Taking a time out

I can’t even believe that we’re coming to the end of summer.   How can that be?  It’s been a busy summer that I can barely even remember what happened yesterday. It’s been an endless list of things to do, things to take care of .  I barely had a whole weekend off to myself.    So when my birthday week came along I was so ready!  Ready to do absolutely NOTHING!!!!  I had a to do list that was a mile long (and I absolutely hate when I can’t cross off all the items on that list).  Well last week, that list went by the wayside.  Not a single item was crossed off.  Normally I would have felt bad about that. However this was the one week where I needed to lay back and just do me.  AND IT FELT GOOD!!!  Slept in late a few days, watched TV for the first time in God knows when, caught up on Season 2 of Orange is the New Black, spent time with family.    I event spent an afternoon on the back patio eating my favorite pizza all by myself!   Sometimes those breaks are necessary.  The highlight of the week – meeting up with some friends for my pre-Birthday celebration at Camaradas and I made sure to capture a few pictures from the night!

Here’s to taking more “Time Outs”!  CHEERS!!!

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Nancy + Silas | Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session

The Conservatory Gardens at Central Park has become one of my favorites places to shoot – an oasis right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of New York City.  A hidden gem with its lush greenery and gorgeous blossoms, it was the perfect setting for Nancy and Silas’ engagement session.  A completely different setting from where they first met – on the campus of Southern CT State University.  This was a relationship that blossomed over a batch of freshly baked chocolate cookies. Yes!  And it was while baking those cookies that Silas knew Nancy was the girl for him and claimed it. She would be his girlfriend!  As luck would have it, not only did she become his girlfriend, they are planning a gorgeous summer wedding next year and I’m so excited to be documenting their day, along with a glass of milk and chocolate cookies!

Enjoy!!!!

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Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session
Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session
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Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session
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Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session
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Central Park Conservatory Garden Engagement Session
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Velvet + Johnny | Battery Park Engagement Session

I love doing engagement sessions!!! Why?   Not only does it give me an opportunity to create images for my clients, but it also gives me a chance to get to know them so that on the wedding day we’re not complete strangers.    However, when a friend gets engaged and wants you to do their images, it’s something extra special.  It’s an honor and a privilege to document this phase of their love story.  Raf and I recently spent a gorgeous Saturday evening, strolling along Battery Park with Velvet and Johnny.   It was so much fun getting to know them as a couple and it makes my heart sing watching the two of them together.  The way they look at each other and Velvet starts laughing uncontrollably……I love it!  They absolutely adore each other!    Enjoy a few of my favorites from the session!

We started the session off in the basketball court where Johnny felt right at home!

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And yes, Mr. Spalding wanted his few minutes of fame!:)
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Battery Park City Engagement Session
engagement session on basketball court
engagement session on basketball court
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
I don’t know what he said to her here, but see that laugh?  LOVE IT!!!!!
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos
battery park engagement photos

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LaurenajJuly 22, 2014 - 8:59 pm

I love the pictures. You captured their ‘bliss’!

Congrats J&V!