Engaged In New York City

  • Jun 28, 2016

Manhattan is bustling with the pitter patter of dreamers on the move; the streets are fast paced and unforgiving if you cannot keep up.  But it is undeniable that New York City hosts some of the most architecturally pleasing, outdoor locations for creative photography.   Couples flock there to have their engagement photos done within quiet corners of all the city noise.  This couple knew that along with their future destination wedding, they wanted an engagement shoot in New York with a Manhattan backdrop where they first met.  Their wedding photographer, Kati Rosado of Kati Rosado Photography, happily obliged and traveled from Florida to document this special engagement celebration.

Their love story is unique and tells a tale of two souls that set out on a search to find one another. As destiny would have it, dancing around fate (literally), Alexa and Francesco would meet and fall in love.

From the Alexa, the bride…

“Francesco and Alexa met while swing dancing in New York City. We both started dancing in college (Francesco at Columbia University and Alexa at SCAD, The Savannah College of Art and Design). After a year of attending the same dance events and never noticing one another we met through a mutual friend and decided a first date was in order. Two days later, on a Monday, we went out for drinks and the rest is history!”

From Kati Rosado…

“Alexa and Francesco are the kind of people you meet and you instantly feel like you have known them a long time. Their warm smiles and hugs were so welcoming when they welcomed me in NYC to shoot their engagement session. It was such a pleasure to document their love in the city they call home. I also adored that they wanted to swing dance in a few photos, since that is how they met! Seriously, could they be any cuter? I cannot wait for the fantastic affair in Savannah, Georgia this December!”

Engagement Shoot Details

Photography by Kati Rosado
Bride’s Outfit by Anthropologie
Groom’s Shirt by Michael Kors
Groom’s Jeans by Paige




Owner, Kati Rosado Photography

“Kati Rosado is hybrid film and digital photographer in central Florida. She specializes in weddings with a focus on detail, light, and most importantly, organic moments. She was chosen as one of the best Miami Wedding Photographers by Bride’s Magazine this year. Her photographs have been featured on many of the top wedding blogs including Style Me Pretty, Wedding Chicks, and Green Wedding shoes, just to name a few. Weddings Illustrated chose one of her photographs for the cover of the Winter 2014-2015 issue. Kati focuses on creating a relaxed, candid environment when photographing and this ties in with her “your life, simply beautiful” motto. From initial consultation to final product delivery, Kati is dedicated to providing her clients with the best experience, fine art products, and timeless images.”

Visit Kati Rosado on Instagram @katirosado