I’ve known Jimmy since I made the move to Rochester, New York, and met Melinda not too far behind. From the beginning they knew, as well as anybody that met them, that this was it, they had found the one. And while they may have gotten tired of the “are you engaged yet?” chatter, this moment, I know, made it all worth the wait.
A mistaken date for a fall festival, an in with the mountain manager, and a hike he was really excited for turned into a day Melinda soon won’t forget.
Jimmy and Melinda, thank you for letting me be a part of this day. It was a true blessing to watch you say “YES” (of course after saying “Are you serious?” a few times). Congratulations and all the best as you embark on this next adventure in your lives.
Last weekend I was able to catch up with some old friends in Central Park to celebrate their engagement. Tim proposed to Emily in Central Park on New Year’s Eve and threw her a surprise party to follow (which I shared photographs from already). We met up in the same place to begin a whirlwind Saturday afternoon exploring the Park and taking photographs along the way to document the love these two have together.
I met Amber and Jordan separately but around the same time at college. Amber and I shared in Honors Seminar for two years, Jordan and I shared many classes having the same major. Jordan proposed to Amber in Italy (major props on that one) while on a winterim trip with our school and I could not wait to celebrate with them when they returned. It took awhile but as the sun finally began to shine again I met the couple at Piermont Pier and we shared stories, looked forward to the wedding, and captured the love that these two truly have for one another.
It’s rare that my new year’s plans are made two months in advanced, but when Tim messaged a group of Emily’s best girl friends asking us if we’d be around for new year’s for a surprise party for Emily, we quickly deduced that this was an engagement party. We nearly died when Emily announced three days beforehand that she believed she would be getting engaged on new year’s eve. Somehow we convinced her it wasn’t so…the day arrived and she was SURPRISED. She came home giddy to make a bunch of phone calls but we were already present. I loved photographing the night because Emily (and Tim) were BEAMING. It was such an awesome thing to be a part of. Click on the photos to view the larger versions.