When you think about iconic New York locations, absolutely nowhere is more iconic than Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. Located on the lower level of Bethesda Terrace, this fountain was constructed in the late 1850’s. The beautiful winged angel is a fixture in a lot of popular TV shows and movies, such as Angels in America, Elf, Enchanted, Gossip Girl, and The Producers.
I photograph a lot of couples’ sessions at Bethesda Fountain, from engagement sessions to portrait sessions. It’s a beautiful location at all times of year, but I especially love it in spring and fall. I love photographing portraits at the fountain later in the day, when the beautiful setting sun streams through the falling water. It adds a great drama to the background of the portraits.
Central Park is almost always insanely crowded, but it’s worth waiting out the crowds, because the Fountain is so worth the wait. I still remember the first time I saw the Fountain, rising over the Lake in the background, and how powerful a view it was. It was the first place I ever captured engagement pictures when I moved to New York, and I will always remember that feeling of newness every time I go visit!
I love photographing there, and I endeavor to create portraits that capture that feeling for my clients to treasure for years to come. I'd love to create unique, beautiful Central Park engagement pictures for you - let's talk!1/400; f/4.0; ISO 220; 70.0 mm.