I had the great privilege of being asked to do an engagement shoot for this adorable duo from Kansas who broke out of their small town a few years back, and took the brave leap of moving to the big city together. Now they are super excited to be tying the knot in October of 2012 back in their home town, but meanwhile they wanted engagement photos that would capture their love for this great city. So early one Saturday morning we met in DUMBO (which stands for Down Under the Brooklyn Bridge) for some skyline shots and shots in an abandoned brick building…score! Then we moved to their corner of the city- the West Village to finish up.
Katie’s the kind of girl who everyone wants for a bff. She will greet a new acquaintance with a big hug- much to my elation as the girl that hugs her clients hello…guilty. Jaime is the kind of guy who says a lot without saying a lot. Toward the end of my shoot, I had misplaced the cover to my camera bag which I also often use as a little seat for my clients if I’m having them sit on the ground for a pose. I figured we’d finish up and then I’d go look for it, but he insisted on finding it, and before I could object he was running down the street in the other direction to the last place we’d been. You can tell they both really care about people, towards the end Katie was sharing with me all the best West Village Restaurants and Jamie, a tax lawyer, was offering advice on protecting my business legally (free advice…I’ll take it!) These two will certainly be an unstoppable duo making friends wherever they go- you can’t help but love them!
Thanks to my second-shooter and fellow cat-lover Michelle Clemente-Lange who was a great help on this shoot.