Sayuri & Joe | September 2011 | Bridgehampton, NY
If I knew that my school teachers knew how to party like they did at Sayuri & Joe's wedding, I would have seen them in a totally different way and thought they were so cool. Not a few of the guests became teachers through Teach for America, and most of the guests at the wedding were teachers at KIPP Infinity Middle School. I've been working with them for almost two years now, doing documentary work for them but on the weekends I've been able to photograph their weddings. Both the bride and groom of the KIPP weddings I shot were teachers and they met while teaching at the school. It makes sense because the amount of time they work and spend time together, some of them are bound to fall in love.
Their wedding was at the house of one of the teachers, and their reception was at the farm that was next to the house. They got married under a 200 year old sycamore tree and took portraits with horses and sculptures. It was a pretty amazing day.