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Matt + Clare | Engaged | Part II

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Things that I learned about myself during our less-than-48hr trip to NYC on Sun/Mon. 1. I need to practice looking both ways before crossing the streets. 2. I need to stop buying $15 shoes from Target that offer NO support what-so-ever to my already huge and slightly damaged feet. (My poor feet have problems… that’s a whole other blog post) and 3. I hate driving while Michael is in the passenger seat.  One little jerk of the wheel and he can’t fall asleep because he’s scared for his life.  I’m really not THAT bad of a driver.  My husband actually deserves a lot of credit for this shoot. You see, when Michael

travels with me, he takes over… and I’m fine with that. He figures out directions, he drives the majority of the trip, he pumps gas and he fights with the GPS…. I just sit there.  Actually, this trip I wrote over 75 thank you notes while we traveled! (And I’m so very pleased with myself. I was so proud of what I accomplished that I came home and called my mom to tell her! ha!) So Michael is a wonderful travel buddy because he takes control of the driving and I get to relax and prepare for the work ahead of me. Once we start shooting, he tags along, lets me throw lenses at him (not literally, but almost) and makes sure I don’t walk into incoming traffic when I get a little carried away. All this to say…. Michael, I love you and I couldn’t do this without you!

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So this Part II post is the second half of Clare and Matt’s NYC engagement session and I have to say that I think I like this half BETTER! Maybe it was Times Square, or shooting in Central Park… or it could be Clare’s AWESOME chunky pearl necklace that I LOVED! Shooting in NYC was such a huge learning experience for me. You have to shoot in a TOTALLY different way! Even when I’m shooting in downtown Richmond, there aren’t masses of people everywhere. So I had to get a little creative with angles and light to make it work.  Clare and Matt were up for anything. I asked them to sit on probably the most disgusting doorway in all of Manhattan and they did it without question (and those shots were worth it!). I could have continued their session all day  and had three more outfit changes but we had to hit the road.  Clare and Matt, I can’t thank you enough for allowing us to come and capture your love in the BIG APPLE! (ps. Why is that a nickname for NYC?…I should google it).  I can’t WAIT for your wedding and I’m so excited to continue to document this amazing time in your life! Enjoy your Part II!!

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