Cherry Blossoms of Central Park | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

Cherry Blossoms of Central Park | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

This little guy had never touched grass before.  I was so honored to capture this first experience, even if it was hard to get him to look up after he discovered it!   I understand, grass is pretty cool.  We had such a beautiful shoot with the vibrant cherry blossoms and newly green trees, New York in Spring is magical.  Keep scrolling for some travel updates at the end!

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This was my second to last shoot in NYC!  I am back in Los Angeles now with my good friend the sun.  NYC, I will see you in August.

 

Shannon

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Alex Asks Gina | NYC Proposal Photographer

Alex Asks Gina | NYC Proposal Photographer

Update: Check out our feature on The Knot! – https://howheasked.com/alex-and-gina/

I was camouflaging as a tourist, just enjoying the view of the city and snapping photos with my fancy camera.  I was worried Gina would spot me and suspect something…but she didn’t even know I was there until Alex pointed me out after the proposal had been done for quite some time!  Proposals are so surreal, a magic mist of surprise/excitement/confusion surrounds the couple.  I probably could have been inches away and not been noticed.   On the other hand, their dog knew I was there the whole time.  Enjoy this surprise proposal and family gathering!

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I did not even realize I caught the champagne flying in the air, so happy I did.

 

Cheers!

Shannon

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One Morning in Grand Central | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

One Morning in Grand Central | NYC Family Portrait Photographer

The plan was Central Park…but as the weekend approached the temperature dropped and we had to think of a different plan.  We agreed on Grand Central Station and I am oh so happy we did!  The travels of strangers painted the backdrop of each image, it was magic.

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– Shannon

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Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

Darin + Darren | Engagement Photographer NYC

This was an amazing day!  I met Darin and Darren at the Williamsburg Waterfront to take their engagement photos.  From there we jumped in a cab and headed to the bar where they had their first date.  AND THEN THEY GOT MARRIED!  They will have their official wedding with family and friends next year but they signed the paperwork and were officially hitched.  We shared drinks after the small ceremony (the “sharknado” which was the drink they had on their first date) and just enjoyed the sun setting on the bustling New York City streets.  One of my favorite moments in New York so far, life is magical.

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Shannon

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