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!
And yes, Mr. Spalding wanted his few minutes of fame!
I don’t know what he said to her here, but see that laugh? LOVE IT!!!!!
I love to hear stories about how my couples met. Some have known each other for a few years and others have known each other since they were younger. When I heard Brendan and Ashley’s story it reminded me very much of my own story. These two go back – way back to when they were young and went to the same camp during the summer. Fast forward years later and they both start working at the same place and a spark is ignited. Then as they say, the rest is history.
I recently spent a gorgeous Saturday afternoon with them at Carl Schurz Park and it was like hanging out with old friends. Not only are they down to earth, they are so much fun to be with. I’m so excited to be shooting their wedding in a few weeks. Enjoy a few of my favorites from their session!
This day was 10 years in the making!!! I couldn’t get over how excited everyone was the day of Sophia’s wedding. As I pulled up to the house relatives were already gathered outside the home anxiously waiting for Sophia to make her appearance. The house was buzzing with chatter and excitement as I walked in. Her sister Rose, was beaming with pride as she watched her baby sister get ready. Mom and more relatives were in the living room excited about the days events. There was soo much happiness radiating from the home. I knew it was going to be a good day. And an AMAZING day it was! It was such a blessing to witness friends and family from all over celebrating with the two of them. Following a beautiful ceremony, this group was ready to party! And party they did the ENTIRE NIGHT. WOW!
Chris and Sophia, where do we begin? Thank you for inviting us in and making us a part of your special day. It was perfect in every sense and I appreciated being welcomed soo warmly by your families. We love you guys! We wish you both the best and we have no doubt amazing things are in store for you both. Here’s to 10x infinity!!!!
Besos! … Abbey and Raf
Enjoy a few of my favorites and be sure to check out their SLIDESHOW to view more images from their wedding day. Enjoy
The party was starting outside the family home!
This was so sweet as Sophia’s brother helped her put on her shoes!
My God Sophia, you are GORGEOUS!!!!!
Both of her brothers escorting her out the house as everyone gathered outside.
What a gorgeous church this was!
I could have shot these two all afternoon.
Yes, she was so ready to hit the dance floor!
This was an unexpected surprise for Sophia. Members of her dance group came out and performed for her…..
The excitement on her face is priceless!
Yes, she joined them during their performance! LOVE!