I met Lauren 11 years ago at a high school summer theater program, BUTI (Boston University Theater Institute.) We bonded over our fear of the director of the program, who told us that if we were not emotionally vulnerable enough to cry on cue at 16, then we would never make it as actors. This was quite a grave threat since we were all trying to get into the top BFA acting schools the following year. Needless to say, I learned to cry, Lauren cried, we all cried.
When Lauren reached out to me this past fall to take her engagement photos, I was excited to reconnect with her. She and her fiancé, Vaibhav, will be married in Mumbai this spring, but they wanted some photos taken in New York where they met and live. I met Lauren & V at Bosie Tea Parlor where they had their first date and then we wandered around the West Village. It was a beautiful fall day and it was much more enjoyable to see all the smiles rather than tears this time around!