Friday, January 16, 2015

Portraits in New York

Hey everybody!

New York City is such a special place. Not only is it steeped in history, not only does it have some of the best food in the world, but it is truly beautiful. The sheer size is astounding, but when you're with a group of friends walking down any road, it feels as if you're in a little neighborhood... complete with all it's little interesting quirks, nooks, crannies, and people. I've been there a dozen times over the past 10 years and no trips have ever been alike.  And I love that.

This trip was spent with friends.  Yes, I did work... shooting pretty much every day I was there... so it was like Take-My-Friends-To-Work Week. We had some fun little adventures, and I was even able to spare some time to take some pictures of them!

My best buds, Kirsten and Jordan braved the cold on the Brooklyn Bridge (I think it was around 18 degrees with a nasty wind!) for some cute pics. Aren't they presh?

Alex and my new friend Chloe (well, I knew her before... but now we're buds)... fun girls. And obviously cooler than me.

I'm not sure why everybody lined up single file behind me for this selfie, but I love it.

Zac and Kelly (owners of Crown Beauty Bar in Fayetteville, and Kirsten and Jordan's bro+sister in law) were others who I really got to know on the trip. Sitting next to Zac one-upping each others jokes at Kirsten's Gala (post on that later) was one of the highlights of the trip. They're a really sweet couple, and I was thankful for a responsible couple to balance out our group.  Isn't this a SWEEEEET pic?

But wait... there's more...

This was the first picture I took when we got to the bridge - a test shot. Jordan asked if I got that flag on top of part of the bridge. I had a better idea in mind.  As soon as I got home, I created the 'Merica Collage of all 'Merica Collages... in about 14 seconds. I take no pride in the skill level of Photoshop needed here... just being ridiculous. Enjoy!

One of the other nights, our group had planned on going to Top of the Rock (on top of 30 Rockefeller Center). A few years ago, this was the location where Zac proposed to Kelly. So, naturally... we had to do a mini session of these two where she said yes.  Actually, she said, "Thank you," which is totally more adorable.

And then I found Kirsten and Jordan up on the top deck and snapped this. Lovely.

I had mentioned that the lookout-thingy looked kinda like a face.  Leave the rest to Jordan.

Talk to you soon,

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