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    Val & Sidney; Engagement Session – Astoria Park, Queens, New York

    Last Sunday Joe and I had the pleasure of hanging out with Val & Sidney in Queens, which is Sidney’s old stompin’ grounds.  Being honest I was completely freaked out about doing this shoot.  I am pretty confident in my skills.  Throw me into a park or on a beach and I’m in all my glory, but it was really important to Val and Sidney to do their shoot in Queens.  Believe me, I tried throwing a sunflower field at dusk at them, but it as not happening.  So what is a photographer to do when her clients want something different than her vision?…….Um-mm bring it!

    So here are Val & Sidney in all of their glory.  Joe and I had so much fun getting to know you two and your relationship.  Thanks so much for the tour and great times.  We are certainly going to do it againicon smile Val & Sidney; Engagement Session   Astoria Park, Queens, New York

     

    We started our shoot at a favorite cafe of Sidney’s called Cafe Bar.  This place was awesome.  It had really great moody light and all kinds of decor.

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     This is what Joe and I ate.  It was Val’s recommendation, and it as bangin’!!!!

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     Joe saw this mirror inlaid into the bar and took this shot!

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     This is also Joe’s shot!

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     These two were naturals……I barely had to ask them to do anything.  Sidney especially is GQ to the hilticon smile Val & Sidney; Engagement Session   Astoria Park, Queens, New York

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     The shot on the left is Joe’s (my favorite from him for the day) and mine is on the right

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     Then we jumped in the car and headed over to Astoria Park for some more cool shots.  You can see Manhattan in the back ground of some of the shots.

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     The one on the left is Joe’s shot.  Mine is the one on the right.

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     This is the view of the Triborough bridge from Astoria Park.

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    Thank you again Val & Sidney for such a great time, and thanks to Joe for coming along with me!


     Val & Sidney; Engagement Session   Astoria Park, Queens, New York
    September 21, 2009 - 12:10 pm

    auntie - ok ok so I love the skyline pics very very nice, the hand in the pocket yeah baby and the one of them showdowed infront of the stain glass window!! xo you rock have I told you that lately. Wait let me call you and tell you in person lol!!

    September 21, 2009 - 4:28 pm

    Lucy - Danielle, I am speechless !!! I LOOOOOVE NY !!!!! I think this is one of my favorite posts so far…..the skyline, the kissing, cafe bar….all of it ! It makes me want to go back to NY and same time it’s like I just came from there by looking at your shots…

    September 21, 2009 - 9:20 pm

    pammy - Absolutely LOVE the forehead to forehead shot w/ eyes closed. Very warm and you can sense the connection the two of them have. Awesome job Danielle!

    September 22, 2009 - 11:17 am

    Sidney Nazario - Hi Danielle,

    The pictures are fantastic. Thank you for making me look cooler than I really am. It meant a lot that you would make the trip ti NY. It made the shoot a lot more meaningful for me. looking forward to the wedding….

    Sid

    September 22, 2009 - 11:41 am

    Nicole T. - AWESOME JOB Danielle! These ROCK! <3

    September 22, 2009 - 4:04 pm

    Megan - Wow, girl! You are really great at what you do!

    September 22, 2009 - 5:28 pm

    Beth - AMAZING!!! These really are the best engagement pics I have ever seen. I’m Val’s sister and you really captured them in a perfect way–this really is their personality and style!

    September 22, 2009 - 9:09 pm

    Brianna Phelan - I think this is my favourite post of yours ever. IT’s truly awesome!

    September 23, 2009 - 1:31 am

    Amber - Love how your vision and the editing are all coming together. Keep up the good work, never stop raising your game.

    September 23, 2009 - 1:50 am

    Eric Foley - Damn girl, you really rocked the shizzle out of this one! You really stepped up your game BIG TIME! Love all of these.

    September 23, 2009 - 12:41 pm

    Vicki Souza - Wow!! These are all incredible – and you went all over with this couple. I love SOOO many it’s hard to narrow down ;)

    September 24, 2009 - 8:05 am

    Tab - I agree with Pammy! That one is my favorite too!

    September 24, 2009 - 1:58 pm

    JoAnn - Love the angled shot leanng against the rail w/ skyline…damn, now I have a craving for a Sabrett dog! Another excellent job…you’re fast becoming the “It Girl” for engagement pics!

    October 2, 2009 - 11:13 am

    Kathleen Trenske - Love this session – it has such a sexy feel to it! Some really fabulous light too! :) I really like seeing Joe’s shots as well!

    October 13, 2009 - 10:58 am

    Erik Maziarz - An epic e-shoot Danielle! The Cafe, the car; so many great shots! great job!