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    Welcome to my blog, a place for my daily ramblings and the photographs I love! My name is Amy and I am a wedding photographer located in the greater NYC area. If you are getting married, take some time to check out my most recent wedding and engagement sessions under categories. The best way to get to know me is through my personal posts. I blog about everything...from my cat's first birthday, to my favorite places to dine in the city. My hope is that by the time you leave, you will feel like we are best friends. If you want to see more, head over to my official website at www.amyrizzutophotography.com.

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FRELINGHUYSEN ARBORETUM ENGAGEMENT : KAREN + JOHN

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As they sat on the top deck at Revel overlooking the water, Karen glanced down at her nails. She couldn’t believe she had messed them up so many times after John had casually mentioned she paint them. Since when had he cared about her nails anyway?  It all became clear as their romantic dinner came to an end. Pulling out something sparkly, John told Karen how much the last four years had meant to him. He then proposed with the most beautiful ring she had ever seen!  Karen happily agreed, overjoyed to be marrying the man she loved.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Karen and John’s gorgeous engagement session at the  Frelinghuysen Arboretum in Morristown. Karen brought her son along, making it the perfect relaxing day in the park. Check out some of my favorite moments from our time together below.

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Karen and John balance each other so well.  Karen is full of youthful energy, while John is more laid back.

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Karen knew John was the one when she saw how great he interacted with her son.  ”It is probably my favorite thing about him”, Karen explained with a smile on her face.

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Capturing truly relaxed and natural moments like these are my absolute favorite.

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Thank you again Karen and John for such a fun day in the park together!  It was a true joy to capture your Frelinghuysen Arboretum engagement photos and I am already looking forward to your beautiful wedding this November.:)

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Ann BeaversApril 18, 2014 - 10:21 pm

Pretty pictures…cute family! Love the one with the little boy blowing bubbles and couple in the background!

UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY ENGAGEMENT : ROBYN + DAVE

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“Who knew that at 14 years old, I would meet my future husband?!” Robyn exclaimed to me the first time we spoke. Their story really is incredible. After meeting in high school, life took Robyn and Dave on separate paths, Robyn to school in Tampa, FL and Dave into the Marine Corps in Annapolis, MD.  They ran into each other in 2012 and instantly felt that same connection they did in high school. After years of living close to one another, Robyn and Dave began their long distance relationship. They made it a priority to see one another, taking turns flying back and forth from Annapolis to Tampa every 2-3 weeks.

Last weekend, Robyn flew up to visit Dave so we could capture their engagement photos in a place special to them both, the Untied States Naval Academy!  I had so much fun watching them recount memories as we visited all the places where they fell in love!  Check out some of my favorite moments in the photographs below.  :)

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Spring was in full bloom in Annapolis!  This gorgeous magnolia tree made the perfect backdrop for some pretty photos.

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For the first half of our time together, Dave dressed in uniform. He and Robyn looked great together as they showed me all of their favorite spots on campus.

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After walking around campus, we headed downtown for some romantic photos on the docks.

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Seriously Robyn?!  You are GORGEOUS!!!

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LOVE.

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Dave played baseball in college!  To round out our time together, we headed to his old field.

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I love this personalized baseball Robyn and Dave received as a gift when they got engaged!

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Robyn and Dave still have notes they wrote each other in high school!  They laughed as they re-read them together.

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Thank you again Robyn and Dave for an incredible day!  I had so much fun capturing your United States Naval Academy engagement photos and I am already looking forward to your beautiful wedding!

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Caroline FrostApril 18, 2014 - 12:24 am

so lovely Amy! I love every pic!

Randy BeaversApril 26, 2014 - 12:03 am

Wow….what an amazing engagement shoot. Robyn and Dave are two beautiful people. The baseball engagement with the rings…..very creative! I really like the LOVE photos, but my favorite is the lilac tree in the background that looks like sapphires….that photo with Robyn and Dave is really good.

CENTRAL PARK ENGAGEMENT : JESSICA + GLENN

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The sun was shining brightly, almost coaxing the tiny blooms to come out and bask in it’s warmth.  It was the perfect day for Jessica and Glenn’s Central Park engagement session, as it finally felt like spring in New York City!  As we made our way from the Plaza to the beautiful Bow Bridge, Jessica and Glenn caught me up on all the fun details of their wedding planning.  Less than a month away from officially becoming husband and wife, this sweet couple couldn’t be more excited!  I am so looking forward to capturing their gorgeous wedding at the Brownstone on May 2nd and I am already counting down the days!  Until then, enjoy a few of my favorite photos from their pretty spring engagement session below.:)

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Jessica actually reached out to Glenn for their first date!  Glenn had always thought Jessica was beautiful, and happily agreed.

