Jessica and Trevor: a New York engagement

Jessica and Trevor agreed to brave the very cold winter morning for a fun portrait session. We started the morning at their first meeting place: a bench on the Upper West Side right outside a retirement home. Romantic, right?

new york uws engagement portrait

new york uws engagement portrait

new york uws engagement portrait

Cafe Luxembourg, their first date! We had a delicious brunch here.
new york uws engagement portrait

We warmed up indoors and did a few final frames.
new york uws engagement portrait

new york uws engagement portrait

new york uws engagement portrait

Annie & Gene: New York Engagement Portraits

We had a beautiful day to explore Bryant Park and the surrounding area.

We started out at the majestic Grand Central Terminal
nyc engagement portrait grand central

nyc engagement portrait new york public library bryant park

nyc engagement portrait new york public library bryant park

The hallway of the New York Public Library is a fun place to play (quietly of course)
nyc engagement portrait new york public library bryant park

nyc engagement portrait new york public library bryant park

nyc engagement portrait bryant park

nyc engagement portrait bryant park

nyc engagement portrait ring hands

nyc engagement portrait taxi cab blur

Battery Park and West Village Engagement Portraits

A small drizzle of rain didn’t stop this awesome couple from having a great time! We first explored Battery Park – my first time there – then headed up to the always-awesome West Village.

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

battery park new york nyc engagement portrait

west village new york nyc engagement portrait

west village new york nyc engagement portrait

west village new york nyc engagement portrait

west village new york nyc engagement portrait

west village new york nyc engagement portrait

Humboldt Park Boat House Engagement Session with Charlyn and Joe

I spent a beautiful fall afternoon during my quick Chicago trip with Charlyn and Joe for their engagement session. The Humboldt Park Boat House is a great place for portraits, so I was happy when they decided on that location.

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

After the boat house we headed to their place to get a few shots with Nena the wonder dog

chicago engagement humboldt park

chicago engagement humboldt park

Times Square Engagement Portraits with Pam and Adam

Pam and Adam are super sweet and lots of fun to photograph.  We wandered around the Times Square area searching for fun nooks and interesting light.

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

This was the result when I asked Adam for a serious face.
Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square NYC engagement portraits

Times Square engagement session with Tonianne and Jason

Spring is upon us! And what better way to celebrate than with an adorable fun couple in Times Square. I had a blast wandering around with Tonianne and Jason! They chose the area as Jason proposed to Tonianne last fall on the famous red stairs of TKTS; I love shooting in a location that’s especially memorable to a couple.

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Lots of laughter with these two!
Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

We may have gotten a few stares on the stairs (hah!) as I had them lie down while I straddled to get this shot.
Times Square red stairs TKTS NYC engagement photos

Times Square red stairs TKTS NYC engagement photos

I believe we were going for a slightly serious shot here, but clearly that didn’t work.
Times Square NYC engagement photos

Times Square NYC engagement photos

Gorgeous!
Times Square NYC engagement photos

Maine engagement session of Becca and Kyle

The engagement session of my sister and Kyle! I had done plenty of portraits of the two of them before, but not since they got engaged. So I wanted to make it official. I headed up to Maine a few weekends back to visit Becca and Kyle in their new house, and we spent a morning playing in their home and backyard for some portraits. Lots of laughter ensued.

Their mudroom wall looked so classic country
maine engagement portrait

Their kitchen windows are awesome and a perfect place to sit
maine engagement portrait

I had this great idea to have Becca stand up on the window sill and fit perfectly without hitting her head on top, but apparently I need to work on my height judging skills. Still, it made for a funny photo.
maine engagement portrait

Had to bring Lucy into the session!
maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

Cooper, Kyle’s sister’s dog, was also visiting, and he really wanted to be in some of the photos.
maine engagement portrait

Again with the lack of height judging skills: I had a vision of the two of them standing on the platform, framed by lots of leaves. Not so much…
maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

maine engagement portrait

Awww…. sweet
maine engagement portrait

A Greenwich Village engagement session with Rachel and Jason

It was a beautiful day for strolling around Greenwich Village with Rachel and Jason. Super cute and very affectionate, they were so much fun to photograph!

We started out at the famous Gay Street, which is super adorable and reminded me of European streets.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Continuing our tour of the Village, we stopped at all sorts of locations.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

I loved the green light in this doorway.
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

The beautiful Rachel
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

The dashing Jason
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Greenwich Village Engagement Session

How could I resist the awesome mural at Squad 18′s firehouse?
Greenwich Village Engagement Session

Central Park engagement session with Tara and Andrew

We lucked out with a beautiful day for an engagement session at Central Park. Tara and Andrew were so much fun to work with! We spent some time just exploring the southern part of the park; I just love shooting there!

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

New York City Central Park Engagement Session

Theresa and Steve’s engagement

I love when a couple chooses a location for their engagement session that is very personal and meaningful to them. Theresa and Steve chose the perfect place for theirs: back where it all started. Two years ago to the day they had their first date at Martha’s Country Bakery in Astoria, and now in less than a month they’ll be married! What a great way to celebrate their anniversary. The folks at the bakery were so excited for them and extremely accommodating. Plus they have really great cupcakes, and I’m all about a shoot that involves sweets!

I was cracking up at Steve’s various expressions as Theresa kissed his cheek.

As soon as Theresa told me where they wanted to meet, I was envisioning a shot like this.

Yum!

A little trial run for the wedding day cake cutting

Through the window

Adorable!