All portrait sessions are documented forever! But a gorgeous spring engagement photos session is special! I absolutely love these. I mean come on! What can be better than spending time with an amazing couple chasing amazing light and finding great spots to photograph in Central Park? For me? Nothing. Photographing people is my life!
When you are ready for your engagement session portraits, make sure to plan ahead! This is super important. For one, traffic in Manhattan is a little crazy. Well not, scratch that. It is insane! Plus, once you get to your engagement session location like Central Park, we might need to navigate the crowds of tourists and New Yorkers. So, get there with plenty of time to spare so you can settle in, change, get refreshed, and breathe in the fresh air of Central Park
If you’re thinking about booking an engagement session and cherish those engagement photos, put some thought into your outfits and your hair & makeup. This will bring your photos to the next level of awesomeness! You can get super dressy, or you be a bit more casual, but always err on the side of getting dressed up. (TIP: There’s no such thing as too dressed up).
Another thing to consider is to select outfits to compliment the two of you, but avoid being too to matchy-matchy. Those engagement photos with matching outfits need to stay in the 80s! You two should look like you tried to dress together for the portrait session. And please, please, leave the t-shirts, shorts, and sneakers at home! Take this opportunity to look your absolute best, and go for a nice dinner date after the shoot!
So, if you are looking to have amazing spring engagement photos, anywhere! I want to be your photographer. I want to be your engagement session photographer. Your pre-wedding photographer. Your wedding photographer. Your “you name it” photographer. I want to be there for you. Why? Because this is what I love! This is my passion and this is my life. I love every second of it. So let’s go create something amazing together.
This what we did with Ruby & Raja’s on their spring Central Park engagement session. But enough about me. Here’s is their story and their Central Park engagement photos:
Ruby and a friend were out catching up shortly after she moved back to the Bay Area in late March of 2016. The subject turned to boys and Ruby’s friend mentioned that she went to grade school with someone that had also recently moved back to the Bay Area and that the 2 should meet. Ruby gave in to the peer pressure and her friend messaged Raja to see if he was interested. Raja received this text with some confusion, mainly because it was 1AM on April 1st, Fools Day. Half-certain this was a joke and half-curious of whether it was not, Raja agreed to chat with Ruby. After exchanging some texts, they decided to meet in person to get to know each other over dinner. Raja, still not sure what to expect, arrived at the Italian restaurant in San Pedro Square he had made reservations at after quickly changing out of his hospital scrubs. Unfortunately, he only brought one pair of shoes – bright red Nike’s he wore to the OR that could never get stained. Raja got a table at the restaurant that sat facing the window wondering who would walk in. It started to drizzle outside and get darker. Raja looked up and his eyes caught a brilliant smile and the most beautiful eyes he had ever seen. Ruby walked past the window, into the restaurant, and over to him. Raja and Ruby hugged, they both looked down at his shoes, and each wondered what they had gotten themselves into.
When did you know he/she was THE one?
Ruby: When we went on a 7-hour road trip after 3 months of being together and I laughed the whole way there. There wasn’t a single moment of awkward silence.
Raja: I remember working on several tough surgical rotations at the beginning of our relationship. I would come home from work after a bad patient outcome crushed and would need to be back to work in a few hours in the morning. When she came over after those hard days, she started leaving notes for me that I discovered at work saying sweet things that helped me get through hard days in the ICU. That’s when I knew she’s all I ever needed.
“I remember working on several tough surgical rotations at the beginning of our relationship. I would come home from work after a bad patient outcome crushed and would need to be back to work in a few hours in the morning. When she came over after those hard days, she started leaving notes for me that I discovered at work saying sweet things that helped me get through hard days in the ICU. That’s when I knew she’s all I ever needed.”
Tell us about the proposal.
Ruby: It was a surprise but I sensed something was unusual.
Raja: Ok, I had this planned several months in advance with the help of her cousin. She had Ruby arrange to be off work early and meet in SF to stay at a hotel from where they would be going to Napa for a wine trip the next morning. I asked her cousin to walk her to the fountain in the Yerba Buena center where I would surprise her. Her cousin came up with a story that they were walking to have family photos done. I made a bunch of fake events on my calendar to make Ruby think I was in meetings – in New York – the whole day to explain my inability to answer the phone. Once they walked by the fountain, I hopped out, surprised her, told her how much I love her, and asked her to spend the rest of our lives together. And she said yes.
Tell us the one thing you love most about each other.
Ruby: It’s hard to come up with just one thing I love about Raja. He has so many love-able traits- kind, caring, compassionate, hard-working, tenacious, funny, adventurous…
Raja: There are many things about Ruby I love but what really makes her special is that I trust her to be my rock in hard times because she always prioritizes us and our happiness together.
Besides getting married what’s the one thing you are looking forward to on your wedding day?
Celebrating with friends and family. Enjoying Christmas in the Park – Ruby used to look forward to visiting that magical winter wonderland every year as a child.
As always, I am here if you ever have any questions about your wedding or anything at all. Get in touch today using the contact form on my website! I look forward to hearing from you soon and being your portrait photographer.