This engagement session is giving us a taste of fall thanks to the lovebirds cozying up in scarves and sweaters for their Brooklyn Bridge engagement photos in NYC. As they wander along the bridge witht the cityscape behind them, and through their favorite park in Washington Square, we also get a taste of a day in the life of this couple in New York. The session not only encapsulates their love story, but also is timeless. We love the way they chose to capture this special season leading up to their wedding! And, we’re glad they chose Tiffany at Hunter Ryan Photo to photograph it! Below she shares more about the session while Louise, the bride-to-be, shares her proposal story.
Although deciding on Boca Grande, Florida for their destination wedding, NYC residents Louise and Chris just knew they had to have their engagement shoot in their hometown. It’s where their love story truly started when Louise moved there to attend grad school (but secretly to be closer to Chris).
We decided to start their shoot at the iconic Brooklyn Bridge with view of the city and all that is quintessential NYC. Next, the duo wanted to capture photos in their favorite park – just around the corner from their apartment in the Washington square village. It’s where they have spent a lot of time together – whether on morning runs or evening walks – its one of their special places in the city and it was only fitting we ended the day in their burrough.
Louise shares their engagement story, saying, “Chris and I went to St. Lucia right before Christmas time. This was our first real “romantic getaway” that we planned so I was very excited! On our second day, Chris and I went snorkeling, ordered Mai Tai’s, and quickly gave in to paradise. Chris and I have a tradition that every time we visit the beach (mainly Boca Grande, FL where his parents live), Chris finds me a shell and I save it.
On the day that Chris proposed, he said that he was going snorkeling to find me a shell that I could remember the trip by. He turned my lounge chair to the water to watch him. (I was too into my book at the time so I wasn’t really paying attention). When Chris returned from the water, he went to his backpack (unbeknownst to me to grab the ring box), and then told me to close my eyes because he found “the perfect shell.” When I opened my eyes, Chris was on one knee and there was a photographer waiting to capture the moment. It was the most romantic, special day of my life.