In the middle of the concrete jungle that is New York City, Central Park is like an oasis. Its prettiness has attracted couples for year after year to serve as a backdrop for some of the biggest moments of their lives. I can’t say that I blame them, it’s pretty darn gorgeous, and the pictures below are proof. Priya Patel was the talent behind the lens that captured this darling duo in that oh so beautiful park, showcasing their love for the city and each other in the prettiest of ways. See it all here.

From Priya Patel PhotographyBen and Megan met and fell in love in New York City so when it came time for their engagement shoot, they knew they wanted to take photos somewhere quintessentially New York. They opted for Central Park since they both had spent lots of time running and walking in the park and had many fond memories there together. Plus, it’s a dog-friendly location perfect for some photos with their new adorable puppy Sophie.

When they first told me that they wanted to do their engagement shoot in Central Park, I was really excited and, to be honest, a bit nervous. Central Park is a very popular spot for wedding and engagement photos, and it can be difficult to avoid inadvertently taking the same photographs everyone else takes. Each person sees the world a bit differently and part of what I love about photography is being able to share the unique way I see things. So for this shoot, I challenged myself to forget every photo I have already seen of Central Park and shoot it my way.

Wedding Photography: Priya Patel Photography / Location: Central Park in New York City, New York