yelena + igor: new york city engagement

“welcome to the (beautiful) jungle”

Last month, one of my lovely couples flew me out to New York City to shoot their engagement session. Yelena + Igor have been living in NYC for the last few years as Yelena is attending medical school in the city. They have lived in LA most of their lives and will get married here in June, but they also wanted some great memories of some of their favorite places in NYC. I LOVE New York so of course I was thrilled to go and ended up making a mini-vacation out of it. (In case you are wondering, I LOVE to travel and will just go about anywhere, so set something up and I’m there!!!) If you want to know what I did in New York, one word pretty much sums it up: EAT. My friends joined me for the latter part of the trip and we literally ate our way through the city. So I would share photos of this, but they aren’t very attractive and I was really too busy eating to take any photos.

Yelena + Igor are so sweet and made me feel right at home in their cute NYC apartment. We mapped out various spots that represented NYC and also their personal styles. I really enjoyed this because it was like having a beautiful couple as my personal tour guides. I have been to NYC various times before, but I swear there’s always something new to see (or eat) when I’m there. Yelena + Igor were nervous at first, but as you can see at first, they are complete naturals in front of the camera. I could have shot them all day!!! I was also sad to leave NYC. I wish I could withstand cold weather and live there. There is so much to eat, I mean to do in NYC.

We started off in the gorgeous Central Park. And as you can see Yelena + Igor started off HOT.
new york city engagement by kim le photography
And then we had a lil bird poop incident at the park 5 minutes into the shoot. But don’t worry, Igor’s shirt wasn’t harmed :). We laughed and kept on going. Why are my shoots always so eventful?! 🙂
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography
Another reason I love NYC: cherry blossoms at the park.
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography

Yelena + Igor gave the butchers at this meat shop quite a show. They didn’t seem to mind :).
new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
Who says NYC doesn’t have great light?!
new york city engagement by kim le photography
During our shoot, we decided to take a pizza break. I think it was my idea lol.
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography
I just love the Brooklyn Bridge. I always think of the Sex and the City Movie whenever I’m on it now. You know where Miranda and Steve meet halfway?!
new york city engagement by kim le photography
Yelena was working it…all.day.long.
new york city engagement by kim le photography

new york city engagement by kim le photography
new york city engagement by kim le photography
THANK YOU Yelena + Igor for sharing your city with me!!!! I can’t wait for your wedding in June!

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  1. Alla Neyman

    Bravo Kim!
    Thank you so much for the beautiful memories!
    Galina’s & Igor’s Mom

  2. Josh & Rica

    WOW KIM! Beautiful! These pics look straight out of a magazine! I soooooooo can’t for our turn in the Big Apple! The only difference is we’ll be freezing our asses off hahahahahahaha!!!!

  3. Yelena

    Kim, thank you so so so much. I can’t wait to see the rest of them 🙂

    for Josh and rica, if you’re taking pictures in the winter I saw some really beautiful ones in meatpacking. If u do it after it snows it’ll be sooo beautiful. 🙂

  4. Thank you everyone for your lovely comments!

    @Josh & Rica + Yelena – I love how my clients are communicating with each other! 🙂

    @Mess – I use a Canon 5d Mark II. Retails around $2700 for just the camera body. Hope that helps!

  5. Lea

    Yelena and igor! A beautiful couple! Beautiful Pictures!! i absolutely love them. can’t wait for the big day… and i think i need to make a trip out to NYC reeaally soon. u got room on your couch?? 😉

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