All pictures are courtesy of the amazingly talented Clean Plate Pictures.
I wavered for a long time on whether or not to get engagement photos since removing them from our package would have saved us $500. Our photographer was one of the first vendors we booked, and with a long list vendors yet to be selected, I was trying to spend our dollars wisely. After a lot of research on Weddingbee and talking to our photographer about the pros and cons, we ended up springing for the engagement pictures because (1) currently, the “best” pictures we have together are courtesy of Instagram, (2) we thought getting in front of the camera for engagement pictures would help with wedding day jitters, and (3) we wanted professional pictures of/with Chunk. Number three was the deciding factor.
The money shot
NYC has no shortage of picturesque locations for an engagement shoot. Iconic sites like the Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and Times Square are popular choices for couples to commemorate their engagement. Nothing screams NEW YORK CITY like the grand architecture, bright lights, and hustle and bustle of those landmarks. Yet, none of those places is our New York City. (And locals will tell you, we avoid Times Square like the plague, even if it means trekking more blocks just to walk around it.)