NYC Central Park Engagement Photos | Melissa + Mike


A NYC engagement session complete with a lovely, fun, energetic couple, Central Park background, and a lovable french bulldog! I love it when couples do bring their very well behaved puppies to a session. It makes the engagement session fun, and I get to play with a puppy! By the way, ANY puppy whether they are bigger than my petite frame or if they can fit in my bag is considered a puppy in my world. My husband shakes his head when I call a great dane a puppy and try to hug and pet it as if I'm about to pick it up…but that's just me.

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Back to Melissa and Mike, they are just adorable together and I'm very happy to share these NYC Central Park engagement photos of this happy couple. When asked what they loved about one another and how they knew their other half was the one, Mike stated, " She gets me.  I can be as ridiculous as I want and we both find it hysterical.  We constantly share laughs together. She accepts me for everything that I am (flaws and all).  She’s absolutely beautiful in every which way in my eyes.  Her traits also compliment mine.  Her strengths are my weaknesses and vice versa. She keeps me balanced in many ways.  She’s my partner in crime and I can’t see myself spending my life without her." Yes ladies, you can say AWWWWW.

Melissa’s response was: "He’s just my other half.  I enjoy sharing everything with him from stories, to laughter, to hard times, and new experiences.  He is the person I can easily grow old with because I know that we can get through anything together, and enjoy whatever life has to offer us.  Although we are so very different, it certainly balances us, and what I think makes us such a great couple.  We know we are so very lucky to have found each other, and I most certainly could not imagine not having him beside me for the rest of my life."

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Mike's Side: "Took her to the Museum of Natural History.  We both love watching nature shows and are big fans of animals.  I knew there was a big diamond exhibited in the rocks and special gems room.  Took her down there.. asked her what she thought of diamond displayed, scoffed at her response and said “ehhhh.. I like this one better”, showed her ring, pulled her aside, got down on one knee, and proceeded to propose."

Melissa’s Side:  "With a 1000% honesty his proposal could not have been any better.  It was so perfect and unlike anything I could have ever expected.  I remember frolicking all through the museum just yelling over and over again that we were engaged!!!  I also loved that he had talked to my mom about proposing and kept her in the know, as she was very sick and knowing he was the one I would be spending my life with made her extremely happy."

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I LOVE their proposal story! Definitely a great way to start their happily ever after…and their next step to their wonderful journey is their wedding in Paradisus in Punta Cana in May 2014!!! My readers and followers know I was a Destination Wedding Bride in Punta Cana and Paradisus was next to Melia Caribe Tropical where we got married so we know firsthand they will have a beautiful and amazing destination wedding!!!

Congratulations Melissa and Mike! Here's to a great start to your wonderful journey!

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About the Photographer: Angelica Criscuolo is an international wedding photographer that also shoots boudoir, portraits and events and provides photo booth services and rental. She has been published in many publications including The New York Times, The New York Daily News – Down The Aisle, Staten Island Live news, Engagement 101 Magazine, Merci New York, Lela New York Weddings, Pretty Pear Bride, The Urban Style NY, Un-Jersey Bride, Engaged Wedding Blog UK, The Knot, Wedding Wire,, The Frosted Petticoat and more! She has recently been awarded The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2013 and The Knot’s Best of Weddings 2014 and have also won the WeddingWire Couples’ Choice Award 2014. Angelica specializes in capturing various vital memories and her goal is to provide the best images for all couples and clients using her background in broadcast journalism and editorial technique. She utilizes natural lighting as well as off-camera lighting to ensure her clients receive beautiful photos from a Style Me Pretty type of natural look to an editorial/dramatic magazine worthy look. Angelica is also a proud member of Professional Photographer of America (PPA) and Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI). On top of capturing weddings, she also provides photo booth option for her clients called the InstaMemory Booth, which is always a hit at any event! She is married to her husband Matthew and they live in Sunnyside Queens, NYC. Angelica would love to hear from you so send an inquiry to book your wedding and engagement sessions at

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