This cute couple made their NYC stomping grounds the backdrop for their engagement session. From their favorite coffee shop to their local park, the city was the perfect setting for their engagement photos in Brooklyn. It makes it extra special to take commemorate your engagement in places that are sentimental to you and your S.O. Don’t you agree?! Below, Kayla Tiffany Photography shares more about the sweet session and the bride shares their love story. So get scrolling!
Kayla says, This was such a fun and engagement session for Jon and Grace. Both from the West coast living in Brooklyn, they wanted to take advantage of the fall foliage right in their backyard. Prospect park in Brooklyn is the perfect place to take a stroll. We started out in the park, and made our way to their favorite go to cafe. Our last stop was a walk around their neighborhood where we took advantage of the beautiful brown stone homes. They were so fun to photograph! They really allow their fun personalities to show when they’re together and it made for some really great photos!
Their love story, as told by the bride….
Jonathan and I first met in October 2014 on Coffee Meets Bagel while we were both living in San Francisco (although we’re both originally from the East coast). I was nearly 30min late to our first date (woops!) but Jonathan patiently waited at the wine bar and greeted me with a hug and his characteristically charismatic smile. We hit it off immediately, but unfortunately I couldn’t remember much from that first date (woops again), so we agreed to meet up the next day to re-do the whole thing. That second first date kicked off many more consecutive dates, and before we knew it, we had seen each other nearly every day for almost three full months.
Six months into the relationship, Jonathan got a new job that he loved, and I realized that we’d likely end up in California for the long haul. My plan had always been to end up in New York, and here this guy was throwing a wrench in my grand plans! As difficult as it was, I knew that if I didn’t do the NY thing then, I’d lose my chance to live in the city — forever. So, I left and moved to NY on my own (sorry, Jonathan). After two years of our bicoastal long distance relationship, several thousand conversations about who would move to which city, and many domestic and international trips later (we can “meet in the middle” in Prague or Vietnam, right? That’s the middle?), Jonathan proposed in Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina. He also agreed to move to Brookyn, NY for two years before we both move to California more permanently.
We’re so excited to start our lives together in the same place (finally!) after our wedding at the end of January 2018!