A Central Park Engagement Stroll
I’m so excited to share Siming and Andrew’s Central Park Engagement portraits. If you’d like to go for a stroll through Central Park, there’s a sweet spot created just for this called The Mall. Lined with trees, it runs right through the middle of the Park from 66th to 72nd Street. This walkway leads to the beautiful Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. To the right there’s a bandstand. To the left is a sweet cityscape with a little protected area of gorgeous old Elm trees. In the summer, it’s bustling with life, and very romantic.
Posh Summer Casual
A lot of times before a session like this, I get asked by brides and grooms to be what to wear. I do provide some information to all of my couples to make the photos the best they can be. But here’s some sage style advice: you can’t go wrong with the classics. Siming and Andrew did a great job with this in their palette of navy, blue, and black; Siming’s pearls, nude pumps. and bright, oversized handbag are the perfect accessories. Hair and makeup is the same — less is more!
Celebrating in the Springtime
Siming and Andrew are getting married in the spring, and asked me to capture them strolling through their favorite spot in Central Park. The tree and bench lined path along the Mall makes for a classic New York moment while the architecture near the Fountain creates a different sort of elegant backdrop. They are totally in love and completely at ease with one another, and it shows in the photos. It’s always exciting when a location has so much variety. I’m looking forward to the spring and shooting their wedding!
Gallery: Central Park Engagement Portraits
Sophisticated Spring Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
It was so fun photographing Liz and Ted’s Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits in NYC. They’re adorable and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding! I love working with couples before their wedding as we all to know one another. I get to learn everyone’s best angles. Overall, it can build of confidence to have an engagement shoot to see what you look like on film, giving couples one less thing to worry about on their special day.
Perfectly Sweet Playful Style
These two are probably going to have a gorgeous wedding, if this springtime Greenwich Village engagement portrait shoot is any indication. I simply LOVE Liz’s sunny yellow dress! The clean lines paired with her sweet pink scarf and nude kitten heels were stunning. They were perfectly complemented by the spring cherry blossoms which we found in the park nearby. Ted wore a smart, well fitted navy suit. That’s always a great choice for this type of occasion. The whole shoot was tied together by the unique downtown architecture of Greenwich Village and the iconic architecture of Washington Square Park.
Sunny, Complete with Ice Cream!
In conclusion, we all had a such a pleasant afternoon wandering the cobblestone streets of Greenwich Village in search of the next perfect spot to pose. Perhaps most noteworthy, we managed to stop for an ice cream cone. It made for an adorable shot of Liz’s engagement ring and happy smile. Liz and Ted were complete pros at smiling and looking in love.These photographs were shot with a combination of film and digital. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!
Gallery: Greenwich Village Engagement Portraits
Megan and Josh’s
Shelter Island, New York
Luciana and Chris’s
Winter Engagement Portrait Session
Brooklyn, New York
Lucy and Alex
Brooklyn, New York
Lucy and Alex are adorable and we had the best time photographing them together with their pet rabbit, Scooter. Williamsburg is such a perfect location with it’s coffee shops, colorful street murals and a breathtaking view of Manhattan.
I shot this engagement portrait session with mostly film, with the Contax 645, Widelux, Rolleiflex, a Holga and with a little digital thrown in as well. I love how these photos turned out. I can’t wait to photograph their wedding in June!
Heather and Jonathan
New York, New York
I met Heather and Jonathan at a recent wedding I was photographing so when they asked me to shoot their wedding, I was thrilled! When we met, they talked about wanting to do their Engagement Portrait in the park on a tandem bike. Such a fun idea! They made it happen and the photos look amazing. How fitting that a bicycle built for two can symbolize the best strengths in a relationship!
Such a sweet couple and I can’t wait to photograph their wedding! xxoo