NYC isn’t just for tourists to uncover the Big Apple in ways that they’ve seen on TV. NYC residents should take advantage of the parks, museums and restaurants that make this city one of the best and most desirable places in the world! There are many undiscovered gems in this city that are waiting for you & your mate..
For couples who plan to set up engagement photos or will wed in Manhattan, the location possibilities are endless! While everyone knows that Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge and Empire State Building are a few of the main staples in our beloved city that make for beautiful photographs, we want to take you outside of the box to some other known & lesser known areas that will show you how to appreciate this city while capturing some beautiful shots!
TriBeCa – What is know as the “Triangle Below Canal Street”, this downtown neighborhood serves as a beautiful area to snap some engagement and/or wedding shots with a similar feeling to the streets in Italy or France. This wedding photo to our left was taken this summer and it beautifully captures the couple as they lay on the street.
Image via Anthony Vasquez Photography
Subway – although New Yorker’s may hate their daily subway commute, it would be a mistake to think that it wasn’t an integral part of NYC living – making it a great location for engagement photos! Find an off-hour (weekdays – 11AM-3pM; weekend – morning hours) where you can get less foot traffic and enjoy the variety of pictures you can take down by the train tracks! Image via Caroline + Ben
New York Public Library / Bryant Park – while considered the “midtown” area and sees a lot of tourists, but once you’re there you forget that you’re in Manhattan. The New York Public Library is not only the best library in New York, but they create beautiful weddings & events in the interior. The architecture of the exterior is exquisite and gives you a ton of creativity for the types of photos you can take. If you want a mix of architecture and nature, you have the beautiful Bryant Park square behind you to mix & match! Image via Salwa Photography
Lower East Side – a favorite for cheap restaurants, bars & hipsters, you can guarantee that you’ll have a fun, eclectic backdrop to your photos. Almost any street south of Houston will guarantee you some graffiti, posters or other artwork done by random music execs or local artists trying to make their statement. We recommend this route for couples that enjoy the downtown, unique spirit that makes this area so popular!
Image via BACD Photography
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