I always love when the portrait location that the wedding couple chooses is meaningful to them.
So many clients opt to choose a location for their wedding day portraits without thinking long and hard about what that location means. Is it somewhere they have spent time as a couple? Is is a place that brings back fond memories of their relationship? Is it a particularly popular location and well-known in the city they chose to get married in?
How do you choose where to take your wedding day pictures? Luckily, I've been helping couples choose portrait spots for years, and I've learned what works (and what doesn't!) when making this important decision:
If you're getting married in New York, check out my list of favorite portrait locations in the city and surrounding areas. I update it every time I photograph portraits somewhere new, and it's been a great resource to my clients over the years!
The bride and groom in this photograph resided in New York at the time of their wedding, and there is no more iconic a Manhattan location than the Meatpacking District and the Highline. Beloved by the couple individually and together, it made sense that it was where they began their wedding day photography experience.
With both an Indian and a Christian ceremony planned within hours of each other on their wedding day the bride and groom knew that we would have to meet early in the day to begin their portrait session. With the early morning light streaming over the cobblestones we started shooting in the Meatpacking District at daybreak.
I often speak about how much I love the light later in the day and it was a rare treat to get to work with equally gorgeous light in the earlier morning hours. Manhattan can be a crazy busy place but the streets were nearly deserted at this hour on a weekend morning!
David Tutera (17), HIghline (7), Indian (56), Meatpacking District (5), New York City (69), Oscar De La Renta (9), Ray Roman (9), Skylight West (17), Sonnier and Castle (9). 1/800; f/4.0; ISO 200; 90.0 mm.