Nickola + James | Elopement, Manhattan/Brooklyn, New York

Jeez. I don’t even know where to begin with this one.

A dear friend/photographer, Chester Canasa ( had reached out to me asking me if I was available to shoot an elopement, he felt this couple would have been better suited to my style of photography. He gave them my contact information and not long after, there was an email in my inbox.

We got to talking, and immediately I was in love with everything about this day— DIY vibes, the spontaneity, elopement, Central Park, through Manhattan, and over to Brooklyn. Just sending emails back and forth discussing everything felt so right and exciting. We scheduled a Zoom call to introduce ourselves and make sure that we ironed all the details out. These two people who I had never met before instantly became people that I felt like I’d known my whole life.

The trust that they put in me, the kindness they showed me, and the love they shared for each other—This is why I’m so in love with what I do. Getting to be a small part of a monumental day for someone else, serving them with all that I have to remind them of what that day was to them.

I’ll save some words for the end. I’m trailing off here.

This is Nickola and James.

Nickola, James. I can’t begin to describe what this day meant to me. It’s still a total dream that I was able to meet you both. I’m so honored to know you and to have created this story for you. These photos are a culmination of everything that I saw and felt, and everything you showed to me. Thank you for letting me be a part of your story, and thank you for letting me in on the little bits and pieces of your lives. Thank you for being the kind beautiful people you are.