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Sunrise Engagement in Central Park


If you’ve ever been stuck deciding between a session at sunrise or at golden hour in the evening, perhaps this blog post is just what you needed. Stephanie & Kevin reached out to me early this year with a desire to do an engagement session. Mind you it was January and temperatures were pretty much ranging in the twenties. But I never say no to an engagement session. So we decided that a sunrise session would work best for their schedule. I woke up at the crack of dawn and made my way to Central Park. The great thing about getting there this early is, you don’t have to worry about the crowds, tourists, dog walkers, bikers, etc. The park was pretty empty. This was actually my first sunrise session and I’ve never realized just how gorgeous sunrise light could be! As soon as we met, Stephanie & Kevin were in such a great mood considering the time and weather conditions, but I really appreciated their enthusiasm for the session! As you can see, they had no problem smiling, having fun, and just enjoying their experience of doing an engagement session. We made our way through the park, and found the exact bench where Kevin had proposed to Stephanie just a month ago! As we made our way there, they shared their engagement story with me. What I love about their story is, there wasn’t any crowds, any fancy dinners, or out of the ordinary plans. They just spent the day together in Central Park and while sitting on the bench, Kevin explained how he felt about Stephanie and casually popped the question! I don’t know about you, but that sounds really sweet and special enough. It kind of reminds me of my own engagement story (Maybe that's why I love it so much). These two are getting married in South Carolina this year, and I couldn’t be more excited for them!

Saul & Chanelle's Central Park Engagement

Last weekend I had the privilege of doing an engagement session for not just anyone, but my very good friends Saul & Chanelle. If there is anything I love about this couple, it is their fun spirit and their willingness to do almost anything (including walk for hours in heels). For their engagement, they decided they wanted to have Central Park as their backdrop, and you can't really go wrong with that. We were a bit early for the flowers to bloom, but that didn't matter because Chanelle's beautiful dress did the job for us! I can't begin to tell you how classy they are. Their coordination skills are on point!  Their shoot was so effortless. I really cannot wait for their multicultural Mexican wedding, and to see Saul arrive to the wedding on his horse...just kidding!