2018 Engagement

Washington Park and Albany Plaza Engagement Albany NY | Sam and Kevin

Washington Park and Albany Plaza Engagement Albany NY | Sam and Kevin

Sam and Kevin were super nervous at the beginning and as the day went by they were super excited and down for any new ideas I’ve been waiting to try out. We explored Washington Park and ended up at the Plaza of which we made some pretty steller shots that i’ve only been picturing in my head. They were game for something new and fresh. The day was nice and warm and their smiles were out all day. I made kevin do the “High school Jock” pose just for fun but something tells me that he’s done this particular stance before seeing how he looks so natural going into it, Sam’s facial reaction pretty much sums it up ;-)

I can’t wait to share with you their wedding in May which is JUST around the corner, can you believe it? It’ll be here in no time!

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Sagamore Hotel Engagement Bolton Landing NY | Kate and Erik

Sagamore Hotel Engagement Bolton Landing NY | Kate and Erik

Fun loving couple who are beautiful and silly and just love life? These two. They are a super chill couple who love a good adventure, but they also love being low key and easy going. We were being silly and overly dramatic and just having FUN all day on the property of the Sagamore Hotel and the day could not be any more GORGEOUS. They are having their wedding at The Barn at Lord Howe Valley and I could not be any more excited! We wouldn’t be super close to the water of Lake George, so why not an engagement session near the water to compliment this prospect?

Oh yea, We also practiced turns and twirls because her dress was SUPER FAB. It needed to happen. I was obsessed.

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Montreal Engagement Session | Abi and Mathieu

Montreal Engagement Session | Abi and Mathieu

I first got contacted by Mathieu on Wedding Wire looking for a wedding photographer to travel to Spillian, little did he know that I’d be more than willing to travel to Montreal as well! I love this city with its rustic charm and its modern sensibilities. Funny enough, Abi and Mathieu met in Japan, and at this time Mathieu lived in Montreal and Abi lived in New Jersey and their fate was just meant to be! 可愛い (Kawaii) is only breaking the surface of how I should describe him, but most important thing of all, we had so much fun together, and things were so easy for them. I love that they were willing to be silly, to be sultry and especially allowing me to enjoy this Beautiful City of Montreal!

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Brooklyn Bridge Park Engagement | Katie and Pierre | Jay Zhang Photography

Brooklyn Bridge Park Engagement | Katie and Pierre | Jay Zhang Photography

Katie and Pierre love being silly with each other, even if the camera makes them both super nervous. But in the way they snuggle and whisper and hold each other close, there is without a doubt something that just resinates between them. I don't know if I have the right words for this light fluffy heart feeling that comes with love and care for another person but thats how I would describe it. They love TV shows and they love going out on the town for some adventure, they work hard and they play hard, so the time they spend together is easy going, and low key.

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Saratoga National Historic Park | David and Joe's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

Saratoga National Historic Park | David and Joe's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

David and Joe are two silly people. Everything about them reminds me that life is way to short to be so serious. They just constantly were laughing and having fun and enjoying themselves and thats exactly what I wanted them to do - to just exist with each other in their space. There was just so much laughing there wasn't enough time to think about negativity and insecurities, only time to think about having fun, being in love, and laughing all the way home. It was a perfect day filled with perfectly real people.

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Yaddo Gardens Engagement | Darcy and Jonathan's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

Yaddo Gardens Engagement | Darcy and Jonathan's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

Darcy and Jonathan are geeks, and I love everything about  it. They love to play table top games together, D&D and Character Creations, fantastical lore, etc. They also have their unique sensibilities - Darcy being assertive, thoughtful, and confident and Jonathan being intelligent, kind and laid back. There is nothing these two couldn't endure and withstand and nothing they couldn't do when they are together. They are unstoppable.

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Washington Park + Capitol Plaza Engagement | Albany NY | Katie + Ryan

Washington Park + Capitol Plaza Engagement | Albany NY | Katie + Ryan

Katie and Ryan are very sweet, they are down to earth and they are so chill. They're both super beauties and I don't think they know it (But sometimes though Katie definitely shows that she KNOWS she's beautiful - aint that right? Cause you are, Flaunt it girl.) They are definitely well prepared and easy going people who just love being together. They love their life, they love their dog, and they love each other. I can't say how much more full they are with love from all over, and its pretty cliche but they got their stuff together, and this wedding is going to be gorgeous! I can't wait for their day (even though I say that for everyone, its true!) They let me be creative and be inspired and I can't wait to give them something inspiring for their day in 2019 :-)

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Colonie Town Park Engagement | Sierra + Chris

Colonie Town Park Engagement | Sierra + Chris

This couple are college sweethearts who have already started their family together with their energetic and super adorable pup named Kona! You could tell they love spending time together, there isn't a doubt in mind when you take a look at these two. Always laughing, always smiling, never taking things too seriously and always trying to solve things together, like how to properly do a spin! They were done for any adventure I asked of them and sure enough, we made some beautiful images for their engagement. Check them out for yourself!

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Hall of Springs Engagement | Chelsea and Joe | Jay Zhang Photography

Hall of Springs Engagement | Chelsea and Joe | Jay Zhang Photography

These two have so much fun. The energy these both share and exchange with each other tells me that they are never short of always laughing. Yes they are romantic, yes they are like any normal couple, but man do they make every moment more fun than the next. I would usually say between all the laughter there are a lot of quiet moments, but really though... between all the soft kisses and the warm embraces and the sitting in silence together, are the belly laughs and the silly faces and the constant back and forth of trying to out comedy the other. I couldn't stop laughing, I want you all to not stop laughing either. My heart is so full.

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Yaddo Engagement | Rachael + Craig | Jay Zhang Photography

Yaddo Engagement | Rachael + Craig | Jay Zhang Photography

Rachael and Craig are a one of a kind couple and they LOVE to laugh and it definitely shines through. Besides being gorgeous, they are super silly and love to just have fun. We walked around Yaddo on a day where no one else was around, lucky us, because we could make this session MAGICAL. I think their shenanigans and their beauty will just speak for itself.

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John Boyd Thatcher Park | Tamara and Luisa's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

John Boyd Thatcher Park | Tamara and Luisa's Engagement | Jay Zhang Photography

Tamara and Luisa are such a fun couple. They love to be silly, they love spending time with each other, and they LOVE to LAUGH. Our engagement session was filled with so much laughing, and loving and cuddling. There was even a bit of adventurousness, and some derpy climbing with attempts to not slip into the thawing river, but maybe I'll let them explain that one ;-). On to the cute photos!

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