Far from the more arid climate of their native Israel, PJ and Raz made the first steps toward their future together in the lush, verdant landscape of the Shakespeare Garden in Central Park. This park is still known as a gathering place, which are occupied not only by skateboarders, rollerbladers, and street performers, but also by couples in love, newlyweds, photographers and someone in search of the sweetheart. While strolling along the path, visitors will notice a large number of American elm trees. Popular at the time of their planting, these trees are rather uncommon today, and the Central Park boasts one of the largest plantations of the American elm.
This was not the first time that PJ had managed to surprise Raz, who is a student at Columbia University. On another occasion, he had come to New York without telling her ahead of time, and on this memorable second visit, he hired a guitarist to sing their song “American Girl” (Tom Petty) in the background as he asked her to share her life with him. New York will never be the same place again for either of them! When I have shown some pictures from set, they were overcome with gratitude, because I know what I am doing!
So, after that we continued our stroll north, up to the Bethesda Terrace, which was a filming location for about 32 movies in different times as “Doctor Who”, “Person of Interest”, “Jessica Jones”, “Iron Fist”, “Angels in America” etc. – not the worthiest place to feel yourself like a star. The crown jewel of Central Park, Bow Bridge’s slightly swooping ‘archer’s bow’ has held the hearts of native New Yorkers, tourists, couples, brides and grooms, movie-lovers, as Pj an Raz, joggers, row-boaters, photographers, and fishermen since it was built in 1862. Unsurprisingly, both Bow Bridge and Bethesda Fountain are one of the most popular wedding photo shoot locations in the Central Park, which I also enjoy and recommend.