It doesn’t get more glamorous than this, and if it does, I wouldn’t be able to handle it. This NYC engagement shoot by Shira Weinberger is take your breath away gorgeous. With the juxtaposition of the bride-to-be’s (to die for) Oscar de la Renta dress and the industrial city feel – you can just feel the romance in each picture perfect image. Once you had a chance to catch your breath from all the pretty, head on over to the gallery of gorgeous for even more!

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From Shira WeinbergerSuzanne and James are a super elegant couple. For the shoot Suzanne decided to wear an Oscar de la Renta beautiful dress with matching shoes and a Jimmy Choo purse. She is a fashion editor for Above Magazine and a well published freelance writer. James is currently a very high end event planner who hails from Sydney, where I learned during the shoot he was a popular child star in a lot of Australian commercials. As such, they were both a delight for the camera and intuitively knew how to pose for pictures and embrace the moment and each other.

I pieced together only tidbits of their whirlwind romance, but it was one that found Suzanne racing off to Australia to be with James when he could no longer remain in the States, as well as one of James racing back to the States to build his new life with Suzanne here.

And the mesmerizing setting was perfect for their portrait session- an abandoned magical palace in Manhattan- that will very soon be converted to a luxury hotel. It is a building that I had walked past numerous times without ever venturing into or wondering what was inside amidst its construction, work permit signs, and padlocked door. It is a reminder that in life and love, some of the most beautiful things sit right in front of our noses, if only we care to open the door and explore.

Photography: Shira Weinberger / Dress: Oscar de la Renta / Purse: Jimmy Choo / Suit: Etro