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Fun-Loving Summer West Village Engagement

New York, New York


Mikala and Peter are the absolute sweetest! These two live in the city and suggested the West Village for their engagement session — which is one of my favorite places to shoot, so I couldn’t have said yes fast enough!

As Mikala tells it, “Peter and I met at our business fraternity’s rush event in spring 2014. We are technically “brothers.” It was not love at first sight. I accidentally told Peter’s girlfriend at the time that I had a crush on him when I was pledging the fraternity. It was prompted and very innocent, but that did not go over very well. A few years later, Peter invited a bunch of people to go cliff jumping, and I continued texting him after… even though I never actually went cliff jumping. The rest is history!”

I absolutely love Mikala and Peter’s proposal story — Peter popped the question at Yankee Stadium! “We became big New York Yankees fans while dating, and he proposed to me on season ticket holders day in the middle of the field.” Mikala loves her ring, an oval diamond with a gold band. “I’d been eyeing engagement rings for a while, and knew exactly what I wanted. Although I didn’t go pick it out with him, I made sure to leave him with little room for error. Therefore, the ring wasn’t a total surprise, but I was still shocked when I got it!”

Together these two love to stay active. “On the weekends you will find us either walking along the Hudson, or having a park day in Central Park. We are also in a co-ed volleyball league together! We also go to broadway shows pretty frequently! I think we went to about five last year — our favorite being Hamilton.”

I’m so excited to capture their special day next August at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, such a classic city venue and I have no doubt it will be an incredible celebration!

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