What a couple, what a town, what an engagement session! I mean, how cool is it to fly to New York for the weekend to shoot Nikki and Nate and see the city in the process? We had a blast and they got the longest engagement session ever! We started Saturday morning about 10:30 am in Central Park…that place goes on and on and on…full of people, castles, trails, ponds, bridges, bikes, dogs, musicians, fountains, blankets, you name it. Central Park has it.
Driving in New York is an experience in itself. Taxis gallore, honking everywhere, which is quite funny when you see the “no honking, $350 fine” sign on every corner. Lucky for me, Nikki is a fantastic driver. She has lived in New York for 8 years, minus 2 in the middle, and that girl can drive! She knows her way around too. Nate, (Captain) is from New York and I would argue that Nikki almost knows the city better than he does! ( sorry, Nate! )
We headed across the Brooklyn bridge and walked out dodging bikes and people, it was such a cool view. Nikki and Nate are a fun couple. To hear Nate talk about her is captivating. He calls her his diamond, and says that when he realized that she wasn’t glass, he knew he needed to straighten up to win the girl.
We walked along the Promenade, shooting as we went and then went and had some fantastic pizza at Grimaldi’s Pizzeria under the Brooklyn Bridge. People stood in line for 2 hours to get in the place. I’m not kidding! Nikki’s mom blessed us all by waiting in line and when we were done shooting, she was fourth from the door. Saweeet!
Of course we had to do a little shooting around the subway…I mean, that is sooo….NY!
Times Square is like Las Vegas times 10! There were so many people and cars…we weaved our way in and out, down the center of the street, everyone had a camera, people were smiling and pointing, we fit right in.
I had such a great time with the two of you! ( 3 counting Catherine ) I met a lot of really nice people, experienced so many wonderful things, saw new sights and heard new sounds. The preconcieved idea of New York that I had from news and movies was put to rest and the reality is by far, so much sweeter. Thank you Nikki, Nate and Catherine. I hope it’s not the last time I visit you and I look forward to seeing you this October down in the ATL!