Andrew proposed to Martina while ice skating in Eisenhower Park with their mutual friend and her boyfriend. About 15 minutes before leaving, Andrew told the other couple that he was about to propose so they could be ready to capture the moment. “A picture of me crying will forever haunt me!” Martina exclaimed. She was completely caught off guard because of a recent discussion she and Andrew had, leading her to believe they were waiting until after she graduated in a few months. Soon after, like most couples the next steps in planning began to commence. They picked a date, fell in love with the Sand Castle in Franklin Square, Martina decided to have her family friend in Romania design her dress and they began looking at photographers to capture the love on their wedding day.
When our brides and grooms walk through our door and book with us at Studio 27, we try to stress the importance of them adding an engagement shoot to their package. The most important reason for this is so that you get to know your photographer before your wedding day. Its not every day you have an entourage following you around to capture your every breath, so a shoot is the perfect way to get comfortable in front of the camera.
Martina & Andrew are a perfect example of having an engagement shoot before their wedding next year in June. They had their shoot with one of Studio 27's very talented photographers, Paulo in Oakdale, NY. During the shoot we enjoyed the fun interaction with Paulo. He was really good at making us feel comfortable and let loose. He provided guidance during the shoot which we appreciated.” When you have a photographer who is experienced and has creative vision, they can direct you on posing to make you feel a little less clueless in that moment before the shutter clicks away. That is why we always explain the importance of finding this comfort level in font of the lens well before you walk down the isle!
Here are 4 of Martina & Andrew's favorite images from the shoot:
We hope you stop by soon to see what Studio 27 has to offer for your engagement and wedding day! 516-730-5007