Cristina + CJ // Central Park- Manhattan, NY
If you want to enjoy Central Park without thousands of people around, go right before a holiday weekend. That's when Cristina, CJ, and I went and we basically had the run of the park on a perfect May evening during a warm glowing golden hour for their engagement session.
Cristina had never been to Central Park so when we spoke about where to do an engagement session, the Park was a top contender immediately. We got to take our time walking leisurely through what felt like every path the park had while we talked about jobs, their move to the West Coast, and their upcoming wedding next year. Between the chit chat, I would ask Cristina and CJ to stop in certain areas because of some amazing lighting or a classic New York backdrop just behind them. The smiles, laughter, and dancing (sometimes to music, sometimes to nothing at all) were all them, though. No coercion on my part, and that's how I like it.
Cristina and CJ are getting married next April (fingers crossed it's a warmer one then this year haha!) at The Venetian in Jersey and I'm so ready for their big family celebration!