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!

Jen and Mike’s engagement

Just before I moved to NYC I spent a beautiful morning with Jen and Mike in downtown Chicago for their engagement portrait session.

I saw this bike rack and thought it would be cute to have them sit in it, not realizing exactly how super tiny each opening was. So this is them attempting to squeeze themselves in. Thanks for playing along!

sweet!

Awesome dinosaur sculpture in Millennium Park

Carolyn and Jack’s engagement

I got to play in Union Station and outside downtown last week for Carolyn and Jack’s engagement session. I loved it!

Cute!

I adored their little nose squish

Sara and Ryan’s engagement

I spent a great fall afternoon with this cute couple!

I enjoy making my couples climb things… don’t worry: he’s climbing up, not falling down here

to get here!

Ashlee and Kevin’s engagement

Ashlee and Kevin were lots of fun to work with; we wandered around Michigan Ave for a bit just playing and laughing.

Emily and Jeff’s engagement

I had a blast with these two! We explored Michigan Ave and surrounding areas on a super hot and humid afternoon.

I knew it would be an awesome session when I was getting shots like this in just the first couple of minutes!

Rosalyn and John’s engagement

I had a wonderful evening wandering downtown with John and Roz for their engagement session. Can’t wait for the wedding!

We met at the University Club and played in the library there for a bit.

A little trip to the garden by the Art Institute

I asked them up hop up between the trees, not realizing that there were thorns there. Sorry guys 🙂 They were great sports!

And the actual shot I was going for

One of my favorites views downtown

There’s something about the smiles and simplicity of this shot that I really love

Jill and Lou’s engagement

I strolled the streets of downtown Chicago with Jill and Lou over the weekend; it was so beautiful out! They were so comfortable in front of the camera (or at least appeared so!); laughter was a constant state for them.

I love having my couples dip! I kept telling them it’s great practice for their first dance.

“Can you guys go squeeze into that small space together?” “Sure! No problem!”