The thing I love about a photo like this is to most it is a just good photo. To Seth and KImia it is home. Home says and means so much more. One of the most important things to me during an engagement session is finding a way to make sure we are taking photos that are not just beautiful but ones that say something about you today, and tomorrow.Every photo doesn’t have to be epic sunsets and wild destinations. Lets take photos of that amazing journey you are taking together instead. I guess thats the end of my rant, but it is on of those things that I value to the core when it comes to photographing couples.
In a place like NYC a bus stop is a place that can tell a lot of stories. This bus stop helps to tell this simple love story. A boy and girl decided to meet after finding each other online, Yogesh working on his PHD, and Mohana working on her MD, both Indian, one born here in the US, the other born in India, finding each other in this massive city. It was at this stop Yogesh would wait with Mohana on late nights to make sure she was safely headed to her house in the Bronx. It was here so many days of fun and laughter would start and end. It is funny to think about that sign, and a corner can mean the beginning and end to so many amazing memories. We were even lucky enough to be standing there right as their bus pulled up. I would say we were lucky that day, it was the only sunny day in NY that week, Lisa and I had only been seeing rain, and welcomed this perfect day. I had actually never been to New York before this. Mohana and Yogesh are getting married just outside Sacramento, but have spent their entire relationship on the east coast. Having a session near my home would of never made sense, if we wanted to create photographs that told their story. Instead they had me fly out to tell their love story. We started at their bus stop, took a walk through Central Park(which was only two short blocks from the bus stop) and ended with sunset overlooking Manhattan. You tell me if these two are in love…Just look at the way they make each other smile. Especially Mohana, her laugh is infectious, I understand why Yogesh fell for her. Thank you again for believing in what we do Mohana and Yogesh, seeing your love, in the city that means so much to you was a perfect way to spend this afternoon.