Behind the Scenes: Venue Check in Central Park

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park by photographer Kelly Williams

Hi everyone!  I hope you all had a chance to enjoy the final day of nice weather here in NYC.  I was in Central Park this afternoon doing a venue check at the Bethesda Terrace for the Friday wedding of Bonnie & Gerry.  I’ve shot countless numbers of engagements, weddings, and portraits in this very location, but it never hurts to circle back to a venue and make sure there are no recent changes, such as construction, closed off entrances, or heaven forbid, graffiti.  If I haven’t been to a venue in a while, I always try to do a walk through to ensure that nothing has changed visually.  It also gives me the chance to see a venue from a fresh perspective and add some new shots to my list.  For Bonnie and Gerry’s wedding, I’ll be shooting through the mosaic terrace towards the Bethesda Fountain in the hopes of avoiding some of the tourists and adding a twist on this classic shot.  In addition, I hope to have enough time to shoot the couple through the cement handrail on the stairs to the right of the mosaic terrace.  #BonnieAndGerry2014

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Racing for the Shot

Wall Street Journal photo booth at the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure sponsor expo, by photographer Kelly Williams

It was such an honor to work with the Susan G. Komen Foundation of Greater New York City yesterday to help photograph their Race for the Cure in Central Park.  The park was packed with inspiring runners and volunteers, all there for a good cause.  In particular, I documented the ‘Endure for the Cure’ portion of the day, which was an ‘Amazing Race’-type event.  Runners in teams of two raced through the park picking up clues after having to ‘endure’ such obstacles as putting on a show for the public at the Dairy and feeding carrots to horses at the edge of the park.  Luckily, the weather was fantastic yesterday and no one had to put up with much humidity.  For more information about the Susan G. Komen Foundation and to get ready for next year’s race, check out this link.  Enjoy the pics!

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Engaged: Missy & Edward

 

Check out the lovely pics from Missy and Edward’s recent engagement portrait shoot in Central Park!  They chose to be photographed in the area of Central Park next to the Met (around 82nd Street on the east side of the park), where you can find Belvedere’s Castle and a very curious obelisk.  Enjoy.

 

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Engaged: Urvi & Chinmay

Urvi and Chinmay are having a traditional wedding in India, but in the meantime, I was lucky enough to photograph them for their engagement portrait in Central Park.  It was a lovely day, and we concentrated on shooting around Strawberry Fields and the lake.

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Brian & Niki: Central Park Wedding Photos

Brian and Niki's wedding photos in Times Square by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Congrats to Brian and Niki, who traveled all the way from the UK to get married in Central Park on June 6th!  Their intimate wedding was a lovely testament to their beautiful relationship.  The ceremony, conducted by Rev. Annie Lawrence, was held on Umpire Hill overlooking the amusement park area.  Max, Brian and Niki’s son, was thrilled with the balloons and carousel which the whole family enjoyed immediately after the brief ‘I do’s.’  After the wedding, we stopped by Times Square for a few portraits of the bride and groom.  Enjoy their lovely Central Park wedding photos!

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's Central Park wedding photos by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

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Brian and Niki's wedding photos in Times Square by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

Brian and Niki's wedding photos in Times Square by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

 

 


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