Never Forget: World Trade Center and Freedom Tower


As I sit in my apartment in New York City, grateful to be alive and well, doing a job I love as a wedding photographer, I am listening to the news and names being recited of those who perished that terrible day, September 11, 2001.Freedom Tower and 9/11 Memorial in NYC. In remembrance of 9/11. Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography. I was on my way to my History of the Renaissance class at Binghamton University, upstate New York. I received a call from my mom; I turned on the news. I went to class. No one knew the severity of what was going on until about 30 minutes later, which seemed like an eternity in retrospect. A student was sent from the school to each and every classroom in session to notify professors all classes were canceled. We left and went back to our tvs, watching in awe at a screen that seemed to be airing what could only be a horror film. We tried to get in touch with our loved ones. Phone lines were beyond tied up. Eventually by way of email or instant messages, I was able to locate everyone important to me.

Unfortunately, today we remember those who have still not been located. Whose bodies were never recovered. Those who lost their lives, their health, their loved ones. Heroes who ran into the debris to brave the odds.

Freedom Tower in NYC. In remembrance of 9/11. Photo by Mikkel Paige Photography.

I cannot believe it was 13 years ago today. #NEVERFORGET #ILoveNY





The Bradford NC Photos captured by Mikkel Paige Photography. This North Carolina Raleigh event venue has beautiful gardens and is perfect for outdoor or indoor ceremonies and receptions. Design by @vivalevent with a green, black and peach palette. Hair and makeup by Silverceiling Beauty. #mikkelpaige #brideandgroom #Raleighweddingphotographer #raleighweddingvenues
Groom and bride walking away from the camera at Huntington's Harbor Club at Prime.