Melissa is from Maryland and Jay is from New York. They now live in California and are getting married at Wyndridge Farm in York, Pennsylvania. It sounds crazy and that is exactly why I love it.
As you know, my own story is very similar. So when Melissa contacted me I was really excited to work with her and Jay. Because they live out in California and neither has family in Pennsylvania, doing a Pennsylvania engagement session wasn’t in the cards. However, we compared schedules and they had a trip to New York lined up at the same time that I was going to be back in Maryland. My mom had never been to New York and so we decided to make a road trip of it!
Jay’s family conveniently lives near Central Park so we picked it as the location for their engagement session. We started at Columbus Circle and wound our way through the park before ending at Gapstow Bridge. Melissa and Jay had so much fun with their session and it was a complete blast hanging out with them. Among the places on their shot list was the playground. Jay wanted fun and carefree photos and it totally worked. They swang on the swings, played in the leaves, and they made my job so easy with all of the natural smiles and laughter.
I cannot wait for their Wyndridge Farm wedding next spring! Until then, here is their story along with a few highlights from their Central Park engagement session!
From Melissa – “Jay and I met in 2014 through a mutual friend – my best friend from college was his coworker – over text message while I was living in Los Angeles and he was in New York. After several months of phone and Skype calls Jay and I flew to Denver for a weekend and met for the first time at the Denver Airport. Two years later he moved to Los Angeles. Three years later, on the anniversary of us first meeting in person, Jay proposed in Denver Airport with the help of Southwest Airlines and Denver’s Media Team. I couldn’t have imagined a more perfect proposal! (And the friend that introduced us? She’s my maid of honor.)”