Gabrielle & Brian's Bethesda Fountain Engagement Photoshoot

There’s nothing I love more than a sunrise photoshoot so when I find a couple that is keen to wake up early and take advantage of a crowd-less city, I get SO excited! I’m not sure that Brian knew what Gabrielle agreed to at the time, but they both showed up looking absolutely adorable and ready to capture some engagement photos! 

Gabrielle and Brian were such a pleasure to photograph! They were so low key and happy to try anything that they were truly a photographer’s dream. This was especially important because even though their engagement session was a sunrise, the heat and humidity were out in full force. This reminds me that I need to get better about uploading blog posts about sessions closer to when they actually happen. We’re well into fall now in New York and we all seem to have forgotten the brutal heat that weighed us down all summer. Believe me when I say it was hot but these two powered through as if it was just another mild morning in Central Park! 

Bethesda Terrace and Bethesda Fountain are two of the most iconic elements in central park so it is often difficult to capture photos there without a million other people in the background doing the same. Save for a few runners the morning of our shoot, Brian, Gabrielle and I had the area to ourselves! What a treat! We even were able to capture some photos at the Bow Bridge without the usual barrage of tourists looking to get those city skyline photos. I’ve never met a bridge or an arch that I didn’t love so you know I was all over this opportunity. 

The adoration that these two have for each other was such a pleasure to photograph, so I’m excited to see how these two decide to celebrate their wedding next year! 

I’m also excited to get back to Bethesda Terrace and photograph some more sunrise photoshoots in slightly cooler weather.