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February 14, 2022

West Village Engagement Session

Although most of my work is family and newborn photography, I sometimes get asked to do other kinds of work, and I love it! It might be aerial photography or product photography, but I find that having a little bit of variety is refreshing and it gives me new ideas for my family and newborn work. For example, after I began flying my drone, I noticed that I started taking more family and newborn photos from a “top down” perspective.

When Jill contacted me about taking engagement photos of her and Tom in the West Village, I was excited to do something different. But then it got me thinking — aren’t engagement photos “family photos”? Why do people think of them as a separate genre? Although the dictionary (and society in general) seems to define “family” as parents and their children, I think a “family” is really just a person caring for another person (or pet for that matter). And by that definition, Jill and Tom are already family.

We started out in Jill’s apartment . . .

And then we took a walk around Jill’s neighborhood in the West Village, which is one of the most beautiful neighborhoods in NYC. It was 25 degrees outside — got to love NYC in the winter!

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But the cold didn’t stop us from having a great time and creating images that look like stills from a rom com 😂



  1. Wow! Love these engagement photos. Just beautiful! I can’t believe it was 25 degrees outside!

  2. Charis says:

    these are gorgeous! and man, NYC just has perfect places for photos.


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