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Jennifer & Manny | Coney Island Engagement Session | Brooklyn, NY

One morning, in Texas, Jennifer was scrolling Offbeat Bride when she happened upon a wedding I had photographed being featured that day. She and her new fiancé, Manny, had a trip to NYC planned and thought an engagement session in the city could be fun. When Jennifer reached out and told me they liked street art and bagels (two of my very favorite things), I knew we'd be friends.  

Their session ended up being on one of the hottest days of the summer during a week filled with thunderstorms. We got lucky with a lot sunshine! In order to beat the heat, we took a stroll down the pier to feel the breeze and obviously had to stop for ice cream! I loved their relaxed vibe, Jen's colorful engagement ring, and the way they had each other laughing the entire time.

Congrats to this super fun, very happy couple! 

Museum of Ice Cream

Since living in NYC, I haven't seen anything create such a frenzy as the summer 2016 pop-up Museum of Ice Cream in the Meatpacking District. When I first heard about it, I immediately jumped online to buy tickets for Olivia and myself. So glad I acted quickly because it ended up selling out before the gallery even opened! Not surprising because who doesn't love ice cream?! 

The museum was full of interactive exhibits featuring everyone's favorite dessert. There were sundae inspired paintings, sculptures, and more. The highlight was hands down "swimming" in the sprinkle pool. It was such a hit, it was hard to get a photo without all the other visitors diving in! Olivia's favorite part was "seeing me so happy"! Awww, isn't she sweet?! 

Share your favorite flavor in the comments! I can't choose just one so my top three are cookies & cream, cake batter, & anything with caramel! 

As the sprinkle pool rules warn you: "may cause spontaneous happiness." Check out photos of our cherry-on-top afternoon below.