The first time I spoke with Jesenia on the phone, I already had the sense that she is a sweet, engaging person. Then when I met her and Tony, I knew right away that we were going to have a great time creating together. They had me laughing from the start and instantly I felt a connection; the type that many photographers wish to have with their clients.
This couple chose New York's Central Park for their location and I enjoyed being the "tour guide." We met at Strawberry Fields where on any given day one can enjoy talented musicians performing hit favorites from The Beatles and of course, the late John Lennon.
The first stop was an area of the park known as "The Mall." This bustling scene is beautiful year round but is especially eye-catching in the fall with all of the brilliant colors.
Just north of The Mall is the famous, iconic Bethesda Terrace and Fountain; the construction of which was completed in 1873. Known as must-sees for tourists, the beautiful architecture and almost mysterious throughway from The Mall to the Fountain provide backdrops for photographers and movie sets. And, the acoustics draw in musicians of all genres. There's rarely ever a lack of someone or something entertaining.
As we headed northwest towards the Bow Bridge, a brief stop to admire the start of the golden hour sun and fallen leaves was well worth it.
An interesting bench plaque which reads "...and she will one day say yes" sparked thoughts of a possible future engagement (raise eyebrows up and down).
When we arrived at the Bow Bridge, another famous Central Park landmark, we had to wait our turn to shoot, of course. I tell my couples that I'll make every effort to make it appear as if they are alone in The Park but it does take some patience and thankfully, they were game so we waited.
The San Remo is another New York City iconic structure and is home to multi-millionaires and famous celebrities. Late fall and winter are the best times to visit the Bow bridge and set The San Remo as the backdrop since there are no leaves on the trees to block your view.
After the Bow Bridge, we headed back in the direction from which we started to capture some images along Central Park West where the streets are lined with Renaissance architecture. Naturally, we stopped along the way for some serious and some comical images.
Central Park West, our final destination, was every bit of challenging and fun as we expected it to be. Take caution in the crosswalks, folks.
Super fun, right? I love it!
Have you thought about scheduling a couple session in New York City but don't know where to start? I'm your girl.
Looking forward to meeting all you fantastic couples!