Thursday, August 11, 2011


It was 6:00 a.m.  The low hum of the engine and the sound of Taylor Swift filled the car as Ali and Nathan drove into New York City.  Ali's white, Honda CRV was packed with a change of clothes, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and purple gatorade.  The time had finally arrived for their engagement session; first stop, Tribeca.

Nathan pulled the car to a stop on Staple Street and looked around at the historic residential neighborhood with stone paved streets.  As the sunlight filled the small alleyway, Ali glanced at Nathan with excitement and appreciation in her eyes, it was time to begin.

I am super excited to present the first installment of Ali and Nathan's New York City engagement session! As you know from their sneak peek, Ali is my younger sister and Nathan is my future brother in law.  These two love me so much that they were willing to spend six hours in front of my camera!  Since we were able to get so many great shots (Ali and Nathan know how to work it!) I am going to present their photos in three separate posts, Tribeca, Times Square, and Central Park.  I hope you enjoy their first look as much as I do!
We started out the day on Staple Street in Tribeca.  I absolutely love the contrast of this beautiful couple against the graffiti on the street! 

As we continued down the street, we came upon this massive door.  I really like the "larger than life" feel it gives Ali and Nathan.
Looking good Nathan!

I am obsessed with this 1907 pedestrian walkway connecting these two buildings.  Small alleyways, tucked back in the nooks and crannies of the big city, are my favorite. 

The love these two share for each other could be seen in the sweet glances they gave each other all day.

While walking around, we stumbled upon "will you marry me" written in chalk on the sidewalk.  It served as a perfect reminder of Ali and Nathan's own engagement this past Spring, when Nathan proposed to Ali with a large sign posing these exact words.

What a SPARKLER!  Great job Nathan.

I will end this post with a sweet kiss on Collister Street.  Be on the look out for Ali and Nathan's second installment, Times Square, coming soon!


  1. They all look great! I just hate I missed this part of the day... can we do another, puhhhlease!

  2. Amy,
    I like the photo of Ali looking at Nathan that in in B&W. The photo with the reflection on the window is very interesting and you have to love the proposal on the street! Great job using the environment and finding interesting locations for the photos.