Hotel Chantelle has been one of our favorite places to photograph an engagement session. Not actually a hotel, this restaurant/nightclub is named after a French World War II safe house, and you notice why the minute you step through the front door. Inside you’ll find a space fit for 1940’s Paris, welcomed by cozy mahogany walls and the warm flickering light of exposed Edison bulbs and candles. Had it not been a regular brunch spot for Anne + Eddie, who knows if we would have ever discovered this spot! Location aside though, it was a blast meeting these two and exploring a little corner of the city together.
After working our way through Hotel Chantelle for the start of their engagement session, we made it onto the street for some creative nighttime portraits. As an artsy couple themselves with an impeccable sense of style, we had a great time working with the local graffiti, of which there’s never a shortage of in NYC. Despite getting on to the street long after the sun had gone down, we were still able to create some amazing shots with our own creative lighting.
Finally, everyone knows you can’t represent NYC without a damn good slice of pizza, so it was only right to finish up the night at a corner pizza parlor. Enjoying slices together while capturing some fun moments between Anne + Eddie was the perfect ending to this engagement session.
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