Tiana and Kirk had a fall wedding in Manhattan. We started the day in Midtown East at Intercontinental Barclay where the couple got married. We used the beautiful lobby of the hotel for their first look, family and bridal party portraits. The ceremony took place in Soho at The Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral. This 200 year old stunning cathedral which also happens to be the Couple’s church is the original Cathedral of the Archdiocese of New York. For reception we drove west in a vintage checker NY taxi cab to Lighthouse by Chelsea Pier. The venue greeted us with beautiful sunset for portraits during cocktail hour. The couple, family and friends danced the night away with an incredible performance by the Hank Lane band. It was an incredible day and I was so honored to document it all for my sweet bride and groom.

Photographer: Upasana Mainali Photography |  Venue: Lighthouse by Chelsea Pier | Caterer: Abigail Kirsch | Florist: Superior Florist | Hair: Magda Designs Beauty | Makeup: Beauty Entourage | Invitation: Gothic Press | Wedding Gown: St Patrick by Pronovias | Bridesmaid Dresses: Calvin Klein | Groom’s Tuxedo: Mens Wearhouse | Band: Hank Lane


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