I met up with Kelsey and John on a gloomy late Summer day in Manhattan. Like many New Yorkers, these two are not native to the area. Of course, transplants are what makes the city what it is. Everyone brings their own culture, ideas, dreams, and style to the melting pot. Kelsey and John are no different. They have made New York City their home and love it as much as any longtime residents. We wanted to celebrate their time here in one of my favorite parts of the city. Kelsey is a blogger who loves to write about her life here. She was kind enough to elaborate on their Greenwich Village engagement:
For the first part of this Greenwich Village engagement, we were sure to dress in chic attire. John was in a blue suit and I wore a rose jumpsuit. The colors are classic for pretty much any time of the year. But they felt appropriate as we met for our photoshoot as summer was turning to fall. A mix of posh and comfortable were what we were going for. After all, we spend a lot of time in sweats on our couch, so we didn’t want to look too stuffy for our photos.
As we ventured from the arch further into Greenwich, we stumbled upon cafes and bars. They begged you to enter with their twinkling lights and eclectic decor. We passed doorstep after doorstep of beautiful brownstones. Each with brightly-painted doors and inviting lanterns. The stoops were decorated with pumpkins and greenery. As the rain started to fall, we dodged the puddles on the cracked sidewalk.
It was during this walk we shifted into our casual attire. If I’m being honest, this is more John and I anyway. We are a couple who loves fries and beer. Therefor, walking around in a leather jacket and denim shirt felt completely authentic. Jeff was so great with encouraging us to pick two different outfits. The contrast in the mood and attire adds a beautiful shift. We wandered the Manhattan streets looking for a place to pop into post-photoshoot. Delectable Italian cuisine (and no, that doesn’t rule out a slice of pizza) is always a favorite here.
If you do come to this area of town, come without a list. Come with friends and empty bellies and find your way into a bar, cafe or restaurant that speaks to you. You may stumble upon a new favorite gem. All because a talented photographer guided you down the narrow, one way roads of lower Manhattan.