(Closed) Engagement Pics Question

posted 7 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Newbee

I advise my clients to use a small roller travel bag in such cases.  It can even be used as a prop!

 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

We did our wedding pictures at the brooklyn bridge park, and they turned out amazing! You get the bridge, the skyline and the Statue of Liberty. Highly recommend! Also, the piers in Long Island City are a great place for the skyline.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We’re going to do the Highline, West Village and Grand Central. I’m not sure I’ll change clothes, though. I might bring a change of clothes, but I’m afraid they’ll get wrinkled.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I’m sure High Line shots will turn out gorgeous–it’s such a cool setting! We just did ours out at Governor’s Island–I figured it would give us a mix of backdrops (Lower Manhattan, Statue of Liberty, plus some cool old buildings and shady lawns), and not be too crowded (I am sure a good photographer has no problem with crowds but we would have felt even more awkward posing with more people around). We ended up just doing one set of casual clothes, though.

Post # 9
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Newbee

Hi Holly! I have done several engagement shoots on the High Line, with the most recent being on Tuesday night. The bride to be actually changed her outfit on the High Line with some ingenuity and the help of her fiance (and me trying to create a diversion, haha!). The High Line is a great place to shoot, just keep in mind the following rules:

1. you can’t block the walkways (the best thing to do is wait for a gap in the flow of people)

2. you can’t go into the grassy areas

3. you can’t hold the elevator door open (you’ll see what I mean when you go there – if your photog wants some shots in there, make them super fast or have him/her ride with you!). 

If you break any of these rules somebody on the park staff will stop you. But otherwise it’s pretty much free range for shooting!! It’s an awesome locale and I know your pics will be incredible!!!

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2011

We just took engagement pics in the Meatpacking District/on the High Line/in Hudson River Park (just north of Chelsea Piers, along the river – very pretty!) yesterday. We brought a change of clothes in a small bag; we just set the bag down out of frame when taking pictures, or our photographer carried it for action-type shots.

We changed clothes in the restrooms at Chelsea Piers before taking the Hudson River Park pictures; that worked out well. There are also restrooms along the High Line.

The High Line is very crowded, especially now that the second section north of 20th St has opened. It’s hard as some of the paths are quite narrow and there’s a constant flow of people passing by. I would have a few more locations in mind in case the High Line turns out to be too crowded to work with.

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