Years ago, during one of my first trips to New York City, I was randomly invited out to eat some insane grilled cheese/burger concoction with some friends of a friend, and it was during that excursion that I happened to meet and connect with a wonderful human named Andre. We instantly became friends, because I could tell that he had a special blend of great integrity, warmth, and intelligence that is so rare to come by and the kind of thing you want to keep in your life forever. Over the years he graciously let me crash at his apartment whenever I was in town, and on one particular trip he introduced me to Arielle, who I also instantly liked because she was in so many ways his equal: warm, friendly, generous, and thoughtful. One morning I took some portraits of them on The High Line for fun, which were later used as their engagement photos since they would eventually get engaged on The High Line, and when it came time to plan their wedding everything came full circle and we returned to the same location for their wedding portraits. Every detail of their wedding was lovingly planned to honor their relationship, their parents, and their grandparents (Arielle’s grandmother vivacious personality kind of stole the show) while incorporating their love of music, NYC rooftops, and greenery. And though it ended up being a muggy, insanely hot September day in NYC, A + A’s incredibly positive, infectious energy was such a joy to photograph and carried them all the way through to the end of the night during one sweaty, fun as hell dance party. I feel like I won the friend lottery with these two, and I am so honored they chose me to be their wedding photographer.