Tyler and Kate moved to Buffalo from Manhattan almost a year ago, settling in as first-time residents here shortly after an epic proposal in Hawaii. Tyler is witty, full of energy, and is one of the hardest working people you'd ever meet. Kate is compassionate, full of joy and laughter, and has a genuine heart filled with love and optimism no matter the situation. Together they are absolutely perfect for one another, and I could not have more love and appreciation for them both (and not just because they're family!). I can't wait for the day they'll be exchanging vows and committing their love to one another in what I just know will be an epic ceremony and celebration. But in the meantime, I'm absolutely loving watching them grow and make big plans for their future, together. And am ever so thankful they gave me the opportunity to photograph them together. First, in front of a few murals in North Buffalo that totally fit their personalities. And then on the lawn of the Buffalo Historical Society in the midst of the Cherry Blossom blooms. It was the perfect mixture of playful and romantic, just like them, and I just love how these photos turned out!
A beautiful evening around Brooklyn with Solara + Zach felt more like hanging out with old friends than photographing a couple I had only ever met before over a Skype consult. We wandered for hours exploring side streets in their neighborhood, laughing, and sharing stories, and along the way I had the opportunity to photograph their sweet love. Sometimes photographing them in front of one stoop, then moving to the very next stoop, and maybe even more after that but really who was counting? From their regular train stop, we headed toward Brooklyn Bridge Park, where we were able to witness the most beautiful sunset skies with Manhattan in the background. Oh, and aren't they just complete naturals in front of the camera? The first photo below is the first of their session. NAILED IT.
Katie and André met in their neuroscience PhD program, and quickly went from friends to significant others. They now work and live together in the beautiful Tudor City area of New York City, and in just a few days shy of a year from now they will say their vows in front of their closest family and friends. I am so excited that they've asked me along to document their incredible wedding weekend, and was over-the-moon that they invited me to do their engagement photos in NYC.
Katie + André, it was such an honor to get to know you both more as we ventured through Manhattan streets together, visiting places that you both hold near and dear to your hearts. Thank you for the opportunity to share this experience with you.