This is one of my favorite engagement sessions in the NYC Meatpacking District. Renee and Chris really got creative with their outfits and overall look. Chris is a fellow photographer and has a great eye.
Engagement Photos in NYC
First off, don’t they look adorable? The rich jewel-tone color palette, their custom Chuck Taylors, and their recently engaged faces are just perfect for their NYC engagement photos in the Meatpacking District. For portraits, I always encourage 2-3 different outfits, shoes, and/or accessories to easily change up the look. Different outfits plus all the diversity in the neighborhood brings so much more variety and visual interest to the photos.
The Meatpacking District for Engagement Photos
This downtown NYC neighborhood lies between West 14th street, the West Side Highway, Gansvoort Street, and Hudson Street. In the early 1900’s it became the area where actual meat was processed and packaged. The neighborhood began changing in the late 60’s and gradually became home to many high end clothing designers’ stores and restaurants. But when I first went there early on a Saturday morning for an engagement session, I could smell uncooked meat in the air. It was kind of gross. But even then, I recognized that the neighborhood had a lot visual interest and character. And I’ve returned many times for NYC Engagement Photos in the Meatpacking District.
The Benefits of Downtown Engagement Portraits
All of my favorite things about doing engagement portraits downtown are encapsulated in the Meatpacking District. Cobblestone Streets, low buildings, great light, graffiti and wall murals, narrow streets and passages, older buildings, and irregular intersections are classic Downtown NYC traits. But the Meatpacking district is chock-full of these fascinating elements. I literally never run out of options when doing portraits in this neighborhood.
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