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Schedule An Engagement Session

Taking photos in front a complete stranger can feel nerve-wracking to some and you don't want to have to deal with those first-time jitters on your wedding day. Scheduling an engagement session allows you to meet your photographer in a more casual setting. So when your wedding arrives, you'll not only be spending your day with a friendly face, you'll also be happily confident in what to expect. Having an engagement session prior will be the perfect trial run to knowing your preferred angles and poses.

Trust Your Photographer

It's not always easy to see the bigger picture on your wedding day; some poses may feel odd or maybe the directions given makes you feel a bit silly. But trust in the process and just go with the flow, because your photographer already knows the end result. If you are feeling a bit silly or out of place - laugh it off, that just might be the whole intention!

The Romantic Gesture

Having trouble not knowing what to do with your hands? For Brides, holding your bouquet or a hand on the hip are an easy go-to; for Grooms, a hand in your pocket gives a distinguished air. But remember that your wedding day is about your love for each other, so touch each other and find comfort in the familiarity of physical contact. A gentle hand touching the Bride's cheek is very romantic, brushing away the hair from her face or touching her collarbone all embody quiet, intimate moments. Holding hands connects you to one another, placing your hands on the Groom's chest during a kiss or linking your arms around his neck not only brings you closer together, but allows you to show off your ring as well.

Don't Be Afraid to Laugh It Out

There's often this conception to look and act perfectly for your wedding photos, the need to make sure every moment is in your control. But this is supposed to be the happiest day of your life - so enjoy it and show it! So even if you're feeling awkward with some of the poses or trying to give a forced laugh, it will help you relax and even lead up to some great reactions. Our groom Daniel tried to make a joke of the directed pose and Kaely couldn't keep her composure. One of our favorite moments!

Kiss With Your Eyes Closed

Kissing with your eyes closed is the most natural thing you can do. However, some couples nervously keep their eyes open when in front of the camera. Don't make the mistake of leaning in with your lips puckered either; instead, keep a gentle smile as you lean in slowly. That "almost kiss" is just as beautiful, so take your time. Kiss with your whole body and allow yourselves to get lost in the moment.

Rely On Your Partner

If you're feeling awkward, lean on your partner for comfort or fun. Instead of standing stiffly beside each other, sway into each other, laugh with one another or take comfort in the familiarity of each other. This is your wedding day after all, embracing each other should be the most natural thing to do. Falling into familiar habits will help you to stop overthinking how you think you should look and instead what will look the most natural on camera.

Be Fearless

Some of the most memorable photos are the ones where you take a chance and throw caution to the wind - hypothetically speaking. Whether it's dancing in the rain in your wedding dress, running in heels or trusting your groomsmen to launch you into the air, the unknown possibilities makes for some of the best photos to look back on.

Brave the Elements

Time for some tough love: you may plan your wedding to the last detail but you will never be in charge of the weather. So whether that means sharing your vows in a torrential downpour, or kissing in a winter snowfall, letting go of that control will bring you one step closer to simply enjoying the day wholeheartedly. You can always fix your hair or touch up your makeup or tidy your dress - embracing the elements allows for some of the most incredible and authentic photos you'll ever receive.

Strike A Pose

If you're not used to being in front of a camera, something as simple as how to stand can be nerve wracking. Standing straight with your knees locked can lead to feeling stilted and uncomfortable, so remember these simple tricks: slowly shift your weight from one foot to the other, bending one knee each as you gently sway back and forth. In addition, cross one foot in front of the other and slowly shift your weight from each foot - this will create an elongated and slender appearance.

Take Your Time

Do your best not to move too quickly or hurried; instead, think of floating slowly together, allowing your motions to be patient and calm. Find a rhythm with each other and revel in the moment. Walking too fast or switching between poses with jerky movements will result in unnatural looking photos.

Breathe Each Other In

Take a moment from all of the staging and direction to just breathe each other in; take a quiet moment, let the world melt away and remember what brought you two to this day. Feel the movement of each other breathing, the warmth of their embrace and think of a memory. Have a moment of intimacy by staring into your partner's eyes and take turns saying aloud every color you see in each other's eyes. Take your time. And forget everything around you." 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This photoshoot will serve as a great way to get to know your photographer in a casual setting before the big day and also provide you with photos to share on your social media and future Save the Date cards! If you're finding yourself unsure of where you should have your engagement session, this article is just what you need.

