Ann & Shams | Manhattan & Brooklyn New York City Engagement Session | Fusion Vietnamese Indian Wedding Photography
Yay more posts on the blog from Summer shoots, yeah that 2016 wrap up blog post with these photos and others is coming soon! To the post at hand, even though it’s a cold day with some snow on the ground here on Long Island, over the Summer I had the privilege of hanging out in Manhattan with these two awesome people who came up from the Washington, DC area for their engagement session prior to their Summer 2017 fusion Vietnamese Indian Wedding! We headed over to Central Park for our first location after meeting up at a coffee shop because you know I love coffee, doesn’t everyone?
Rain in the forecast didn’t stop us, as we danced around the light showers we were getting in New York during their engagement session. We found some spots in the overpasses and of course the Bethesda Terrace & Fountain area, but we wanted to get out and see the park of course so grab an umbrella and let’s go!
We made our way down from the middle of the park to the lower section of Central Park, back to Midtown where we did a quick outfit change and took the subway to our next location. Of course part of the reason is that the subway is generally faster than a taxi when rain seems to slow NYC traffic to a crawl, but also because I wanted to grab some fun subway photos!
We got off 42nd Street – Grand Central as you can see from the above photo so that we could take a few photos in… you guessed it… Grand Central Terminal! Can I also say that I looooooove Ann’s Aoi Dai? Super cute! I’m so glad she brought one :)
Being in Midtown at Grand Central for the next part of our Vietnamese Indian fusion engagement session we then headed over to my favorite place for a view of the city – 30 Rock! The Empire State Building may be more majestic on the outside by the view is definitely better from 30 Rockefeller Center and the Top of the Rock! No weird bars on the windows (like at ESB) and a friendly camera policy make Top of the Rock my favorite place! When I mentioned it was rainy and cloudy earlier, it was REALLY cloudy and foggy all the way up!
After Top of the Rock, our next destination for this Vietnamese Indian Fusion Engagement session was Brooklyn, but we swung by Chelsea Market to eat, and also grab a couple of quick photos since we were there… And yes another outfit change to more “evening” attire! The tacos are great inside Chelsea Market by the way!
Aaaaand we finally made our way to Brooklyn! Our perfect world plan was to hit the sunset in Brooklyn but with the extremely cloudy weather that’s why we just ate at Chelsea Market instead during sunset time. The Manhattan skyline as seen from Brooklyn does not disappoint and Ann’s gorgeous red dress was the perfect compliment to the view! Okay, Shams also looked good in his suit ;)
A fun thing to do at Indian Weddings when the bride is wearing a big flowy Lehenga is the bridal spin! Ann’s beautiful red dress had a bit of flow to it so we thought it would be fun for some night time spins towards the end, and hopefully, we can do a traditional Lehenga spin at the wedding! :)
On the way to the subway, I made sure we walked past that famous spot in DUMBO Brooklyn where you can see the top of the Empire State Building framed by the bridge! On a rainy night like tonight, we didn’t have to compete with the people taking Instagram and Snapchat photos of the view.
We all headed back to Midtown via the subway so they could make their way back to their hotel after a full afternoon and evening of running around Manhattan and Brooklyn with me. Not before we grabbed a few last final photos in the subway with their formal attire, though!
Such a great time in the city with these two! I absolutely cannot wait for their Summer 2017 fusion Vietnamese Indian wedding in Washington, DC! Thanks for running around Manhattan with me, Ann and Shams! See you guys again in a few months!