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Leah and Jeremy’s Engagement Shoot in Coney Island, New York City

Posted on August 28, 2008

This was truly one of the most fun engagement shoots I’ve done in a long time! As a South Florida wedding photographer, the opportunity to photograph a couple in such a historic place as Coney Island was a welcomed treat! For those who have never been to Coney Island, it is one of those places that just oozes with excitement. There are world famous rides, such as the Cyclone roller-coaster and the Wonder Wheel ferris wheel, delicious New York specialties like Nathan’s hot dogs plus all the usual amusement park goodies like cotton candy and ice cream. Leah and Jeremy were great sports when it came to taking photos in Coney Island – they were up for anything! We rode several rides, including the Wonder Wheel and roamed the boardwalk and beach as well. Coney Island is unique in that is is an amusement area that also has a huge boardwalk and beach. Sad thing is that Coney Island as we know it today will be closing down except for a few landmarks such as the Cyclone and Wonder Wheel and the surrounding area will be redeveloped with glitzy shops, attractions, hotels and housing. I am glad that Leah and Jeremy had the opportunity to do their engagement shoot in such a truly iconic neighborhood. I am looking forward to their upcoming wedding in September at the magnificent Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne in Miami.

Check out their unbelievable engagement video by clicking the link below. Jeremy works for Reuters, so he arranged for this very public proposal in the middle of Times Square in New York City. We think it is VERY cool!

Another note…

I was in New York this week to photograph several engagement shoots plus a wedding at Chelsea Piers in Manhattan. So, this South Florida wedding photographer had a great chance to be a New York wedding photographer! I love photographing in New York – as a former New Yorker, I know the city and its outlying areas well, so it is second nature to me. Also, we have so many clients from the New York area that we always meet with clients or potential clients while we are there. I will be posting more content from these shoots – so stay posted.

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