moved to Paris to be closer to him. This July, making their wedding the excuse,Β they both moved back to New York City to begin a life together as husband and wife.Β 

Wedding Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Venue: Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers | Caterer: Abigail Kirsch | Floral Design: Bedminster Florist | Hair Stylist: Kayley Pak | DJ: Bilaliwood | Bride's shoes: Valetino | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab

AN EARLY MORNING ROMANCE IN CENTRAL PARK | NEW YORK CITY ENGAGEMENT PHOTOGRAPHER

Long Distance relationships are not easy, but these two made it work like magic between California and New York for two full years. Chris and Michelle met in San Diego, dated for few years before Michelle had to move to New York for medical residency. That did not stop them from loving and seeing each other. They took numerous red eye flights from West Coast to east coast to see each other at every opportunity they could get. 

We took this pictures in Central park and Upper West side to document their relationship here in New York before Michelle's move back to California. So happy these love birds will be starting a life together in the same city. 

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Central park engagement session on film
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BETHESDA TERRACE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
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BOW BRIDGE ENGAGEMENT SESSION
BOW BRIDGE IN CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK ENGAGEMENT
BETHESDA TERRACE IN CENTRAL PARK NEW YORK ENGAGEMENT

BRIDAL INSPIRATION | PARIS WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER

This past May, I had the amazing opportunity of attending the 4th edition of the film workshop 'HOME' hosted by Greg Finck at his home and studio in Paris. The workshop was very heart warming and rewarding and I got to experience it along side 15 extraordinary photographers from around the globe. 

This editorial was styled and designed by the super talented Joy Proctor. I love the idea of a fashion forward, strong, independent and fearless bride. Rime Arodaky's dresses were just the perfect complement to Joy's vision. 

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography | Workshop : Greg Finck Workshop | Styling and Design : Joy Proctor | Dress: Rime Arodaky | Hair and Makeup: Harold  James | Model: Dunja Radicevic | Film Scan: Richard Photo Lab | Location: Paris, France

 Though she be but little, she is fierce.

- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

PARIS BRIDAL INSPIRATION
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PARIS BRIDAL INSPIRATION WITH EIFEL TOWER
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PARIS BRIDE
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BRIDE IN PARIS
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PARIS BRIDE AND RIME ARODAKY WEDDING GOWN
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RIME ARODAKY BRIDE
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BEAUTIFUL BRIDE IN PARIS
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BEAUTIFUL WEDDING GOWN IN PARIS