The following is an in-depth guide to your New York City engagement photos, Everything you need to know about NYC engagement photography sessions: including the best locations, FAQs, recommendations, and wardrobe styling suggestions that will help you plan your engagement session.
Here are five reasons why having your engagement photos taken in NYC is a great idea:
When selecting a location for your engagement session, you should choose one that reflects your personality and style. New York City's large variety of locations makes it a great location for taking engagement photos. Would you like to include a view of the New York skyline in your engagement pictures? How about a greenery-themed engagement shoot in Central Park? Or perhaps a stroll through Greenwich Village?
New York Public Library
Radio City Music Hall
Top of the Rock: Observatory Deck at Rockefeller Center
Grand Central Terminal
Park Ave Viaduct
The Edge Observation Deck at Hudson Yard
The High Line
Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir
Bethesda Arcade Terrace at Central Park
Bethesda Fountain at Central Park
The Mall and Literary Walk at Central Park
Loeb Boathouse at Central park
Cherry Hill at Central Park
Staple Street Skybridge
Empire State Building
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Sunset Sailboat on Hudson River
Brooklyn Bridge Dumbo
Brooklyn Heights Promenade
In search of the perfect location for your engagement photos in New York City? Whether you're looking for breathtaking views or quintessential NYC backdrops.
You should choose a location for your engagement session that reflects your personality and style.
I believe that New York City offers you year-round options for taking engagement photos. Although most photographers recommend spring or fall, I find each season has its own benefits and opportunities.
During springtime, NYC's central park, gardens, and streets are perfect locations for engagement photos. Between the end of April and the beginning of May, Central Park Cherry Blossoms are at their most spectacular.
Early mornings in the summer are ideal for catching both the prettiest light and empty streets. With so many people traveling for vacation, NYC almost becomes a desert oasis. The summer is one of the best times to see empty parks and Greenwich Village streets.
The most popular time of year to take engagement photos in NYC is Fall, because of the beautiful colors of the foliage. My favorite engagement photo location during the Fall season is Central Park due to the beautiful foliage and scenic backdrop that creates the perfect backdrop for your engagement photos.
Probably my favorite season is winter, snowy Central Park Winter Engagement Photos, they look like they belong in a movie.
If you want to have your engagement pictures taken in New York City, it is best to schedule your session on a weekday. The best engagement photo locations in New York City are busiest on weekends. Getting around New York City crowds is much easier during the weekdays. Due to my limited availability on weekends (because I am on-location shooting weddings and elopements), engagement sessions are usually scheduled during the week.
When it comes to establishing the overall mood of your engagement photos in New York, I consider the color of the clothes to be the most influential factor.
One of the most frequently asked questions is whether I should wear white for my engagement photos. The answer is definitely yes! Much like the little black dress, this little white dress has become a wardrobe staple not just for the spring season, but also for the entire year. Even if you are not a dress person, white suits are very trendy right now.
A timeless classic flattering choice for me is always white or black.
If you prefer color, choose from Neutral Colors, pastels, pink, taupe, light blue, and light gray, light greens.
You are experiencing a special event that deserves such a beautiful wardrobe piece. Your photographs are meant to last a lifetime.
Although if you are merely planning on using the item for a photo shoot, you might consider renting from a location/subscription service such as Rent the Runway or Le Tote. as recommended by Brides’ magazine in This article
Mood for dressing: Casual or formal?
Formal. Plan the outfit you'll wear to the wedding Then, one outfit that’s reflective or your typical wear if you’d be going on a date night somewhere more casual.
For engagement sessions, I typically recommend being photographed in 2 different outfits.