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  • AMY RIZZUTO PHOTOGRAPHY

    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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CENTRAL PARK ENGAGEMENT : LAUREN + JOHN

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Love works in so many different ways.  Sometimes you feel that instant connection to the person you are destined to be with forever, while in other cases, a friendship grows into a romance overtime.  John met Lauren for the first time in church when his younger sister pointed her out as a girl she thought he would like to date.  They went out for dinner, and though the conversation was okay, it wasn’t anything to write home about.  Deciding it would be better to just be “friends”, John and Lauren went their separate ways.

Sometime later, the two found themselves together again when their families decided to go skiing with one another over Christmas.  Lauren has always prided herself on being a great skier and was shocked when she found John could ski faster and better than she could!  Sometimes that is all it takes.:) Her attraction for him grew, and pretty soon, she found out John had been feeling the same way.  They fell hard for one another, and a year later, John proposed to Lauren under the romantic light of a full moon in Central Park.  These two love birds are tying the knot in June, and I couldn’t be more excited for them!

Lauren and John, thank you for giving me the opportunity to capture your beautiful Central Park engagement session!  I truly enjoyed our morning together, and I can’t wait to share some of my favorite images from our time together below.

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Central Park is so beautiful in the spring time!  I love the street lamp nestled among these gorgeous yellow flowers.

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It is so apparent how much Lauren and John care for each other!  They truly can’t wait to build a life together.

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This sweet couple’s laughter is contagious!  They are a true joy to be around.

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LOVE.

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Central Park really is so romantic.  It is the perfect place to snuggle up in the sun and relax all day.

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Seriously…you guys are so ADORABLE!

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I will end with this lovely photo of Lauren and John strolling under the bridge where they got engaged.  Congratulations again!  I wish you both all the happiness in the world in the years to come.

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Randy BeaversApril 25, 2014 - 11:52 pm

Beautiful pictures of Lauren and John. I really like the picture with the LOVE caption….Stunning! I also really like the 3rd photo. They are a beautiful couple and you effectively captured their love and happiness.

Ann BeaversApril 26, 2014 - 1:06 am

I love the picture of them sitting in front of the water with the reflection of trees and buildings! Great photos!

SKYLANDS MANOR WEDDING : MELISSA + SEAN

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As we walked up the long winding path, my breath caught at the incredible site before me.  A beautiful couple, long veil flowing in the wind, and a gorgeous stone castle. It was Melissa and Sean’s wedding day, and it was magical.  These two had just officially tied the knot in an emotional church ceremony and were excited to begin celebrating with family and friends!  Before heading inside to start the dance party, Melissa and Sean took an intimate stroll around the grounds at sunset.  I am so in love with the warm, romantic images from our time together, and I can’t wait to share a few of my favorites below!

Melissa and Sean, thank you for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your beautiful Skylands Manor wedding!  I hope you had a fabulous time on your honeymoon in Hawaii, and I wish you so much happiness in the many years to come.

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Melissa’s all lace wedding gown was SO lovely!

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The bride’s something borrowed and something blue…her grandmother’s ring and her sister’s earrings.

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I always love the sweet and excited moments when a bride is getting into her wedding gown.

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A big thanks to Mekina Saylor and Leandra Brown for helping me document Melissa and Sean’s day!  Mekina captured the photos above of Sean getting ready and Leandra the beautiful one below.

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Pretty pretty bridesmaids.:)

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Melissa and Sean were both beaming as they saw each other for the first time during the walk down the aisle.

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HAPPILY MARRIED!!!

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After the ceremony, we headed to the Skylands Manor for some pretty portraits.

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LOVE this bridal party!

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There is nothing more romantic than a long veil.  I love the way Melissa’s was naturally blowing in the wind.

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Melissa and Sean really are perfect together.  You could tell they were overjoyed to officially be married and couldn’t wait to spend their lives with one another.

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FAVORITE.

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After Melissa and Sean’s first dance to “Lucky“, the party really began!

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Toasts are always one of my favorite parts of the evening.  This one by Melissa’s sister was so funny while being heartfelt at the same time.

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One last sweet moment between Melissa and Sean to complete an incredible evening.  Thank you both for giving me the opportunity to be a part of your gorgeous Skylands Manor wedding.  It was a true joy to be a part of it and I wish you all the happiness in the world as you begin your lives together!

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Ali MillerApril 24, 2014 - 11:30 pm

Such a beautiful spring wedding! I love the soft light through the trees and how truly happy the couple looks!

Nejla SolanoApril 25, 2014 - 5:39 am

Absolutely magical pictures for what proved to be a magical occasion!

Sherly Irani Milani-niaApril 25, 2014 - 6:02 pm

Absolutely beautiful

Massoud MilaniniaApril 26, 2014 - 1:00 pm

Very nice, good job

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!

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