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Esther & Michael - A New York City Engagement Session

They were lucky enough to get a key to Gramercy Park. I was lucky enough to get a couple so in love, they forgot I was shooting their photos. And that’s a perfect combination.

I can’t wait for this couple’s wedding next weekend at the Gramercy Park Hotel. Here is a glimpse into their engagement session, which was by far one of the most fun of the season. Michael makes Esther laugh constantly, and he also loves to dance, which seriously made for one happy photographer.

When I told them to have a seat on this bench, this is what they did naturally. Perfect:

And then, the dancing ensued. Yes, I barely got Esther’s hand in the shot on the right, but these lovebirds were moving quickly! I didn’t know what they were going to do next! I love it:

Awesome color and an awesome couple:

There’s something I love about this photo. It’s sweet, while being a little sophisticated. I don’t know … as if I interrupted a conversation they were having and they graciously obliged to have their photo taken, knowing how fabulous they looked. I just think it’s cool:

Michael continued to lead the dancing:

And I’ll end on this one, which was yet another pose they just naturally fell into after I placed them in this spot beneath the trees:

They’re such naturals, I know they’ll also play the part of bride and groom incredibly well! See you two next weekend!

-S

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Danny, Kate & Isaac ~ Portraits in Central Park

I was so honored to photograph this beautiful family in Central Park last month. Little Isaac is a bubbly, sweet, adorable 1-year-old, and his mom, Kate, is a relative of a friend of mine from college. It was such a treat to spend some time capturing images of Isaac’s personality and also a few of the complete family!

Isaac’s eyes rock my socks off:

Again. Those eyes! And the whole family sure is stunning.

This shot is a favorite of mine. I’ve overlooked this bridge and tree as a backdrop before. I’m not going to miss it next time I’m in Central Park.

We managed to capture a few of Kate & Danny alone too. They had planned to do a “day-after” wedding portrait session in their wedding attire, but because of an unlucky chain of events with their wardrobe, we settled on a family session instead. Hopefully we’ll still get another try in their wedding attire at a later date!

Once we got out this bright blue bouncy-ball, Isaac sure let us know how much fun he was having. :)

What a sweet little man!

Thanks again to Danny, Kate & Isaac for a great session!

-S

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Jennifer + Paul ~ Wedding

A few from Jennifer and Paul’s gorgeous July wedding!

I think this is one of my absolute favorite processional images yet:

The very happy couple. Gorgeous!

And how about this? Taking the whole cake as revenge for smeared frosting on his face … :)

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Beautiful Baby Aiden ~ Grand Rapids Michigan Newborn Photography

I told you I was doing a lot of family and children’s photography last month, right? Well, one of the highlights of all that extra-curricular photography was this newborn session. And as I’ve said before, because I specialize in weddings and don’t typically do many children’s sessions, this was actually one of the few newborn sessions I’ve ever done. (I mean, I can still count them on one hand!) What made it a real highlight for me is that this baby is my former college roommate’s first child … and I just happened to be in town for a wedding the week he was born! I love it when things work out so perfectly.

This photo melts my heart every time I look at it:

Little hands!

Little feet!

Nose kisses! And what a perfect sleeper (during the day). :)

Got a couple while he was awake!

But I just love the sleeping ones …

Welcome to the world, Aiden!

-S

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