Wedding Wednesday! Where should we go for pictures? {NYC Wedding Photographer}

You’ll never run out of amazing photo spots in New York. It’s so exciting capturing the city all around you and your love. Of course you may have to fight crowds a little, but there are always a few moments where no one is walking by. Plus, people get out of the way for brides. Use that power!

Here are a few of my favorite spots for photos in the city. These are great not only for weddings, but also for engagement shoots, family sessions, proposals and for those super fun couples sessions that I love to do, where a couple is visiting NYC for a weekend and want to capture their experience.

Location: High Line
Permit Needed: No (unless you want to reserve a specific part of the park)

This is such a great park! The High Line is on Manhattan’s west side and it stretches from Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking District all the way to 34th street, between 10th and 11th avenue. There are so many interesting sights along the way! Not to mention the beautiful landscaping. They even have a bloom schedule so you can see what’s blooming and where on the month of your wedding!

High Line NYC Wedding Photography

Location: Central Park – The Conservatory Garden
Permit Needed: Yes – $100click here for more info

This is a stunning location, for your photos or for your wedding ceremony. The Garden is just beautiful, and this is the place to be if you want to avoid crowds. However, permits are definitely needed and strictly enforced.

Central Park Conservatory Garden

Central Park Conservatory Garden Elopement NYC

Central Park Conservatory Garden Elopement NYC

Location: Central Park – 59th street and 6th Avenue
Permit Needed: No

This is one of my favorite spots just on the edge of Central Park, and a very popular spot for those visiting NYC who want that great skyline in their photos. There’s this gazebo that is entirely made of trees, so it looks different every season, and in the summer it blooms with these amazing purple flowers. Another bonus – this spot is usually pretty empty.

Central Park Wedding Photography

Central Park Engagement Session

Location: Central Park – The Mall/Bethesda Fountain
Permit Needed: No

Another amazingly beautiful spot! This area is closest to the 72nd street and Central Park West entrance. The fountain is especially pretty in late spring and summer when it’s blooming with water lillies. This area gets crowded, for sure, but you can get around that, and there are a lot of great backdrops right in the immediate area, like Bow Bridge and the Literary Walk.

Central Park Bethesda Fountain The Mall Wedding Elopement Photography




Location: Brooklyn Bridge
Permit Needed: No

This is my favorite bridge! Of course it gets very crowded certain days, and certain times of day, but sometimes, if you get there early or late enough, it’s just amazing.

Brooklyn Bridge Wedding

Brooklyn Bridge Engagement Photo

Brooklyn Bridge Wedding Photography

Brooklyn Bridge Wedding Photography

Location: Times Square
Permit Needed: No

Ok, Times Square is always crowded, no matter when you go – so be ready for even your bride powers to be rendered useless here. You’ll get people stopping and taking selfies with you. You’ll get accosted by an off-brand Elmo. But – if you want an iconic New York City wedding photo, how can you not go to Times Square?

Times Square wedding Photo

There are so many locations that I love in the city, for both wedding and engagement photos – Bryant Park, Grand Central Station, cobblestone streets in Tribeca, Columbus Circle, Gapstow Bridge in Central Park, Washington Square Park, spots in Brooklyn and Long Island City – and more! Listing them all in one post would result in the longest blog post ever, so I’ll save them for another time!

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