Hamptons Engagement

I’m so excited to share these gorgeous photos from Sarah and Jonathan’s Hamptons engagement! I joined this fun couple at Sarah’s great-grandfather’s home in Southampton for an afternoon of love, laughter, and their adorable pup, Charlie!

How They Met

I love Sarah’s story of how she and Jonathan met! Sarah says, “Jonathan is originally from a suburb of Pittsburgh, but moved up to NYC in 2008. I was born and raised in Queens. Jonathan and I met in November of 2013 through two of our childhood best friends who were dating at the time. Jonathan’s friend Derrick had come up from Pittsburgh to visit my friend and roommate Sue (they were newly dating and this would be our first time meeting him) and he invited Jonathan to come out with us. We’ve been together over 5 years and have a puppy named Charlie together!”

Hamptons Engagement Photos with Their Dog, Charlie

I adored Sarah and Jonathan’s sweet pup, Charlie! It was so fun to include him in their Hamptons engagement photoshoot. Sarah explained, “Our neighbors actually call the beach “Charlie’s Point” because he loves to go there with us!” Posing Sarah and Jonathan together with Charlie made for some incredibly cute photos. Charlie’s sign was absolutely perfect!

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Joyful Beach Engagement Photos

I was thrilled to spend the day in gorgeous Southampton capturing the love and excitement between Sarah and Jonathan! Sarah’s great-grandfather purchased land in Southampton back in the 1940s and her father spent his summers growing up there. Sarah’s father bought a house of his own down the road, and Sarah was lucky to spend her own childhood summers in the Hamptons! As Sarah describes, “it’s my favorite place in the world to be! Since Jonathan and I have been together, it’s become one of his favorite places, too!  My parents’ house is on a pond and there are spits of beach that open up to the bay. We like to kayak and paddle board over to the beach for the day and joke that it’s our “private beach” because not many people kayak over. Last August, just a few days after my 30th birthday, we were at the beach together. Jonathan turned to me and asked me to marry him! It was perfect, but I still can’t believe he kayaked over with the ring!

I returned to the beach where Jonathan proposed for beautiful beach engagement photos of Sarah and Jonathan. They even broke out a bottle of their favorite wine to enjoy while their dog, Charlie, romped around the dunes!

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Sunset in Southampton

After capturing the fun and joy between Sarah and Jonathan in their Hamptons beach engagement photos, we traveled to an inlet for the sunset. The sky was painted in perfect blue, pink, and purple pastels. Sarah’s stunning red dress popped beautifully against the sunset background. The joy between Sarah and Jonathan was contagious! The two shared a sweet moment, their love outshining even the summer sun.

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Upcoming Hamptons Wedding

I can’t wait to photograph Sarah and Jonathan’s Hamptons wedding this September! This adorable couple is getting married on the lawn of Sarah’s grandparents’ house in Southampton! I’m especially excited to see the gorgeous flowers because Sarah works in floral design! Sarah and Jonathan, thank you so much for choosing me to be your Hamptons engagement photographer! I’m counting down the days until I return to beautiful Southampton for your wedding!

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Want to see more pretty images like Sarah and Jonathan’s Hamptons 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 a Hamptons 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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Old City Philadelphia engagement photos captured by Philadelphia engagement photographer Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography in Elfreth's Alley

An Autumn Day in Old City Philadelphia

Caroline and Kevin’s wedding day is finally here! I am so excited to be photographing Caroline and Kevin’s beautiful wedding this Saturday! I wanted to share some of my favorite moments from their Old City Philadelphia engagement photos last fall! Caroline and Kevin spent a perfect autumn day vising Elfreth’s Alley and the Art Museum Steps (made famous by Rocky!). The two held hands as they walked the leaf-strewn cobblestone streets. Caroline and Kevin laughed as they posed with the Rocky statue, copying his well known victory stance. After seeing the love and joy between Caroline and Kevin, I’m even more thrilled to watch them become husband and wife!

How They Met

Although Caroline and Kevin attended college together, they didn’t meet until a few years after graduating! They first connected through online dating and soon discovered they had some mutual friends in common from their college days. Caroline and Kevin will be tying the knot after three years filled with love and I am so looking forward to celebrating with them.

Their Upcoming Wedding

I can’t wait for Caroline and Kevin’s wedding this Saturday! Their day will be filled with fun pop culture references. Rather than picking just one theme or reference, Caroline and Kevin decided to include details for everything they love! The wedding colors are a nod to Ravenclaw with a mix of navy, white, and sage green (I’m a huge Harry Potter fan and a Hufflepuff myself!). Kevin is gifting Game of Thrones inspired “hand of the king” pins to his best men. Even their signature drinks feature their favorite shows and movies: Kevin’s will have a Game of Thrones themed name and Caroline’s is named after The Princess Bride.

I am really looking forward to seeing all of these fun details and capturing the joy and smiles between Caroline and Kevin! Please enjoy some of my favorite moments from their Old City Philadelphia engagement photos below!

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Want to see more pretty images like Caroline and Kevin’s Old City Philadelphia 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 a Philadelphia 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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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!

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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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NYC engagement photographer, Amy Rizzuto of Amy Rizzuto Photography, captures Central Park engagement photos of Minoli and Joe posing in front of the city skyline

Minoli and Joe celebrated their gorgeous weddings a few weeks ago – that’s right: weddings plural! This transatlantic couple joined their family and friends at receptions in both NYC and London to commemorate their marriage! I was so thrilled to capture their incredible New York City wedding, I just had to share some of my favorite moments from their Central Park engagement photos last summer!

Minoli and Joe’s engagement photo shoot outfits were styled perfectly to match their wedding themes! Minoli’s red A-line dress and Joe’s blue suit and crisp white shirt hinted at the red, white, and blue details of their NYC reception. Their softer looks by the water were a tribute to the pink and gold color palette for their London nuptials.

The happy couple shared so many sweet moments as they adventured through the city! As they walked hand-in-hand in Central Park, contagious laughter rang out between romantic kisses by the water. Minoli and Joe looked stunning in their Central Park engagement photos, and you can feel the love radiating from this incredible couple!

In addition to capturing Minoli and Joe posing around some of Central Park’s most picturesque landmarks, we ventured to Larchmont, NY where they had gotten engaged! It was so exciting to see Minoli and Joe return to the gazebo where he proposed – they shared a sweet kiss and both were glowing with the excitement of spending the rest of their lives together!

I’m so happy to be sharing some of my favorite photos from Minoli and Joe’s Central Park engagement photo shoot! It’s been such an honor to capture such beautiful moments in your love story, thank you both for choosing me as your engagement and wedding photographer!

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Want to see more pretty images like Minoli and Joe’s Central Park engagement photos?  Check out Edda + Slava’s beautiful sunrise 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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Edda + Slava may come from different backgrounds (he is Russian, she is Peruvian) but they totally connect through their love for travel, adventure, their families, and their adorable Bichon Frises of course! After seven sweet years together, Slava proposed to Edda in Central Park on a beautiful December day. Central Park is forever Edda and Slava’s hearts, making it the perfect spot for their engagement photos!  We met on Bow Bridge at sunrise and captured beautiful portraits by Bethesda Fountain, the Mall, and in the pretty pink cherry blossoms!  Don’t you just love spring in New York?!  Enjoy a few of my favorite moments from our time together below.

Want to see more pretty images like Edda + Slava’s sunrise central park engagement photos?  Follow along on instagram and facebook!

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Amy Rizzuto is a 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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