September 20, 2018

NYC Engagement Photographer | Manhattan | Kat + Dan

Engagement

3 years ago, Dan showed up to his first date with Kat with a Barnes & Noble bag and four books.  He had a dimple and bright blue eyes.  Kat, an English major and writer, was done for.

laughing together at NYC engagement session at Rockefeller Park

They will be getting married at Aldie Mansion this December but wanted their engagement session in the place they call home – Manhattan.  They traverse the area for comedy shows, restaurants, movies, and so had a million ideas for where their engagement session should take us.

beautiful blonde hair engagement session picture

We began in Greenwich Village, taking advantage of cobblestone charm and a beautiful day.

sweet couple picture on cobblestone street in West Village

We strolled through Washington Square Park where I learned that Kat and Dan have a pull, a need to pet dogs.  They do not yet have any of their own but they dream of booping the snoop of their own large, happy hound.

sitting on a bench in Washington Square Park in Manhattan for engagement pictures NYC Washington Square Park with long shadows for engagement session

Last year around the holidays, Dan took Kat for a late night walk around Lincoln Center to take in the lights and fountains.  He hit her with, “I have an idea.  You’re going to hate it.  I think you should marry me.”  Kat, of course, said yes!

engagement ring in focus at couples session in Manhattan

Because there is no good reciprocal accouterments for men, Dan got sneakers.  Dan loves sneakers.

diamond engagement ring on black Nike sneakers

6 months into dating, Dan came back from a trip to Arizona on a red eye and collapsed on Kat’s couch.  He woke up later to a plate of bacon and eggs.  When he relayed this to a friend, it was established that she was a keeper.

love in chalk on brick wall during an NYC engagement session

We moved along to Tribeca where we got playful at the Roxy Hotel.  We didn’t get into trouble but I’d say we were pretty close to getting the boot when we were leaving.

playing on the luggage trolley outside of the Roxy Hotel in Tribeca red velvet sofa in basement of Roxy Theater for engagement session cute engagement picture inside photobooth at Roxy Hotel

Kat had scouted some fantastic spots, leading me to a skybridge on Staple Street.

sweet engagement picture with NYC skybridge in background

As the sun was setting, we walked along Rockefeller Park to take in the skyline and the breeze off the water.

couples laughing as sunsets against skyline in Rockefeller Park

And the natives.

funny photobomber behind couples engagement session picture at Rockefeller Park

I had a ball with these two and can’t wait to get up to more mischief in a few months!

silhouette on NYC street for engagement picture

“Think of love as a state of grace, not the means to anything, but the alpha and omega. An end in itself.”
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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