Whenever I’ve ever shot engagement sessions in the West Village of New York City, I’ve always found myself driving up and down its cobblestone streets looking for those ever-elusive parking spots. Its windy, anti-conformist streets with all its glorious alternate-side regulations are part of the reason why we schedule in extra time whenever we’re in this part of the city. We’ve accepted this experience as a part of our usual workflow, as most the nearby neighborhoods in this part of town rank in the top 10 most requested locations for our NYC couples.
And despite living just a stone’s throw away from The High Line (#3 on our list, by my un-official count), Amedea and Ray naturally wanted something a little different. Square pegs and round holes? Count me in!
We first met Amedea and Ray at another wedding. Despite having left my sales hat at home that day (which is the professional thing to do, people!), I found myself in their apartment only a few days later discussing their wedding plans. Awesome-sauce :).
We started their session in their cozy West Village apartment.
Naturally, the dog wanted some piece of the photo-fun action as well :).
Amedea and Ray wanted something natural and fun for their engagement session, and representative ofÂ their daily lives together.
This would sometimes include cooking together.
And sometimes, it’d also include Ray providing Amedea some insight on how to properly dice tomatoes :).
Amedea and Ray, we had tons of fun getting you guys in front of our cameras not once, but TWICE this season. We looking forward to #3 next year, and we’re tremendously honored to be there for you guys on your special day. We hope you enjoy these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them. Congrats on your engagement and we can’t wait to see you guys again.
And before I forget, big shout-out to Hector Espinal for providing your awesome make-up talent for this shoot!
It’s a quiet, rainy day here at HQ and we’re 90% caught up from all the work that’s been piling up due to Sandy. We’ve got some jaw-dropping weddings to share with you guys in coming weeks and we can’t wait to put ’em up!
Happy Tuesday ya’ll!
Ben & Karis