Vanderbilt

The grounds of Vanderbilt will make you feel like you've been transported to the hills of Tuscany. A stone terrace overlooks the sea and paths wind through grand mansions and various gardens. Each setting is unique and rich in ambience, allowing you an engagement session full of variety and spectacular backdrops. Visit this blog post to see more!

Prosser Pines & East Moriches

Prosser Pines is rich in that deep-in-the-woods feeling. The atmosphere goes well with those outdoorsy types who want to have adventure and fun on their engagement session. However, this location is also perfect for a dramatic shoot in high fashion, with fabric and texture gleaming as sunlight filters through the trees for an otherworldly ambience. Choose East Moriches if you'd like the woodsy trails to lead to quiet, sandy shores.

Caumsett

Caumsett State Park is located on a scenic peninsula extending into Long Island Sound. It is home to beautiful gardens and meadows, as well as paths that lead out into the shoreline and salt marsh. The elegant grounds of Caumsett are ideal for outdoor enthusiasts who have an appreciation for rich landscapes.

Montauk

Montauk is home to beaches you won't find anywhere else on Long Island. With its high cliffs and rolling bluffs, Montauk will take you from sandy shores, to winding paths through fields of grass. Shadmoore Beach is especially scenic and one we highly recommend. Plan your engagement session for sunset and get the most spectacular backdrop!

Kontokosta Winery

Kontokasta Winery is the perfect modern twist to the traditional rustic vineyard. The barn structure provides a clean and airy feel as it overlooks sweeping fields of vineyards. The location overall provides a vast array of shooting locations that serves for a fun day of engagement photos! Aside of the barn and winery, you can also visit a wide sweeping field to pop open a bottle and take in the view atop of the cliffs overlooking the sea.

Seaport

The City's oldest waterfront has a fresh new face with newly renovated buildings overlooking the seaport. Clean cobblestone streets and historic buildings stretch out against the city skyline, with backdrops such as the Brooklyn Bridge and East River making for some fantastic photos.

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights is renown for its fancy, residential brownstones and elegant tree-lined promenade winding around the East River. The buildings here are home to stunning architecture and bold colors that serve as stunning backdrops in photos. Brooklyn Heights has been designated as a National Historic Landmark, with an array of row-houses, churches and townhomes to explore.

Greenpoint

Greenpoint is the ideal place if you're looking for variety! Make a day of strolling through the industrial streets, stopping by the waterfront for that iconic city skyline and capturing an urban vibe for your photos. Not to mention, this place is a goldmine for epic spots if you're a foodie!

Williamsburg

Williamsburg pulses with bustling street vibes and activity. There's lots of fun local street art to be found through the residential thoroughfare, as well as cute shops filled with chic boutiques and trendy cafes adorning the sidewalks. This is a great area if you're trying to capture fashionable Soho vibes and the thrill of downtown city life.

Coney Island

Coney Island is the perfect location to let loose and have fun amongst the bustling excitement of the fairgrounds. This place is full of iconic shots, such as the Nathan's sign, rollercoasters and ferris wheel. However, please be aware that Coney Island is a hub of tourist activity during the peak seasons, so we would advise to plan your engagement session for the Spring or Fall. Whether you're going to for a fresh summer look or festive autumn, this location will always have a wide variety of adventure for you!

Bushwick

If you're someone who prefers a more quiet atmosphere while still getting those Brooklyn vibes, Bushwick is the perfect location. Here you'll find a swath of incredible wall art that will make each photo unique and exciting, changing up the mood with every shot for a playful adventure. Vivid imagery mixes with industrial in this area and you won't find yourself surrounded by a sea of onlookers either; perfect for those not used to the spotlight on them. Visit this blog post to see more!

New Paltz & Minnewaska

The Mohonk Mountain Hotel is a historic Victorian mansion resort tucked away in the beauty of Hudson Valley. Take a canoe ride to explore this scenic location and follow winding trails that will lead you to the gorgeous clifftop views. Be sure to stop off at the main street of New Paltz on your way to the mansion, where there is an array of cute restaurants, boutiques and antique shops.

