A few weeks ago, we had the unbelievable opportunity to shoot Hege and Mike’s engagement session in New York City’s Central Park! Although we have both visited NYC many times, neither Ben nor I had ever seen Central Park before, so it was kind of a surreal experience for us. Literally, I walked around that park with my eyeballs bugging out the entire day – it was unlike anything I had ever seen before. It was an absolute dream-come-true for engagement photography, cool shtuff around every corner; thankfully, Hege and Mike are the most awesome couple currently living. They were amazingly patient, letting us shlep them all around the whole park (which is HUGE), and stuff them into every cool-looking nook and cranny we deemed photo-worthy (which was basically everything)!!
NYC is quite a place – not terribly convenient for photographers with loads of gear to carry, but nonetheless awe striking. Our fabulously thoughtful couple gave us detailed directions on how to take the subway to Central Park from where we were staying, so it was a lot easier than it could have been (I shudder to think of the possibilities). We must have been a hilarious site that day: each of us with three large, heavy, and oddly-shaped bags strapped to our bodies, heads down, walking at lightening speeds to make sure we didn’t miss our trains, getting stuck in the turnstiles and having major panic attacks…by the time we got home that night, we were EX-hausted, but completely and totally happy with the day’s events. :)
It was a day that won’t soon be forgotten.
We were lucky enough to be there when the cherry blossoms were in full bloom…they are just breathtaking!
There’s no other park I can think of where you can just be walking along, admiring nature, and out of nowhere the Metropolitan Museum of Art appears!
These next three I LOVE…there’s something so magical and “fairy-tale-like” about them…
The stonework throughout the park was mind-boggling, and we couldn’t resist working it into some of our shots…
After a while, we found ourselves on the most quaint and perfect bridge that just happened to have the NYC skyline in the background…LOVE it :)
This is one of my absolute favorites from the whole day…it’s just their reflection in a dirty puddle, but it makes me smile…
Hege is from Norway, and has me pretty well convinced that being Norwegian=looking like a supermodel…isn’t she stunning?
The end of our journey…we didn’t see the sun all day, but it decided to grace us with its presence at the very end, and we were not about to complain. :)
Hege and Mike, we can’t thank you enough for making our trip to the big apple so incredible! You guys are so much fun! Thanks for being so patient with us, and for being such excellent tour guides. We can’t wait for the wedding! See you soon! :)
Check out more of Jenn and Ben’s awesome engagement photography here!