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10 Christmas Engagement Session Ideas in NYC

The engaged couple is happily sitting on a staircase along the streets of Brooklyn, NYC. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

Christmas in New York City is one of the most magical places you could find. And if you’re engaged (or about to be), NYC might be the best place to visit in celebrating your love and the holidays as well. Now read on for ten ideas to capture the best of your NYC Christmas Engagement Photos:

1. A Wintry Walk at the Central Park

Central Park is indeed stunning in a blanket of snow. So just strolling around the park will give you wonderful NYC Christmas Engagement Photos. Some cool places to take photos are The Gapstow Bridge, The Mall, Bethesda Terrace, Wagner Cove, and The Ramble.

The engaged couple is happily walking in a park. NYC Christmas Engagement Photos by Jenny Fu Studio

2. Capture the Magic at the Rockefeller Center

You shouldn’t miss the huge Christmas tree at the Rockefeller Center! It’s best in the evening when lighted up and sits amidst the glittering lights of the city. You could even go for an ice skate and take pictures at The Rink at The Rockefeller Center.

3. Go on a Christmas Light Tour 

Grand lights display makes NYC the most magical in the Christmas season. You could plan a Christmas light tour for your engagement session. Capture your fantastic NYC Christmas Engagement Photos in Dyker Heights Christmas Lights, window displays at Saks Fifth Avenue, Radio City Music Hall, New York Botanical Garden Show, and NYC Winter Lantern Festival

Black and white photo of the engaged couple talking under a huge tree in Brooklyn, NYC. Image by Jenny Fu Studio

4. Choose your personal favorite in NYC 

If you’re a local in NYC or stayed here for quite a while, for sure, you have your favorite spot here. It may be your favorite coffee shop, restaurant, or park. It’s great to have your photos taken in these places as it has special memories of you as a couple.

5. Get in a Snow Ball Fight 

You could take a photo of your engagement ring popped on top of a snowball! A snowball fight is a fun way to bring out the kid in you. It also exudes light and happy moments that you could share for the years to come. 

The engaged couple is happily sitting on a park bench in Brooklyn. NYC Christmas Engagement Photos by Jenny Fu Studio
The engaged couple is laughing together under a tree in a park in Brooklyn. NYC Christmas Engagement Photos by Jenny Fu Studio

6. By the Campfire 

Take your NYC Christmas engagement photos by the warm glow of the bonfire and fairy lights. Toast some marshmallows and sip a cup of hot chocolate! It will indeed create romantic engagement photos.  

7. Photograph at home 

If you want to keep warm, the best way is to do your engagement photo shoot at home. Show off your pretty Christmas ornaments and beautifully designed Christmas tree. Photos amidst these decorations will make for the perfect Christmas card as well.

8. Show off your Engagement Ring 

Show your sparkly engagement ring that everybody may see! This precious little thing is worth the camera’s focus as it is a symbol of the love you share.  

The engaged couple is standing close together in front of a lake in Brooklyn. NYC Image by Jenny Fu Studio

9. As the Snow Falls 

Share a kiss under the falling snow. May it be slightly falling or in the middle of a snowstorm, it is such a romantic sight to behold. 

10. Proposal Surprise

You could book a winter couple’s photoshoot with your photographer then pop the question in the middle of the session! This is the perfect way to capture that expression on her face, something so precious that you could cherish for a lifetime.