Post # 1
My fiance flew in from Seattle (I live in NYC) this morning to take our scheduled engagement photos and now there is rain in the forecast through Saturday.
Does anyone have any suggestions in NYC where we can still take beautiful photographs despite the rain?
We do have a rain date for Sunday but there is no guarantee that it will not rain and he has to fly back home Monday.
Wedding planning is tough when your fiance is 3000 miles away!!
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant
I’m not from New York, so I don’t have any suggestions for you, but I wanted to say that rain doesn’t mean that you won’t have beautiful pictures! Some of the best engagement/wedding photos I’ve seen have been in less-than-nice weather. Go buy a big cute umbrella and have fun with it!
Post # 4
Looks like he brought the northwest rain with him! I also don’t live in NY, but maybe there a few indoor places that are non-traditional engagement picture locations? Ditto on the umbrella idea.
Post # 5
- Wedding: July 2018 - Pier Sixty, Chelsea Piers
How about Chelsea Market. It’s got some interesting architecture.
Or how about the Winter Garden at the World Trade Center site. I think it’s finally redone complete and I haven’t been in years, but it was one of the most beautiful glass enclosed places in the city.
Sorry, those are the only places I can think of that’s remotely interesting indoors!
The others are museums… where most probably won’t let you shoot without a permit… though Miss Peony will be at the Metropolitan Museum of Art so that may be an option!
Post # 6
You may want to try Chelsea Market (Entrance on 75 Ninth Ave, btw 15/16th Streets): I saw a couple doing engagement shots here a few weeks ago. It has some interesting, gritty details (brick walls, etc). Also, there is a recent post on weddingbee about pictures inside the MET museum which might be fun (and the entrance fee is "suggested" so it would also be free). Or Grand Central? The pictures will be beautiful wherever you go, inside or out!
Post # 7
Ha: guess two of us wrote the same thing at the same time!!!
Post # 8
I second Grand Central Terminal. There will be less people commuting on a weekend so you’ll be able to get some great pics inside the building. You could also do South Street Seaport, just bring along a colorful umbrella! That way if you want, you could still have pics of the bridges and water, without getting too wet!
Post # 9
I agree with Grand Central Terminal. Really pretty location! However may be hard keeping people out of the shots!
Post # 10
Grand Central is my top choice (if the photog does it right he can have you two love birds in a sea of fast commuters while you are nice and focused- I can already see a FABULOUS black and white shot there). What about the top of the empire state building & the meat packing district has beautiful cobblestone streets which will add to the dynamics of the picture. OH try the West side of Tribeca too…bring a large umbrella of course, but I agree that some of the best shots are done when the skies are grey. By The Way, My Fiance is a photographer and prefers a little drizzle and an over cast over direct sun shine. No Worries, RELAX, Chin Up and have a great time!
Post # 11
I say get a big bright umbrella and some cool rainboots, do most of your shoot somewhere like Grand Central, and then towards the end of the shoot do some umbrella shots and at the very end, do some puddle jumping! You’ll get wet so you’ll want to save it for the end, but my gosh those would sure make great photos. Also… kissing in the rain can be very sexy and you could get some great closeup face shots of you kissing your fiance with your hair wet and your faces covered in water droplets.
Post # 12
I too do not have any suggestions about NYC, but one of the coolest engagement pictures I have ever seen was a couple "making out" in the pouring rain. He was sitting on the ground, she was sitting on his lap and they were kissing. Puddles all around. Amazing pictures came out of it.
Post # 13
it’s endlessly raining here in philly too so i feel your pain. i like the cute umbrella idea. what about random places on your block (under awnings, subway entrance, corner store), under a bridge in central park, in a department store, or in the backseat of a cab? maybe you’ll even get a great "sun breaking thru the clouds/rain" type shot 🙂