Summer Love in Central Park

Bethesda Fountain, a Boa Constrictor and all kinds of love! Oh my! This was a very fun Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait shoot. Central Park is so exciting in the summer, offering something new and completely different each time one returns. My goal is to follow the light and find a great background, but Katie and Joe, drawn to a GIANT snake, dared to incorporate it into their portrait session. Her name’s Helen.

Pretty and Playful in the Park

Katie’s fun summer dress left her comfortable enough to move around in the park and have fun with some action shots. Her floral pumps added just the right amount of fun and polish to her look. The only other accessory she needed was her beautiful engagement ring! Joe’s simple blue on khaki look also looked great against the classic NYC landscape that is Central Park. We found beautiful arches to play on, making pictures that Katie and Joe will love to look back at for years to come. The rowboats on the lake always remind me of lovers enjoying the summer sunshine too. That made for a natural backdrop for the last shots of film on my roll. I couldn’t help but ask them to kiss! Stay tuned for their wedding.

Gallery: Bethesda Terrace Engagement Portrait

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