[A small] Affair to Remember

By Marc Millman

For the Saturday night of New Year’s weekend, an existing client hired me to capture her second marriage. The wonderful small ceremony and reception took place in Westchester at the Bedford Post Inn located in the beautiful town of Bedford, NY. This beautiful historic property was first built upon in the 1860s. It was rescued almost ten years ago by local celebrity Richard Gere and some friends. In addition to the eight luxury rooms in which to stay there are also two restaurants overseen by Chef Michael White.

Mara & Frank were going to tie the knot in a small non-traditional ceremony (she is Jewish and he is from a large Italian family) followed by a cocktail hour for around fifty guests and then a sit-down dinner at two large farm tables. Unlike her older son Jack’s Bar Mitzvah, which I photographed a year earlier, this was not a “party.” This was an elegant & simple “celebration.”

What mattered to Mara & Frank was that I was there to capture images of four elements:

  • The immediate family before the ceremony
  • The wonderful ceremony itself
  • The cocktail hour with their closest friends & family
  • A “snapshot” of the dinner

Not all weddings have over 200 guests. And more and more brides these days seem a bit less concerned about images of themselves getting ready. For me, it makes no difference. My goal is to use my unique style that blends the feel of photojournalism with my unique style of Live Concert Photography imagery. And most important most of my clients and myself is that I blend into the background unless specifically requested [you can see Mara’s kind words here].

Wedding season is just around the corner. This snow will melt. The trees will turn green again. Flowers will bloom. People will walk down the aisle to say I do. But whether it’s a large wedding under a tent in July or an intimate one inside an old bard in January, I would love to have a conversation with you about the imagery that you will cherish for years to come. And even more importantly, I hope that we can build a relationship that leads to my sharing in more than one special day in your life


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