Good Company – Lea & Mike

 When I use to think of Long Island City I didn’t exactly think ‘charming’, BUT that was exactly what I found when I travelled there for an engagement session. Nestled in between the skyscrapers, bustling streets and water ways was Lea and Mike’s happy place in a gorgeous building directly over the Midtown tunnel.

We roamed the streets and made our way to Gantry Plaza. I expected brick and buildings, but what I saw instead were hammocks swinging in between make shift ‘tree’ poles and large wooden lounge chairs scattered by the waters edge for neighbors to soak up the sun or the view. Couples played chess at small tables, and an ice cream truck sat along the curb, while a summer concert was being held right in the main square.

It was the type of place that you could ‘people watch’ for hours.  The sights, and sounds added such personality and character to this perfect little ‘corner’ of Long Island.

I have lived in NY all of my life, and have never seen NYC the way I did that day.  I think it might have had a bit to do with the company I had. Lea and Mike’s laid back, easy going dispositions fit the surrounding vibe perfectly.

Here’s hoping that location really isn’t everything, and that perhaps the good company you keep is.


 I adore the moment before a kiss…


A quick snuggle…


  I needed to find me a tree!! You know how I love my trees…

I like the paradox here.


 Look at those baby blues…


Smack dab in the middle…of it all.




 A little bit of hazy amber light…


 In my world holding hands is one of the coolest things in life.


 The skyline had a new addition for the evening…



Thanks Lea and Mike for such a fabulous tour. It brightened up my week being in your company and your new home town.

The ‘big’ day is so close now. SO excited for October!


Before you go, leave your thoughts below.

20 comments = complimentary gift for the couple.


Special thanks to Mrs. LoDolce for the referral!

  1. Autumn

    September 4th, 2012 at 1:52 pm

    Beautiful backdrop and beautiful couple! Absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Kara

    September 4th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    AMAZING shots of an amazing couple! i love these!

  3. Jill B

    September 4th, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    Stacey, these are stunning! What a backdrop! I CANNOT wait to see Jamie and Carolyn’s pictures!! 🙂

  4. Stacey

    September 4th, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    Awww, thanks Jill! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note. Jamie’s pics are on deck…: )

  5. Barbara Schumacher

    September 4th, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Love the pictures, love Lea and Mike!! Just beautiful!!

  6. Lea

    September 4th, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    loving the engagement pictures, cannot wait to see what the big day brings!

  7. Stacey

    September 4th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Yay! So excited to start the design process for your guest book! The ‘big’ day will be here before we know it!

  8. Jackie A

    September 4th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    LOVE these pictures and the two people in them!! 🙂

  9. Nicole

    September 5th, 2012 at 7:44 am

    These are all perfectly gorgeous. Anazing couple of people. They say a picture says a thousand words but to me they say one, love.

  10. Cindy

    September 23rd, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Beauiful pictures Lea! I especially love the tree!

  11. Lisa

    October 5th, 2012 at 11:46 am

    Gosh these are gorgeous! You’re going to make a beautiful bride!

  12. Caitlin

    October 5th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    I love each and every one of these! They are absolutely beautiful. Lea and Mike, you look so happy and so in love!

  13. Danielle

    October 5th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    These are absolutely amazing and I LOVE the story behind the shoot! Lea and Mike are in fact a phenomenal couple and I am so happy to see you capture them in their element!

  14. Tori

    October 5th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Lea these pictures are gorgeous! So excited for you and I hope your wedding day is perfect 🙂

  15. Buda

    October 5th, 2012 at 12:19 pm

    I am SO in love with every picture here! Amazing moments captured of such a beautiful couple

  16. Nicki

    October 5th, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Absolutely beautiful pictures Lea!! They’re so perfect!

  17. Grandma Sara

    October 8th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Beautiful couple, great back drop! Happiness always!

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