We finally had our engagement photo session and I am thrilled with them!  I cannot thank our photographer Ellen Hart enough for creating such a beautiful memory for us.

I started out a bit clueless about everything. I didn’t know where I wanted the shoot to take place, if I wanted to go with a theme or not, types of  props we would be using, what to wear and all things we worry about to make sure it is perfect.  I had many ideas and shared them with Ellen but a couple of days before the photo session I thought the best location would be (non of the ones we discussed but rather) Washington Heights where we both grew up.

From there it was easy to pick the locations since we have the beautiful Fort Tryon Park and Cloisters, The George Washington Bridge (GWB) and the Little Red Light House up here. And those were the locations we picked for our photos.  I had two looks, one dressy and one casual and wore them appropriately for each location.

My Favorite Photos

I love all the pictures on this post but my absolute two favorite photos were these underneath the GWB.  I think they are everything I wanted our photos to be.

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

I will be using them  for my Save the Dates cards.  They effortless, romantic, alive, real and so personal.

First Location / Formal Outfit

We started with the dressy look at Fort Tryon Park.  The original location was supposed to be inside The Cloisters in front of this amazing Chapel but we were not allowed, so we made the best of it and took shots in the park instead.

For the first session I wore a blush color French Kiss Frock Monique Lhuillier dress  from RTR, an Ann Taylor statement necklace and Steve Madden gold high heel sandals.  Antonio wore a gray checkered Giovanni Bresciani jacket, gray pants from Zara and a purple tie.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. beautiful latino couple.Blush Lace (100% Nylon). Cap sleeves with scallop edge. Crew neckline with illusion yoke and keyhole. Fitted skirt. Hidden back zipper with hook-and-eye closure. Lined. 37’’ from shoulder to hem. Imported.

Second Location/ Formal Outfit

We then moved on to The Little Red Lighthouse for a couple of other shots still wearing our formal wear.  I love the first picture below so much!

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. kissing couple engagement photos. Nose kisses.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. Rent the runway dress. ML MONIQUE LHUILLIER French Kiss Frock. Pink engagement dress. lace engagement dress. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot.

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

Second Location/ Casual Outfit

Still in The Little Red House which is right underneath the George Washington Bridge, we changed into a more casual and comfortable look.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge.

I kid you not when I tell you I went in the bushes to change into this outfit because there was no public restrooms or businesses in sight.

I wore black ripped jeans from Zara and a white crochet boxy sweater. I was barefoot.  I love how Ellen captured this 3-shot moment.

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top. honduran and dominican couple.

Makes me want to sing.. “Leslie and Antonio sitting on a tree, k-i-s-s-i-n-g..” Here are couple of other cutesy ones:

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top. engagement photos ideasleslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

We waited a while for the sunset, which happened around 8 PM and that’s when the real magic happened. By then we were relaxed, adventurous and more natural.

leslie and antonio engagement photoshoot with Ellen Hart Photography --1-17

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top.

 

And I will end it with the photographer’s favorite which is breath taking…

leslie and antonio engagement photos with Ellen Hart Photography --little red lighthouse, washington heights, nyc, uptown manhattan, latino couple, happy couple, sunset photoshoot nyc, george washington bridge. casual engagement photo session look. what i wore to my engagement photoshoot. Zara jeans, black knee ripped white crochet top. kissing couple engagement photos. sunset photoshoot george washington bridge.

If you live in New York City, check out Ellen Hart Photography.  She was so incredibly sweet and good spirited.  She made us feel so comfortable and was very flexible from beginning to end.  I absolutely love her energy and she is incredibly talented.

I enjoyed sharing my personal life with you.  If you are planning on doing a photo shoot in any of these locations I hope you found this post helpful.  I you are just looking for ideas I hope you found inspiration.

Xo,

Leslie


signature