It was a fun-filled weekend, which flew by way too fast, as always. We met up with Bree and her family for Drag Queen Story Hour on Saturday. If you have little ones, I highly recommend checking it out. Then we met up with friends at The Sovereign for some rare, Belgian beers. And yesterday we hopped over to The Lane, the new “family social club” in Ivy City for their grand opening celebration. Its a great space with a ton of activities for all ages. Charlie’s a little young to take advantage of everything right now, but I can see him running around there in the next few months. While we’re back to the weekday grind, we’ve got this super fun engagement session with Richard & Taylor!
Taylor literally crashed into my life at a Japanese Breakfast show at the Black Cat. It was instant chemistry (read: I told Taylor I had family on Maui and she proposed to me then and there) – I left for a weekend out of town, and as soon I returned Taylor took me out to Iron Gate to quote, “woo my socks off,” and she did just that. A year later, I proposed at the Winter Walk of Lights at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens and suddenly we had to plan for a marriage.
We didn’t intentionally set out to do engagement photos, but our photographers (Polyakov photography – they are INCREDIBLE and I will sing their praises for the rest of my life) threw it in our wedding package as an opportunity to get to know us. We decided that if we were going to do an engagement shoot, we wanted it to capture what our actual life looks like: two people who love their home, love their life, and love eating sushi together.
We had it at our favorite all-you-can-eat-sushi joint, Sushi Para. All you can eat sushi is a bonding experience for us – a test of strength, character, and judgement. Having our photographers help consume the always-too-much-food we order really made this experience more pleasant than usual. Taylor is Jewish but we weren’t going to have a religious ceremony, so we decided to take a photo with a sushi boat acting as a chuppah. Shalom!