Central Park Engagement: Allie & Phil


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“When I first saw him, I felt like my whole universe shifted.” When Allie told me this, it gave me chills.  I knew in that moment that she had truly found the person that her soul was meant to be with, and I couldn’t think of anyone more deserving of such happiness and love. Allie and I have known each other since Day 1 at law school, and her passion toward making the world a better place is both magnetic and inspiring. When I had the opportunity to finally get to know Phil, I found out that he appreciated Allie’s determination, intellectual mind, thoughtfulness, and fun side. Spending three years alongside Allie, here is what I know about her: she works harder than anyone I have ever known. She cares deeply for others. She dedicates her life to making this world a better place to be. Therefore, I knew that whoever she would spend her life with would be beyond lucky. After meeting Phil, I can only say that I feel the same way about him as well. His passion for his important, giving work shines so bright. The way he looks at Allie makes me feel like the world is an amazing place, filled with inspiring love.

During their engagement session through the west side of NYC’s Central Park, we had the opportunity to catch up, laugh, and talk about everything from wedding plans to their upcoming trip to Harry Potter World. Being that Allie and Phil have as much of an appreciation for nerdy things as I do, I was sure to let them know that frozen butterbeer is absolutely the way to go! As we gear up for their October wedding in Baltimore, I am so lucky to be the one to photograph their special day as they start their journey together. Congratulations, Allie and Phil!



We had a blast recreating an old photo of Allie and Phil dancing in this very spot!


I don’t know why, but I love this photo. It reminds me of a fairytale through the woods.


Such ROMANCE! Classic NYC.




As these two are tying the knot at the George Peabody Library, it was only appropriate that they brought some of their favorite books to the park!



Carolyn of Tesora Photography is a New York, Westchester and Fairfield wedding, engagement and lifestyle portrait photographer. Available for travel.

  1. Mimi Kraus says:

    You both look so happy and so in love! Wonderful pictures!

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