Ashley and Ernie’s Little Italy Engagement Session

We connected with this amazing duo initially over the phone because earlier in the year they each had moved from the west coast to the east coast… to New York City!  Ernie had moved a few months before Ashley, and at a going away party for Ashley on their three year anniversary, Ernie surprised Ashley with his proposal.  Now engaged and starting a new chapter in NYC,  the two of them wanted to have an urban feel to their engagement session and their first couple of dates happened to be around Little Italy. In love with all the color and textures, it was the perfect spot to capture their engagement.  We ventured up and down India St to all the spots they had imagined and more.  There was no shortness of laughter, they love to be fun and a little silly together and their is no denying their natural chemistry.  We are beyond excited about sharing some of our favs from their engagement and we literally can’t wait to see them again this summer for their big day! Thanks A & E, you two rock!

LeeAnna and Jake's Wedding Day

Ah, LeeAnna and Jake... where do we start with this fabulous down to earth fun-loving couple and their dream wedding day...

(and it seems serendipitous to us that their wedding is the first we have posted since the pandemic began in 2020.)

 

Words at this point don't necessarily have to be spoken anymore to share the emotions and patience that 2020 required from the world.

We very much recall all the conversations with couples as the news hit about shutdowns and specifically remember talking to LeeAnna and Jake 60 days out from their original June 2020 wedding date and all of us coming to terms with the fact that another year of waiting seemed inevitable. LeeAnna and Jake focused their energies together on enduring this journey with the hopes that one day their dream would come to fruition... in the words of the bride, there were a lot of lows with very little highs during the shifts and pivots of COVID-19.

Patience prevailed...

To witness them celebrating with their family and friends was like watching a dream come true.

What we would have taken for granted pre-pandemic magnified the fact that their wedding day was here.

This journey we have all been through is a personal one and left us feeling amiss and made it hard to share any "highs" we may have experienced through a global pandemic.

Jake and LeeAnna's wedding day meant as much to us as it meant to them!

A true symbol that love is the strongest bond and if you can hold on tight and never let go of your dreams, there is a rainbow on the other side.

Congrats Mr and Mrs Thompson, you are one of a kind and we will always remember the laughter, joy and DANCING that you never for a moment took for granted.