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Engaged | Katie & Brad
Sunrise Engagement Session in NYC

They rode the same bus to junior high, lived down the street from each other growing up… they even graduated in the same class at an out of state college together… yet it wasn’t until after Brad moved to New York City that he and Katie were set up by a mutual friend during one of his trips home to Arizona for Thanksgiving. After a whirlwind 4-day courtship during his trip home, the pair resorted to Skype dates in order to continue their cross-country romance. Dozens of flights back and forth and many exhausting red-eyes later, Brad proposed to Katie at the Brooklyn Bridge this spring.

This week I got back together with this madly in love pair to photograph their official engagement photos at sunrise in Central Park. The more times I get up early for sunrise sessions, the more I love them! It’s so spectacular to have the usually crowded city landmarks all to yourself! I can’t get enough of these two!! You guys are adorable… enjoy my favorites images from our session in the park and at Top of the Rock!

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Dancing in the park… I love these shots!

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We changed outfits at Brad’s Upper West Side brownstone apartment. I love the regal look against the classic city brownstones!

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Classic Central Park Engagement Session, NYC Engagement PhotosWe were literally the first people to arrive on the top deck for the day… the sun rising over the Empire State Building and the light reflecting off the Freedom Tower in the distance… I love these!

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If you liked this session, you might enjoy Jessica & Mike’s Conservancy Gardens Engagement Session or Devin & Will’s Winter in the Park Engagement Session

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  1. Lauren Swann

    May 28th, 2015 at 8:13 am

    Jess, these are absolutely incredible!! I love every image!! You captured this couple and New York so well!!

  2. Jessica

    May 28th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    Thanks Lauren!!

  3. Nastja

    May 28th, 2015 at 8:30 am

    Such romantic portraits <3 Love the light!

  4. Stephanie Messick

    May 28th, 2015 at 9:00 am

    Oh my GOSH! These are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jessica

    May 28th, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Thanks Stephanie!!

  6. Karena Dixon

    May 28th, 2015 at 11:16 am

    I am dying over her dress and those brownstone shots. Your photography is incredible and this session is just perfect!

  7. Jessica

    May 28th, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    I know – it was perfect with the brownstones!! 🙂

  8. Caitlin

    May 28th, 2015 at 1:30 pm

    this session just blew my mind!! it is so perfect in every way- LOVE!

  9. Jessica

    May 28th, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Thank you Caitlin!! That’s so nice of you!! 🙂

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