New York City Central Park Engagement – Fayth & Bob
New York City is amazingly beautiful during the fall. The leaves are turning colors and the weather is so perfect. Central Park is one of the most beautiful places in New York. It’s a place where you can have fun and relax with your loved one, or get some work done.
I love to take engagement photos with couples in Central Park. There are so many pretty locations in this urban oasis! Look at these photos, Belvedere Castle, Bow Bridge, Bethesda fountain. Also, 5th Avenue and Plaza Hotel – the two iconic NYC locations – are right outside of the park’s South East entrance.
The park also has many other lovely attractions that you can use for your engagement photo shoot, including cafes, benches, little ponds, statues and even a waterfall. In this article we will cover some of the best locations for an engagement photo shoot in central park.
The Belvedere Castle is a castle in Central Park in Manhattan, New York City. It was built from 1869 to 1873 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The structure was designed as an observation tower with views of the surrounding terrain and city, but also features Tiffany stained glass windows and murals by artists including Thomas Wilmer Dewing.
The castle sits at the highest point on its east side, near where East Drive enters Central Park West. Its south face overlooks Conservatory Water (also known as Turtle Pond), while its north facade faces North Meadow/the Ramble.
Bethesda Terrace is a beautiful place for an engagement photo shoot. The terrace overlooks the central park lake and it’s a popular wedding venue, so you can expect to see lots of brides taking photos there. If you want to capture some amazing city skyline shots, this is your spot!
The Boathouse is great for engagement photos because of its views. The restaurant has a beautiful view of the lake, which makes it a perfect place to take pictures if you’re looking to capture some natural light. If you want to get some cityscapes in your photos as well, head over to their rooftop bar where you can see all of Central Park and beyond!
The best time for an engagement photo shoot at The Boathouse is between May and September when there aren’t many tourists around; however, if you’d rather shoot during winter months (when there are fewer crowds), then January through March would be ideal since it gets dark earlier than other seasons do so that means more time for shooting indoors before sunset hits.
Bow Bridge is a small bridge in Central Park, and it’s a great place to take photos. It’s particularly nice at sunset, or in the fall when all of the leaves are changing colors. If you’re there in winter, you can get some really great shots with snow on the ground or ice covering the water below.
Fifth Avenue in Manhattan
Fifth Avenue is a great place to get photos of the city. It’s lined with trees and other greenery, which makes it a beautiful spot during the day and night. There are many famous landmarks along Fifth Avenue, so you can use them as backdrops for your engagement photos.
The Plaza Hotel
The Plaza Hotel is a luxury hotel located on the southeast corner of Central Park. The hotel was built in 1907 and was a gift to the city by developer Harry C. Brown.
The Plaza offers several different packages for couples who want to get engaged at their venue, including an engagement photoshoot package that includes two professional photographers for up to six hours, digital images from your session and prints of your choice after delivery, as well as other add-ons like stationery design and custom frames for your photos (starting at $1,200).
Kelsie & Noah’s Summer Wedding at Ravel Hotel, LIC
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Liz & Keisha’s romantic wedding at Whitby Castle, Rye, NY
This fascinating love story is a testament to the true love that makes this world go round. Pictures indeed speak louder than words. Two people, who compliment each other, have found the purest love, happiness, and devotion in each other. What a privilege it was to document your wedding, dear Keisha and Liz.
Liz and Keisha wrote their own vows and those heart-warming words surely made everyone tear up.
Before there was Lizzy and dimples.. There was someone who wasn’t comfortable with being herself… Someone who didn’t want to risk getting hurt and didn’t know how to open her heart… How we got here had its ups and downs, but it led me to here, standing in front of you without a doubt in my mind that i want to marry you.
You have taught me to be myself, stand tall and proud of who i am. You have been there for me every step of the way, you have dried every tear, massaged every sore muscle, and have been there for every 14-hr race from start to finish.
As much as I have been known for my athletic strength, you have been my strength. I admire you for being true to urself, for living your own best life, and loving with an open heart. I admire you for being strong, intelligent, and direct to the point woman. When I look at you, I see someone i am in awe of.
