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Lisa & Eric Engaged! || Carl Schurz Park || New York City Portrait Photographer

I met Lisa & Eric at the New York Public Library on 5th Avenue for their engagement session on a stunning April afternoon. We’d had to move their session up a day, as the weather looked bad on their original day, and I’m so glad we did. The light in these photographs is the stuff dreams are made of… well… photographers’ dreams anyway.

Whenever I shoot in the New York Public Library, I get so nervous. I always try to be extremely quiet and respectful, but I can’t help but feel that an angry librarian is going to slap me with a ruler at any moment and have me escorted out. Luckily for us, we got the photographs we wanted quickly and avoided any angry librarians. After that we headed to Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, and finally – after a quick stop for cupcakes at Two Little Red Hens – Lisa & Eric took me to an amazing park I had never been to before on the Upper East Side – Carl Schurz Park. I love it when clients suggest locations a little off the beaten path – it’s easy to get into a rut and shoot in the same places over and over, so I jump at any opportunity to shoot somewhere new. And I will definitely be going back to Carl Schurz Park – it was a gorgeous oasis on the East River.

Lisa & Eric are getting married next Saturday in Montclair, New Jersey – they booked me well over a year ago, and I can’t believe the day is almost here! Lisa & Eric, you two are such an awesome pair, and I cannot wait for next week!!

(Side note: The cat on a leash is not their cat, it’s just a random cat on a leash that we saw in the park. If that’s not worth documenting, I don’t know what is.)




  • Very sweet… and I love the cat on the leash!

  • Kelly

    I have now given myself permission to walk butter and jam in downtown New Haven ;) but besides THAT the photos look soooo good!