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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Larissa and Steve// Long Island Engagement// North Shore

Sometimes you get lucky with a location, and the weather and the light and of course the couple.  Take a gander at this fun, quirky and lovely engagement session.2015-07-26_001 2015-07-26_002 2015-07-26_003 2015-07-26_004 2015-07-26_005 2015-07-26_006 2015-07-26_007 2015-07-26_008 2015-07-26_009 2015-07-26_010 2015-07-26_011 2015-07-26_012

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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Pam and Nate {engagement session}

Pam and Nate, you climbed a tree within the first 5 minutes of the session.  You guys officially rule.  In addition to being ridiculously adorable.

Oh, and Bayard Cutting Arboretum?  New favorite location.  Absolutely stunning when mixed with gorgeous light and super sweet people.

Jenn and Brian Engagement Session

Oh, you guys.  You’re so adorably cute and humble and kind and well cool.  It was so much fun meeting you and seeing what troopers you are! I don’t know what kept me warmer, laughing at your stories and the crazy wind or basking in the warmth of your love.

See you crazy kids next year!!

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!

Kristin and Chris Engagement shoot

When I met up with this couple at Heckshire Park in Huntington, we thought we were going to have to hustle because supposedly there was a storm a’comin’

but it didn’t…

and we were still waiting… 
 
by far my most favortie shot of the day.  And no it never rained…
 
Which goes to show you, you can never ever trust the weatherman…or that love holds away the clouds 😉