Monthly Archives: April 2009

Neha & Joe - A Central Park Engagement Session

As luck would have it, Neha and Joe chose the most perfect spring day we’ve had yet in the New York metro area for their engagement photos. Were you in NYC last Sunday? It was amazing! We certainly had to battle crowds in Central Park, but it was all worth it for these images.

It may have taken them a little while to warm up to photos, but check out this giggle by the daffodils. (Like many couples say to me before their engagement session, they had this silly notion that they don’t look good in pictures.) Uh huh, yeah sure.

Incredibly beautiful, no?

I love how in these two images you’d have thought we had the park to ourselves. How about some dancing?!

But the crowds really were there, as you can see in this image:

And I just loooooved this spot. The buds on this weeping willow tree absolutely sparkled, so Neha and Joe took this opportunity to sparkle themselves.

Neha and Joe, I can’t wait to shoot your wedding in June!

-S

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Lauren + Matt ~ A ‘Just Because’ Session

When we began planning Lauren and Matt’s session, Lauren told me that she thought ‘Engagement Session’ was a funny title since they had been engaged for months! Hey, I completely understand that; most of my couples book me months after their engagement. And, well, I’m not married to that session title … how about a ‘Just Because’ session instead? :) So that’s what we decided on.

Lauren is planning a beautiful theme for their October wedding … sort of a ‘Spring into Fall’ motif and I had that in mind when I was setting up this shot. Did I get it right Lauren?

I loved the spring buds on the trees, but I also really enjoy this one in a nice warm black and white:

I wasn’t entirely sure if Lauren and Matt were country folk, so I asked if a shot by the barn was cool with them. Turns out Lauren is an equestrian gal, so the barn was a go! We also got a kick out of the pig weather vane. So cute!

We even stepped into the barn for a quick shot. And sure, it wasn’t an engagement session per se, but I still had to get a shot of the ring!

And finally, this covered bridge was so great with a nice tunnel of light filtering in … love it!

Would you have guessed all of these photos were shot at a zoo? The zoo at Van Saun County Park in Bergen County, NJ, to be precise. It’s one of Lauren and Matt’s favorite places and it made a perfect setting for their photos!

-S

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Annie & Bryan - A New York Wedding at Battery Gardens

What an incredibly joyful wedding! Annie and Bryan were so laid back; it made their wedding flawless. Here are a few of my personal favorites from their day:

Bryan rocked the fedora:

I’m telling you, the smiles just never stopped at this wedding.

The ceremony was officiated by Jesse Hendrich. This man absolutely loves what he does and it showed in this beautiful ceremony!

The kiss. And, I adored the vintage New York postcards on each reception table.

The walkway and lights around Battery Gardens were just so much fun to photograph … not to mention this stellar couple.

I think Bryan was having a pretty good time:

Gorgeous. And, oh, so much fun!

-S

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