Riverside Park NYC Engagement Photography

Mandy & Marvin

What do you think our future clients should know about the experience you had with us?

It's ok to be nervous but truly believe the anxiety falls right out the window shortly after meeting with them. They want what you want. They want for you to be happy and love your photos and if you trust them, they won't disappoint you! They're also very open to your ideas and will do their best to meet your needs. 

What specifically was your favorite part about your engagement session with Lenny & Melissa?

Both of us loved how careful and creative they were during the shoot. Nothing was rushed or done carelessly. 

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

Lenny has a pretty cool sense of humor and Melissa encourages/feeds into it.  They compliment each other and work well together. They've created such a great team amongst each other its contagious. 

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?

We were most anxious about how to pose, what it will look like, and how to smile. WE LOVE OUR PHOTOS!!

Do you feel more relaxed and prepared for your wedding photos after your engagement session? Tell us all about it

We are absolutely confident our wedding photos will be gorgeous. Both Marvin and I love candid photos. Lenny and Melissa exceeded our expectations. We're really looking forward to the wedding photos. 

Liberty State Park Engagement Photos

Shalanda & Kelvin

What do you think our future clients should know about the experience you had with us?

I found out about Lenny and Melissa on Instagram. They were giving away an engagement and wedding photography package. I signed up hopeful but, with no expectation to win. I didn't even tell my fiance much about the giveaway at all.  Although we didn't win the giveaway Lenny and Melissa reached out to us interested in working with us.

We did a video call and both my fiance and I vibed with them from the beginning! They were lighthearted and funny and interested in us a couple and not just securing a job. The engagement shoot only cemented our feelings about Lenny and Melissa. They kept us going! They made us so comfortable that we laughed pretty much throughout our entire session. Not only that but they were able to capture our true essence as couple in each photograph. We are anxiously awaiting our wedding day to shoot again with Lenny & Melissa and create new memories with them.

Future clients should know that they can be at ease when working with Lenny & Melissa. You are in perfect hands! They will encourage you to be yourself and bring out the best parts of you and your partner through their photos. While looking at our photos again at home both Kelvin and I agree that you guys were able to see us completely! They all look so natural, happy and in love. Be prepared to be blown away!

What specifically was your favorite part about your engagement session with Lenny & Melissa?

Lenny & Melissa made us feel so comfortable throughout the entire session. We are a really upbeat couple and they were able to keep us laughing and smiling. It was honestly like a group of friends going to hang out for the day sharing inside jokes with one another.

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

To be completely honest the most memorable part of the session had noting to do with Kelvin and I. At the last minute our babysitting plans fell through and we had to bring our youngest child with us. Melissa kept our little one occupied; played with him and kept an eye on him when we were shooting. In between takes Lenny would run with him and snap pics of him. What we thought would be an annoyance for our photographers they handled with no issue at all. They embraced our overly energetic (almost) 3 year old with no problem at all and still made us feel comfortable and made us laugh. They cared not just about the work but about our family as well!

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?

I just hoped that I didn't spoil the pictures. I (Shalanda) don't think that I'm that photogenic so I was terrified that the pictures wouldn't look good. In fact, I think that's one of the first things that I told Melissa when we started shooting. I didn't expect much of the photos  at all I just knew we had a good time while shooting so that was fine with me. When we walked into the studio the first picture on the screen blew us both away. Shalanda literally squealed with excitement. Our photos were AMAZING! This is no exaggeration. They were absolutely amazing! Every angle, every shot all of it was just amazing! Seeing the engagement photos have us soo excited for our wedding day!

Do you feel more relaxed and prepared for your wedding photos after your engagement session? Tell us all about it

After the session and photo reveal we are over the moon excited for the wedding day to take pictures! Kelvin is more interested in the wedding photos than going cake tasting.

Asbury Park Engagement Photos

Michelle & Michael

Asbury Park, NJ

What specifically was your favorite part about your engagement session with Lenny & Melissa?

Our favorite part of the engagement session was how much fun we had! That day was actually the first time that we met Lenny & Melissa in person, but they made us feel so comfortable that it felt like we were just taking pictures with our friends. We also loved the engagement picture reveal. Being able to go to the studio and sit with them to see our pictures for the first time was such a personal and fun experience.

Funny or memorable moments during your engagement session?

We never had photos professionally taken of us. At one point Lenny told Michael to move just his chin and his response was,"How does one only move their chin?" That line became the running joke of the night! Also, we had a very interesting person attempt (and succeed) at photo bombing our pictures... twice!

What were you most anxious, nervous or fearful about prior to your session and what was the outcome?

The weather was a huge factor that we worried about because, obviously, you can't control it, and we had planned for an outdoor photoshoot. We actually had to reschedule our session twice because of the weather, but Lenny and Melissa handled it like true professionals and eased our nerves about rescheduling. We were also nervous about being comfortable when posing for the pictures, but from the moment we met up with them they eased our nerves and made us feel so comfortable. It was so much fun!

Do you feel more relaxed and prepared for your wedding photos after your engagement session?

When we first booked with L&M, we actually weren't planning on having the engagement session but then decided to do it, and I am SO glad we did! We absolutely feel 100% more relaxed and prepared for our wedding photos, especially because Michael hates having his picture taken, but L&M made it such a great experience that we both thoroughly enjoyed the session. He even said to me when we were done, "Well, that was actually fun!!" 

What do you think our future clients should know about the experience you are having with us?

We discovered Lenny & Melissa through a friend of mine who has hired them for her wedding. After following them on Instagram and seeing their beautiful work as well as all the wonderful things my friend said about them, I knew we just had to reach out to them. They were in Florida at the time so we had a video call to discuss the process and what they offered. As we were video chatting with them, I scribbled a note to Michael, "I love them!!" Shortly after our video call, I was sure to call Lenny to make sure that we could lock in our date!

Working with Lenny & Melissa while wedding planning has been the best decision we've made. Not only is their photography work absolutely incredible, but they are also such a big help with the whole wedding planning process in general--from creating a timeline of our wedding day to recommending vendors and telling us what time to put on our invitations! They truly understand the intricacies of the wedding business and have immensely helped us be prepared during this process!

As far as their photography goes, their ability to find amazing spots and come up with beautiful picture ideas on the fly is remarkable. They also know how to make us feel special and important by listening to what we wanted, but also not overwhelming us with directions and orders. They are compassionate, dedicated professionals who love what they do and it truly shows in their work! We are so excited to continue to work with them for our wedding day (and afterwards!)

Michelle & Michael