While planning your visit to NYC booking your very own photographer is an absolute must. Knowing where and when to capture the most amazing photos at the most iconic places will ensure your pictures will be treasure for generations to come.
New York is famous for its landmarks. Whether it’s Times Square, Fifth Avenue, or Central Park, you’re spoilt for choice with locations in New York. Over 8 million people call New York home. You’ll find more than 800 languages spoken in this urban jungle. The hustle and bustle of New York attract over 66 million tourists a year from all over the world.As a photographer, New York is a playground for me. It’s the city that never sleeps. I’m sharing the best places to take photos in New York. Whether you’re a fashion blogger, taking engagement photos, or posing for a new headshot. There’s something for everyone in the metropolitan paradise that is New York.
Dumbo , NY
DUMBO is an area of Brooklyn that gives you an alternative view of Manhattan. DUMBO stands for ‘Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass’. It’s the perfect add-on to a photoshoot at Brooklyn Bridge as it gives you the distinctive New York skyline.
Times Square, NY
When you think of New York, Times Square is one of the first places that come to mind. It’s where New Yorkers ring in the new year and it’s top of every tourist’s to-do list. Times Square offers you dozens of photo spots, from Rockefeller Centre to the Empire State Building. Take in this amazing spot in New York and work with your photographer to find the best place for your photoshoot. You’ll want to get to Times Square early in the morning to avoid the crowds.
Jane's Carousel, NY
Jane’s Carousel is one of the most whimsical locations in New York for family portraits and engagement photos. This 48-horse carousel was built in 1922 and sits in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You can even request a time lost to take your photos at Jane’s Carousel on days when it’s closed to the public.
Brooklyn Bridge Park, NY
The Waterfront at the Brooklyn Bridge Park gives you a view of Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline. Pebble Beach is one of the best places to pose for your photos.
Radio City Music, NY
New York is famous for its music scene. Radio City Music Hall is one of the most recognizable music venues in the world with a rich history. The best time to get a photo at Radio City Music Hall is at ‘blue hour’.
Right after sunset, you’ll see the lights of Radio City Music Hall at their most memorizing. If you happen to be in New York on a rainy day, the lights can give a beautiful backdrop when they reflect off the water.
Brooklyn Bridge, NY
One of the most popular places in New York for headshots and engagement photos is Brooklyn Bridge. You can take photos here at any time of the day, but it’s magical at sunrise and sunset. The bridge links Brooklyn and Manhattan — two of New York’s most famous boroughs. When it was built in 1883, it was the longest suspension bridge in the world.
Most visitors spend an hour exploring Brooklyn Bridge and its stunning views of both boroughs. Take your photographer and capture the New York skyline as the backdrop for your pictures.
West Village, NY
Whether you call New York home or want to look like a local, head over to the West Village. You’ll see some of the city’s most stunning homes and their distinctive bright color doors. West Village is in Lower Manhattan and runs from Hudson River through to Sixth Avenue. It’s one of the most sought-after postcodes in the city and is home to federal-style townhouses, exciting nightlife, and cobblestone streets.
Exploring the West village is like walking onto a New York film set. It’s the perfect backdrop for any photography session, whether you’re taking family portraits or photos for your website.
Grand Central Station, NY
Almost every TV show and movie set in New York features a shot of Grand Central Station. It was built in 1913 and remains one of New York’s most stunning historical landmarks. You can take pictures inside Grand Central Station and immerse yourself in the wealth and culture of one of America’s most beloved buildings. You can thank Jackie Kennedy Onassis for helping to preserve Grand Central Station.
Central Park, NY
With 840 acres of nature surrounded by stunning skyscrapers, Central Park represents the juxtaposition at the heart of New York. It’s one of the most popular spots for photographers as it offers something for everyone. You can capture engagement photos at Bethesda Fountain or go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to experience your own Blair Waldorf moment. Grab a coffee and take a stroll through Central Park with your photographer.
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