Top Eight Locations to Take Engagement Pictures in New York City

May 24, 2020

Start spreading the news! New York is one of the most romantic places in the world to celebrate an engagement. If you’re planning to get hitched soon, then it’s time to stray through the very heart of the Big Apple, as it has so many fantastic backdrops to capture perfect memories. 

However, sometimes it’s tough to decide which venues to visit. Through extensive experience of providing destination wedding photography, PicVoyage has put together a guide to help you make a decision. It includes the top eight places that should be on your bucket list while taking engagement pictures in New York City. Read on to learn more.

Central Park. 

With its beautiful foliage, central park is a sight to behold and is the most visited urban park in the United States. It’s also a popular location for filming movie scenes. The main attractions for romantic pictures include Bethesda Fountain, The Loeb Boathouse, and Bow Bridge. At these sites, you can have some intimate moments and soak up the atmosphere of the beautiful surroundings.


Times Square. 

With its bright lights and commercial billboards, Times Square in Midtown Manhattan is an excellent cosmopolitan place to click photos. The Broadway shows in the theatre district adds to the appeal. There are also places where you can, whisper sweet nothings in your partner’s ear as you take in the enthralling scenery.


Brooklyn Bridge and Dumbo.

Brooklyn Bridge is famous for its enchanting skyline and is truly elegance personified. Holding hands and walking down this historical monument with your loved one will create beautiful memories to last a lifetime. 

Down Under The Manhattan Bridge Overpass (DUMBO) in Brooklyn lies a bustling neighborhood, which is a great place to relax and take photos. If you’re heading to Brooklyn Bridge, then Dumbo cannot be missed.


The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. 

The New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx is a delightful venue for an engagement shoot, as it’s filled with luscious manicured landscapes. You will find trees covered with colorful petals, which have an alluring charm, and perfect for snapping fabulous candid moments.


West Village, Washington Square Park, and Washington Mews.

The west village is famous for its trendy designer boutiques and eateries, while it still maintains the cobblestoned pathways and classic ambiance. Jazz clubs and piano bars provide plenty of entertainment for couples that are longing to create stunning shots while also enjoying the local vibe.

The iconic Washington Square Park is close by and is a hotbed of cultural activity. While visiting the park, you should also visit the Washington Mews, which is a gated street near Fifth Avenue. It has a contemporary feel and provides an ideal look for a wall frame picture.


Top of the Rock.

The Top of the Rock observation deck at Rockefeller Centre offers impressive panoramic views of New York. From the iconic venue, you will be able to soak up the atmosphere of the whole city, as all the major landmarks and skyscrapers are visible, which includes the Statue of Liberty. There are indoor and outdoor areas where you can take in the breath-taking sites and discover amazing backdrops.


East Village

The East Village has many exciting places to visit, such as posh restaurants, classy cocktail lounges, and upmarket live music venues. There are also tattoo parlors, souvenir shops, and boutiques which add plenty of character to the vicinity. It’s a fun place to hang out and click excellent photographs.


Looking for some off the beaten path location ideas? Here are three of our picks for you:


Chinatown in Manhattan contributes to the largest Chinese population outside of Asia. It’s a delightful place to enjoy delicious authentic Chinese food and snap picture postcard images. You will have a hard time convincing friends that you didn’t go all the way to China for your engagement.


South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport is woven into the social fabric of Manhattan. It’s old architecture such as renovated sailing ships, and original mercantile buildings make it an intimate venue to take fairy-tale photos with a picturesque tidal background.


Coney Island

Coney Island is steeped in history and is famous for its amusement parks, such as Luna Park. Millions of tourists flock to the beautiful beach peninsula each year for the entertainment that includes adrenaline-filled roller-coaster rides, circus sideshows, and a gigantic wonder wheel. You will have so much fun that you may decide to come back for your honeymoon.


When it comes to New York, these places are just the tip of the iceberg. There are other phenomenal places for engagement photographs. If you’re looking out for a professional proposal photographer in New York and in other major cities of the world, to capture your special engagement memories, reach out to PicVoyage.

We specialize in shooting travel, wedding, and elopement albums. We also do customized packages that will suit a variety of people, such as solo travelers, couples, families, or even a group of friends.

We serve clients in New York, New Jersey, Long Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan, and internationally, we are available on location in Paris, London, Tokyo, and Lisbon.

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