Susin and Kevin's New York Wedding at Mohonk Mountain House

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Susin grew up in Queens (like me!) but left the big city for the University of Michigan, where she met a handful of my old NY friends and eventually her husband Kevin. Kevin is from Portage, MI and as you can tell from the photo above - they both bleed maize and blue.

Susin and Kevin wanted a wedding venue with a naturalesque and green backdrop, which is why they chose the historic Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, upstate New York, 90 minutes outside of NYC. Makeup by JAC Beauty.

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Yvonne and Michael's engagement - Central Park, New York

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Before heading to Montreal to shoot Yvonne and Michael's wedding, I had a chance to grab both of them after work in New York on a Friday afternoon to take some engagement session photos. We decided to walk around what is probably one of the most photographed areas of the city, Central Park. But since I started my photography professionally after my move from New York, I never really had a chance to properly photograph it. So I was particularly excited to get some pre-wedding portraits with the green foliage background and various architecture that is much harder to find in Hong Kong.

We hung out around the Bethesda Fountain area, where Yvonne and Michael showed off their ballroom dance skills (I later found out that the waltz was rehearsal for their first dance)!

More to come from the wedding day shortly...

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Pre-wedding session photo taken on a Central Park bench in New York City
wedding couple under arches of Bethesda Fountain