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Anastasia & Nick | New York City engagement

I’m constantly telling my couples to choose somewhere meaningful for their engagement session.  Plenty of people take this to mean their neighborhood, which is awesome and I love shooting in and around my peoples’ homes.  But Anastasia and Nick took this a big leap further.  A couple days before their engagement session (in New York City!), they changed their minds from somewhere scenic to their very own kitchen.

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This was a really really cool engagement session for me, and not just because they fed me porterhouse steak.  As I strive to move my business more and more toward candidness, documentation, photojournalism, I’m thrilled to work with people who want their real lives on film.  So, without further musings, Anastasia & Nick cook dinner:

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As you can imagine, I’m even more excited now for their wedding in July (here in DC).  Thanks so much for inviting me into your home, guys!  It was so so cool.

facebook comments:

AnniApril 11, 2012 - 11:35 am

This is completely awesome (and how awesome are Anastasia and Nick for coming up with such a great idea?) — the perspective on the pasta rolling shot is especially great. So cool to see a session that really tells a little story of a day they shared together. Love it.

LeoApril 11, 2012 - 12:39 pm

This session rocks, Amber! Seriously awesome.

ElissaApril 11, 2012 - 12:58 pm

WONDERFUL. I shouldn’t have looked right before lunch, though.. that meal looks seriously awesome and I’m hungry.

Erin LassahnApril 11, 2012 - 1:14 pm

What a cool and unique session! You rocked this-and looks like you had an awesome dinner too! I need to start getting my couples to cook for engagement sessions too!

MaxApril 11, 2012 - 2:19 pm

That steak looks like it has been taken from the flintstones!!! Awesome set and the cooking part is very original!

/mariahedengrenApril 11, 2012 - 3:37 pm

This couple is so cool to have you document them while making dinner! I can’t wait to see their wedding!

Sherry Venero TurpinApril 11, 2012 - 4:08 pm

Just beautiful, Jim. :)

KyleApril 11, 2012 - 4:59 pm

What a fun day in the life type session Amber, I love it!

Belinda Keller PhotographyApril 11, 2012 - 5:15 pm

Oh these are so great! I like that these images represent them in their real lives, doing something they really love. There’s purpose here and it’s lovely.

Tracy MorterApril 11, 2012 - 5:38 pm

Oh how wonderful, such gorgeous smile! These will be treasured.
I’m really quite hungry now too…

Cathy Hare-HolbrookApril 11, 2012 - 5:42 pm

How truly UNIQUE! How truly Anastasia McLetchie and Nick! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL photo’s.

Christopher Mark SanzoneApril 11, 2012 - 6:19 pm

Very cool thing to do, Nicely done!

Paul Alexander PhotographyApril 11, 2012 - 6:39 pm

Georgous set, love the fun you’ve captured in these :-)

Albert PalmerApril 11, 2012 - 6:53 pm

OMG I just love New York. What an incredible place to live and it’s cool to see some original engagement shoot ideas. SO good.

JeanApril 11, 2012 - 6:59 pm

Such a cool, one-of-a-kind shoot. The food looks delicious, and you clearly captured this beautiful couple’s great chemistry. Love this set!

Matt SanzoneApril 11, 2012 - 7:37 pm

congratssss

EmilyApril 11, 2012 - 7:45 pm

I’ve looked through this blog post a few times today. It’s better every time. Love the whole set. The salt shot is AMAZING times one million. So, so so good.

Alyssa SchroederApril 11, 2012 - 7:59 pm

This is so fantastic and fun! Love the photos. That dinner looks delicious. Clients cooking you steak, talk about job perks ;)

Funnelcloud RachelApril 11, 2012 - 11:47 pm

This is fantastic! Also, I can’t believe that you took these photos over the weekend and already have them edited and up on the blog! Not only are you awesome at photographing people but your food photography is magazine worthy!

The cooking photo shoot is such a great idea – I can only imagine what this would look like in my kitchen – we tend to trash the whole place when we cook, plus the pile of dirty dishes is not exactly photogenic!

Larry HolbrookApril 11, 2012 - 11:49 pm

Fantastic!

Christine RodriguezApril 12, 2012 - 12:15 am

Cool and cute. :)

heather nanApril 12, 2012 - 1:53 am

In love with this session! Super jealous of dinner… that cut of steak, wowzers! My kind of folks.

Amanda BasteenApril 12, 2012 - 2:30 am

Wow, love the candidness of this session! How great to document what they love doing together.

Kellee WalshApril 12, 2012 - 2:51 am

Brilliant session Amber! Love how homey it is, just them doing their every day thing :)

NikkiApril 12, 2012 - 6:39 am

What a sweet session Amber. I love foodies, I reckon they are just great people. Great doco. work.

Aimee NashApril 17, 2012 - 9:32 am

Wonderful job as usual, Amber! I love the intimate setting. And now I am hungry.

EApril 22, 2012 - 6:16 pm

I really, really love this session.

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