[Engagement] Jen & Eric – Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY

Jen and Eric are adventurers, the kind who would drive a few hours to a gorgeous location, just so they could hike another few hours in order absorb all the awesomeness that surrounded them. When they first presented this idea for their engagement session to me, I was beyond thrilled. Hedge mazes, nooks & crannies among the rocks, and a giant castle-like structure along the water? It’s every photographer’s dream!

Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

Gorgeous, right? But before we ascended to the mountaintop to admire this gorgeous view, we absolutely had to run around the irresistibly awesome hedge maze!

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It was an awesome hike to the top. I would TOTALLY do it again, if just for the view alone!

Jen and Eric, thank you so much for inviting us on such an exciting adventure and for giving us the opportunity to capture such a happy milestone in your lives. We’ll never forget this trip, and we look forward to seeing you guys again later this year! Hope you enjoyed these images as much as we enjoyed capturing them :).

As for us here at HQ, it’s actually just me today. Karis has chaperoning duties at Lil Monster’s school, but I’m chugging along with this mountain of work on my desk! For months like these with it’s 100° weather, I’m SUPER glad that I’m inside and not outside! Hope everyone’s staying cool and dry!

Ben & Karis

Behind the scenes during an engagement session at the Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, NY. Captured by NYC wedding photographer Ben Lau.

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