Proposal at Kontokosta Winery

It’s a day that so many girls dream about…when Prince Charming gets down on one knee and asks for her hand in marriage.  Well Krista’s man, Joe, goes one step further and has the foresight to have this epic occasion photographed to give her the moment forever.

It really could not have been any more romantic…just look at this spot!  I was “disguised” in plain sight as a photographer for the new winery, Kontokosta, obviously working on promotional images for the business..wink wink.  I walked out to the bluff and waited for them to make their way.  Joe cleverly asked me take a snap of them with his phone before I pretended to head back inside.  They moseyed toward the bluffs and then…yay!!  Krista gasps, burying her face in her hand from shock, then laughter, feeling her heartbeat as all of her sheer joy seems to beam & exit through her wildly blowing hair, and then everything rests in perfect peace as they pull close to one another for a kiss.    002_5797002_5801002_5804002_5806001_9686002_5812002_5815001_9681001_9689001_9691001_9697001_9699001_9705001_9717001_9722001_9713001_9734001_9739002_5835002_5839

 

 

 

Greenport Engagement

102613_ 1Lauren and Dan got engaged in Greenport, so for their portrait session together they decided to revisit the spot where he proposed…here at the base of 67 steps.  They will be having a Raphael Vineyard Wedding this upcoming summer and I am so excited to photograph them again!

I love the purity in a simple glance between two lovebirds.  We had a great session and I’ve included a small sample of images here to share with you.  It was a gorgeous, very windy autumn day.  The best was when Dan got silly and brought his lady to belly laughter, all with a gorgeous backdrop of driftwood and blue waves.  We went back to their house on the bay side to get some snaps with their adorable dog who, I think, is actually a model.    102613_ 3102613_ 2102613_ 4102613_ 10102613_ 11102613_ 5102613_ 6102613_ 8102613_102613_ 12102613_ 13102613_ 14

North Fork Engagement Session

This was the most dreamy engagement session ever.  Her timeless elegance and grace, his charismatic and infectious smile, together against a backdrop of pure romance.  Everything was just right and I am so looking forward to photographing Tara & Jake’s wedding at Duck Walk Vineyard next year!    001_4499001_4486001_4472001_4482002_7825002_7828002_7849002_7841001_4518001_4530001_4528001_4503001_4572002_7888001_4561002_7858

North Fork Engagement Session

I arrived as the light fell perfectly upon their cottage, the steep angle of the evening sun saturating the space they stood in a beautiful Edward Hopper-like way.  Next we took a walk down to their dock, followed by visits to a couple of their favorite spots on the North Fork.  Jaclyn & Andrew are awesome because their smiles are totally contagious!  “Snow birds” to Maui in the winter months and intense growers here on the NoFo during summers yields a spirit that combines their earthy roots with whimsical & adventurous nature.  I can’t wait to photograph their wedding next month!

Central Park Engagement

Jen and Ed were married in July and decided that they wanted to do a sort of “anniversary portrait session” since they never did an engagement shoot.  So exactly one year after the date that Ed proposed to Jen we made a trip back to place where it happened on a beautiful hilltop in Central Park.  Here are just a few of the shots….

Brooklyn Engagement Shoot

Kyla & Evan are getting married in January and I cannot even wait!  Their love for one another is quietly intense which is totally amazing and I am excited to have the opportunity to portray that through my lens.  A couple weeks ago we took a stroll through their Brooklyn neighborhood for the engagement session so I’d like to share some of my favorites…enjoy!