When Ida first emailed me a few weeks ago asking about an engagement session in various iconic locations in New York I was more then excited, and instantly knew of a few places that would be perfect. What i did not know was that this was Idas first visit to New York and Nelson second.
I recently realized that growing up so close to New York City has made me lack appreciation. I’ve always loved New York since i was little however i’ve never been to most of the well known spots. I’ve only been to Times Square maybe 4 times. Until 3 years ago when i started shooting on my own I never spent time in Central Park, Bryant Park, Rockefeller center. I’ve never even been to the top of the Empire State building. Growing up every trip to the city consisted of visiting someone, going to the doctors office or taking care of some kind of task. My father has worked in the city so visits on the weekend were in and out with either hotdogs or Katz Delicatessen for lunch and that was that.
Once I was old enough to visit on my own the last thing on my mind was to visit these places. Until recently, I never even thought twice about these beautiful iconic spots. Last month I was visiting with my main squeeze and he said he wanted to go to the top of the rock, I thought it was very endearing that he had never been. Then I realized I HAD NEVER been to the top of ANY of those beautiful buildings. I’ve been to the top of countless buildings for various shoots and parties but never to just to admire the view. So we went, it was breath taking.
Spending the day with Ida and Nelson was simply amazing. We started off at Bryant Park ( my favorite park in NY) We could not have asked for better weather ( maybe a few degrees warmer)
aOnce we wrapped up shooting at Bryant Park we headed over to Grand Central Station. Walking up to the building I had never realized how gorgeous the outside of the building is. The inside takes my breath away every time I walk in. It was extremely busy considering the time of day and the holiday weekend, but here are a few of my favorite shots. After Grand Central we herded to Times Square, again perfect lighting ( still a little chilly) but beautiful. We also had some great pizza :-)Once we finished up with lunch we headed down to Central Park ( second favorite park, first favorite place to shoot) again, we couldn’t have asked for better weather or lighting. I’m very grateful that Ida and Nelson shared one of their days with me. I’m so happy with how this shoot turned out I couldn’t help but writing a long wordy description of the day with it. I hope everyone enjoys these photos as much as I enjoyed taking them!
You know you love me.