Post # 1
The planning of our 5/3/14 wedding has been quite the comedy of errors (original venue went into foreclosure, bridesmaids dresses were discontinued, and now photography issues), and I was hoping we could get some suggestions. My fiancee and I are booked with George Street Photos, and had selected a photographer that has since been let go from the company. We are somewhat relieved as we weren’t 100% with her, and George Street has allowed us to choose another photographer for our day. Due to this debacle, they are giving us a complimentary engagement shoot session in order to meet and work with our new (we had already done one with the old photographer and have all of the photos we could possibly need). Being that we’re getting into the winter months, which somewhat limits what we would usually opt for, does anyone have any suggestions of some unique, indoor spots within the NYC Metro area? We had toyed with the idea of doing the shoot in our apt, with us wearing our opposing football jerseys, pics with our cats, in our kitchen, etc, but I want to have a few more ideas in my pocket for when I work on planning (plus, I’d love to NOT have to clean the house to be photo-quality!). We had thought of doing something at Rock Center, but my fiancee can’t skate due to a leg injury and I am nto a fan of being out in the cold. We also would like to avoid the usual suspects like Grand Central (commuting through there every day is enough for me!), and would like to avoid needing to purchase a permit or paying an admission fee. Any thoughts/suggestions would be fantastic! Thanks!!
Post # 3
Stone Street would be a really cool (outdoor) location to get photos – the street texture and diffused lighting would be so great in photos!
There are also some cool resturants/bars that you might be able to call ahead and take photos at on Stone St. itself.
Battery Park is another spot – even though it’s outside! FI and I love it there.
Or the Highline.
–OK indoors! —
The NY Public Library, of course (call ahead and check to see if you need a permit/etc.).
Maybe see if you can’t get into a rooftop bar or restruant for the views.
I’d suggest the Morgan Libray lobby, but I am very partial to Renzo Piano’s work (and I love modern architecture) so I’m totally biased. Probably another call-ahead place.
Maybe Eataly or the Chealsea Market?
Post # 4
@CakeyP: These are some really awesome suggestions.. and honestly, none of them even crossed my mind. I will have to mention these all to my fiancee and see what he thinks.. I’m especially partial to Stone Street!
Post # 5
@Preludeangel: Haha, me too, I only answered with “Stone Street!” in my mind, the others came to me after I typed that.
Stone Street would be lovely if you do it!
Post # 6
@Preludeangel: The Chelsea Market made me think of Chelsea Piers.. you can climb the wall or do batting practice.. Or your favorite bar? Some have fire places, that could be cute.. The Campbell Apartment (not exactly Grand Central).. Some of the buildings around Lincoln Center? Bowling?
Post # 7
We were thinking of doing ours downtown. My FH proposed to me at 1 Police Plaza when he got promoted, and we met at Ulysses on Stone Street. I also thought it would be cool to have the Freedom Tower, Brooklyn Bridge and Battery Park close by too. Let us know what you decide!