Manhei and Jay’s Chateau Briand wedding was more than a celebration of their love. It was full-on celebration of two close families becoming officially united.
Manhei and Jay have known each other since they were little, as their two families have been close for many years. They were childhood friends first, and became a couple during their college years at San Francisco State University. Their partnership is one of respect and selflessness, where each of them puts the other first. It was so beautiful to see the kindness and love exchanged between them during their wedding weekend.
I too went to SF State, and became friends with Manhei and Jay there. So this wedding was extra special for me. Besides traveling cross-country and getting to shoot in New York, I also got to watch two friends declare their love and commitment to one another in front of those they love most. Chateau Briand has an absolutely amazing view of the New York City skyline, so we had a great time experimenting with portraits around this beautiful and dynamic property.
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Lastly, thanks to Steven Young for photographing this awesome wedding with us!