We had an absolute blast photographing this spring engagement session at Carl Shurz Park of New York City. Located within the Upper East Side and Yorkville, this beautifully landscaped park is a combination of winding stone paths and a waterfront section that overlooks the East River. Though they are getting married in New Jersey later this year, the couple met for one of their first dates together at this park and thought it would be a perfect location for their photos before the wedding day. Thought it is located away from the more well known spots of NYC, immediately upon arriving we knew they made a great choice. We found the perfect mix of historic architecture, nature, and flowers in bloom as we explored the different pathways to set the stage for the couple to interact to have fun together while we snapped away. As a bonus at the end, we headed up to the rooftop of their old apartment building for some one of a kind sunset photos both with some flash and as silhouettes with a unique view of the skyline from within the city. We always look forward to being able to travel from where we are based in New Jersey to different spots all throughout the tri state area and into New York City to Philadelphia. From urban city parks to forests and the beach, we can find the beauty and bring out the potential of every location! We are honored to be their wedding photographer for their big day later this year!