We love engagement sessions.
We especially loved Michelle + Bryan’s engagement session in Belle Harbor, Queens. This Rockaway Beach area is simply stunning. Although they are still rebuilding from the devastation that Hurricane Sandy brought a couple years back, you can quickly tell this is a special, tight-knit community filled with beautiful people.
Beautiful people. As we first got started, Michelle + Bryan admitted to us that they normally don’t photograph well. Well, they are big fat liars. That’s right, we said it. They might as well have been professional models the way they moved and posed themselves.
It was such a pleasure to photograph Michelle + Bryan, and they made it ridiculously easy. Their faces lit up in front of the camera, and more importantly, their hearts overflowed with love for one another.
Our time together began with a quick visit to Bryan’s childhood home. Big thanks to the new homeowners for allowing us to photograph this bit of nostalgia for Bryan as he both remembers memories growing up in this neighborhood and begins to creates new ones with his beautiful future bride.
We made our way to the shoreline for an absolute picturesque late afternoon. But before we hit the open beach, Michelle + Bryan were totally game (they’re awesome like that) to check out these really cool, rickety old buildings studded with graffiti art that were barely standing just on the other side of the dunes.
They even practiced their first dance moves a bit. And let us tell you, they’ve got moves.
Bryan, man to man, we have to tell you. Nice work with this ring. You hit it out of the park. It matches the stunning radiance of your future forever perfectly.
And as we took a few moments to photograph this gorgeous engagement ring, Michelle + Bryan took the opportunity to slip into something a little bit more comfortable.
Congratulations Michelle + Bryan! We are thrilled and honored to have the privilege to document your wedding day next June!