Wedding (and engagement!) photos document the start of your story–the beginning of an adventure of two people deciding to do life together. It’s amazing! But your story doesn’t end when the reception ends. So, we were so excited when Jessica and Eric reached out to us about an anniversary session! We photographed their engagement session in NYC and their wedding at CJ’s off the Square in 2014, and have kept in touch through their various adventures since then. They were planning a move back closer to family in Indiana, and wanted to document their home in Garden City on Long Island, as well as their love for Manhattan. These times of transition are the perfect time to document, and really brings to light the things you want to remember about this time in your lives. While we love documenting all parts of your story, these anniversary sessions have such a special place in our hearts!
So we started off in Garden City with their bulldog, Molly, who has joined the family since we last photographed them (RIP, Sarge, who was a big part of their wedding <3 ). We explored their favorite street, and took pictures around their building (favorite!), and with Sarge’s tree. Then we headed into Manhattan! As Jessica and I were planning the session together, one thing that kept coming up was the magic of being in the city. There’s a certain something that just makes it feel like a once in a lifetime, special kind of place. We came up with a loose outline of places to hit (heavily featuring Central Park–since we hit tons of iconic places for their engagement session!), and wanted to leave room for the unexpected. We ended up hitting Central Park just in time for the most stunning fall sunset and light that was truly magical. I love how even though it was crowded, these two only had eyes for each other. I love the contrast between these photos and their engagement photos, and how you can sense how the depth of their connection has grown over the years. So beautiful! From there, we hit up Laduree for some macarons (their city tradition!), then headed to the Met before taking the LIRR back to Garden City.
Check out the adventure:
Jessica and Eric: You two are amazing humans, and we have been honored to continue to document your story. It’s incredible to watch you grow together and see you chase your dreams. We can’t wait to see where life takes you next! Much love to you both!
Thank you all for stopping by the blog! We hope this holiday season is full of love, and sweet intentional time with the people who mean the most to you. And if this season brings an engagement for you, and you’re looking for a stress-free wedding photography experience that documents your day in a natural way, we would love to talk more with you! Get in touch here.
Happy Monday, everyone!