I had such a blast with this wonderful family! Ania and Chris got married last year in Poland, where most of Ania’s family is from. The day was so busy that they didn’t get a chance to grab some photos of their families, and so Ania’s Chrismas gift to Chris’ parents was this family session! We arranged everything over email, so I really had no idea to expect as I waited for them in front of The Boathouse in Central Park. The S’s had so much wonderful personality, and were so impeccably dressed! And to boot, Lauren (the youngin’) apparently has an obsession for Idina Menzel, which by itself is kind of random, but I happened to have been obsessed with her when I was Lauren’s age too!
When I was in high school, a freshmen, I was a bit of a weirdo circus act. I was a theatre kid and obsessed with Rent (the musical), and I would loudly belt from my podium at lunchtime the Over the Moon monologue from Rent – originally done by Idina Menzel! Every single day. I drove everyone near me crazy. I was actually really excited to meet a fellow fan, though I’ve really pushed my love for Rent down deep to make room for other things, like Husbone and photography, and my kitties. It made me happy to reminisce.
Also, Chris works as a diplomat, and he and Ania are moving to Vienna next month. It was really lovely to take part in this wonderful gift before they leave for a while. But I hear Vienna is unbelievably beautiful!
Anyway, here are a few shots from this lovely and lively family!