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Last Day of Summer Engagement

Image of the Week | NYC Engagement (contn’d)

This week’s images are from the same shoot as the silhouette images from last week. As I mentioned, we shot 95% of the images from the rooftop terrace of this apartment building, which had some incredible views. I wanted to incorporate some significant NYC views into the shoot as best I could. I even shot them while we took a break to warm up a bit.

Super Moon Engagement Shoot

I was pretty psyched to go out and shoot this past weekend (as I am every weekend), but this weekend was a special case, cause I was in anticipation of the Super Moon. Not for a landscape expedition however, I was shooting an engagement session and I was prepared every step of the way. I use a little app called The Photographer’s Ephemeris, which lets me know exactly when and where the sun and moon will rise and set based on any geographical location I set (and I have a few favorites saved).

We had three locations set up for this session and we spent 3 hours shooting. The plan was to finish the evening at the beach to catch some twilight and hopefully the moon rise. The clouds were thick and low on the horizon, so I knew there was no shot of seeing it peek over the horizon, but we waited till it finally did sneak through the clouds and it was still magical.

So off I wend to go meet Brittany & Billy in Babylon Village where they often dine and hangout. We started off the night right with a glass of wine and some laughs. The images will tell the rest of the story. There are too many good images to put them all on the blog, but this is just a taste.

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Congratulations Brittany & Billy! I had an awesome time.

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Congratulations Angela & Mark

Angela and Mark will be tying the knot in less than a month and the weather is warming up nicely. I just finished designing their engagement collage which will be displayed at the reception of the wedding. Wedding season is almost in full swing and after a day in NY like today, who could you not have spring fever.

I hope everyone is enjoying this weather and taking lots of pictures!

Congratulations Amy & Joe!

I absolutely love doing engagement sessions. Time constraints and agendas are not a factor. To me, it is more like a hang out session and there are many benefits. It gives me the opportunity to get to know the couple that will be in front of my camera on the day of the wedding, and that is huge. Now I know exactly what type of images they are looking for and that mind set is in place to start the wedding day.

They went on their first date in Manhattan where there seems to be plenty to do. They visited Bryant Park on their way to Rockefeller Center to see the tree and then went to the Top of the Rock. Once I heard that after asking for the story of how they met, I knew that was exactly what should do for their engagement shoot. We walked to Bryant Park from Penn Station, then to the NY Public Library before we ended up at Rockefeller Center the day before the tree was to be taken down.

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Nice Engagement Session

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Had a nice engagement session with Angela & Mark this past weekend. I look forward to documenting their wedding. More images to follow….

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Angela & Mark

Wow, it has been a while since I last posted on my blog. It’s been very busy lately and I have been putting it off to get some boring business stuff done and keeping busy otherwise doing some awesome shoots and designing albums.

I thought I would post some pictures from an engagement shoot I did last weekend for a very cool couple. We started out at a place I love, Norm Levy Park in Merrick, NY and we ended up at……….Norm Levy Park. We actually never left the park and it was awesome.

Enjoy!

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Congratulations Angela & Mark!

This was actually taken during an engagement party, not really an engagement shoot….

This was actually taken during an engagement party, not really an engagement shoot. But I love it because it was totally not staged, nor did the soon-to-be-wed couple even know I was capturing the image.

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Festive Engagement Session – Mike & Peggy

As we say goodbye to 2011, I can’t help but look back at all the great opportunities I was given this past year to capture some awesome images. 2011 was my busiest year so far for bookings and I hope to take it to the next level in 2012. You really do need to give it your everything in order to do this things you love and be successful. Nothing short of my best will do in life. I really believe that I raise my expectations for self-satisfaction every time I shoot.

I look forward to posting a mash up of my favorite images from 2011, but not before my final event which happens to be a wedding on the last day of the year. This post is to congratulate an awesome couple I met earlier this year. We had a recent engagement session at RexCorp plaza and is decorated beautifully this time of year. Great festive outdoor scenery, while allowing for indoor shelter and décor to get the feeling back in our fingers. Especially mine, which was on the shutter most of the time.

Congratulations Peggy & Mike. I look forward to shooting you guys again soon….

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Happy Holidays! I wish everyone a Happy and Safe New Year!

Romantic Workout

Engagement shoots have to be the most fun part about shooting a wedding. They are usually scheduled during good weather. We had a very clear day for our shoot on Friday. The humidity was down and that was key because we did our share of walking.

Joanna & Xavier are full of life and energy. They enjoy spending time together and working out together. So we headed to Norm Levy Park in Merrick for a little exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aaaaaaaaah sun glare………love it!

We had a great day and I hope the weather for the wedding is as awesome as the engagement shoot. Congratulations Joanna & Xavier!

– Mark