After the chaos this weekend at the Roosevelt Island Cherry Blossom Festival, we can say officially that Roosevelt Island is no longer a hidden gem for finding beautiful trees in bloom. Indeed, cherry blossom season has turned into a huge national circus as everyone tries to take the perfect Instagram. Since the social media pressure is on, I thought I might share with you a few cherry blossom photo tips so you can get the best bang for your blossom.
I have lived in New York City for 16 years, and quite frankly, some parts of the city are simply crying out for an engagement shoot. While most people gravitate to Central Park and other iconic locations, there are a few spots around town that are underutilized – namely, Roosevelt Island, and today’s topic, Gantry Plaza State Park. In today’s blog, I give you all the details of Samantha and Cameron’s Gantry Plaza State Park engagement shoot from inner Long Island city to the waterfront and beyond.
For New Yorkers used to city weddings, the Larchmont Shore Club is a breath of fresh sea air. Sitting on the shore of the Long Island Sound, the main clubhouse was built in 1906 as the private residence of Aimee Crocker, the youngest daughter of the founder of the Southern Pacific Railroad. The private club offers, photographically speaking, a little bit of everything with nautical-themed interiors and sweeping views of the waterfront. In today’s blog, I give you some tips for getting the most out of your Larchmont Shore Club wedding…come rain or shine.
With the end of summer drawing near, I thought it might be a good time to offer a few beach engagement tips drawn from Angii and Paul’s recent Long Beach engagement session. While this couple scheduled their engagement session AFTER they walked down the aisle (and I’ll have photos from their Montauk Lighthouse wedding soon!), the lessons learned from their photo session will help you plan the perfect seaside photo shoot, no matter when you book your session.
For Jason and Michelle, their New York public library engagement love story began a few years ago when Jason would drop Michelle off at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building on Fifth Avenue to study for her medical degree. After meeting on the app Hinge, this iconic building in the heart of Manhattan became near and dear to their hearts, so it only made sense that we would go here for their engagement session. But to start things off, we begin our tale at the Library Hotel on 41st Street where Jason surprised Michelle with a marriage proposal.
Looking for a leafy green venue for your engagement shoot, but not interested in the crowds of Central Park? Well have I got some suggestions for you. In today’s blog on NYC engagement shoot locations, I list what I think are the 11 most underrated alternatives to Central Park. You don’t have to be photographed with the masses; there are options available!
I am not a big fan of posed engagement photos because posing stifles the natural energy level of the couple. So what do you do about engagement shoots that are inherently posed photo sessions? Turn your engagement session into a story told through the camera, of course! In today’s blog I will give you a list of creative engagement photo shoot ideas and introduce you to Ariel and Jeremiah, who turned their engagement session into a documentary about how they love to cook.
Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
It may not have been as cold in October as it is now, but I remember it being freezing for Alyssa and Greg’s DUMBO engagement. These two put on brave smiles and looked great in front of the camera, despite the low temperatures and high winds. Take a look at their engagement photos, and think warm thoughts: Alyssa and Greg will be getting married in Miami later this year.