A+J | NYC Studio Engagement Session

Angela + John knew they didn’t want any visual distractions--just a focus on their connection and love. I have to admit, I was nervous when Angela first approached me about her vision to have their engagement session in a studio. I’ve shot engagement sessions in fields, beaches, parks, city streets.. when you need a refresh, it’s easy to move onto another location and let the great outdoors inspire you. But one small all-white location? Yikes…

Turns out, I LOVED shooting in the studio for how it challenged me creatively to display their unique story. And these two made it so easy! (It might have helped that Angela has a background in theatre ;) ) I love their story - they met at a church revival while they were still in school. Angela says she knew that day that she was going to marry him. Through seasons of rejection, waiting, and pursuit, they finally found deep love and commitment and will finally be married in less than a month! So honored to capture this season of fulfillment for them <3

A few of my favorite shots below!

L+T | Ringwood State Park Engagement Session

Liz + Tommy met each other through Liz’s roommate. Casual conversation led to a first date, though things didn't go quite as planned. Tommy had scoped out the perfect date spot beforehand and led Liz out to the date location only to find that it had closed down - a guy’s worst first date nightmare! Luckily, he met himself a keeper. Quick-thinking and flexible, Liz assured him they could just go to a nearby Starbucks :) 4 years later, they are getting married!

I loved getting to know them as we walked through this winter wonderland for their e-session. The fresh snow provided the perfect, simple backdrop to highlight their fun-loving and easy-going nature. This park was also special because it's where Tommy proposed! Throughout our time together, I could sense their deep respect and care for each other - qualities I know will serve them so well as they begin journey in marriage next month! So excited for your big day, L+T, and all that God holds in store for you!

V+J | Hudson Valley Engagement Session

They knew each other since their middle school days, but it wasn’t until their college years that Joe found himself drawn to Venus for her character and sincere faith. Initially, he was met with a hard "No," but patient and loving persistence paid off. Venus changed her mind after THREE years and found herself saying yes to a date!

They both love hiking and being outdoors - so much so that Joe proposed to Venus during a hike at Bear Mountain. We took advantage of the vibrant fall colors and an unexpected snow storm to make some magic along these trails. So many laughs as we meandered along and they learned to pose like pros ;) I loved being able to capture their season of transition as they prepare for their wedding day and to begin their life as one. Cheers you two!! Can’t wait for your big day!