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Central Park Engagement - NYC - Dev and Jarrad

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Dev and Jarrad, you two lit up Central Park. The ease with which you make each other laugh and smile and feel loved is inspiring. Enjoy this sneak peek from your engagement shoot!

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He Said Yes - NYC Proposal and Central Park Engagement - Luke and Ben

“Hi David it's Luke, today is the day!!!!”

Yes, indeed. The day had finally arrived, and as Luke and I texted about our plans, I could sense the adrenaline, the excitement, the nerves.

Luke and Ben, visiting New York City from their home in the United Kingdom, planned to stop into the Nintendo store since Ben is a huge gamer and has wanted to visit the flagship store for years. Luke knows that he could have proposed anywhere, but he wanted to do it somewhere that would mean a lot to Ben… and somewhere he might not see it coming!

Luke and Ben, I am SO thrilled for the two of you! Your joy and your love is absolutely contagious! I don’t think you came down once during the few hours we spent together. I’m honored that I was able to share this incredible moment with the two of you, and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek from your proposal and engagement session! Congratulations!!!

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Central Park Engagement - NYC - Caroline and Michael

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I’ve known Caroline for eight years, and my husband has known her for even longer. She’s one of the most loving and generous and super-fun people, and it made me so happy to finally meet her fiance Michael at their engagement shoot! (They live in Virginia now or I certainly would have met him sooner.)

I love that Caroline and Michael met at a wedding where she was the maid of honor and he was a groomsman… and they were paired together during all of the photos! It’s so wonderful that the next time they walk down the aisle, it will be at their own wedding.

Caroline and Michael, enjoy these photos from your Central Park engagement shoot! I am so thrilled for you, and I love you.

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Hair and makeup: Who Does Your Makeup by Pamela Bob

Caroline’s dress: Rent the Runway

Central Park Engagement - NYC - Caitlen and Matthew

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I’ve known Caitlen for many years, and she’s always been a light, a joy, a completely authentic energy that is inspiring to be around. I first met her when I was hired to go to Coastal Carolina University to take headshots for all the senior theater majors. My 45-minute shoot with Caitlen is still so memorable to me, as she was so sweet and bubbly yet grounded at the same time.

We did another round of headshots a few years after she moved to New York City, and we also hung out socially (although not enough!!). When she contacted me about taking her engagement photos, I was giddy at the prospect of shooting with her again, and I was also looking forward to meeting the guy that was lucky enough to be marrying this beautiful soul.

Matthew, I have to say that your sweetness and kindness make me so happy. Your love for Caitlen is so apparent and is so obviously grounded in respect and admiration. She has always been able to light up the camera, but your presence makes her shine even brighter.

Caitlen and Matthew, I’m so happy for you both! Our sunrise engagement shoot was everything I hoped it would be, and I’m so excited to share this sneak peek with you. Enjoy!! :D

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Central Park Engagement Photo Shoot - NYC - Cat and Andrea

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“We will also have our 2 dogs with us (pug and a toy poodle) is this ok for you?” Cat included in her second email to me.

Is that OK for me?  Honestly, if Cat and Andrea hadn’t been so sweet and charismatic, I probably would have ditched them altogether and just taken pictures of their adorable little pups!  :P  Thankfully, these glorious ladies are just a lovable as Little Guy and Neige, so it all worked out.

After stalking each other on Instagram (where Cat found me in the first place!), it was so wonderful to finally meet this awesome crew as they visited New York City from their home in Canada.

Cat and Andrea, I’m so thrilled for you and your engagement!  Your kindness and easy going attitudes compliment each other so incredibly well. I loved our little jaunt together in Central Park, and I hope you enjoy this sneak peek!

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She Said Yes! - Central Park NYC Proposal - Adam and Kerra

“Omg I’m so nervous,” Adam texted me moments before the proposal.

Adam and I had been texting and chatting for a few days as we planned how I would capture his romantic proposal to Kerra, the love of his life. Adam planned to take her on a romantic gondola ride in Central Park. Once they passed under the Bow Bridge, a friend would start serenading the couple, and Adam would pop the question.

Well, take a look at how it worked out!!  Adam and Kerra, I’m so thrilled for you both, and it was so exciting and very moving to capture this gorgeous and thrilling proposal.

Congratulations, and enjoy this sneak peek of photos!!

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Central Park Engagement Session - NYC - Sophia and Mike

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“I love them. Oh my goodness, I love them,” I kept repeating to my assistant Andrew.

I’m trying to not make this post all about me and how smitten I am with Sophia and Mike, but the truth is, they are irresistible.

Mike, I love the way you look at Sophia with so much care and admiration that you exude a sense of safety and comfort. Sophia, I love that you could hardly stop yourself from quietly giggling as Mike held you close. The bond that you two share is palpable, and I can hardly wait for you to become man and wife in less than two weeks!

In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek from your engagement session!

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Central Park Engagement Session - NYC - Kellie and Marshall

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“And then right here, I started to hear people singing.”

Kellie was re-telling the story of how Marshall proposed to her in Central Park after the two “coincidentally” “stumbled upon” a choir singing the Gilmore Girls theme song. (naturally) The two followed the sound of music (which of course Marshall had organized) and found themselves in a little enclave surrounded by trees.  The choir finished, and Marshall tapped Kellie on the shoulder. She turned around to see him down on one knee with an engagement ring in hand.

Kellie and Marshall, it was a dream to relive your engagement story and to take some photos in the very location of the proposal! I so enjoyed bopping around Central Park with the two of you. Not only did you make my job easy, but your love and playfulness with each other is inspiring. So excited for the wedding!

In the meantime, enjoy this sneak peek from your engagement session!

If you like my work, you can follow along on Instagram here!