NYC Elopement and Portrait Photographer | Smitten Chickens
Emotional, Authentic, Inclusive Portrait and Elopement Photography | NYC |

Smitten Chickens NYC Wedding Photographer | Blog

NYC wedding photographers Smitten Chickens provide authentic, emotional, inclusive wedding, elopement, and portrait photography in NYC, New Jersey, and beyond. 

Chris and Jessica's Brooklyn Botanic Garden Wedding

Jessica and Chris' wedding at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden was an absolute stunner.

We were outstandingly lucky to have a beautiful, albeit windy, fall engagement session on the NY Waterway Ferry and in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Getting to know the two of them, and seeing the love in their interactions together was a total joy. Their wedding day was no different. Love abounded, and their happiness shone throughout the day. 

Chris and Jessica were surrounded by laughter, love, and fun all day. They started out separately, with Jessica getting ready in a hotel on the Brooklyn waterfront, and Chris getting ready at home. They came together for a first look at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The first look gave them some "alone" time to connect with one another, absorb what was about to happen, and just breathe. The emotional ceremony and hopping reception were also at the garden, and the blooming cherry blossoms were absolutely gorgeous. 

Jessica and Chris, I am so beyond happy that I got to be there to witness the beginning of this chapter in your love story. Thank you a million times over for being so incredible. I hope this new adventure together gets better each and every day. Cheers to a lifetime of happiness!


Vendor Credits

Venue: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Photography: Sarah Hoppes of Smitten Chickens

Officiant: Michael Tropak 

Hair and Makeup: Evy and Aleetha for Book Your Look 

Caterer and baker: Patina Events via Botanic Gardens

Florist: Alex Thune at Honeysuckle Hill Flowers

DJ/Band: Anita Ferriola with Love 77