From the outside we look like total opposites. But when you look deeper, you will see two people who love to travel, we cherish our family and friends and enjoy our quiet time at home on a sofa and, of course, with a nice glass of wine.
I promise to be a shoulder to cry on, a hand to hold and be your shelter as we are stronger together. I promise to travel thru the ups and downs of marriage with you, always by your side. I promise to love with you, laugh with you, to race life’s challenges with you. I stand in front of family and friends to give you my hand and give you my heart.
I knew you would be different by our first Christmas together. You had the sweetest Christmas stockings for me filled with knick nacks. There was particularly long odd strangely wrapped gift that you urged me to open first…so i did and it was a box of dirty windshield wiper blades. I was so confused.
But you wrapped my old windshield wiper blades because you knew i didn’t take good care of my car and you bought me new ones and put them on my car.
Acts of services is how you show love. You knew i didn’t take the best care of my car and it was winter and the wiper blades needed to be changed months ago. So you changed them and wrapped the old ones. You gave me what i needed and have done that over and over for the past eight years. You always know just what i need and it comes at the right time.
If i were to sum up our relationship, I lured you out of ur shell and got you to tell your story and you slowed me down and taught me to be patient. You taught me to wait on the really good days because they were worth it.
And the really good things are not the things you buy. They may not always come in the package that you’d expect. You taught me to be quiet sometimes… You taught me to take care of myself… that I’m more than just a brain. You’ve made me not be serious. You taught me to just laugh and make fun of myself. You taught me life is about those small acts of service day in and day out.
It’s about love and devotion. It’s about those moments, when you can just talk to each other and fall asleep in each other’s arms. You taught me that’s what counts and that’s what matters. You are my person. You are the face I want to see every day when I open my eyes and every night when I close them. You have my heart. You have my love. You are my everything. I love you.
The couple’s wedding was selected for an editorial feature in the most prestigious wedding publication in New York City, New York Weddings magazine in its fall 2018 issue!
The couple’s poignant wedding video has gotten over 3,000 views on YouTube. Congratulations, Liz & Keisha and cheers to the true love!
Photography/videography: ArtVesta Studio
Event planning and design: Björn & Co
Cake: City Sweets and Confections
Florals: Evelisa Floral Design
Venue: Whitby Castle
Linens: BBJ Linens
Rentals: WestSide Party Rentals
Stationary: Say Cheese and Thank You
Dani & Yaw’s celestial wedding at Midtown Loft & Terrace, NYC
At the end of July, I had the pleasure of photographing not just an elegant and magnificent but celestial wedding of two beautiful people, Danielle and Yaw. It was a quintessential city wedding with the bride and groom getting ready at The Marmara hotel located steps away from their wedding venue, the Midtown Loft and Terrace.
The Marmara Park Avenue’s spacious terraces feature the breathtaking views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building, and downtown Manhattan.
Dani was walking on the stars in her dreamy and floating Pnina Tornai dress and her classy see through Christian Louboutin stilettos adorned with crystals. Dani’s outfit made her look like an angel enveloped gracefully in the clouds. To finish off the look, Dani’s glittering headpiece really made her Queen of the Stars.
It was such a beautiful and dreamy wedding, quite literally because this WAS, indeed, Dani’s dream perfectly executed in one memorable night.
I asked Dani to share their love story with me and it is as beautiful as this charming couple!
Yaw and I met officially the last week before our college graduation. I was a transfer student, so we almost graduated college without meeting one another. The last week of graduation, Yaw threw a party for the graduates and I accompanied a mutual friend to his party. We met that night, we became friends and soon after a couple. We dated throughout our 20’s, separating once for about a year and a half and then we found our way back to one another. Shortly after our reconciliation, surprise we were pregnant! Yaw took me to Paris for my 30th birthday and proposed to me by the Eiffel Tower and I said yes, of course. Then we saved for our wedding and on July 28th, 2018, I married my best friend!