(Closed) NYC First Look Spots

posted 8 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

honestly, grand central might be too bustling for a good first look, but i guess it depends on what you want. i’d like our first look to be a more private moment (you know, just me and the Fiance…..and the photographer snapping a million pictures!). on the other hand, if you don’t mind the throngs of people around, it could be cute to have the two of you in your own world with all the other people running around you (also depends on what time you’ll be there….if this is a friday wedding i’d definitely advise against being there any time after 3. weekends are easier, especially early afternoon). as for other spots to do it….in a park, on the highline, at your apartment/hotel room….just about anywhere really.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@cabanagrl9: i was thinking the exact same thing….that it would start out cute at GC and then you’d get mowed over by some angry man or a family of tourists

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

We did Lincoln Center, which was not too crowded on a Friday afternoon. But apparently you need a permit to shoot there–whoops! So we got kicked out after a bit. What about Madison Square Park? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

You could get some amazing pics in Grand Central – the old clock in the middle, the wooden benches, the beautiful lights!  What if you met someplace a little quieter for your first look in or near Grand Central and then took some pics there?

For example, he could be waiting for you at the bar at The Campbell Apartment (though you should likely ask them) which should be a little more intimate than the main floor and then you could walk down and take pics.

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

@cabanagrl9: I’m just waiting to get my disc of pro pics and then I’ll definitely post! And in answer to your questions about a first look, I’m REALLY REALLY happy we did one. Here’s why:

1. It helped calm me down. Once I saw Darling Husband I was just so chill because I didn’t have the anxiety of waiting another 3 hours to see him.

2. We got SO many great pics of us during our first look/pre ceremony photos. And we didn’t feel rushed.

3. I wanted to go to cocktail hour! That was my time to go around and say hello to most of my guests–and taste the yummy cocktail food 🙂

One thing I did was I didn’t wear my veil during our first look. So the first time Dh saw me in my whole “look” was walking down the aisle. might be something for you to consider as well!

Where are you getting married in Murray Hill? Does the getting ready location have a spot where you could do a first look (like a rooftop or a cool staircase or something)?

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