Bear Mountain

One of our favorite locations is in the woods and rocky terrains of Bear Mountain. This is perfect for those who want to be far away from the activity and distraction of crowds; a place where the two of you can be lost together in richness of nature. Bear Mountain is also home to some of the most spectacular views, making for incredible moments you won't ever forget. Visit this blog post to see more! Now that you know where to shoot your engagement session, be sure to read all about choosing The Best Engagement Outfits!" ["post_title"]=> string(28) "Engagement Session Locations" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(42) "best-new-york-engagement-session-locations" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2022-05-25 17:23:41" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-05-25 17:23:41" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(33) "https://jaylimstudio.com/?p=31259" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [6]=> object(WP_Post)#1997 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(30917) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2022-04-04 18:54:53" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-04-04 18:54:53" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(15) "Tatiana & Louis" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(13) "tatiana-louis" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2022-05-25 17:23:34" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-05-25 17:23:34" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(33) "https://jaylimstudio.com/?p=30917" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [7]=> object(WP_Post)#1998 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(29934) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2022-01-26 23:15:40" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-01-26 23:15:40" ["post_content"]=> string(0) "" ["post_title"]=> string(13) "Sarah & Chris" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(37) "trendy-chic-wedding-at-the-river-cafe" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2022-01-26 23:15:40" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-01-26 23:15:40" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(33) "https://jaylimstudio.com/?p=29934" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } [8]=> object(WP_Post)#2754 (24) { ["ID"]=> int(27733) ["post_author"]=> string(1) "1" ["post_date"]=> string(19) "2022-01-12 15:35:00" ["post_date_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-01-12 15:35:00" ["post_content"]=> string(1303) "One of the highlights of 2021 for us was when we got to fly out to the mountains of Colorado to shoot a couple's session for Katie & Will. Here is what our photographer Jay, (who shot both video and video!), shared of the experience:

I always love shooting in new environments and locations, even those on the more challenging side - such as climbing the snow covered Rocky Mountains. However, it all worked out fine with such a beautiful young couple, Katie and Will, who enjoyed every bit of the time we had. The couple had no problem with the icy trail hikes and Katie was so brave that she was able to walk these ambitious paths while wearing a dress! The breathtaking surrounding views and the couple’s energetic love were the perfect photographic sources. I constantly laughed along with Katie and Will throughout our time together; they made this shoot quite the adventure. The only minor thing that gave me a hard time was catching my breath due to the 8000 feet elevation. Even so, I would love to go back anytime if I had photoshoot opportunities in this location again. - Jay

https://vimeo.com/568714813

Spring 2021

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Schedule An Engagement Session

Taking photos in front a complete stranger can feel nerve-wracking to some and you don't want to have to deal with those first-time jitters on your wedding day. Scheduling an engagement session allows you to meet your photographer in a more casual setting. So when your wedding arrives, you'll not only be spending your day with a friendly face, you'll also be happily confident in what to expect. Having an engagement session prior will be the perfect trial run to knowing your preferred angles and poses.

Trust Your Photographer

It's not always easy to see the bigger picture on your wedding day; some poses may feel odd or maybe the directions given makes you feel a bit silly. But trust in the process and just go with the flow, because your photographer already knows the end result. If you are feeling a bit silly or out of place - laugh it off, that just might be the whole intention!

The Romantic Gesture

Having trouble not knowing what to do with your hands? For Brides, holding your bouquet or a hand on the hip are an easy go-to; for Grooms, a hand in your pocket gives a distinguished air. But remember that your wedding day is about your love for each other, so touch each other and find comfort in the familiarity of physical contact. A gentle hand touching the Bride's cheek is very romantic, brushing away the hair from her face or touching her collarbone all embody quiet, intimate moments. Holding hands connects you to one another, placing your hands on the Groom's chest during a kiss or linking your arms around his neck not only brings you closer together, but allows you to show off your ring as well.

Don't Be Afraid to Laugh It Out

There's often this conception to look and act perfectly for your wedding photos, the need to make sure every moment is in your control. But this is supposed to be the happiest day of your life - so enjoy it and show it! So even if you're feeling awkward with some of the poses or trying to give a forced laugh, it will help you relax and even lead up to some great reactions. Our groom Daniel tried to make a joke of the directed pose and Kaely couldn't keep her composure. One of our favorite moments!

Kiss With Your Eyes Closed

Kissing with your eyes closed is the most natural thing you can do. However, some couples nervously keep their eyes open when in front of the camera. Don't make the mistake of leaning in with your lips puckered either; instead, keep a gentle smile as you lean in slowly. That "almost kiss" is just as beautiful, so take your time. Kiss with your whole body and allow yourselves to get lost in the moment.

Rely On Your Partner

If you're feeling awkward, lean on your partner for comfort or fun. Instead of standing stiffly beside each other, sway into each other, laugh with one another or take comfort in the familiarity of each other. This is your wedding day after all, embracing each other should be the most natural thing to do. Falling into familiar habits will help you to stop overthinking how you think you should look and instead what will look the most natural on camera.

