Shooting Melanie and Matt's engagement session was a TON of fun. They picked out a bunch of hot spots that they frequented when they lived in the Upper West Side in New York City. They chose the subway station they always got out of, the supermarket they always shopped at, the cafe they always got their sweets on and then the gardens they used to take strolls in nearby their old apartment. This entire engagement photo shoot was everything that represented their relationship-- and that's what made it so special. Even just being a part of the New York City traffic jams was all part of their lifestyle. Not to mention- I love shooting in the most unique places- supermarkets O__O!! Working with these two was so easy and fun and these photos definitely capture their relationship and personality. I love what I do and I love being a New York City wedding photographer. Here are some of my fav shots! Enjoy!
Meet Tiffannie and John! Hailing from Vancouver, Canada, Tiffannie and John have been preparing for their big day by traveling the world and getting their wedding and engagement sessions done. Having last been in Paris, France, they knew the next place they wanted to shoot in was the Big Apple- New York City!! So they called me, their New York City Wedding and Engagement Photographer, and wanted to get the most "New York" spots they could. So we decided on Times Square, Grand Central Station and of course Brooklyn's finest Bridge! It was a extremely cold day (as following the tradition of the NYC 2014 Winter Polar Vortex year) and Tiffannie was a super-trooper, her final words for the shoot (even though she was freezing on the top of the bridge was), "It's all worth it!!!" Such an encouragement :) Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot all over New York City!!
So here again are two good friends of mine from good ol' college years. Meet Elaine and Gary, two lovebirds that had gotten together at the very end of my time at school and have been together ever since! Elaine just finished up her Masters in Music Therapy and Gary is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music and is now an amazing piano teacher. BOTH of these individuals are highly talented in music and both can play a number of different instruments. Which is why the Opera House in New York City was such a fitting place to get their engagement photos done!! :) Elaine and Gary are currently living in Rochester, New York and came all the way down to NYC to see my face (jk- to take the photos). I'm pretttty excited to be heading back up to my old college town (Rochester) to photograph their wedding in August! PS: I always love shooting in the New York City Subways and getting those fun shots!
Rachel and Yang wanted to do their shoot in Hoboken, NJ. It was a special area to Yang-it was where he was living when Rachel and him began dating, so they had a lot of fond memories there. He also really loved the town, the architecture and the spirit there. So I scoped out the area (I have never been there before haha), ate at some great restaurants with my hubby (all suggestions from Yang) and got to see a part of town that really was a hip city outside of New York City. They also wanted to do some shots in Central Park so we scheduled another day to be able to get it! It’s nice to shoot at Central Park! It’s such an iconic New York City destination and great for weddings and engagement session! It was beautiful! Here are some of my favorite shots from the shoot:
We also did another session in Central Park- around 7am in the morning. The light was gorgeous. Some of these shots really allowed me to use and play with light in an aesthetic way! So great!! I love when I get excited about my own photographs...