There’s a reason Central Park is our top location for Engagement Photos – it’s absolutely GORGEOUS! You have all the wonderful architecture, beautiful greenery and trees, and spectacular water views. It really has everything! Jessica and Kyle met us down by the Bethesda Terrace where we started with some traditional shots of the two of them together as well as solo shots.
Next we headed inside the terrace and grabbed one of the iconic NYC shots by the steps. It was the first time we’ve ever shot there that we didn’t have to photoshop people out of the steps! Incredible!
Then we headed to our favorite spot of the area – the Mall. The best part about the mall is that on either side are wonderful canopied trees that give you the exact look of the Mall, but without the crowds. We took a few shots there and then headed back towards the Bethesda Fountain.
We finished off the session just after sunset overlooking the water where we got one of our all-time favorite images!
Jessica and Kyle, we hope you love these images as much as we do and they bring you excitement for your wedding day next year!
“thats the kind of guy you want to date. Someone who will sacrifice every Saturday for 3 years to tutor and mentor a high school student, thats pretty awesome.” – Olivia on her first impressions of Peter.
The first time Olivia met Peter, she remembers thinking how tall and cute he was but it wasn’t until he started talking about how he had been mentoring an immigrant high school student every Saturday for the past 3 years that Peter left a lasting impression on her. She remembers thinking, “thats the kind of guy you want to date. Someone who will sacrifice every Saturday for 3 years to tutor and mentor a high school student, thats pretty awesome.” The night they went on a date they talked for 5 hours straight. They sat at a bar on the Upper West Side and talked about anything and everything.
We shot their engagement session in Central Park. The weather forecast Olivia and Peter wasn’t looking so good but as luck would have it, it stopped raining just as the session started! This was a blessing for a few reasons – the first being that it wasn’t as crowded as it could have been and second, the rain adds a level of romanticism to the photographs. The colors of Olivia and Peter’s outfits also complimented the area really well. After walking around Central Park for an hour, we hopped on the subway and got off in Chinatown (making sure to grab a few photos along the way). In Chinatown, Oliva and Peter scouted this really cool alley that had colorful graffiti and string lights.
We’re so happy with the way these photos turned out and we can’t wait to shoot their wedding in October!
Central Park Engagement Photos by Michael Justin Studios