Recently, I did an online coupon deal for one hour engagement sessions in Manhattan. The response was great, and as a result I’ve had the privilege of meeting a lot of super sweet couples of every flavor and stage of life! Still have a few more to come, but here are four of these couples I got to meet and photograph this month:
Matt and Vivi at Central Park
Matt, Vivi, and I had such a fun couple of hours today, which was a bright, brisk day in Central Park. These two were such great models, and weren’t afraid to have a good time! We started in Shakespeare’s Garden where Matt proposed and after exploring the park a bit, went back to their upper east side for their fur babies, Nena and Frank. You can really tell a lot about a person based on how they treat animals and these two just love their two rescue dogs, despite their sometimes cumbersome quirks. We all grabbed brunch afterwards as today also happens to be Matt’s birthday, and I got to hear all about their beautiful, unique June 2013 taking place and a rustic barn in upstate New York. Thanks for such a fun day, Matt and Vivi!!! And “Happy Birthday” Matt! This super early, day-of preview of your photos is my present to you. ;-)
Sammy + Katy at the Meatpacking District
Sammy and Katy have such great chemistry and a unique love story. They met last October and knew right away they had found “the one.” They have the sort of ease of manner with each other that you feel with couples who have been together for years and both are such joyful people, it’s contagious… I wish them so much happiness for their wedding taking place in Seattle this August!
As soon as we met, Katy said she felt like she already knew me from following my blog and with her easy manner and friendly spirit (must be the west coast coming out of her), that I soon felt I knew her as well. In fact, we connected so well that we are grabbing coffee next week just to hang out… I love when a client becomes a friend!
Ankur + Diana at Battery Park City
Battery park city is a unique part of downtown that not a lot of people know about and that reminded me a bit of San Fransisco. Ankur and Diana live in the neighborhood and wanted to capture a day in the life. Before meeting Diana and Ankur, Diana warned me they were photo-shy. I wasn’t deterred, as I’m used to working with people who don’t love being front of the camera and enjoy helping people to feel comfortable, but that was not necessary at all with this couple who contrary to their belief, were naturals at modeling! As I’m sure you can see, these two good-lookings have a special kind of love that just radiates through photos and made my job very easy. I wish them so much joy for their August 2013 wedding!
Dino + Araceli at Central Park
Right when Dino thought he was never going to find the right one for him, Araceli walked into his world, or rather into his restaurant, and he never looked back. Dino is a recently retired firefighter who is enjoying his new relaxing lifestyle, and Araceli works in Fashion industry. Both are as nice as can be, and Dino truly knows how to make Araceli laugh…and made me laugh as well! We met early one morning on a warm spring day and took in some of the most beautiful parks of the park. They are such beautiful people and I wish them so much happiness for their upcoming Florida wedding!