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Elizabeth + Kevin: Central Park Engagement

Our first engagement session of 2015 brings you Elizabeth and Kevin!  They came to us through Elizabeth’s brother, Michael, whose engagement session we did last year.  Elizabeth and Kevin met online in 2014 and bonded over their love of How I Met Your Mother and skiing (they went away to Blue Mountain together in their first month of dating) .

When we sat down with Elizabeth and Kevin to discuss their wedding for the first time, they mentioned that their ideal engagement shoot would be on a snowy day. Jokingly (we think), Elizabeth asked if we could be “on-call” so that any day it snowed, she could call us to head out and have our session. We ended up scheduling for this past Sunday and, lo and behold, mother nature gave us exactly what we wanted! {Snow seems to be a theme with this family – remember her brother’s proposal?)  We met the happy couple near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park and started the day under cover with this awesome set.

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We knew we had to take advantage of the falling snow, so we all ventured outside in the cold (and did our best not to fall).  This yellow umbrella, in homage to How I Met Your Mother, was a great prop for the conditions and for adding a splash of color to the day!

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After the fountain, we went up to the mall.  The snow had scared away all but the bravest tourists, which gave us the opportunity for incredible images like this – how often do you get an empty background during a Central Park engagement?!

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Our last spot was the Bow Bridge, consistently a favorite of ours.  In these conditions, it looked even more beautiful than ever.

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Elizabeth and Kevin weren’t the only ones with an umbrella!  We always travel with additional lighting and double the props means double the fun!

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Thank you so much, Elizabeth and Kevin, for an awesome day together.  We’re so glad you got the snow you wanted and it was a pleasure to meander the cold, slippery park with you two!  Here’s a fun little slideshow we put together of our favorite shots from the day!

We can’t wait for this wedding – it’s going to be an absolute blast!

– Stellar Year Photography