WEST VILLAGE ENGAGEMENT: MATT + CHRISTIE

How many people do you know who have dated long distance? Probably a lot. Chris and I even dated long distance for almost two years! How many people do you know who dated long distance for FOUR AND A HALF YEARS?! These two! Matt and Christie spent their weekends traveling back and forth between Albany and Long Island to see each other. Personally, I'm so thankful for the two years Chris and I spent long distance because it allowed us to get to know each other deeply and now we are so grateful for every second we have together. I can only imagine what 4.5 years has done to equip Matt and Christie for anything and everything that life throws at them! Thankfully their commuting woes are over now and they are able to enjoy wedding planning together in the same house. To celebrate, we started off their lovely engagement session with some Milk & Cookies!

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Walking around the West Village near sunset is one of my favorite things to do! I love how the light almost seems to spy on us in this hidden corner of NYC.

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I'm going to estimate 90% of the sessions I've done in the city end up including strangers who ask to pose with the couple! This guy says he's an up and coming model...so be on the lookout for Mr. Soon-to-be-Famous! :)

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We couldn't have asked for a better way to end the day than with sunset on the pier! Such perfectly sweet moments! Thanks for being such rockstars Matt & Christie! xoxo! :)

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Cassi Claire is a New Jersey & Destination wedding photographer
that specializes in vineyard, estate, and waterfront weddings!