4 iconic locations for an NYC engagement shoot

Mar 08, 2022 | Planning

If you're looking for inspiration for your engagement or pre-wedding shoot in New York, you've come to the right place. Whether you love the lush greenery of Central Park or prefer breathtaking Manhattan views from several stories high, check out these four iconic locations for an NYC engagement shoot, courtesy of fine art wedding photographer McSween Photography.

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New York Public Library

Weddings at New York Public Library have an elegant European feel that still feels distinctively New York. The library showcases old world architecture and fine art elements that suit any style of event from classic to contemporary. The dramatic staircases and Parisian-style alcoves make the perfect backdrop for chic couple shots.

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Top of the Rock

When it comes to stunning views of the Manhattan skyline, there is truly nowhere in the city that compares to Top of the Rock. In order to compliment Top of the Rock’s power to take your breath away, focus on styling an understated timeless look for a classic take on New York City style.

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620 Loft and Garden

One of the most iconic wedding venues in the city, 620 Loft and Garden combines lush greenery and stunning views for a secret garden vibe within the bustle of the city. It features an extraordinary loft space and expertly manicured rooftop garden with up-close views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Fifth Avenue.

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Central Park

A carefree stroll through Central Park is perfect for a relaxed engagement shoot that celebrates the seasonal landscape. You have a multitude of stunning backdrops to choose from, including the Bethesda Fountain with its large circular pool, as well as the arches and tiled ceilings underneath the iconic central park bridge.

vendor details

Photographer: McSween Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Planning and design: Britt Jones | Floral designer: One Flower by L | Dresses: Marchesa | Rentals: West Side Party Rentals | Cake Designer: Cakes by Lana New York | Make-up artist: J Fink Beauty | Hair stylist: Hair by Alison Farfan


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