I've been wanting to blog this engagement session for awhile because I love it so much. I am finally getting around to it (with all this free time I have the week of Christmas). Actually, I've been doing a lot of catching up this week and I feel like I'm finally on top of things work-wise. My holiday shopping is another story. I have at least four people left to buy for!
Anyway, back to Alexis and Max. I was so excited that they picked the High Line Park right here in New York. My husband and I had our own photos taken there but somehow, I always forget to suggest it when people ask for recommendations. We shot around sunset and I was so happy with the way the photos came out. I was loving Alexis' red hair with the orangey glow of the sun. Alexis and Max, thanks for being so fun and photogenic! I can't wait to shoot your wedding in DUMBO next year :)
I loved shooting with Kate and Brett in Rittenhouse Square. The light was glowing and I was amazed at how much we accomplished in about one square city block! After the park we took a few photos at Parc, a restaurant where Kate and Brett went after they got engaged. I really enjoyed spending time in the city with both of them and I can't wait to shoot their wedding at Le Meridien next summer.
I've been super busy with engagement sessions, weddings and portraits but it makes me so inexplicably happy to know that fall is here!! This is my favorite time of year and a great time for shoots with the perfect temperatures, changing leaves and the anticipation of the holidays. Joanie and Josh chose to have their shoot in Central Park. I can't wait for their wedding next fall, Joanie is going to be such a beautiful bride. Joanie and Josh, you are an adorable couple and thank you Josh, for keeping me laughing through the whole session :)
Beth and Adam are getting married in September at the Jersey shore. I know this wedding is going to be beautiful because Beth has been keeping me up to date with her planning and decisions. I've seen the bridesmaids dresses, the venue, the SHOES (exquisite), and the linens until it was decided that they just wouldn't work. The engagement session turned into a bit of a planning session which is always fun. I love hearing all the details about what the bride is thinking and how she is envisioning her wedding. Then when I finally see it on the wedding day it is just amazing to see how a vision is turned into a reality.
The planning session even turned into dinner which was delicious AND fun. It was a great day and I had a fantastic time with Beth and Adam.
We started out in Asbury Park and on the beach by the boardwalk there. Here are a few of my favorites.
The wedding is going to be held at Beth's Aunt Sally's house which is right on the beach. It is absolutely beautiful and I am envisioning the wedding with the tented lawns...one of which we took a picture on thanks to Aunt Sally's recommendation :)
Nancy is bundle of excitement, energy and positivity. She is one of those people around whom it is virtually impossible to be in a bad mood. It's funny meeting one half of a couple and then not meeting their other half until an engagement or wedding shoot. My imagination goes wild trying to guess what kind of man or woman the mystery half will be. When I met John, it was obvious why the two of them had fallen in love. They met in chiropractic school and will be working at a family business once Nancy finishes up with her current job. What a dream job, working side by side next to your spouse at a family owned and operated business.
We had a great time running around in the city on a VERY humid day. Nancy and John, thanks for wandering around with me, you guys are so right for each other :)