Sharing this season's Top 5 locations for portraits

February 07, 2023  •  Leave a Comment

New York is one of the the busiest tourist destinations in the world. Simply taking a walk in Times Square will have you meet hundreds of thousands of people all trying to get their perfect picture. But what if you want a photoshoot outside of the typical spots? Here are 5 NYC locations for great portraits.

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Manhattan Bridge might be one of my very favorite places to shoot any type of photography. You can capture it from below on the Brooklyn side like in this photo, on the Manhattan side, and even walk along it for some great overhead shots of the city. Being situated in Dumbo makes the bridge even more versatile. You can have multiple locations in just a few blocks radius. 

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A hidden gem of Tribeca, check out this skybridge located on 9 Jay St, New York, NY (TriBeCa). This skybridge is the city’s lowest to the ground on an archetypal NYC street. I've done fashion editorials, fitness shoots, and wedding portraits in this very spot.


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Delmonico’s a is well-known steakhouse at Beaver and South William Street. With a 5-way intersectional, much similar to The Flatiron Building, it is a perfect backdrop for engagement shoots, wedding photos, and street photography. With this foggy, cold, and soon-to-be snowy weather, the corner of this classic building is a wonderful addition to your album.


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You can't go to this little street in Dumbo, Brooklyn at the intersection of Washington & Water Street without seeing photographers shooting wedding photos, graduation portraits, or engagement sessions. Bloggers and families alike love this little place. If you're looking for somewhere that is quintessentially New York, make a stop here. 

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If you're a history lover, this military and maritime history museum at Pier 86 at 46th Street, along the Hudson River is a perfect backdrop for your photos. The Intrepid Museum is a collection of museum ships and has several exhibits. Photos for personal use are allowed so don't bring any extra equipment if trying to take images at this NYC gem.