Battery Park Engagement: Colleen & John

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

Beautiful day for a Battery Park engagement shoot, just as the sun is setting.  Please meet Colleen and John, who picked the perfect day for their shoot.  A few words of advice if you are planning on taking photos in Battery Park.  First, you technically need a permit to take any organized photos in Battery Park.  That said, in all my six years of shooting engagements, I have never once come across a park ranger let alone a cop asking for a permit.  As such, I would skip paying the $230 fee required to shoot here.  Keep a lookout, but go ahead and shoot permit free.  Second, know that Battery Park has tourists in abundance and virtually no shade.  As such, I recommend shooting on a weekday when there are less tourists and to try and shoot during ‘golden hour’: one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset.  These photos were shot just before sunset and you can see how beautiful the light is.  There are no harsh shadows anywhere.  The light here is very ugly if you don’t have golden hour working in your favor, so you have been warned.  Enjoy the photos!

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A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams

A Battery Park engagement shoot by NYC engagement photographer, Kelly Williams


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Madison Square Park Engagement: Jingle & Huang

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

I could not have asked for better weather for my recent Madison Square Park engagement shoot with with Jingle and Huang last weekend!  The park was overflowing with visitors, but these two lovebirds never noticed.  We were able to carve out moments of privacy on benches and around the corners of the park so it looks like the couple has the park all to themselves.  I also used a very shallow depth of field to blur out any visitors in the background.  Finally, you’ll notice that a lot of the photos are close ups, because a wider shot would reveal the crowd beyond the shot.

I will have the pleasure of shooting their wedding on June 23rd, but in the meantime, please enjoy these lovely moments.

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams

A Madison Square Park engagement shoot, by NYC wedding photojournalist, Kelly Williams


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Aimee & Colin: A High Line Engagement

Couple kissing during their High Line engagement photo session

I recently shot an engagement portrait of Aimee and Colin at NYC’s High Line and the surrounding meatpacking district.  In case you’re not familiar, the High Line is a public park built on an historic freight rail line elevated above the streets on Manhattan’s West Side.  It is an extremely popular tourist destination in New York, and my recommendation to anyone wanting to have a photo shoot there is to do what we did: get there early on a weekday.  At 10:00 a.m. on a Wednesday, we virtually had the place to ourselves which resulted in some great shots.

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple holding hands during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together on brownstone steps during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple laughing during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple kissing during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together on a bench for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple kissing during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session

Couple dancing during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple dancing during their High Line engagement photo session

Couple posed together for their High Line engagement photo session


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