Senefa and Steven’s Engagement Shoot Adventure, Hempstead Lake State Park

I met Senefa and Steve how I meet most of my friends, over coffee.  I remember towards the end of our “meeting” we realized we hadn’t talked about any business!  Honestly, there are worse problems to have than discovering you click immediately with two genuinely sweet, fun people.

When we were set to meet up for their engagement shoot, there was a snafoo with the first location so I scrambled and changed it up to one I knew would be close and would be equally beautiful. Being the laidback people they are, S&S just went with the flow. We managed to get there just as the sun was hitting that golden peak and then I made use of my off camera lighting skills to capture some amazing full moon action!

Hempstead Lake State Park at the tail end of fall is the epitome of autumnal beauty.  There are so many gorgeous trees changing color, the sun hits at just the right angle.  So many checks in my photography hit list.  I love that it looks like we’re hiking through the woods, but really we’re like 40 feet away from a major road. 

Could these guys be any cuter?  Modelssssss I completely geeked out when I turned around and saw the moon, I think I startled them with my gasp HA! But it worked!

Thank you for making this session a breeze!  Looking so forward to seeing you guys in June xoxo

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Jodie and Matt /// NYC Central Park Engagement

Something I strive to capture with all my clients, is their ability to be silly, have fun and be deliciously in love.

As a wedding photographer, when you get the chance to work with people who are eager and excited to have photos taken, well it just makes me so damn happy.  And when they are ridiculously happy, and cute?  Well, it makes my whole day all the more brighter.

Nick (my husband/occasional assistant) and I went into the city to meet up with this duo to walk around their favorite haunt to capture their engagement.  Since they’ll be getting married on Long Island at one of my fav venues (West Sayville Country Club) they wanted to make sure they captured where they live and love.

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Laura and Frank // Sagamore Hill // Engagement

Don’t sit under the apple tree, with anyone else but me… That song might have well as been playing while I edited this playful session at Sagamore Hill. And how appropriate it would have been. Laura and Frank decided on a 1940’s theme for their engagement session complete with Liberty rolls and all! Luckily for me I also had the rare pleasure of working with a couple who actually really, really knew about the location we were working in since they both work there! I had the opportunity to learn about the apple orchards and Teddy Roosevelt’s house (which is currently under construction…boo!). For this shoot I definitely played a lot more with editing than I typically do, to achieve a more vintage vibe within these images.
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Sometimes you can’t decide between black and white or color

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Rebecca and Chris // Engaged // Montauk Lighthouse

You know how Sunday was ABSOLUTELY gorgeous? I think God was looking down on these two (and me!) when we drove to Montauk to shoot their engagement session.
It was so much fun shooting this lighthearted couple (and Rebecca if you’re reading this don’t correct my spelling!)
We hit up Camp Hero to take advantage of the views of the lighthouse where Chris proposed.
Can’t wait to shoot your wedding in July!!
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It’s Love

There once was a girl named Stacey, who loved the Mets.  She met a boy named Neil, who loved the Yankees.

They teased and poked at each other, about the others team, until they finally realized; they loved each other.

A New Years Eve engagement and a quick message to me, led us to wandering hidden corners in Cedarhurst, NY  for an engagement session.

Cat and I teamed up (hehehe get it?  TEAMED up…like baseball?  Nevermind), to hit the streets and make them work what their mamas gave them.  They didn’t make us work very hard…but we were definitely laughing a lot!

We found a gem of a hidden stair case, with a hint of back lighting that the winter is oh so good for.

I told you, rivals…

NOT!!

If Mets and Yankees fans can put their differences aside for love, what’s next?  World Peace?!!  🙂

Seriously, you guys were so cute and sweet. Thanks for letting us spend the day with you!

Congratulations!