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Central Park , NYC Engagement Portraits

Cameron & Kenny’s New York City Engagement Session was a truly unforgettable experience that holds a special place in my heart. It all started when Kenny’s family from my hometown of Pleasanton, TX, reached out for a photographer recommendation in NYC—an opportunity I eagerly embraced to explore the vibrant city for the first time.

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

New York City cast its enchanting spell from the moment I arrived. Bethesda Terrace in Central Park became our captivating backdrop, its architectural beauty and artistic flair enhancing the romance of Kenny & Cameron’s engagement session. The evening before our shoot, I shared laughter and cherished moments at the terrace with Andie, a longtime social media friend and fellow wedding photographer. We were serenaded by a talented guitarist playing Christmas tunes in the candle-lit ambiance—an unforgettable experience that fueled our creativity.

On the morning of the session, we ventured into Central Park before sunrise, capturing the couple bathed in the soft, golden light that danced on the park’s staircases—a truly magical start to the day.

Rockefeller Center’s Christmas Tree

Our next stop was the iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a breathtaking sight that left us in awe. While our plans to ascend the Rockefeller Skyline were dashed due to high demand, we savored a delightful coffee break at Ralph’s Coffee inside the Ralph Lauren Store on Madison Avenue. The plain latte I sipped was nothing short of perfection—smooth and flavorful, recharging us for more portrait sessions in this charming setting.

Ralph’s Coffee on Madison Avenue

My Grandfather’s Vintage 35mm Camera

Adding a personal touch to the experience, I brought along two film cameras, including my grandfather’s Kodak VR35, to infuse our shoot with a nostalgic vibe. This creative experiment allowed me to break free from artistic constraints and pay homage to my grandfather’s New York roots.

Photos captured on Kodak Duraflex IV

The resulting film scans surpassed my expectations, capturing the essence of our NYC escapade in timeless images. Although I missed the opportunity to use the film camera at Bethesda Terrace, each photograph stands as a testament to our journey of personal and artistic exploration in the heart of New York City.

Photographs captured on Vintage Kodak VR 35mm
Captured on Kodak VR 35

Get ready for the wedding day of your dreams with us! At Under the Sun Photography, we specialize in capturing all the joy and excitement of weddings. Our services include wedding photography, engagement portraits, bridal portraits, and now, wedding film photography. Based in Pleasanton, TX, we are available to travel to San Antonio, Austin, Fredericksburg, Spring Branch, New Braunfels, and the Texas Hill Country area. Let us be part of your special day and create timeless memories together.

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