Moments of True Connection: An Unpretentious Engagement Session in Upstate NY

The vibe of this session? Genuine connection, and undeniable authenticity.

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The vibe of this session? Genuine connection, and undeniable authenticity. Dana and Anthony effortlessly embraced their true selves in a gorgeous setting one early autumn day in Upstate NY. This casual engagement shoot overflowed with emotional depth, love, and a playful energy from start to finish.

Dana and Anthony’s Enthusiasm and Openness

From the moment Dana and I first connected, we just clicked. She got in touch about their wedding photos next year, and that bond we found on our call led to such an amazing time together! Dana and Anthony were up for all my ideas. They fully embraced every moment, lounging in the grass, radiating amazing energy, and sharing countless kisses. Their excitement and openness made the whole experience an absolute joy!

A Serene Gem Nestled Along the Hudson River

It was a brisk but golden autumn day at Rockwood Hall Park in Westchester, NY. Dana and Anthony intentionally chose this location for their casual engagement shoot because it was the spot where they started their first date together. I always encourage this! Choosing a space where you feel a connection to the place is a great way to make the photos feel extra special. And yes, always bring your dog!

Some Casual Photos at Your Favorite Brewery? Of Course. 

Thanks to their close relationship with the owners, Soul Brewery graciously opened their doors for us on a day they were closed, giving us the chance to play around in the space freely. This is ideal! Shooting in an empty space was a blast; it meant we didn’t have to worry about disrupting other guests and had the freedom to move around however we pleased. Soul Brewery, in particular, held a important place in their hearts as it was not just a location for their first date but also the venue for their engagement party. The special significance added an extra layer of warmth and meaning to the photos.

Kind Words from Dana and Anthony

“We just got our engagement photos back and we are simply in awe. We cannot wait to work with Dacia again next year for our wedding day! Dacia makes you feel so comfortable and as if it is totally normal to have someone following you around with a camera capturing the little moments. We could not recommend Eager Hearts Co. more!”

Destination Wedding and Elopement Photographer | Eager Hearts Photography 

Together, we’ll create images that feel authentic to you and the love you share. As a former (and forever, in my heart!) New Yorker, I’m always thrilled to return to NY to celebrate your unique love story. Let’s create lasting memories through photography that you’ll cherish forever. Feel free to reach out to discuss your ideas here.

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