GRAMERCY PARK ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS: JULIA + MICHAEL

Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography

Gramercy Park in the Fall

I’m so thrilled to share Julia and Michael’s gorgeous Gramercy Park engagement photos as they prepare for their upcoming wedding! This sweet, stylish couple enjoyed a quiet afternoon last fall as they walked through the neighborhood where they share a home.  The scenery was an amazing mix of greenery and cityscapes, and Gramercy Park was the perfect escape from the bustling streets of Manhattan.

How They Met

Julia and Michael met during their sophomore year at Loyola University Maryland and have been together for over seven years! The two crossed paths for the first time at a dorm party during a February blizzard, but they both knew of each other before they actually met in person! Julia was a cheerleader for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Michael and his friends had checked out her profile on the Eagles website after finding out that one of their classmates was an NFL cheerleader. Julia had done some of her own snooping – she and her roommates had spotted Michael when browsing Loyola’s swim team roster online while looking for some eye candy (and avoiding studying!).

The Proposal

I love that Julia and Michael’s engagement story has a humorous twist! Julia and Michael live in NYC, but spend many of their weekends at Michael’s parent’s beach house in Long Beach Island. Last year, they made their way down to LBI on a Friday after work, and ended up stuck in the typical shore traffic. When they arrived, Michael kept delaying their dinner date while playing with his drone outside. Julia was frustrated and hungry, and headed out to help Michael land the drone – only to find him down on one knee and proposing to her! Michael captured the whole proposal on film via the drone and they’re both so glad they have this sweet and funny moment to look back on.

It was such a joy to capture Julia and Michael’s Gramercy Park engagement photos! I can’t wait to photograph their Union League wedding this Friday!

Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography Julia and Michael pose in Gramercy Park for their NYC engagement photos by NYC engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography

Want to see more pretty images like Julia and Michael’s Gramercy Park engagement photos?  Check out Minoli + Joe’s gorgeous Central Park engagement photos and follow along with Amy on instagram and facebook!

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Amy Rizzuto is an NYC wedding photographer
who specializes in capturing the authentic joy of adventurous couples in love.
For more information visit www.amyrizzutophotography.com!

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