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Costa Rica!! // Our (Belated) Honeymoon

Woo!! We did it!! Michael and I finally went on our honeymoon earlier this month.

When we got married, Michael was still in school. We didn’t have the time to take the traditional honeymoon right after our wedding. We also were broke. But now Michael is a teacher! I also have been picking up more photography work and have a sweet gig bartending at the new neighborhood barbecue place down the street from me. We actually found this vacation while browsing Groupon. It was our first time being outside of the country, and actually our first time being outside of New York as a couple.

I tell all of my friends the same thing. It was amazing. The jungle is the shit. We had so much fun exploring the rainforest, Volcan Arenal, La Fortuna, and zip lining for the first half of the vacation. The second half was spent in Guanacaste on the Papagayo Gulf where we enjoyed all inclusive amazingness and relaxed by the beach. I finished a Song of Ice and Fire while there and Michael took his new camera and micro lens out to the rocks and explored the beach.

By the way, we love our new Sony cameras. All of the following photos were taken with my Sony a7 and FE 35mm f/2.8 Zeiss lens. LOVE. Enjoy!

Brooklyn Bridge Engagement // Amy + Tim

After having a fun-filled day at Coney Island taking photos and eating hot dogs, we met up again later that day to shoot some night shots on the Brooklyn Bridge. I told you that they were full of fantastic ideas! Half of New York had the same idea that night, to walk across the bridge during sunset, and I can’t blame them. There was such nice weather all day long. It’s one of the things that I love about the people I get the chance to work with. Letting the moments unfold as they may and embracing the unexpected (and getting some great shots out of it too!). Enjoy!

July 9, 2014 - 4:29 pm

Jillian Sneds - STUNNING

August 10, 2014 - 1:03 pm

Debbie Alibrandi - Beautiful!

Coney Island Engagement // Amy + Tim

Tim and Amy are two of my awesome friends and I am so excited for their wedding next July. They both have great ideas and instincts and know how to have fun. When they said that they wanted to do their engagement photos at Coney Island my eyes lit up and we had so many ideas. Let’s get food! Let’s go on a ride! Let’s go on the beach! It was so fun hanging out with them while they pretty much went on the cutest date ever. Take a look!

July 5, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Valerie Granuzzo - I love them all! :)

July 5, 2014 - 3:49 pm

Courtney Oliveri - Love love love these two.

July 6, 2014 - 12:45 pm

Kyle Andrew Szpyrka - omg you guys make me so so so happy! I couldnt be happier for both of u!!!!

July 9, 2014 - 3:58 am

Shivanie Bholanath - This is very unique! I love it!

July 9, 2014 - 5:51 am

Ilkka K - Fantastic location, love the playful approach!

July 9, 2014 - 10:02 am

ed peers - Such a fun session… Great job!

July 9, 2014 - 7:25 pm

Heather E - Love documentary style engagement sessions like this. Such a cute couple.

July 9, 2014 - 7:40 pm

Veronica Varos - Really sweet, fun set. The last photo is so adorable.

July 9, 2014 - 8:24 pm

naomi - what an awesome location. love the picture of them walking past the sweet van.

July 9, 2014 - 10:38 pm

Sam - Love this session, so fun and cute. Love the way you made Coney Island look so awesome.

July 10, 2014 - 5:16 am

Jessie - Fun, colorful and beautiful!!!

July 11, 2014 - 11:57 pm

dylan - Love it !

August 10, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Debbie Alibrandi - Congratulations to both of you on your engagement. Great pictures!

August 10, 2014 - 1:02 pm

Debbie Alibrandi - Congratulations to both of you on your engagement. Great pictures!

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