12 of the Best Places for Engagement Photos in New York City


12 of the Best Places for Engagement Photos in New York City
You engagement photo is often considered to be the starting point for your journey together as a couple. It is one of the first things you do once you get engaged and your whole wedding planning process starts from that moment. Picking the right locations for your photo can be difficult. If you live near New York City, then this magical city is definitely worth considering as your photo-shoot spot. New York City offers plenty of breathtaking backdrops for your engagement photos and here are a few of the best places to keep in mind.
Something Urban
New York provides plenty of great urban locations. These are perfect for modern couples that want their engagement photos to be lively and fun. Some of the coolest locations to keep in mind include classic places like:
(1)Chelsea Marketmore information about the market can be found here.

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Photo by Jennifer Sosa Photography
(2)Grand Central Terminallook up locations and ideas here.
Photo by Elario Photography
Photo by Elario Photography
You could also be a little bit more playfulness to the photos with your location. There is no reason why you can’t add a bit more urban flair to your photos and choose either of these two surprising locations:
(3)Meatpacking District, Manhattanhere is some information about the district.

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(4)Pier 17, South Street Seaport visit the website for more information.
Photo by Samantha Shay Photography

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Something Romantic
Naturally, New York is also full of romance. The city offers some amazing locations for touching and emotion-packed photos. Getting your engagement photos taken in the evening or at night in these New York locations is especially a great idea:
(5)Skyline View next to Brooklyn Bridge tips for other great skyline locations here.

(6)The High Line Parkvisit the website
Photo by Kelly Kollar Photography
Photo by Robert & Kathleen Photography
There are plenty more romantic locations to keep in mind as well. New York, although it is a buzzing city, has some stunning natural scenery as well. The following spots are amazingly sweet for engagement photos:
(7)Pulitzer Fountain, Central Parkfind the location and more visitor information here.

In fact, the whole of Central Park offers a lot of unique photo opportunities. The RV Lifestyle  chose it to be the top spot to visit in New York in their post “100 Best Things to Do in New York“. The post is worth checking out as it mentions plenty of locations for engagement photos and cool ideas for a date night! So, for that extra bit of inspiration, the informative post is a great read.

 (8)Carl Schurz Parkcheck out the website here.
Photo by BJ Enright Photography
Photo by The Oberports Photography

Something Artistic

If you are looking for something a little bit more artistic and unique then New York has much on offer. There are some unique buildings that you can use as a backdrop for your engagement photos. Check out these locations:

(9)Lincoln Centerfind out more information here

Photo by Jen Huang Photography
Photo by Jen Huang Photography
On top of that, there are a few other great, artistic locations to keep in mind. A number of public buildings have amazing architecture and artistry inside the buildings and these can add a fair amount of flavor for your photos. Keep the following locations in mind when you are picking your spot:
(11)The Metropolitan Museum of Artcheck out their website.

(12)The New York Public Library visit the website here

Photo by Caroline Frost Photography  
Photo by Eve Event Photogaphy
The above are some of the best places for engagement photos in New York. Naturally, you can also pick a location that is special for the two of you in the Big Apple. And if you are looking for more insider tips for a perfect Hudson Valley wedding, then check out our website for a FREE e-book. Together we can ensure your wedding day is just a little bit more special!


What are some of your favorite spots to get photographed in NYC? Have a special place for YOUR engagement photos? Let me know – I’d love to hear from you!
Happy Planning!
Laurie Kuerlemann
MC/Host/Wedding Entertainment Director
Platinum Party Events Entertainment