Sunrise over New York {New Jersey Photographer}

When I reconnected with James, I was thrilled to discover that we shared a passion for photography.  James was one of my first friends, and we’ve known each other for over 20 years.  We’d lost touch with each other as we made our way through school, but got back in touch through our Flickr streams and Facebook.  He also introduced me to his good friend, Collin, who also loves to shoot.  Over the past year, we’d played around with the idea of doing a photo walk, and this weekend we were all finally able to meet up.

At Collin’s suggestion, we headed to Rockefeller Overlook off of the Palisades Parkway.  I was absolutely blown away, the view was spectacular!  It was wonderful to meet Collin for the first time, reconnect with James after so many years, and have the opportunity to shoot for me. I think that this trip was so meaningful for me because most of my photography connections and relationships have been founded and strengthened through online networking, so I don’t have the opportunity to go out shooting with friends.  In fact, this is the first time I have ever done something like this.  It was nice to leave the kids at home (and not have to worry about their well-being), and do something that I love to do.  It is so easy to get into a rut with your work, it is so easy for it to become a chore.  This trip reminded me why I love shooting by giving me some new scenery, a new experience, and by surrounding me with others who share a similar excitement for photos.

So thanks again to James and Collin for having me along to witness and capture a beautiful, albiet frigid, sunrise over New York, and for the good company at a surprisingly delicious diner breakfast afterwards. I can honestly say that I’m looking forward to our next photo adventure, in which I will be more adequately prepared for the weather (read: we were all very, very cold)!

I’ve picked a selection of images to add to this post, though there are a few more that I’ve edited that I’m happy with, they are somewhat repetitive (read: sun rising with the sun to the left, sun rising with the sun in the middle, sun rising with the sun to the right, etc etc), so I didn’t include them here. I hope you enjoy the shots I walked away with!

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  • I love going on photo walks with friends! Sounds like you had a great time and your photos are gorgeous. :)

  • My mom and dad live right off the Palisades so this post brought back lots of memories from one of the last times I was there. I had just found out I was pregnant with my second and we stopped at the same overlook to have out pic made : )

  • Beautiful images… Heading to Jersey and NYC this summer. Cannot wait!

  • I love these! I love detail shots. Looks like a lot of fun!

  • Beautiful, Meg! Makes me want to go to NY!