When you’re thinking of New York City, it’s hard not to think of its iconic skyline. This stunning location gives you the best possible view of the city at any time of day. Ginny and James came up to take Top of the Rock engagement photos in the heart of Manhattan. As the sun set on the city, we captured stunning images as the buildings started to glow.
If you want to do Top of the Rock engagement photos, you’ll need to get tickets ahead of time. This is the best way to ensure that you’re able to head up there for photos. You can get them with just a little bit of advanced planning. We love doing New York engagement photography in this iconic location.
Top of the Rock is located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and gives you an amazing view of Manhattan and beyond. It’s particularly stunning in the evening when there’s still some sunlight and the buildings start to light up. If you want your Top of the Rock engagement photos done during golden hour, we suggest that you bring a tripod but set it aside for now so that we can take photos without one first.
When you’re ready for a romantic sunset photo, we’ll move around to the area near the window where you can have a peaceful moment with your fiancé. There’s something about being up so high that makes it feel like you’re at one with the city. We took some time getting candid shots as they were enjoying their NYC engagement session so much!
Before we went to take Top of the Rock engagement photos, we started in Central Park. Although we typically only do our sessions there in the morning, the evening glow through the park was beautiful. Plus, we got to take advantage of the blossoming trees, giving some range to their engagement photos session in New York.
If you want to take your Central Park engagement photos during the day, we suggest going in the spring when the trees are starting to blossom. This way, you can make a wonderful series of epic engagement photos that show off this stunning park.
In this shoot, Ginny and James were perfect lovers that embraced each other under the blossoming trees. We wanted to bring out their romantic side with these images in the iconic Central Park! They made it easy to get some special shots thanks to their ability to laugh together so easily.
Ginny and James dressed to the nines as we went to this iconic structure. Their Top of the Rock engagement photos included dancing and lots of candid photography poses. As the sun set on NYC, we made sure to capture plenty of photos in every direction around them. We hardly stopped working as we took their Top of the Rock engagement photos because we knew they wouldn’t be staying long after the sun went down. The last thing you want is an engaged couple to miss out on time together after planning such a busy day!
When it finally came time for sunset at Top of the Rock, we gathered up our gear so that we could get some romantic portraits. While there’s lots of tourists making noise, this quiet moment is best spent away from all that commotion. You can’t get this close to the city center and not feel the energy of NYC, but it’s best enjoyed when you have a moment alone with each other.
Top of the Rock engagement photos can be taken at sunset. While it’s fun to come up here during golden hour, once that sun starts to set, there is an almost magical quality to these images. However, the morning is also a beautiful time and a lot less crowded. You’ll have a more intimate session if you book in the morning, with far less tourists in the area.
We love our couples and enjoy working with them to create welcoming, comfortable, and memorable sessions. We’re a married team who understand how important it is to have great chemistry with our couples, so we work hard to find the best time and location for your session. We love being able to shoot in all sorts of locations throughout NYC! When you hire us, you get two photographers for one low price – professional photographer experience that is unmatched.
We are here every step of the way from pre-session planning all the way until you get your final images. Our job doesn’t end when you leave with your proofs – we want to keep in touch post-shoot so that we can help you create your wedding album or book.
If you’re looking for an engagement photographer in NYC, we’d love to shoot with you and capture your special memories. Whether it’s a romantic moment with the Top of the Rock engagement photos or a no-stress Central Park engagement session, we can make your day memorable! Contact us today to get started on your perfect New York City engagement photos.
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