I had such a fun Saturday afternoon with this couple, or should I say family of three with their fur-baby Orlen. Brett and Lauren live right near the arch at Washington Square Park and wanted to capture their love around the neighborhood where they first fell in love! We discovered a new adorable block in the West Village, and were so lucky to have one of the sunniest warmest days we had seen in a few weeks. Clearly everyone else in NYC thought so too, because the traffic both on the street and sidewalks was something terrible! Luckily Washington Square park was in walking distance, so we headed over their after picking up Orlen and found a little quiet spot.
Afterwards we sat at on the steps outside the Tea Spot (now also the Wine Spot) one of my favorites haunts in my college days and sipped on some Chardonnay while they told me about their jobs, their dream jobs and their plans for their 2013 wedding. They are planning an outdoor candlelight ceremony at the Central Park Boathouse next October – does it get anymore dreamy?
These two warned me that they wouldn’t be photogenic, but I’m sure you’ll agree with me that’s just not true!! Lauren has that sultry, Catherine Zeta-Jones look that this washed out blonde girl is so jealous of, and piercing light blue eyes, while Brett has that classic, handsome, all-American look. Together they make one hot couple! I hope you readers enjoy this little journey through their west village love story!
Sometimes the light is so perfect, I can’t decide whether the photo looks better in color with the lovely soft warm skin tones, or in black and white where the skin just glows and the eyes pop! This time I opted for black and white, but these next two look amazing in color as well!