AILEEN + BRIAN – NYC Beloved Session (Lea’s, Park Avenue, Carl Schurz Park – Engagement Session)

Aileen and Brian found me through their friend Ashley + Patrick, who were clients of mine a few years back and are actually expecting a brand new baby pretty soon, I think.  So early congrats to Ash and Patrick!

So, for Aileen and Brian, who have been dating for a few years now, we thought it would be fun to go back to where it all began, where the lovely couple had their first date!  So we took a few moments at Lea, a very cozy wine bar right by Grand Central Terminal.  They were gracious enough to host us and were more than accommodating with anything we needed.

While talking with them about their first date, Brian mentioned their first kiss about a block away on Park Avenue, so of course our next spot was going to be where they had their first kiss!  (Kissing on the first date, eh?  I guess what they say is true, when you’ve met the right person, all the rules go out the window!)

We then decided, since it was 4pm (read as: not gonna find a cab), to take the 6 train to the Upper East Side, where they live, and to a nearby park (Carl Schurz Park), which, as you will see, offered a ton of opportunities for some fun shots.

You know it was a great session when after the shoot was finished, the groom suggested an additional spot or two to take photos, even after a couple hours of shooting!  Now if the groom gets this into Beloved sessions, then you know you’re doing something right.

I know I had a blast getting to know these two.  And I’m pretty sure they had a great time as well.  It was a beautiful, gorgeous afternoon spent with an equally beautiful and gorgeous couple.  Can’t wait for the big day!  It’ll come up before you know it!



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New York City based wedding, beloved, street photographer.
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