This past weekend we had the privilege of spending the day in New York City capturing one of our favorite couples. Eleanne and I have been friends for some time, neighbors and we even share a God-child! After learning of her engagement we were super stoked to be asked to capture their wedding day. Given that my wife and Eleanne have become close friends over the years, we were all looking forward to working together. We spent some time going over engagement session locations and ideas and we ultimately chose the city. Manhattan provides an endless supply of beauty, architecture and excitement. I am not going to get into our hilarious encounters with walking tours, tourists and just flat out interesting people at every stop! To begin the day we started with Central Park, who wouldn't??
We started at the Glade Arch. While this picture may give you the impression that it was a slow day at the park, it wasn't. We were lucky enough to get a 30 second gap in foot traffic and we moved on!
The Belvedere Castle is such an amazing place to check out. On top of the amazing views there is magnificent stonework! It was a no brainer to use that as the backdrop for this shot. While we ultimately wanted to use all of the castle, it was a mob scene and we moved on to the Shakespeare Garden.
The paths, gardens and overall layout were amazing. We managed to find some quiet corners to capture some really sweet shots. I think one the best parts of an engagement session is seeing a couple in love. Eleanne and Matt almost made it like they weren't there for pictures at all, just enjoying a day in the park. To round out the day we took a subway ride downtown to capture a few more shots and grabbed a little lunch. When in NYC, you must get a couple of shots on the subway!!
At the end of this amazing day together we stopped at the New York Public Library for a few parting shots. It was the perfect way to end a day well spent!