Friday, October 4, 2013

A Vintage NYC Love Story ~

My post today is inspired by my incredible homesick heart for New York City.  I have had many homes... Virginia, Tennessee, California, New York, and Georgia, but NY is where I truly found myself.  The struggle that you face every day to pay your rent, to make friends, to figure out that insane Subway system, to keep your job, and to find love is why most people run away as fast as they can from NYC; it's the same reason that I stayed there for 6 years.  I basically spent my 20's cursing, loving, and trying to find a way out of NY, only to run right back as soon as I left.  NYC and I didn't have the healthiest of relationships, but ultimately I become a strong, honest, ambitious person who is in love with life.  NY whipped me into shaped and stripped away all of my masks, making me completely open and vulnerable to the world around me.  I became a person that said no to people and things that I didn't like, a person that admitted to  mistakes that I wasn't proud of, a person who said YES to new experiences, a person who doesn't take crap from anyone anymore, a person that allows people to love me... and I am at peace with the ones who don't love me as well. ;-) 

NYC you are the tough love that I needed and I thank you for everything you taught me.  I miss you... I miss your taxis, your yummy pizza, your crazy residents filling the streets and entertaining us every second of the day.  I miss the strong connection that everyone has with each other... we may be yelling and flipping each other off in the streets, but when you need help or just a nice cold beer after a rough day, we are more then happy to offer our compassion because we understand.  We get it.  That's the beauty of NYC. My husband is born and raised in NY and I couldn't be happier to have a soul mate that just like NYC... completely gets me.  We met in Brooklyn and when we decided to get married, we wanted to bring that old New York charm to our engagement pics and our Save the Dates.  I went on a hunt to find the perfect vintage taxi.  The owner only allowed it to be used in movies, but I sweet talked him into letting us borrow it for an hour.  If there is a will... there is a way!  Once again...Little New York Photography is responsible for the greatness of how our pics turned out.  I hope you love them too!  I hope they inspire you to get out there and do something wild and different for your engagement pics.  There are too many of the same pics floating around out there.  Do something that is YOU!!

After we had lots and lots of great shots, we decided to use this picture as our Save The Date and we turned it into a Postcard. I couldn't have been happier with the final product. 


Photographer: Little New York Photography
Taxi: FilmCars NYC
Dress: ASOS
Hat: Jessica Simpson
Men's Jacket- Thrift store in Brooklyn NY
Styling: Strut Your Stroller

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