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July 6, 2009

Angela and Ed :: Engagement :: Tribeca, NYC

Filed under: engagements, Photography — Su-Lynn @ 9:27 pm

Angela is the little sister of my “little sis” Cindy. That’s “little sis” of my sorority, Sigma Kappa! So I guess that means we’re all family! We decided on a fun urban shoot down in Tribeca, and finished off at the beautiful Hudson River Park. Angela and Ed were so cute together, you can totally see how much they are in love. Here are some of my favorite images from the shoot.

Aren’t they just so ridiculously good-looking?

                   

 

I like how this looks like am photographing a quite moment between the two of them:

 

Tribeca has some beautiful cobblestone streets which added a vintage feel to the images below. The best part about shooting in this area on weekends is that it’s not as packed as Central Park, Time Square and other popular sites so we were often alone in most areas!

                   

                     

 

There were some wrought-iron cafe tables and chairs outside of Chanterelle, a landmark 5-star New York restaurant which serves delicious French cuisine. I love the romantic curtains in the window.

                   

 

We headed over to Bubby’s, a popular dining spot serving great southern food and delicious pie. My favorite is the sour cherry pie! Bubby’s has some really cute pastel benches outside so I couldn’t resist a few shots here.

                   

 

Love the next two because it shows how fun they are. They went from romantic and serious to playful and silly so quickly!

                   

 

We stopped off at the Franklin street subway station for some quintissential NYC subway shots.

                   

                   

 

Some fun street scenes:

                   

                    

                   

 

Loved to colorful flowers at the corner deli!

 

I really like shooting at fire stations. The bright red doors and walls are so much fun!

                   

 

I found this quaint little spot right before you hit the west side highway. There are some beautiful brownstones and tree lined corners. It didn’t feel like we were in NYC, we felt like we were in some tiny seaside village.

                   

                   

 

We finished in Hudson River Park, which was renovated over the years, so it’s become a beautiful place to hang out and take pictures! As we were walking over, it started to rain! We weren’t sure whether to head for shelter or continue on. Luckily Cindy brought her umbrella so we asked to borrow it!

                   

 

It stopped raining soon after so we were able to continue on. The weather in NYC for the past month has been dreadful: hot, sunny, then rain, wind, clouds and back to sun in a span of 15 minutes!

 

Love this next one! I was trying to acheive a very modern shot with the clouds in the background. Luckily the crazy weather provided me with some interesting overcast days.

                   

                   

 

Love the next two as well:

 

Angela and Ed, thank you for being such great models! Thanks again for the yummy dinner at Bubby’s. LOVED the pie. Congrats on your engagement!

You can view more pictures of Angela and Ed on my website under “featured” galleries!

June 28, 2009

Sneak Peak :: Angela and Ed

Filed under: engagements, New York, Photography, Uncategorized — Su-Lynn @ 5:22 pm

Here’s a sneak peek at a shoot I did this weekend!

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I have lots more posts to come, including the rest of Angela and Ed’s amazing shoot, a fabulous bridal event, and a photo walk tour of NYC. Stay tuned!

June 8, 2009

Joann and Terrance in Woodbury Common, NY

Filed under: engagements, Photography — Su-Lynn @ 9:04 am
Joann is engaged to Terrence. Joann is a friend of my sister, Su-Queen. They were coming to NY for a visit, and upon hearing my request to let me take their engagement pictures, they took me up immediately on the offer, however since their stay in NY was so short, we had to design it around a day where we knew our schedules would work out.

Since they love to shop. A trip to woodbury commons outlets was planned for a Monday, which was the only day I was able to make it. Despite the blah surroundings of grey stores and boutiques, we did manage to find some cute ourdoor spots. Joann and Terrence were real troupers, first shopping for 3 hours before going on a 2 hour-long photoshoot, and an additioal few minutes of shopping after the shoot. Bravo!

Lovely shot leaning against a tree

Lovely shot leaning against a tree

 With the picnic tables

With the picnic tables

 i really love this wide able shot of the trees in he blackground

i really love this wide angle shot of the trees in the blackground

As you can see, we really were at Woodbury Commons

As you can see, we really were at Woodbury Commons

I think some kung-fu fighting is in order

I think some kung-fu fighting is in orderI spent a while looking for nice brick walls to shoot at

Joann is a really good jumper!

Joann is a really good jumper!

Shopping is fun!

Shopping is fun!

Joann is giving Coach the thumbs-up while Terrance gives it the thumbs down. Bah, men.

Joann is giving Coach the thumbs-up while Terrance gives it the thumbs down. Bah, men.

I found this cute little nook right outside the Cole Haan store.

I found this cute little nook right outside the Cole Haan store.

Leaning in for a kiss

Leaning in for a kiss

Done!

Done!

 

They were really cute

They were really cute

Piggyback time

Piggyback time

 Joann and Terrance both have nice big smiles

Joann and Terrance both have nice big smiles

My phone is better than yours!

My phone is better than yours!

We could a nice bench for some poses

We could a nice bench for some poses

They will forever remember this day of shopping

They will forever remember this day of shopping

I guess it was a good day of shopping?!

I guess it was a good day of shopping?!

We took this at the information center

We took this at the information center

Husband = ATM

Husband = ATM

Shopping is tiring!

Shopping is tiring!

Lets see if we can fit into these kiddie cars and drive home

Let's see if we can fit into these kiddie cars and drive home

After a great photo shoot, and lots of shopping bags later, we went back into the city. The bus drops us off right in Time Square so I couldn’t’ resist a few shots, shopping bags and all.
The Sanrio Store

42nd street

Sanrio store!

Sanrio store!

It was a great day!

It was a great day!

Thanks Joann and Terrance for letting me photograph your day of fun and shopping. Congratulations on your engagement and have  a fabulous wedding in Singapore in December!
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