Jen, Jake and I met in Williamsburg a couple of weeks ago on what was possibly the coldest April day ever - but we had so much fun, I think we barely noticed it. We first started on the Williamsburg waterfront, at the bench they used to spend a lot of their dates on! Jake even proposed to Jen right in front of that bench, so we obviously had to get a few photos in that area. They were so easy to work with - so silly and fun and kept me laughing the whole time. Jake is a bit of a wildcard - you have no idea what he's about to do next. Jen complements him perfectly - I think it was her idea to do the Titanic pose and then hopped on his back for a couple photos. They kept me on my toes! After we were adequately frozen, we went into the ice cream shop where they had their first date (well, sort of - they had their first date at the Manhattan location, but same difference), where they got their go-to cones, strawberry for Jen and pistachio for Jake. I'm so excited for their wedding in November, and after our awesome engagement session, they asked if I could photograph their engagement party in June! You'll be seeing much more of them on the blog in the future. :)
I met Lauren ages ago, back when we were both baby hipsters in NYC. I was always a lot younger than her and kiiiiind of a weird fangirl of her music, but she never made me feel that way. Lauren is a gem - gentle and sweet and genuine, the kind of Midwestern charm that you hear about, but with a large hint of NYC badassery. When she asked me to photograph her wedding to Kate, I was 1) stoked to finally meet Kate, and 2) stoked because I knew they would kill it with their wedding game. They certainly provided. (And Kate is as amazing as I expected. She also has a British accent. It's unfair.)
Here's their day in the Catskills, full of really cool personal touches and lots of Negroni Old Fashioneds.
xx congrats, you two. Thanks for letting me be apart of your day.