(Closed) Engagement Shoot Location – NYC

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

The Highline–I’ve seen some really nice shots done there. Also, some other parks–Riverside Park, Battery Park, Bryant Park–if you want some more nice nature-y shots. And I also really happen to like photographs taken in front of brownstones, either on the uws, or down in the village. And in the village, you have those gorgeous cobblestone streets too!

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

What kind of feel are you aiming for in your pics?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

We’re taking some e-pics on the beach in Brooklyn.  FI is a Brooklyn native and knows of a location that’s usually pretty desolate, pretty, and not trashed…I’ll ask him when comes back.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I wish Fiance and I had been able to take some shots down in the West Village.  I love the photos of people sitting on stoops with the baked good of their choice. 10th and 11th Streets west of 7th Avenue are especially pretty.  Lots of brownstones and trees.

The bandshell and Bethesday Fountain in Central Park gave us the best luck WRT romance.

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

It’s a little out of the way (A train toward Inwood/190th), but I LOVE Fort Tryon Park. They have gorgeous gardens and the Hudson river and GWB in the background.  An added bonus is that the Cloisters are located on the grounds and you feel like you’re in Europe. It’s so cool.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

I second Fort Tyron Park–I LOVE the Cloisters!!!  More than the main building of the Met (which is where Fiance and I got engaged btw!).  If you can actually take some photos inside the building itself, that would be so amazing.  I’m going to start looking into that for our own photos…I am a Hunt of the Unicorn Tapestry junkie and if we could have photos with the tapestry in the background I’d die.  But there is just so much good scenery there that pretty much any spot would be to die for.

Great idea!!!

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

@  veganglam – I looked into it a while back, I really wanted to go on our wedding day but our venue is in CT & it’s too far, so we’ll go another time. You probably CAN take pictures inside the building but I’d do it on the quiet & you’re not allowed to use any flash at all. How awesome would the different gardens & the st guilhem room look?! You have to make a donation to the museum, but when I called & asked they said it’s “suggested”.

The park you should be ok with, it’s like Grand Central – technically, you’re supposed to have a Parks & Rec permit for any camera that’s on a tripod (sticks on the ground = a permit anywhere in NYC) but most people can get away without it. The worst they can do is ask you to move along.

 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I second the highline, it’s so awesome!  Plus, you could do some meatpacking district shots while you’re in the area.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’d definitely recommend DUMBO (the downtown Brooklyn neighborhood between the Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges).  We got an amazing array of backgrounds – from industrial chic, to brownstone storefronts, to cobblestone streets with the skyline in the background, and even beach and grass shots!  I highly recommend getting off the F train at Jay Street and just wandering around to see the neighborhood – I can also send you the link to our pics on our photographers blog if you’d like to PM me.

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Newbee

I agree with DUMBO and Fort Tyron park, in addition to the places you originally are considering. For off, off, OFF the beaten path, there’s a beautiful community garden on the south side of East 6th Street between Avenues B and C. There are a lot of community gardens in the East Village, but this is by far the most beautiful. It’s small, but has a LOT of photographic potential. I’ve spent hours in there! Tons of flowers, little ponds, a little hidden away stone bench that winds around into a three-quarters circle, and a little house that you can climb up the steps to – it’s all just very unique. Plus a covered bridge!

Okay I had to look it up since I rambled so much! It’s called the 6BC Botanical Garden. There’s a pic of the covered bridge here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/tinybanquet/283498082/

There’s another garden on the corner of Avenue B and 6th Street, which is a different garden and not what I’m referring to (like i said, there are a lot!) 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 14
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did ours at the Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.  There are a number of different natural settings – a forest, a rose garden, a few lovely old buildings.  According to our photographer, the light was much better than Central Park, and it was way less crowded.  You have to pay to park and access the grounds, and you can’t shoot inside the greenhouse, but it’s worth it.  We went the weekend before our shoot to scope out the park and pick a few locations ahead of time.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree with the cloisters.  It’s gorgeous!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel

We did our e-shoot in DUMBO and had a great time! There’s a pretty diverse set of backdrops/settings. Good luck! 🙂

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