Gardiner County Park | New York Engagement Photography

December 31, 2021

For Alexa and Billy’s engagement session, we decided to head out to beautiful Gardiner County Park in Bay Shore. This session was extra special since Alexa was pregnant at the time and due the next week! I got to capture some beautiful photos with her bump and savor the last few moments as a family of 3. The third member of their family, their pup Loki, also made an appearance.

Alexa mentioned, “It might be a little hard to break Billy out of his shell since he usually hates pictures”. I saw this as a challenge. I easily broke Billy out of his shell by making jokes that made both of them laugh, I played music to lessen the awkward silence, and just made sure they focused on each other and not so much on my camera. Their dog Loki was THE cutest and such a good boy. He definitely lives up to the name as he was a curious mischievous little pup. But cute nonetheless! We all had such a great time exploring Gardiner County Park and getting to enjoy the day. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding this October!

Are you ready to book your own New York engagement photography? Contact me here to get started! And if you want to get some more inspiration, take a look at this beautiful New York engagement photography up on the blog!

Pregnant couple about to kiss extending their arms out and holding hands Pregnant couple sitting on a bench together holding hands Man kissing woman on the forehead while standing next to calm body of water B&W Couple extending their arms out and holding hands by the lake Man holding pregnant woman from behind by calm lake Couple holding hands and walking by the lake Couple leaning in to kiss while sitting on a bench Couple holding each other close about to kiss while on a bench B&W Couple about to kiss out in the forest with sun shining through Couple holding hands and walking in forest Couple holding hands out in the forest Woman sitting on man's lap on bench in the park Couple leaning down and holding family dog Closeup of dog getting pets from engaged couple owners Pregnant woman kissing man on the cheek out in the forest with man holding leash for dog Closeup of dog sitting next to couple for engagement session Candid shots of couple sitting on bench and interacting with dog Couple kissing while holding dog on their laps Individual portraits of couple petting and playing with dog on grassy field

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