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Jessica and Glenn are laid back and laugh together constantly.  They are a true joy to be around!

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The path under the twisting trees of the mall is so romantic.  It is one of my favorite areas in Central Park.

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LOVE.

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As we were making our way out of the park, we came across this gorgeous cherry blossom tree!  I love how the pink blooms matched the pretty pink in Jessica’s Anthropologie dress.

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Since Glenn works with trains, we headed down to the Subway for a few fun photos to round out our session.

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Thank you again Jessica and Glenn for an amazing afternoon!  I had so much fun capturing your spring Central Park engagement session and I am already looking forward to your beautiful wedding.

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Randy BeaversApril 17, 2014 - 4:14 am

Great engagement pictures of Jessica and Glenn. I really like the subway picture in b&w with the train approaching….very interesting. I also like the photo with the yellow leaves in the background. My favorite is 4th from last. The lighting is incredible!

Ann BeaversApril 19, 2014 - 12:45 am

Love all these photos but the cherry blossom tree in the background is my FAVORITE!

PARK SAVOY WEDDING : JESSICA + MATT

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The candlelight flickered softly off  the lovely pink and green flowers that seemed to cascade from table to table. The romance of the Park Savoy was undeniable. Jessica and Matt smiled as they watched their guests enter the gorgeous old estate. Two of the kindest people I have ever met, it was obvious how much they just genuinely wanted to enjoy the evening with their family and friends. As Jessica and Matt danced the night away under the amber light of the sparkling chandeliers, cheers could be heard throughout the grand ballroom.  Everyone was so happy that two people so perfect for one another were finally husband and wife.

Jessica and Matt, thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your incredible day!  It makes me smile to see how truly happy you are together and I wish you endless amounts of love and joy in the years to comes. Enjoy reliving some of my favorite moments from your beautiful Park Savoy wedding below!

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Jessica’s maid of honor helped her into the gorgeous gown she found at Kleinfeld.

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Seriously Jessica?!  You make a STUNNING bride!

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This sweet flower girl stole my heart.

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A big thanks to Mekina Saylor and Leandra Brown for helping me capture Jessica and Matt’s beautiful day!   I just love these photographs Mekina took of the guys getting ready.

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Matt was all smiles when he saw Jessica for the first time as she walked down the aisle.

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Officially HUSBAND + WIFE!!!

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After the ceremony, we headed to the gorgeous bridal suite at the Park Savoy for a few pretty portraits.

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LOVE.

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The soft light from the chandeliers made everything feel so romantic.

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I am seriously dying over this BEAUTIFUL cake!

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Jessica and Matt shared their first dance to “Let’s Stay Together” by Al Green.

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The Infernos did an incredible job keeping the party going all night!

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After a few emotional toasts…

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…Jessica and Matt hit the dance floor!

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Thank you again Jessica and Matt for giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful Park Savoy wedding!  It was a true joy to be a part of your incredible day and  I wish you both endless amounts of happiness in the years to come!

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Randy BeaversApril 17, 2014 - 4:20 am

Amy….the photos of Jessica and Matt’s wedding are beautiful. You captured the day with beautiful moments captured in time for ever. I really like the photos shot from outside in and through the stair railing….very creative. I like the pictures you captured of Jessica’s emotions. I really like the photo of Jessica and Matt walking back down the aisle. Their faces express the happiness of the day! Great work Amy!

Caroline Frost SheaApril 18, 2014 - 4:28 am

Cool church photo!!! And nice indoor portraits! :)

FRIDAY FAVORITE : LOVE IN BATTERY PARK

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Melissa + Sean – Battery Park

We need a witness to our lives. There’s a billion people on the planet… I mean, what does any one life really mean? But in a marriage, you’re promising to care about everything. The good things, the bad things, the terrible things, the mundane things… all of it, all of the time, every day. You’re saying ‘Your life will not go unnoticed because I will notice it.  Your life will not go un-witnessed because I will be your witness’. – Shall We Dance

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