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Larin and William – Long Island Engagement

October 15, 2014

The picture below was taken in the early 90’s with my older sister, my cousin, and me! My sister and I always loved visits from our cousin, Larin. Fast forward 20ish years later and I had the privilege of photographing a beautiful, grown up woman with her fiancé. It was such a joy to join Larin and William at Argyle Park on Long Island, the exact place where they got engaged and promised their futures to each other. We explored this beautiful park and then headed to the nearby beach for some sunset photos. Larin and William, congratulations on your engagement!! You are such a sweet couple and I know you will have a beautiful life together.

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Bri and Rémy – New York City Engagement

October 9, 2014

David and I have been in NYC for almost two months and we are having such an amazing time exploring the city! While there is so much to see and do here, we were eager to get a taste of our life back in Tampa during Bri and Rémy’s engagement session!  Rémy is in the same leadership rotational class with David and they have built a strong friendship this past year working together. Rémy was also sent to NYC for this rotation but unfortunately, his lovely bride-to-be decided to stay back in Tampa to continue teaching high school Spanish. Yep, she’s a teacher, therefore I love her. We love spending time with this sweet couple and we were so honored to document their engagement photos while Bri was visiting Rémy in late September. Their love started while studying abroad in South America, has endured long-distance across America, created a life together in the Sunshine State, and is now in the exciting time of engagement. So excited for these two to become husband and wife next December!

Our session started at Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, then a cab ride through Times Square to Rémy’s apartment for an outfit change, then a subway ride under the Hudson River, to finish with the sunset at the Waterfront in Jersey City. It was a beautiful night!

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Elaine and Colin – Caldwell Bed and Breakfast Wedding – NY Wedding

September 30, 2014

My photography business is rooted in Central Florida and all of my weddings have been held in the Sunshine State. When David and I were packing in Tampa and planning for our 6 month move up North, I was a little worried about expanding my photography reach. I was so sad at the thought of not shooting a wedding for 6 months! But, thanks to the internet, I met a super sweet couple named Elaine and Colin! And now, I am so excited to share with you our first New York wedding! Elaine and Colin had the most intimate, short and sweet wedding at the Caldwell Bed and Breakfast in Salisbury Mills, New York (about 90 minutes North of NYC). Their ceremony started at 11am, with photos immediately after and a lunch reception at 12pm with dancing, toasts, and cupcakes. It was all so relaxed, emotional, and beautiful. It was a such a privilege to document this wedding. I hope you enjoy the images!
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Stephanie and Jake – New York City Engagement

September 4, 2014

David and I have the incredible opportunity to experience life in NYC for 6 months due to his job, a rotational leadership program.  Stephanie, the beautiful blondie you’re about to see, is one of David’s co-workers who is also in the rotational program. When she asked me to photograph her and Jake in New York City, I was SO excited! I had butterflies all day leading up their session. Me, shooting in Central Park??? I couldn’t believe it! Our session in the city was everything I hoped for… crazy, full of tourists, lots of walking, a cab ride, and of course, SO much fun! Stephanie and Jake are perfect together. Such a sweet and fun couple! They were so patient and accommodating when our plans had to change due to an out of service subway. We made it work and we created some beautiful images! Happy engagement, Stephanie and Jake! I hope you all enjoy these photos, they are some of my favorites!   Continue Reading

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Announcement: We are MOVING!

July 1, 2014

From the very beginning of our photography business, we have served Central Florida: Orlando, Gainesville, and Tampa and we have LOVED it… but things are changing! We have the amazing opportunity to move and explore a new part of our country. We are so excited to announce that we are {temporarily} relocating to NEW YORK CITY! David’s job is moving us for 6 months from August 2014  – Janury 2015. We are SO excited to explore the Northeast, experience a fall and winter, take photographs in a new location, and meet new people. If you are in the New York City/New Jersey area soon, let me know and I would LOVE to meet up with you and take some photos! We are there for only a short time but we are hoping to photograph weddings and portrait sessions while we are there! Please spread the news that Michelle Stoker Photography is headed to the Big Apple!!!

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