Sarah Tew Photography


Seth & Jennifer’s Engagement Portraits: Times Square to Grand Central…
June 22, 2012, 2:37 am
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Seth & Jennifer are getting married at Housing Works Bookstore this fall, and for their engagement portraits we decided on a walk from Times Square (for the color and city vibes) and through Bryant Park over to end our session at Grand Central Station.  It was dicey weather– at one point early on in Times Square it started to rain and then changed it’s mind– luckily before we had totally disbanded and rescheduled!  The rest of the evening was dry and delightful.  I just love Jennifer’s smile– and so does Seth– he is great at making her laugh, they really have a sweet chemistry going on that was a joy to shoot.  Check out my favorites from the shoot!




Johanna & Greg’s Engagement Portraits at Gantry State Park in Long Island City
June 8, 2012, 12:57 pm
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Johanna & Greg are a sweet newly engaged couple I booked for their fall wedding up in Beacon, NY, which will take place at the very exciting Roundhouse at Beacon Falls,  a totally *brand new* venue that sounds absolutely fantastic.  The place isn’t even finished or open yet as far as I can tell, the visuals on their site are mostly drawings rather than photos, and construction is still finishing up from what I understand.  Maybe I can provide them with some sweet shots from the wedding to use on their site!  For this engagement session we toyed with several ideas and then settled on meeting up in Long Island City and walking down to the water where Gantry State Park offers some of the best views of midtown manhattan, in addition to all kinds of pretty trees, grass, and a very relaxing atmosphere.  I loved this magenta top and the cute sandals Johanna picked to wear– it really pops and I fun playing with color tones when I was processing.   These two are so obviously in love it was a really sweet session– I will never tire of capturing love like this.  Congratulations, Johanna & Greg!  I can’t wait for your wedding!




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May 30, 2012, 4:33 am
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Lauren & Rich: Engagement Portraits in DUMBO, Brooklyn
May 27, 2012, 4:25 am
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Lauren and Rich are getting married this July at Liberty House just across the river from Manhattan in New Jersey. It’s such a neat spot, I am super eager to shoot those sunset and night portraits of them with the skyline in the background! For their engagement portraits they settled on the DUMBO area, which offers the opposing skyline and bridge views from Brooklyn, where they live.  Lauren, who’s a visual artist herself, smartly wore a vibrant green dress with the most perfect yellow necklace, adding just a gorgeous pop of color for the images… I’m really pleased with the results– check out my favorites!



Lindsey & Brad’s Engagement Session
May 21, 2012, 3:10 am
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Lindsey contacted me not long ago hoping to book an engagement portrait session with her fiance, Brad, before their wedding in June upstate. I mostly shoot engagement sessions with couples I book weddings with, but if you are getting married far away but want to capture yourselves here in the city please know I do them “a la carte” as well as part of wedding collections. So don’t hesitate to get in touch. Lindsey & Brad live just off Canal Street over a cute little footbridge that separates the west side where they live from the more heavily trafficked area near the subways. We shot around their neighborhood and ended up by the river just in time for sundown. Check out my favorites!




Stephen & Jessica’s Engagement Portraits: West side & High Line Park
May 19, 2012, 3:47 pm
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Stephen & Jess are getting married this August at the ever-beautiful Palm House at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I can hardly wait to see Jess all bride’d up, she’s such a gorgeous gal, Stephen is one lucky duck I must say. She’s a published author too, check out her book! For their engagement session we wanted to capture a bit of manhattan and of course the High Line Park is a favorite destination for many couples- that place is just so pretty and romantic to walk, if you haven’t been there find a time you can stroll the length of it with a significant other (or a friend!)– it’s not to be missed. Of course it is windy, and narrow… and sometimes crowded, so as a photography location it’s got it’s pros and cons of course. But with a little patience and careful background selection I like to think it’s totally doable! You be the judge– aren’t these two just sweet as can be? Here are my favorites…



Marisa & Nolan’s West Village Engagement Session
April 19, 2012, 2:57 am
Filed under: Engagement Portraits, Weddings

Marisa & Nolan are getting married at the Housing Works Bookstore this summer, and as soon as I met with them I knew they were a special couple.
We shot their engagement portraits in the west village and sure enough, they were as cute as could be– I had SO much fun shooting this couple, they are goofy together and the smiles you see here just don’t quit. Marisa has a totally infectious grin that Nolan must just absolutely adore– keep this woman smiling, my friend, and life will be sweet no matter what else happens. She wore two brilliant colors (teal and coral) during the shoot and I can’t decide which she looks better in, they both looked amazing– no doubt she’ll be a stunner in a wedding gown too! Here are my favorites from our shoot…




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