Not far from the hustle and bustle of midtown Manhattan is a peaceful oasis I was lucky enough to discover my first year in the city. Hop on the A train up to 190th street, stroll down Margaret Corbin Drive, past The New Leaf restaurant (a beautiful place for a wedding reception by the way) and you will come to a magical place called The Cloisters: a museum of medieval art built from the pieces of church ruins whose stones, once strewn about the European meadows, never thought they’d see the glory of a third story view again. Adjacent to this museum, is the majestic Fort Tryon park, winding its way a long a wide cliff overlooking the Hudson river.
Sometimes you just have one of those magical sessions where the light is perfect, the weather is perfect, the location is perfect, and the couple is perfectly adorable. That was the case for Brian and Eunice who had just gotten engaged at The Cloisters three before our session. Brian and Eunice, still giddy from their new engagement were so easy to photograph as their love shone through every image. Both made such natural models, taking all my pointed directions with ease. Brian originally contacted me to photograph the proposal, but opted last minute for an engagement session instead. We were so fortunate in our choice of days, as this sunny warm afternoon (though probably not so warm for these Southern Californians) was followed by an rainy, icy miserable morning. It was easy to get a long with Brian and Eunice when I discovered out our mutual love of Star Wars and Disneyland and the fact that soon the two will become united! Eunice, I think, will find Brian an easy man to keep happy over the years given that Brian thought the most recent Star Wars movies weren’t all that terrible… ;-) Both my Dad and Alex would both agree with you, though I do not. Eunice and Brian I wish you guys so much love and happiness for your upcoming wedding and marriage!