I love you where there's no space or time | Central Park Couples Photography

Valentine's Day actually has a great story behind it--about a great Saint (St. Valentine of Rome) --and it is definitely a day that we can remember is to celebrate Love. Love is worth fighting for, and even risking it all for (just like St. Valentine did during the year 269!).

This year, Valentine's day is especially wonderful because it coincides with another Catholic tradition, Ash Wednesday. This means that we will be celebrating the Love of all Loves, and our own little-'L' love. We will be celebrating St. Valentine's day and Ash Wednesday, with ashes on our forehead and a home-made fish dinner, along with full hearts, grateful for the opportunity to remember that life's greatest gift is, indeed, Love

We have been building our habit of gratitude for the other, with words and little acts every day, and something we regularly do, is dedicate music to each other.  There are two songs that we know we'll be dancing to on our own Wedding day (and in our living room when we're old and gray, God willing). These two songs are very special to us: Stephanie dedicates this cover to Timothy, "A Song for you," beautifully done by The Carpenters. Timothy dedicates this love song to Stephanie, "Wonderful tonight," by Eric Clapton. We do not have a lot of money right now, so sweets and treats are hard to come by, but these melodies make our hearts joyful and help us remember the importance of Love--especially when times are tough and every day has struggles of its own. What are some ways that you show your loved one how much they mean to you? 

Please share your comments below--maybe you can help inspire some great romantic gesture, even in the littlest ways!

With that, we want to share a very special featured session for a truly beautiful married couple, Juan and Natasha. These two lovebirds came away to New York to celebrate Juan's birthday (we think his wife is just the best for putting so much thought into making his birthday so special!). We were honored when Natasha reached out to us to take photographs of their first trip to NY as a couple. We were doubly honored when they shared their story with us--their struggles and their joys, and through it all, their sincere smiles and warm laughs. 

We can not tire of acknowledging the beauty of love. Real love--a love that sticks with it, through and through, no matter what comes. Love that fights for each other. Juan and Natasha are definitely great examples of this.

And so, here are some of our favorite images from their Winter Wonderland, "Best friends in Love," Central Park Photography Session ♡♡♡ We can't wait to see what Goodness the future brings these two. Cheers to you both! You are always welcome in NY!

 

with #scenescerity, Tim+Steph

Purpose and Photography (Hello 2018!) | Portraits in Hubbard Park!

2018 came with a purpose.

If you are reading this, it is to be reminded that this year, this day, this moment is given to you--as a gift. What will you do with it?

There are many moments that come and go... if we let them. The beauty of photography is to capture the essence of our every day. Truly, the infinite that can come wrapped in the smiles of our loved ones. It is a beauty that we must never be easy to let go of. 

Whether it's just for you, or to share in the moments with those you love, the moments are precious and all the ones we have should be cherished. With that, something we want to focus on more this year is documentary+lifestyle photography, including Motherhood and Newborn Photography. We are really excited to announce that we have scheduled our first Motherhood (Maternity photography) Session, and we are so honored to provide this gift to a beautiful young mother and her now-growing family. These are God's gifts and we need to treat them as such--with preservation and again, purpose.

Please stay tuned to see those images. In the meantime, we want to highlight some of our favorite photos from a shoot with a young woman who paid a beautiful tribute to her Native American Heritage. These were for her, for her portfolio ,but in capturing these, she shares such a beautiful part of herself with our audience. Take it in, and think about what it speaks to you. Think about how you can, too, gift yourself with special images that mean something more.

We look forward to the purpose that awaits. Let the adventure begin (for every moment is a new start)! #believeit #receiveit 

With #scenescerity, Steph+Tim 

Our Photography Favorites | 2017

Let us be the 'first' to tell you that 2017 was definitely a challenging year for us--from continued medical concerns, to work piling up, to family issues, etc; Well, we could go on!

However, we are happy to also acknowledge that God is bigger than any of our problems! It was our faith and perseverance, and of course, most importantly, our hope , that got us through each and every day. We have lots of plans for the future, both in our relationship, and in our business. Yet, our plans are nothing compared to what God has in store--and we take hope in that. Of course, it is so difficult when life happens and setbacks come our way, but it is always how we approach and react to the situation that will impact our outlook.

We choose positivity, we choose hope, and we choose, Love, always.

Love always.

With that, we want to take a look back at some our favorite images from this past year! Our second year in Business! Woohoo! We also ended our year with a beautiful couples session in Central Park, and although these images are not ready yet, keep an eye out for them next year! ;)

As we look back, we also look forward--we are hopeful and excited about what the future holds. Adventures await!

We pray you all have a very happy and merry Christmas

and enjoy your Holiday Season!

Along with a SPECTACULAR New Year!

With #scenescerity, Tim+Steph 

Family Portraits in The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, New York City

Happy Fall everyone! 

We are happy to welcome a fruitful season in our lives: as a couple, as individuals, and as a business. We are wrapping up our First Fall Mini sessions!! (super exciting), and recruiting now for Christmas Portraits as well (be sure to check your email for your special promo code; Don't receive our emails yet? Let's change that!). 

Now, we are trying our hand at portrait photography for individuals and we are excited to finish those images to share with you! In the meantime, we still are really in love with the family dynamic: we care about families so much, because, hey, they are the beginning of our world, right? Families are so important, and as we get so close to Thanksgiving (Happy Thanksgiving!!), we are continually reminded of how grateful we are for our families that we have photographed, and our families that surround us on a day-to-day basis. 

Let's keep it real, of course, families can be very challenging. This can be true with all sorts of personalities in the family, and for many other reasons (and both Tim and Steph can confirm that their own families are NO WHERE near perfect). However, we choose Love every day. We choose to Love our families and we are so grateful for them--in the good times and bad. This Thanksgiving, we hope to keep big smiles and hearts full of love. Please join us in choosing Love for our families!

We hope to keep up our big smiles and happy hearts like this beautiful boy, and his awesome family! Cheers to where it all starts: Love. 

What are good ways for you to keep a happy home (especially when the tough times roll around)? Please leave us your comments and help all families succeed! 

 

 

Sweet Girl turns 5! A Special Birthday Photoshoot | The Cloisters, Fort Tryon Park, NYC

We are finishing up photos from two very special photoshoot sessions for a very special and sweet, little girl, Isabella. This little princess has the biggest heart of any five year old we know (so far)! She is so brave, as she witnessed Tim's health scare this past summer--and it was her sweet smile that helped Steph keep her composure to make sure that Tim could get to a hospital safely. 

Needless to say, it is still an episode that has left it's mark on our relationship and something we are so grateful to have gotten through, together. And this family will forever hold a special place in our hearts. Fun fact: Sweet Isabella made Tim the cutest get-well note, and we look forward to framing it and hanging it in our studio office in the future! It will always be a special reminder of Love and Hope for us. 

For the first part, we began with some shade in the trees, moving over to a wonderful path with beautiful flowers while the kids got to play, running and blowing bubbles. On the second part, we began again in the lovely flower path, moving to end the session with fun on the playground. The kids did great and the parents rocked it too (more to come)!

Here are some of our favorite images from their beautiful birthday photography session!