Frozen Sunrise

Temperatures plummeted last week and provided the perfect opportunity to capture ice forming in the Great South Bay. The last chance I had before the weather got warmer was Saturday morning. I set my alarm for 6AM and caught a gorgeous sunrise at Captree State Park. The 15ºF temperatures kept many people home and I had the park all the myself for a peaceful morning.

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Signs of Spring in D.C.

Last weekend I took my first trip to Washington DC! I always wanted to go around the beginning of Spring, and it was perfect timing to see some of the cherry blossoms and magnolias that started to bloom.

My boyfriend and I drove down for a long weekend from Friday to Monday. We stayed at the Sofitel DC and it was so luxurious. It was conveniently located a few blocks from the National Mall, but we still did a ton of walking to see all of the monuments and museums.

I loved how the blooming trees provided so many angles and opportunities for different shots of the same monument. Hope you enjoy the photos and Happy Spring!

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Happy Fall!

Fall is here and I couldn’t be more excited for my favorite season to begin. The weather’s been a little warm so I am anxiously awaiting the cooler weather I love.

If you would like to book a Fall shoot please email me at info@ericamengouchian.com for details and pricing!

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Camera Upgrade!

I’m very excited to share that I have purchased a new camera!

For the past 6 years I’ve been using the first DSLR I purchased, a Canon Rebel T2i. It has definitely served me well, but an upgrade was necessary. Canon’s new 6D Mark ii is a lovely addition to my equipment. I can’t wait to use it more and really see what I can do with it.

Here’s a shot from last night at Sunken Meadow:

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Hey Summer!

Hello everyone! It’s been a crazy week so I apologize for not posting last week. Summer has officially begun and I’m excited to share what I’ve been working on and what my future plans are.

I had the opportunity to photograph my friends for their engagement photos! Here’s a preview from their shoot.

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I collaborated with Island Strong for a fun print and t-shirt giveaway over the weekend. They do a giveaway every Saturday so definitely check them out on Instagram to catch the next one!

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I have a few planned shoots coming up that I’m really excited for. A friend of mine is launching her makeup line later this year, and I have an Etsy shop owner who needs some images of the jewelry she sells. I’ll be sure to share those when they are completed.

I’m also planning on visiting Lavender by the Bay here on Long Island to photograph the lavender fields in a couple weeks, weather permitting. I missed this last year so I hope I can make there before the blooms are harvested.

I hope everyone has a great week and thank you for reading! 🙂

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Return to Top of the Rock

Over 10 years ago, I visited Rockefeller Center’s Top of the Rock Observatory. That was also during my pre-DSLR days, and I was using a point and shoot camera to grab some shots.

When I finally purchased a DSLR, I knew I wanted to go back but the opportunity just didn’t line up with certain plans and bad weather. I’ve had a DSLR for almost 6 years now, and at last I made it to Top of the Rock!

I went up during sunset and although a little crowded, I really enjoyed the views and grabbed plenty of photos. It’s definitely one of the best views of the city. I used my wide angle lens and a telephoto to grab a variety of shots. Enjoy!

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