Best Engagement Photo Session Locations in NYC

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When it comes to Engagement Session Photo Locations, New York City has much to offer couples who seek extraordinarily beautiful background scenery.

Whether you met in NYC, started your lives together here as a couple, or perhaps you’re just passing through, Manhattan, Brooklyn, and New Jersey especially have many splendid Engagement Sessions Photo Locations to choose from.

So where does one start? How do you choose the best location for you? I suggest considering the following.

When choosing your engagement session location, think about a location that is meaningful for you both. Perhaps you met in Brooklyn. In such a case, the Iconic Brooklyn Bridge at sunrise (before the hoards of tourists take over) would make a fabulous backdrop for your photo session.  Share a love of books? The New York Public Library – Stephen A. Schwarzman Building is spectacular inside and out. It’s my desire you choose a location that speaks to you as a couple and that is relevant, although, nothing wrong with choosing a location that you just adore either.

Some other considerations when choosing your engagement session location:

What would you like to wear? Would you like to be more formal? More casual? Or perhaps both?

How crowded will the location be? In which case, we may be able to work around this by choosing the most opportune time.

What season will it be? What will the weather be like? Will this affect the engagement session photos you have in mind?

With this said, let’s jump into our recommendations, shall we? Here are…

The Best Engagement Photo Session Locations in NYC


Central Park

Bethesda Terrace, Manhattan 

Riverside Park

W 72nd St to 158th St, Manhattan 

Fort Tryon Park and The Cloisters

Riverside Dr. to Broadway, W 192nd St to Dyckman St., Manhattan 

Carl Schurz Park

East End Ave to the East River, From E 84th St. to E 90th St., Manhattan 

Battery Park City

Battery Park City, Manhattan 

Conservatory Garden

E 105th St. and Fifth Ave., Manhattan 

Belvedere Castle

Central Park, mid-park at 79th St., Manhattan 

Top of The Rock

Rockefeller Center, Manhattan 

Brookfield Place

Battery Park City, Manhattan 

New York Public Library

Fifth Ave., Manhattan 

Washington Square Park

Greenwich Village, Manhattan 

Teardrop Park

Battery Park City, Manhattan 

The Highline

Meatpacking District at W 16th, Manhattan 


Brooklyn Bridge, Pier 1

Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Furman St., Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Washington Ave., Brooklyn

Sunset Park

Between 41st and 44th Streets, and 5th and 7th Avenues, Brooklyn

The Boathouse

Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Washington Ave., Brooklyn


New York Botanical Garden

Southern Boulevard, Bronx

Liberty State Park

Jersey City, New Jersey

Okeha Castle

Huntington, New York

Old Westbury Gardens

Westbury, New York

Chinese Scholars Garden: Snug Harbor

Staten Island, New York

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