This beautiful engagement session, captured by Frost Photography, was shot at The Cloisters, a museum of medieval art and architecture in northern Manhattan. It’s gorgeous grounds combined with the changing leaves provides the perfect backdrop for Bianca and Stephen’s engagement photos!
From the beautiful bride-to-be, Bianca:
Stephen and I first met while working at a restaurant in Times Square in 2007. He was a bartender there and I was a waitress. I distinctly remember checking out the bartender my first day there, but at the time he was spoken for and so was I. Not long after moving back, I booked an Asian tour of 42nd street where I was whisked away to Asia for 6 months. When I returned, as most working actors in NYC do, I went back to working at the restaurant until the next gig. Stephen excitedly welcomed me back and to my surprise was not only interested in me, but single….. and so was I. Yay! We began dating in the summer and agreed to call it quits because, again, I had booked another musical theatre tour, this time in the U.S, where I would be gone for almost a year. However, that didn’t happen. We kept calling, skyping and traveled back and forth between NYC and any place my show stopped in order see one another and eventually became an inseparable pair. After 2 1/2 years of dating Stephen proposed on New Year’s Day 2011 in Bryant Park under the Christmas Tree. We’ve always made a habit of having an “all day date” on New Year’s Day and this year I was surprised with an amazing original sapphire ring Stephen designed himself . I couldn’t have been happier and my friends were all there with open arms to witness and capture the moment. Wedding planning is fun, but being married to my Boo is gonna be even better! Why we chose the Cloisters: Not many people in NYC know about the Cloisters, a Medieval art and architecture museum constructed from ruins of castles and cathedrals in Europe (each stone transported to the US and reconstructed). Surprisingly, there are people who’ve lived on the island for their whole lives who’ve never been there before. But….at almost the top edge of Manhattan near 190th street there is this magical park where you have stunning views of the Hudson, and this really unique museum.