To start on this freezing NYC day, everything seemed against us. It was super cloudy and dark, the weather was freezing, and Jenna and I both got stuck in such bad traffic (even in though it was early afternoon!), that we each jumped out of our separate taxis to get on the subway in order to get to our meeting place on time. But then some NYC engagement session magic happened. Mike and Jenna’s roof turned out to be a gorgeous place for photos with plenty of light that high up, and Jenna braved the cold in a to-die-for lace dress. Mike was a gentleman, as he usually is Jenna informed me, offering to carry all the bags and secretly trying to keep Jenna warm during the photos… Then even more magic happened when we came to Battery Park- the sun came out and shed some gorgeous light turning this Sandy-beaten park into a warm (looking) beachy dream. When the session was over, we were all eager to get warm, and they generously took me out for wine and appetizers afterwards where we had a great time chatting about their April wedding, California, Napa and family. This classic, hardworking NYC power-couple are putting on the wedding themselves at Guastavino’s, a spectacular venue with its high ceilings made from the underbelly of the Queensboro bridge. I simply can’t wait!
Mike and Jenna, thanks for an amazing time and for putting your trust in me throughout the day to find us the perfect light filled photos. Can’t wait to photograph your wedding!
Makeup by the amazing Stacey Owen