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Getting our engagement pics next week in NYC (where we live) and wanted to do a New Yorky type of shot. So far our photographer has had the ideas of South Street Seaport, Magnolia Cupcake store, Times Square, and Central Park. We were also thinking of the Brooklyn Bridge.
Anyone have other ideas of great NYC-ish areas to get some great e-shots? Thanks!
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Would like to know as well. I will be shooting a wedding in NYC this Spring. Thanks in advance. -Ian
Post # 4
Grand Central, Central Park, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art!
Post # 5
The pictures we took on the street in Soho turned out the best of all our locations.
Post # 6
I hear the Highline is a nice backdrop for photos.
We looked into museums, too, but most museums won’t allow outside photographers to come in.
You could just find a nice neighborhood or a pretty street and take pictures there.
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i like the streets in tribeca and meat packing district. lots of texture…cobblestone, cool architecture, the water isn’t far.
Post # 8
These are AWESOME ideas!!! Thanks!!
Post # 9
Thanks for your suggestions! I can’t wait to check them out. -Ian
Post # 10
There’s some great streets in the West Village that make for gorgeous pics. (Bee and I used to live there).
Mrs. Martini had her e-pics taken there!
Bee scouted out some West Village locations here, while walking her dog (these are all done with a point and shoot, so please be kind):
There’s a famous LOVE sign that makes for awesome photos:
The Highline is also really nice, especially around sunset. I love the Meatpacking district too.
Post # 11
mrbee, you’re the man! thanks for adding up some! 🙂 -Ian
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2010 - The Pierre Hotel
We had our e-photo shoot in DUMBO, which has a great urban feel. We wanted a contrast from the Central Park setting of our wedding. What kind of feel are you going for? Central Park is great for grassy park shots. As Mr. Bee mentioned, West Village and Meatpacking are great for more city shots. I’ve also seen really cute shots in TriBeCa, Times Square, near the Flatiron building, and on 5th Ave near Museum mile. Good luck!
Post # 13
We did DUMBO – got off on the F train at York St and walked around doing photos from there down to the Brooklyn Bridge Park. It was fantastic! We’ve got shots that range from grafitti backgrounds, to arches, to cobblestones, and even a beach and grass! The neighborhood has so many different spots to choose from but I love that we went from urban to park in 3 blocks!
Post # 14
the fountain and area right outside the plaza, lincoln center, definitely the streets in west village and meatpacking.
Post # 15
- Wedding: October 2009 - Ceremony: The Kraine Theatre, Reception: Midtown Loft & Terrace
It didn’t work out for us, but I really wanted to do some shots on the steps of the public library — in front of the lions, you know? We did a lot of ours in Grand Central.
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I’m w/ Mrs. Star – the steps at the Library are awesome! But any part of Bryant Park would be. I’d check if the Carousel is still up over there too that’d be a good pic.
The new bleachers in Times Sq are fun too. A friend from college took hers there & it was her STD.
I always thought the sides of St. Pat’s were really fun – it’s just a little walkway surrounded by trees but you still get some of the architecture of the building too.
The Lincoln Cntr. fountains are another great place.
I think the glass walkways in GCT are cool but I can never figure out how to get up there. haha.
If you’re adventurous enough, there’s always the zoo & the botanical gardens in the Bronx. Actually, the grounds of Bronx Community College are really gorgeous too. They’ve shot some movies there.
*I’ll give away one of my favorite little secrets*
My absolute FAVORITE is Ft. Tryon park. It’s pretty breathtaking. It’s my favorite place in the city, I’ve loved it ever since I was a little kid. The Cloisters are also on the grounds – you get the feeling you’ve stepped back in time, or that you’re in Europe. There’s a few hours btwn our ceremony and cocktail hour so fingers crossed we can take pics there. I’m still doing research re: permits & stuff.
It’s the perfect time of year to take pics there – esp since the colors are changing. You can see the river & the cliffs in Jersey. The park itself is part of the Parks & Rec Dept so I don’t think you need a permit as long as your photog isn’t using a tripod. The Cloisters are owned by the museum though, I know you can’t use a flash inside but no one I talk to seems to know if I need to get a permit.
My Fiance and I go there a lot and then get dinner in Arthur Ave. I’m at work so I don’t have any fall pics but here’s some we took when we were there this summer: