Sunday, March 30, 2008
geoff boka + the future mrs. geoff boka New York City Engagement shoot
Matt Wagner on the subway!
Let me just start by saying how much I love my Boka's. I just wanted to get that settled right off the bat. Kate & Geoff are both really good friends of mine and me along with my good friend Matt Wagner we are so incredibly lucky to be able to shoot their awesome wedding in June! I couldn't be more excited if I tried to be. See, I met Geoff a few years back as a fellow wedding industry vendor- he is a very talented wedding documentary videographer- and we have had the pleasure of shooting a few weddings together and have such a blast doing it. I love recommending him to my bride's that are interested in video, because he is awesome!
I met Kate while we were both shooting a wedding back in June of last year. (She shot with Geoff) It was like we have known each other forever, there was this instant comfort and mutual great energy when we were hanging out, I can't even explain it! But it's awesome and I love when we get to spend time together!
So yesterday Matt and Teresa Wagner and I drove into the city where Kate & Geoff live for their shoot. Beautiful weather despite being a tad too windy- the light was nice and rich and warm and let us forget how bitter that wind got...
We started off at the Met and discovered a few fun facts along the way!
Did you know that you could NOT bring luggage in? Sucks for us because we did not know that and had lugged around a few bags for some outfit changes so poor Teresa had to sit outside with them while Matt and I shot. Thanks Teresa!!
Did you also know that you cannot in fact LIE DOWN on the floor while shooting in the Met? As some of you know I like to do what I can to get the shot, as most of us do and if I need to lie down then that is just what I do. Well. Not at the Met, apparently. I got scolded like a school girl! It was awesome! Security wasn't too impressed when I told them that I wasn't sleeping, I was shooting. So make a mental note.
Other than those annoyances it was a great time and worth the suggested donation to go shoot- the light in the Egyptian room was awesome, nice and soft and flattering.
Oh and did I forget to mention that it was 'Test Geoff Boka's Nerves Day' in the city of New York? Well, all day, and I mean ALL day things kept cropping up that were just threatening to break this poor guys' spirit! But I didn't let this shyte get the better of him and kept making him laugh at how stupid everything was- we had to hug it out a few times but it was all good!! Walk it off Boka, walk it off!
The best part was when we got to Starbucks to warm up and drop off bags so we could run to the meat packing district to shoot on those awesome cobblestone streets, right? And then Geoff realizes his IPHONE IS IN THE CAB WE JUST GOT OUT OF!!! Right? My stomach dropped, cuz I am a fellow iphone owner and the mere thought of that made me want to throw up. So Matt immediately calls Geoff's phone and someone answers! Freaky! But he was such a nice guy we had him give it to the cab driver who we had bonded with on our ride and so he agreed to come all the way back to us with the phone! How sweet is THAT?? Yes, in NEW YORK CITY! It was great! That guy has some good karma coming his way, for sure.
We topped our night off at this amazing restaurant, Barolo on West Broadway, it rocked our world. We are all foodies and Teresa and Matt speak Italian which is always entertaining to listen to. We had some of the most incredible food we have ever had- can you say ravioli stuffed with marscapone cheese and granny smith apples topped with a lamb ragu? Can you? OY!So super delicious.
Well I had a blast and can't wait for your wedding guys! Thanks for being up for anything and having boundless energy to boot!