A NYC engagement shoot is the perfect opportunity to take a leisurely walk through Central Park. Or even grab a slice from your favorite pizzeria.
When Katie & Max reached out to me to schedule their NYC engagement shoot, I thought it would be an amazing way to enjoy the hidden gems of the city. New York is the capital of the world. And resident New Yorkers are known for living life to the fullest, at a pace unmatched by any other city. Knowing this, it’s not too often that my couples get to slow down and just enjoy the iconic landmarks of the city, without rushing off to the next task on their schedule.
Undoubtedly, Katie and Max’s NYC engagement shoot served as a moment to celebrate their engagement and just be present in the city. During their engagement shoot, our first stop was Central Park. Nestled between the Upper West Side and the Upper East Side, Central Park is often a location that is full of the pulsing energy of the city. The sights, the sounds, and the bustling foot traffic from residents and tourists alike.
However busy the park may be, there are a few wonderful locations that serve as an amazing backdrop for engagement photos. For example, the Bethesda Fountain is often a central location where people meet. Or come to view the “Angel of The Waters” statue. But, that’s not to say it can’t be used as a stunning backdrop for engagement photos. You can’t always control the densely populated foot traffic. But, you can still enjoy the fountain as part of your photo experience in a way that makes it seem as if you are the only two people in the park.
Katie and Max are two souls who are at home in each other’s arms. They spent their NYC engagement shoot, laughing, smiling, and embracing. I found their happiness to be bubbly and joyful, permeating around us for the duration of their shoot. Before leaving Central Park, we ventured to another beautiful location. A spot by Central Park Lake with an unobstructed view of The El Dorado, a residential building constructed in 1931. The stone facade of the building evokes the feeling of old New York, featuring two upper stories that have been split. A truly iconic backdrop for engagement photos in NYC.
As my time with Katie and Max came to a close, there was one more stop to be made. The couple wanted to “grab a slice’ at Francesco Pizzeria. They shared the oversized New York slice and sealed the session with a kiss. Katie and Max will be wed this coming summer at Park Winters in California. To see more moments of their NYC engagement shoot, scroll through the photos below.