brandon & jasmine are engaged!

this is one of my favorite proposals i've done in the city! brandon & jasmine are from newfoundland, and the play "come from away" holds a special place in their hearts- especially jasmine's. brandon planned a surprise birthday trip to nyc for jasmine, and threw in an incredibly perfect proposal as well. why not, eh? ;) 

these two were so incredibly kind and loving, and were a total dream in letting me follow them around for the next bit to capture some of the lovliest parts of fall in nyc. 

i'm so thrilled for you both!!

images for flytographer in nyc.

lejdja & her family in brooklyn...

lejdja, her husband, and her sweet little man were joined by some of lejdja's family for our shoot in brooklyn. the pictures (and being with them that day) sent my mind spiraling back to my childhood. i said this on instagram, but i just felt my mind flood with memories of my grandpa. of my grandparents. family relationships. uniqueness of our individual circumstances. the bonds we share. and the stories pictures can tell if we use our lens (like our eyes) to just observe and capture...

at home with the humphreys in brooklyn

there is something so intimate about a shoot in someone's home. if i had to choose a place to shoot, homes would win, hands down, every time. homes are places of safety and comfort. they're where genuine love and happiness can be felt. the vibe of families who let me come into their space is tangible. it's so, so special! home shoots aren't nearly as common in nyc because most homes are small. belongings are more-so temporary. light is sparse. plus, the city is just so alive, home shoots tend to be few and far in between. naturally, when catie reached out and asked me to shoot her darling family, i was thrilled. i had no idea just how good it was going to be!!

little lyla is just days younger than harvey, so going into this, my heart was swooning at the thought of another gummy grin, and getting to pinch the sweetest of cheeks on that darling wobbly head!? 3 months old, guys. it's just so magical.

their welcome was warm. their apartment was lovely (to put it mildly). their brooklyn high-rise view was breathtaking. i can't get enough...

Phillips Family

i said this already on instagram, but i feel like when young people imagine themselves with kids, they probably envision themselves as these guys (#cool). jenn was the first person to befriend me after we moved to the city- her husband worked with my boss in dc, so we were connected that way. (thank heavens for good connections!) jenn always makes me feel included and way cooler than i actually am. she’s my nearest neighbor, and she’s hilarious & a ridiculously fun mom. if anyone needs to know how to make nyc work for a family, jenn’s the girl you need to talk to.

now that january is here it's time to catch up on some reeeally fun shoots i did right at the end of 2016. starting with the phillips right here in our 'hood.

looking forward to all 2017 has in store!! 

meg & jon in central park

i knew of meg before i met meg- i worked with her mom for years (her mom is an equally fantastic human), and although i’m sure our paths crossed, it wasn’t until i moved to the city that i literally fell hard for this girl. megan and jon are gold. they somehow strike that perfect balance between, well, everything. 

we walked all around their “spots” in central park on the prettiest fall morning, as the trees and surroundings peaked in their autumn glory. falling for new york city is easy to do, and even easier when you have the chance to follow people around, viewing the scenary from their eyes. it’s just the best way to crush on this dream land. it's also impossible to not get beautiful shots when pure joy is in the air!

if you’re in the city and want me to follow you around- let me know! it is SO MUCH FUN, and i’m not just saying that. (more info about lifestyle and travel lifestyle sessions here.)

meg, i adore you!

lizzie & her boys at the met

before i met lizzie earlier this summer, all i heard about her and her family were the best of things- the highest of compliments, and sincerest of praises.

all that talk was 100% accurate.

lizzie is kind and generous and giving. she's warm and polite and happy. she's the quintessential east coast girl. she's a tender and doting mom. she's an amazing person. i was over the moon when lizzie asked me to take pictures of her and her boys at the met- a place that is incredibly sentimental to her. it was a perfect morning- i followed her around and listened as she talked and taught and played with her boys. we explored and meandered all around the met, and then we sat on the steps and chatted while they boys ate a pretzel and hot dog. it was literally perfect, and probably the most amazing way to see this slice of new york city.

if you're in the city and you want a spot captured that is special to you, let me know

Candace & Scott's Reception

I have never met such laid-back, genuinely in-love newlyweds as these two. Their love was pure and kind and calm. It was stable and seriously inspiring. It was amazing. To boot, their families are probably the greatest- they took me in like their own, and we chatted the evening away!

In addition to partying with them, I also had a bite of their wedding cake- which was probably the best cake I've ever eaten (and it was made by Scott's parents!!!). Also, I must share that the pretzels at the Bavarian Chef... well, there are no words. Heart eyes all day long.