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I capture the unspoken — the glances, the silences — drawing from New York's pulse and the richness of global cultures. Every wedding is its own intricate narrative. Rooted in theatre and life's everyday rhythms, I document moments both transient and timeless. 

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Wedding at the Foundry

Wedding at the Foundry

Who? : Ashley + Alexandros

What? : Preparations, first look, portraits, ceremony, and reception at a restored 19th century Long Island City building

Where?  The Foundry

When? : May 2019

“THE FOUNDRY INTERIOR BOASTS 3,000+ SQUARE FEET OF RAW SPACE WITH A LUSH OUTDOOR COURTYARD, ROOFTOP TERRACE WITH VIEWS OF THE MANHATTAN SKYLINE, INDOOR GREENHOUSE AND FULLY EQUIPPED INDUSTRIAL KITCHEN.”  When I read this on the Foundry’s website, I had to press pause for a second.  Three thousand square feet?  Raw space?  An outdoor courtyard? A rooftop?  In Long Island City?  WHAT WAS THIS PLACE?

Turns out, it’s the Foundry, and it’s everything you could possibly want – and more.  From the skylights in the getting-ready suites to the huge private courtyard, this wedding venue is a perfect find for couples looking for a unique-but-charming place to hold their wedding.  As a photographer?  Especially one who loves quirky spaces, great light, and greenery?  It’s a dream come true.

Also a dream come true?  Ashley and Alexandros.  They’re funny, incredibly sweet, witty, lovers of family and friends alike, and they know how to throw a warm, welcoming event that brings everyone together under the stars and sky to celebrate.  You two, it was an honor to celebrate with you and to document your day.

Here are a few of my favorite images from their wedding:

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The Foundry: A Unique and Industrial-Chic Wedding Venue in New York City

The Foundry, located in Long Island City, New York, stands as an emblem of industrial elegance and urban charm. This 19th-century building, once a metal foundry, has been transformed into a distinctive venue for weddings, combining rustic industrial architecture with lush greenery and modern amenities. The Foundry offers an extraordinary setting for couples seeking a venue with character and an unmistakable New York City vibe.

Industrial Romance in the Heart of Long Island City

The raw beauty of The Foundry is immediately apparent. Its exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and metal framework are remnants of its industrial past, offering a striking contrast to the elegant and romantic occasions it hosts. The venue’s multiple levels and rooms, including the main space, the mezzanine, the greenhouse, and the outdoor courtyard, provide a variety of backdrops for ceremonies and receptions.

The main space, with its open layout and authentic industrial features, is a blank canvas that can be transformed to suit any theme or color scheme. The mezzanine overlooks the main space, offering an intimate area for guests to view the festivities below. The greenhouse, with its glass ceiling and abundance of natural light, is perfect for smaller ceremonies or winter weddings.

A Picturesque Setting for Every Moment

Photography at The Foundry is a dream, with its unique blend of industrial grit and natural elements. The ivy-covered courtyard, set against the backdrop of the iconic Queensboro Bridge, provides a stunning outdoor setting for ceremonies and photographs. The rooftop terrace, with its panoramic views of the Manhattan skyline, offers a quintessential New York City backdrop for breathtaking photos.

The versatility of The Foundry’s spaces allows for creative and diverse photography. From intimate portraits in the greenhouse to grand shots in the main hall, the venue offers endless possibilities for capturing the essence of each wedding.

Embracing New York City’s Eclectic Charm

Nestled in Long Island City, The Foundry is surrounded by the vibrant and diverse culture of one of New York City’s most dynamic neighborhoods. The proximity to the East River provides beautiful waterfront photo opportunities, while the industrial surroundings add an urban edge to the wedding album.

A Wedding Experience Tailored to Your Vision

The Foundry prides itself on providing a flexible and personalized wedding experience. The venue’s dedicated team works closely with couples to bring their vision to life, accommodating a range of styles and preferences. Whether it’s a lavish affair or an intimate celebration, The Foundry offers the flexibility and support to create a truly customized and memorable event.

Choosing The Foundry for your wedding means embracing the industrial history and urban elegance of New York City. It’s a venue where the past and present merge to create a uniquely charming and unforgettable wedding experience.

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