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LAUREN + MICHAEL: NYC HIGH LINE ENGAGEMENT

One of the privileges of what we do is being part of a couple’s love story from beginning to end.  This past winter, we were there to document Michael’s Columbus Circle proposal and now, with planning for their big day in full swing, we organized an engagement shoot in Manhattan.  Lauren and Michael were very excited for this session and it took no convincing at all to get them to agree to meet at the crack of dawn on what turned out to be the earliest sunrise of the year!  We started, therefore, at 5:15AM on a Sunday morning in June at the East River Park underneath the Williamsburg Bridge.

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The sunrise silhouette is one of our favorite shots, and the East River Park has a perfect backdrop!

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Just south of the Williamsburg Bridge is this amphitheater with a gorgeous cable-stayed arch reaching over the audience.

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After a quick coffee break, it was off to the High Line on the West side of Manhattan.  The park was empty at this time of the morning and it provides an awesome variety of views, backdrops, and unique photo opportunities.
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Pak ran down to street level to grab this image showing the High Line’s integration into Manhattan’s landscape.  We call this the “fishbowl” shot and it’s one of our favorite spots, even if it means Pak had to play a bit of Frogger to avoid traffic.

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With our creative juices flowing, it was easy to use everything the High Line had to offer and we ended our morning around 10:00AM.  High Line engagement sessions are always incredibly rewarding and we love when clients opt for this location.  For more, check out this video slideshow of the day we spent with the happy couple!

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Michael and Lauren, congratulations again on you engagement!  Thank you for letting us be so creative and for getting up so early!  We had such an awesome time with the two of you and can’t wait to finish telling your love story next August!

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Your early-bird photographers,

– Antonis and Pak

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