it's late. i'm up. per usual. 
brooklyn's on my mind. 
today especially i am missing it.  park slope was quieter than i imagined. slower than i expected. it was a family neighborhood. lots of parents and nannies pushing strollers with littles all bundled up snug. kids playing in park or walking all over on their lunch break from school. in the evenings the streets were close to empty. i kind of adored it. even though it was cold. bitter cold. the wind was the kind that cut through every layer straight to your bones. so most of the trip was spent seeking refuge in whatever store, restaurant, or coffee shop looked warm. but i liked it that way. there was no itinerary. no plans. just wandering and exploring. shuffling down the sidewalk, arms wrapped tightly around ourselves, until the cold drove us indoors. then we would warm ourselves with beer or comforting food and sit for a long while until we were buzzed or full enough to brave the frigid weather again. it was a lazy trip really. just walking and eating and subway riding and people watching. but i loved it.


Anna + Zach - Engaged

i know i have a lot to catch up on but this i have been dying to share since the day it happened. back in march i flew out to Brooklyn to meet one of my couples for this year, take their engagement photos, and eat everything (more on that later!). this is without a doubt one of my favorite shoots to date. i feel like we clicked right away. it didn't feel awkward or uncomfortable. and anna and zach have this insane natural chemistry. they just interacted on their own without me prompting them. this wasn't a super lengthy shoot. there weren't a bunch of props or posing or flashy wardrobes or crazy locations. but damn was it good. it was one of those sessions where i walked away and felt like i had actually created something worth while. like i had found something real. 
i probably picked one of the coldest/windiest weeks to visit and i am pretty sure none of us could feel our appendages afterwards. so anna and zach took us to devour the most delicious pizza in the world. and my life was complete.
these two are getting married on sunday and i can not even handle how freaking awesome it is going to be. seriously seriously. be on the look out.