My Love Letter to Central Park – Best Central Park Photography

I’ve been doing a lot of Central Park photography lately. I’m there pretty regularly for shoots, and I feel so lucky to live so close to such a beautiful setting for portraits. Being a Central Park photographer is a true joy.

I haven’t really been able to keep up with blogging all my Central Park shoots, so I thought I’d put together a post of images from the Park that I can continue adding to as time allows. I’ll try to put together a mixture of images of iconic Central Park locations, and photographs that really could be anywhere. Some of my favorite Central Park photography locations don’t really look like anywhere in particular, but I love them because the light is so beautiful.

Visiting From Out of Town?

The majority of my clients are New Yorkers, but I also get to work with lots of people visiting NYC for vacation as well.

Central Park is 2.5 miles long. It has a ton of beautiful photography spots, but since it’s so big it’s not necessarily the type of place you can just mill around and hope to stumble upon the best locations. As the years go by I have gotten to know the part better and better, and am happy to help plan your Central Park photo shoot, depending on what you are you looking for.

Central Park can definitely be an overwhelming place to visit, so I recommend this map for planning your trip.

Oh, and if you’re looking to have a hair and/or makeup artist come to your hotel, I recommend GlamSquad. They do a great job!

Maternity and Family Portraits by a Central Park Photographer

I’ll add to this blog post as time goes on, and will just consider this my ongoing love letter to Central Park.

Thanks for taking a look!

Monthly Guide to Central Park Foliage Colors

UPDATE: Are you looking for the best time to do a photo shoot in Central Park? Since writing this blog post, I have also added a month-to-month Central Park Foliage Guide to help you plan your Central Park shoot.

Be sure to check it out!

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I love these classic NYC views.

maternity photos in nyc central park by daisy beatty photography

You can see more of Elizabeth’s Central Park maternity session here.

Most of my Central Park photography is for family or pregnancy, but I sometimes do dance photography here too.

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To see more of these twins’ (above) Central Park family photos click here.

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don’t usually do headshots in Central Park, but here are some images from a great shoot with my little friend Aiden. You can see more of this shoot here.

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A sweet family moment, you can see more of their shoot here.

Central Park Maternity Photographer

You can see more of this central park pregnancy shoot here.

Central Park Family Photography

You can see more of their springtime family shoot here. As you can see, I think this is one of the best Central Park photography spots.

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I love this one because people are often so nervous to do shoots with young children.  If you’re planning a family shoot, please feel free to check out my 15 Family Shoot Tips to help you prepare.

November 2018 update:

Have you been reading about the Mandarin duck aka the “Hot Duck” in Central Park? I started seeing him at my Central Park shoots! Another reason to love the park.

Just for fun, here is an iPhone video I took of the Mandarin duck recently:

NYC Skyline Photography

family photo session with manhattan skyline at sunset by nyc photographer daisy beatty

I definitely love Central Park photography, but it’s not the only place I work. We can always shake things up and get some city views instead.

You can see a NYC skyline shoot here.

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About Daisy Beatty Photography

 Daisy Beatty is an award winning portrait photographer based in NYC and the Hamptons.

She is known for her vibrant, stylish images of families, children, pregnancy, and newborns, as well as her winning headshots for executives, artists, models, and online dating.

Her work has been featured extensively in both online and print publications.

She works on location in Greenwich Village Manhattan photo studio, and on location in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Westchester, Long Island, Fairfield CT, and surrounding areas.

For more information, please visit her website or contact her studio.

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