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Sheila & Emily – Central Park, NYC – Proposal and Engagement!

Bliss in the Shakespeare Garden

I had the honor and pleasure of being part of my good friend Sheila’s proposal to her super sweet girlfriend, Emily, in Central Park at dawn. Sheila came up with a romantic scheme to lure Emily to Belvedere Castle at dawn, and she set up the scene complete with singers to sing You Are the New Day, a favorite song of Emily’s, and a videographer and photographer (me!) to capture every detail. Of course, Emily said yes!:)

Wink!

Singers begin their song

Emily realized something was up when she heard the beginning of the song:)

All smiles

Joining in the song

Sheila joined in the song towards the end before popping the question!

Down on one knee

She said yes!

So sweet:D

Love :)

Love in the Shakespeare Garden

After the big proposal, we headed over to the Shakespeare Garden for some fun portraits.

Smiles in the Shakespeare Garden

Belvedere Castle at dawn

Hugs & happiness in Central Park

Walking along together

Turtle Pond - love and kisses

Adoration

Love

Love at Turtle Pond

Congrats, ladies! I am so excited and happy for you both and so honored to have been part of the surprise!:)xoxo

   

Victoria & Matt – Brooklyn, NY – Engaged

engaged couple - Prospect Park

I had a great time with Victoria and Matt during their engagement session! They had their first date at the Brooklyn Library, so it seemed like the perfect place to include, and from there we toured all around Grand Army Plaza and Prospect Park in Brooklyn. Afterwards, we headed over to Red Hook for some awesome bay views. Of note, check out Victoria’s gorgeous pearl engagement ring below:)Love it!

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - gold background

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - inscription

engaged couple at the Brooklyn Library - building in background

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza

engaged couple - portraits in Brooklyn - Grand Army Plaza with fountain

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park

engaged couple - walking in Prospect Park - tunnel silhouette

engaged couple - in Prospect Park - tunnel silhouette and landscape

pearl engagement ring detail

engaged couple in Prospect Park - diptych

engaged couple in Prospect Park

engaged couple in front of tree in Prospect Park

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY - Red Hook

engaged couple in Brooklyn, NY - Red Hook - view of statue of liberty

engaged couple in Red Hook with old trolley car

engaged couple in Red Hook with old trolley car

engaged couple - sunset photos in Red Hook, Brooklyn

   

Joanne & Sebastian – Katonah, NY – Engaged

engaged couple standing in lake

I had a great time hanging out with Joanne and Sebastian and shooting some engagement photos with them! The beautiful lake setting is actually where they will be getting married later this year. I also loved meeting their adorable and super high-energy dog, Annabel:)

Lake Katonah Club rules - diptych with engaged couple

engaged couple hand in hand, with dog

dog swimming with stick in mouth

wet dog carrying stick

engaged couple and their dog

engaged couple and detail of engagement ring diptych

engaged couple with their dog - Lake Katonah NY

engaged couple smiling at each other

Congrats to Joanne and Sebastian! I’m really looking forward to shooting your wedding!:)

   

Jarcin & Charles – Fort Tryon Park Wedding, NYC

dyptych - wedding portraits - Fort Tryon Park NYC

Jarcin and Charles were married in a gorgeous and intimate ceremony at Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park, NYC, with a lovely reception at New Leaf Restaurant. The weather was perfect and I had such an amazing time with them! I especially loved all of the personal details they incorporated into their day, like the favors — green tea buns in origami boxes that Jarcin made herself:)They were delicious!!

wedding dress detail

engagement ring with bright lollipops

makeup diptych

detail collage - shoes and rings

bride - horizontal portrait - getting ready

bride fixing her veil in car reflection

bride on the way to the ceremony - Fort Tryon Park, NYC

engagement ring detail with dress

wedding ceremony at Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park, NYC

wedding ceremony at Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park, NYC

wedding ceremony at Linden Terrace in Fort Tryon Park, NYC - ring exchange

colorful bridal bouquet detail

bride portrait

bride and groom candids

bride and groom portrait

bride walking down stairs

bride and groom flower details

reception details - origami boxes and signature cocktail

first dance - wedding

wedding guests get down

cake cutting and bride dancing

Congratulations to Jarcin and Charles! Wishing you both all the best!:)

Links:
-Venue: New Leaf Restaurant
-Makeup: Michelle of Flawless Beauty
-Florist: Stage Floral
-DJ: 74 Events