Be Fearless

Some of the most memorable photos are the ones where you take a chance and throw caution to the wind - hypothetically speaking. Whether it's dancing in the rain in your wedding dress, running in heels or trusting your groomsmen to launch you into the air, the unknown possibilities makes for some of the best photos to look back on.

Brave the Elements

Time for some tough love: you may plan your wedding to the last detail but you will never be in charge of the weather. So whether that means sharing your vows in a torrential downpour, or kissing in a winter snowfall, letting go of that control will bring you one step closer to simply enjoying the day wholeheartedly. You can always fix your hair or touch up your makeup or tidy your dress - embracing the elements allows for some of the most incredible and authentic photos you'll ever receive.

Strike A Pose

If you're not used to being in front of a camera, something as simple as how to stand can be nerve wracking. Standing straight with your knees locked can lead to feeling stilted and uncomfortable, so remember these simple tricks: slowly shift your weight from one foot to the other, bending one knee each as you gently sway back and forth. In addition, cross one foot in front of the other and slowly shift your weight from each foot - this will create an elongated and slender appearance.

Take Your Time

Do your best not to move too quickly or hurried; instead, think of floating slowly together, allowing your motions to be patient and calm. Find a rhythm with each other and revel in the moment. Walking too fast or switching between poses with jerky movements will result in unnatural looking photos.

Breathe Each Other In

Take a moment from all of the staging and direction to just breathe each other in; take a quiet moment, let the world melt away and remember what brought you two to this day. Feel the movement of each other breathing, the warmth of their embrace and think of a memory. Have a moment of intimacy by staring into your partner's eyes and take turns saying aloud every color you see in each other's eyes. Take your time. And forget everything around you." ["post_title"]=> string(39) "How to Look Natural On Your Wedding Day" ["post_excerpt"]=> string(0) "" ["post_status"]=> string(7) "publish" ["comment_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["ping_status"]=> string(4) "open" ["post_password"]=> string(0) "" ["post_name"]=> string(39) "how-to-look-natural-on-your-wedding-day" ["to_ping"]=> string(0) "" ["pinged"]=> string(0) "" ["post_modified"]=> string(19) "2022-08-01 19:49:58" ["post_modified_gmt"]=> string(19) "2022-08-01 19:49:58" ["post_content_filtered"]=> string(0) "" ["post_parent"]=> int(0) ["guid"]=> string(33) "https://jaylimstudio.com/?p=31870" ["menu_order"]=> int(0) ["post_type"]=> string(4) "post" ["post_mime_type"]=> string(0) "" ["comment_count"]=> string(1) "0" ["filter"]=> string(3) "raw" } ["comment_count"]=> int(0) ["current_comment"]=> int(-1) ["found_posts"]=> int(124) ["max_num_pages"]=> float(14) ["max_num_comment_pages"]=> int(0) ["is_single"]=> bool(false) ["is_preview"]=> bool(false) ["is_page"]=> bool(false) ["is_archive"]=> bool(false) ["is_date"]=> bool(false) ["is_year"]=> bool(false) ["is_month"]=> bool(false) ["is_day"]=> bool(false) ["is_time"]=> bool(false) ["is_author"]=> bool(false) ["is_category"]=> bool(false) ["is_tag"]=> bool(false) ["is_tax"]=> bool(false) ["is_search"]=> bool(false) ["is_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_comment_feed"]=> bool(false) ["is_trackback"]=> bool(false) ["is_home"]=> bool(true) ["is_privacy_policy"]=> bool(false) ["is_404"]=> bool(false) ["is_embed"]=> bool(false) ["is_paged"]=> bool(false) ["is_admin"]=> bool(false) ["is_attachment"]=> bool(false) ["is_singular"]=> bool(false) ["is_robots"]=> bool(false) ["is_favicon"]=> bool(false) ["is_posts_page"]=> bool(true) ["is_post_type_archive"]=> bool(false) ["query_vars_hash":"WP_Query":private]=> string(32) "ef0f2f8d04452b7f051c9fd6dc322a94" ["query_vars_changed":"WP_Query":private]=> bool(false) ["thumbnails_cached"]=> bool(false) ["stopwords":"WP_Query":private]=> NULL ["compat_fields":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(15) "query_vars_hash" [1]=> string(18) "query_vars_changed" } ["compat_methods":"WP_Query":private]=> array(2) { [0]=> string(16) "init_query_flags" [1]=> string(15) "parse_tax_query" } }
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