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Jamie and Arnold’s NYC TTD!

A couple weeks ago Jayse and I were in New York City for a trash the dress with Jamie and Arnold. I cannot say enough about this fab couple! Jamie is a ‘drop-dead-wow’ type jewelry designer and Arnold runs the business side of both Brian Danielle and their extremely popular online store Max and Chloe. I always love working with other small business owners and creative types – We just seem to click. And we definitely clicked!

We started off right too – at the cute and cozy La Bottega Restaurant inside The Maritime Hotel in the Meatpacking District in Manhattan.  Although we hadn’t planned on it originally – the lovely staff graciously let us photograph inside during business hours. They carefully set two place-settings at the very same booth where Arnold had proposed. This was, by the way, also where they shared their very first date and celebrated their engagement party. So, yeah – an important place to capture!

Trash the Dress | Meatpacking District

It was so much fun hearing their story. For the proposal Arnold had gotten the restaurant manager and staff involved to bring the ring out on a silver platter and make it a romantic little surprise. Can ya blame me for wanting to recreate it on camera? :-)
Trash the Dress | Meatpacking District

Afterward, we drove across the bridge to explore Dumbo Brooklyn, a favorite area of theirs that’s filled with art, grunge and fantastic views of the Manhattan Skyline.


I mentioned Jamie’s a fab-U-lous designer – so it’s no surprise she has such incredible taste! She looked stunning in her custom Monique Lhuillier wedding gown and the gorgeous diamond chandelier earrings which she designed specifically to match.



We ended the night with the setting sun and the magic of the New York City skyline in the background.



Jamie and Arnold – Thanks for kicking it with Jayse and me and making it such an adventurous and fun night to remember!

PS Brides-to-be: A little well-deserved plug for Jamie and Arnold; If you are looking for some beautiful and unique designed-just-for-your-wedding jewelry – there is a place just for you! Check out Jamie’s designs at Brian Danielle or order online at

  • November 8, 2009 - 10:03 pm

    E.N. - Ha, at first I thought ‘These are models!’, and then I read their sweet story. Fantastic work Chelsea! Gorgeous couple! Gorgeous images!

  • November 8, 2009 - 10:04 pm

    Dott Photography - Beautiful couple, beautiful dream-of-mine location, and always beautiful images from you! LOVE

  • November 8, 2009 - 10:16 pm

    lindsey - GORGEOUS. it’s photos like this that make me SOOOO excited to work with you next week!!! :D

  • November 8, 2009 - 10:21 pm

    Alexander Mo - That is just beautiful. The last one is amazing! Love the sparkle on the ring; totally made the photo.

  • November 8, 2009 - 11:05 pm

    Jamie - OMG- love them Chelsea! I can not wait to see the rest xoxoxo

  • November 8, 2009 - 11:10 pm

    Mark Sweeney - You never cease to amaze me. Simply amazing.

  • November 9, 2009 - 3:56 am

    Kat Forsyth - Chelsea, you super-rock my world every time! 2nd last one is my favourite! STUNNING.

  • November 9, 2009 - 4:29 am

    Adrienne - Bespoke Affairs - No words! Totally obsessed!They look HOT! I love the progression of these pics. So soft and gentle in the beginning, to sweet & saucy…to out right HOT! I have a feeling they are going to have a hard time choosing from your images!!

  • November 9, 2009 - 6:34 am

    Ruth - The location at Dumbo Brooklyn makes the pictures even MORE amazing. I love the ring shot, and the bride is just gorgeous. Great work

  • November 9, 2009 - 8:28 am

    Daniel Balboa - All so Yummy! I miss you guys. Hope to see you at WPPI.

  • November 9, 2009 - 8:50 am

    Monty Jessop - Awesome Chelsea, You are killing it as usual, great images!

  • November 9, 2009 - 9:07 am

    Nelly - Beautiful! I love the shot at La Bottega Restaurant. Love it!

  • November 9, 2009 - 9:47 am

    Matt H - Freaking LOVE these! I love the third to last where she looks so cute and small like a little girl in a big bad city. You definitely captured a great range here – the restaurant ones – beautiful ideas!

  • November 9, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Whitney - Wow – these are all great! The last shot in particular is amazing!! I hope you make it back to the east coast again next year so we can do one of these!!

  • November 9, 2009 - 2:02 pm

    Juliet Douglas - I’ve always loved photos with a backdrop of the city skyline. Beautiful!!

  • November 9, 2009 - 4:16 pm

    Ro - FABULOUS!! love them all.

  • November 9, 2009 - 10:35 pm

    Golden - The shot of the bride sitting on the loading dock looking up at the sign is just killer. Like….old school Rolling Stone magazine type of killer. Incredible work, Chels.

  • November 11, 2009 - 10:04 pm

    GrayPhotography - Zach & Jody - Wow. Love the shots! – JG

  • November 12, 2009 - 7:08 am

    Jessica - Wow- these are the best photos I have ever seen!

  • November 15, 2009 - 4:18 pm

    Terrence Lighten - These images are awesome Chels!!! That is so cool, love the ones with the Brooklyn Bridge in the background

  • November 15, 2009 - 8:22 pm

    Sarah Hodzic - You are such a fabulous photographer Chelsea!! I am always inspired by your work! And these are simply stunning!!

  • November 23, 2009 - 3:31 pm

    Dawn - I love the TTD look of wedding dress against graffiti but you still manage to always give it an extra punch. I wanna TTD with you again!!

  • January 13, 2010 - 11:24 pm

    Mandy - simply INSANE! Love!

  • February 13, 2010 - 1:31 pm

    Thanks Jamie! » Chelsea Nicole – Positively Different Wedding Photography - […] the trash the dress I photographed in Brooklyn, New York? Well, the awesome bride in those photos is the jewelry-designer mastermind behind Brian Danielle […]

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