Central Park Engagement Session
Janice and Ty came all the way from Chicago to spend some time in the city. But also for Janice to run the half marathon! They took the opportunity to set up their engagement session in Central Park. Janice lived in Brooklyn for a few years, so getting photos around the city meant a lot to her. We actually started our session at the Met which was only for a very short time (long story short we got kicked out! Make sure to get a permit before planning anything!). And it started to pour rain but we took the leap and decided to still walk around Central Part. Eventually, the rain stopped and everybody had left the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace. It felt like we had the place for ourselves and could not have been more perfect.
Who doesn’t want to have one of the busiest areas of Central Park for himself? I had such a blast getting to know them and learning about what they do, where they’ve been, and hear about their winter wedding plan.
Best Engagement Locations in Central Park
Central Park is a dream location for a lot of couples when looking at where to have your engagement photos taken. This is the ultimate romantic place in New York City and I love everything about it. The fun thing about having your engagement photos in Central Park is that you can pick multiple locations and feel like you’re in a different place every time. Here are the best locations for engagement photos in Central Park:
- The Bethesda Terrace and Fountain.
It’s definitely one of the most romantic places in Central Park. The architecture of the Terrace with the colorful mosaic and arches makes this place very unique. The other amazing point about this location is that the Terrace is always filled with musicians playing romantic songs.
- The Bow Bridge
Located only a few feet away from the Bethesda Fountain, you can keep walking around the park and hit another iconic location. The light color of the Bow Bridge with the fall colors leaves in the background is the perfect location. During the Fall when the sunset behind the Manhattan skyline this place becomes very magical.
- The Lake View
While you’re passing the Bow Bridge along the pond you’ll find a very intimate location for your engagement photos and it is the famous view over the lake with the San Remo towers in the background
For Janice and Ty’s engagement photos in Central Park we started to walk our way in the park to the Bethesda Terrace from The Metropolitan Museum while capturing photos along the way. We then headed to the Bow Bridge and Lake View.