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Lisa & Matthew's Engagement

May 3, 2017
Engagements
Lisa & Mathew will be married this fall in Bethlehem but they both work and live in New York so it made sense we photograph their engagement session there. 
 
We had a great time on the High Line, a park built on an abandoned elevated rail line on the lower east side. The did great - looked great - and it's always interesting working in the city. Be sure you get to the very last blog image to see some of what you're up against when you work in a chaotic town like Manhattan.  
 
Douglas
This guy could not have cared less. I had Lisa and Matthew all set up for a portrait. I had already started photographing when the trash collector came along. I think once he realized what we were doing he might have even slowed down a bit. Lisa and Matthew were troopers - patient of course. New York is overflowing with humanity - part of what I love about it - which can make for interesting times for photographers and couples.

Right Now

Apr 24, 2017
Engagements
Loving yesterday's shoot with Lisa & Matt on the High Line in the city. Chill couples in beautiful places make life good! 
 
Douglas 

Lauren & Phil's Engagement

Nov 30, 2016
Engagements
I love working in Manhattan. 
 
Couples frequently choose Central Park for their engagement session but I was thrilled when Lauren and Phil agreed to meet on the High Line, a 1.5 mile-long disused rail line that has been converted into an elevated urban park running above the city's West Side. It's a beautiful garden with stunning views of the city.  
 
You can lean over the edge and look right down into the streets and neighborhoods below. 
 
Lauren and Phil are a beautiful couple and so easy to photograph.  
 
The High Line was packed with visitors but what struck me was how Lauren and Phil seemed to be in a space of their own. Thousands of people rubbing shoulders in that space but, looking at them, they had the place to themselves. They just seemed lost in each other.  
 
It was a great shoot and I am in love with them and their photos. 
 
Douglas
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Fulvia & Irwin's Engagement

Nov 6, 2016
Engagements
Lehigh University keeps on giving. 
 
I'm fortunate to work with many of its graduates and the more I shoot there the more beautiful little nooks I find. Fulvia and Irwin had their first date at the Hawk's Nest & it was fun to get a snap of them kissing over a table there. The recently-renovated Williams Hall (above) was a new spot for me as well. Very graphically intense, moody and gorgeous.  
 
Fulvia and Irwin will marry in the Dominican Republic next year where I'm sure it will be sunny and warm - a perfect balance to a fall engagement shoot at their alma mater.  
 
Douglas 
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Rose & Eric's Engagement

Sep 19, 2016
Engagements
Eric's first kiss came in kindergarten; a little girl with pink glasses snuck in a quick peck on his cheek.  
 
That little girl was Rose; two weeks ago I photographed their engagement.  
 
Funny how one thing leads to another. 
 
I will look forward to photographing their wedding in January 2018. 
 
Douglas
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