If I’m being honest, I had no expectations for this Central Park engagement session. I hadn’t been to the city in years. Michelle had become an Instagram acquaintance and I was mostly excited to meet her and her new fiance Denny. Coming to the city as a photographer is so much different than as a tourist. We had an idea of what we wanted to do but were also flexible. And good thing! Between NATO Summits and traffic, the city was even busier than usual. Luckily, for us, that didn’t matter. Their love story is much stronger than NYC crowds!
We strolled Central Park, stopping by iconic spots like Bethesda Terrace, but also made time to stop for impromptu moments along the way. I loved hearing about their engagement story, their wedding dreams and just enjoying the gorgeous NYC day with the two of them.
As a true lover of architecture, I can say without a doubt, Central Park engagement sessions will forever be one of my favorites. There are so many incredible places to admire. So much art and history.
One of the best moments of this session was at the Bethesda Terrace, a live musician started playing a song that was clearly sentimental to Michelle and Denny. I suggested they have a practice first dance, and just enjoy the moment. A few tears, hugs and smiles later, I can’t even express how gorgeous and authentic their photos came out.
It was the best session because they chose to be them, in their place. That’s my goal for every session, capturing clients in their spaces where they can be the best versions of themselves together.
Cheers to you two. Enjoy this session captured by Anna Wright!
Anna Wright is a film and digital photographer that captures weddings and engagements on the East Coast, New York City, and worldwide. Based in Washington DC, her work has taken her to Colorado, Paris, Germany, Mexico, and beyond. Anna is known for putting clients at ease behind the camera by championing the “date night’ session. Anna’s work has been recognized by Carats and Cake, The Knot, and more!
Anna Wright photographs weddings, engagements, and editorials. Inquire here for current availability. So looking forward to hearing from you!