Ohh fall, you came and went. And when you were here you were a delight. I must admit I never really liked the change of the seasons, especially the transition of summer to fall (I am all for summer all the time). But this year, I had so many amazing couples who dreamed of doing their engagement session in the autumn season. Andy & Jesse were one of them. Their wedding will be in Brooklyn next year, and so they decided what better place to have their session than prospect park. After much rescheduling due to weather, we were finally able to do their session at the end of October. Luckily for them (and me) the leaves were at their peak and we got all the red, orange, and yellow goodness of the foliage. Mix that with golden hour and you’re bound to make some magic. To top it all off, Jesse looked dynamite in her vintage (and thrifted, thank you very much) skirt paired with cherry red heals, nails and lips. Her and Andy totally nailed their session, giving me all the editorial looks one could imagine. I loved it! We made a stop by the lake and the Prospect Park boat house. It was such a great evening for photos and I really enjoyed getting to know these two! We totally vibed and I’m excited to document their wedding next year!
A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to capture the most sweetest proposal at Brooklyn Bridge park. Brandon reached out to me back in March, telling me he had plans to propose to his long time girlfriend Lisa. Cool! I was so down for surprise proposals. They are super exciting and I don't know about you, but I always get a rush right before it happens. I try to figure out if I should hide, or if I should just act like a tourist taking photos of the skyline (I went with the latter on this one). Anyways back to our engagement story. Brandon had told me he wanted to propose on a Saturday in May, and had been sending me photos of the location where he wanted to pop the question. Everything seemed like it was good to go. In fact I was a little nervous about the weather because according to my weather app it was set to thunderstorm that day but it turned out to be such a beautiful sunny evening! What a relief! While we were waiting for his soon to be fiancé to arrive, he told me how he had planned this day for months! The day started by him leaving his house early in the morning. He left a note with some flowers on a table for Lisa. The note had instructions for her to dress up and be ready later that day at 5:45. He even had her outfit picked out down to her red bottom Christian Louboutin shoes! (I must say Brandon has pretty good taste.) He arranged for an Uber to pick her up from their UES apartment, meanwhile she had no idea where the Uber was taking her. Once she arrived to the park, he met her at her car and walked her to this beautiful spot overlooking the sky line, where there were luckily very few people and popped the question there! Obviously she said yes, I mean her face says it all! We took some time to get a few portraits and after we said goodbye, they made their way to an engagement party that Brandon had planned with close relatives and friends. Talk about a proposal story! Check out the photos below!