When it comes to love stories, they’re all unique in their own special way. Hayley and Clay have a love that is quiet and incredibly close, the kind that can be felt in every stolen glance and shared secret. Come, check out heir outdoor engagement photos that not only showcased their love but also their favorite spots in West Village, NYC!
How Getting Comfortable Sets the Stage for Authentic Moments
I always prefer kicking things off with a coffee or a cocktail before diving into the shoot. Engagement sessions can often make folks feel nervous, especially if it’s their first photo shoot. That’s why starting off with a casual hangout at a cozy spot is such a good idea—it helps ease those nerves and sets a comfortable tone for the shoot. It’s a great way to start because it helps everyone relax, get comfortable, and break the ice. Making sure everyone feels at ease is key to setting the right vibe for the shoot.
Telling a Story in Cherished, Ordinary Places
We started at Jeffrey’s Grocery, a New York classic that had become a regular spot for Hayley and Clay. The cozy ambiance and warm lighting of this charming establishment served as the perfect backdrop for the first few photos of the day. A few sips of wine and a toast to their love set the mood just right.
A Stroll Through the Romance of New York City
After breaking the ice with cocktails at Jeffrey’s Grocery, we set off on a delightful stroll through the picturesque West Village. The cobbled streets and historical buildings provided a lovely setting for some classic NYC moments, capturing the essence of their romance amidst the bustling city life.
The New York City Terrace that Holds Their Love Story
But the real magic happened at the end of the journey. Hayley and Clay’s place had this gorgeous back terrace overlooking a lush green view nestled amidst the brownstones. It was here that Clay proposed to Hayley, marking a huge moment in their journey together.
That terrace wasn’t just a pretty view; it also symbolized their growing love. It became the backdrop for their proposal and later, the setting for the cherished moments captured in their photos.
My approach isn’t just about making pictures; it’s about telling a story. Especially with engagement sessions, I try to preserve the uniqueness of this moment in your life as it is right now, because so much changes so quickly, doesn’t it? For Hayley and Clay’s love story, each picture held a piece of their special spaces and shared adventures in New York City.
A Photographic Journey Through Meaningful Places in West Village, New York
Above all, Hayley and Clay’s photoshoot serves as a heartwarming reminder that love stories are all around us. So, if you’re thinking of celebrating your love through the lens, explore your favorite places, find beauty in the ordinary, and let your story unfold in places that hold special meaning to you and your partner.
New York Wedding and Elopement Photographer | Eager Hearts Photography
I create images that capture refinement, ease, and genuine moments. As a New Yorker at heart, I’m always thrilled to journey to NYC to celebrate your unique story. Let’s create lasting memories through photography that you’ll cherish forever. Feel free to reach out to discuss your date here!