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Whether you’re in New York City for fashion week, a work trip or just for fun, photos are a must! Every blogger or content creator loves getting the iconic shot of them on the Brooklyn Bridge.
My first fashion week I headed there with a group of girls and was a little thrown by what I saw. The bridge is CRAZY busy, bikers on one side, tourists/people on the other and it’s hard getting “the” shot for Instagram. I’ve shot there a few times now and have a system for getting the perfect photo on the Brooklyn Bridge.
5 Tips on How to Take a Picture on the Brooklyn Bridge
Get There Early
While it’s still busy early in the morning, it’s less busy than normal. If you’re by yourself 6:30-7 is a good time, if you’re going with a group factor in time. I went with a group once and by the time it was my turn the lighting was off and the window was closed.
Block out time to be on the bridge and have some patience. The crowds come in spurts and you have to wait for the perfect window to hop in for photos. My photographer, Angelene, is amazing and had so much patience when we shot here last month. I had to stand in place a few times and wait for her to find an angle where there were fewer people in the shot.
Pay Attention to Your Surroundings
As I said, the bridge is busy. It’s best to stay off your phone and pay attention to what’s going on around you. One half of the bridge is for bikers and the other for walking. While we were shooting, a woman wasn’t paying attention and got run over by a cyclist. You also need to pay attention to your photographer on when to move out of the way.
Hire a Good Photographer
My New York photographer, Angelene, is the bomb. I’m so glad she had shot at the bridge before and knew what to do to nail the shot. If you’re booking a photographer and really want great shots at the bridge, ask to see previous work and if their vibe matches yours.
Don’t Wear Anything too Fussy
The easier the outfit, the better! If you’re wearing shoes that are hard to walk in or an outfit that constantly needs adjusting, it may not be right for the bridge. Since you’re short on time you need something low maintenance that can be shot in a jiff.
Hillary Conheady says
Well you’re not lying, these photos ARE PERFECT!!! Hoping to visit NYC in February and want to try to get this shot! Thanks for the tips!!
Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels says
This is such a classic place! I love the Brooklyn bridge, it can be SO busy, but it’s really great for getting the staple NY photos! Great tips too, the cyclists are definitely the ones to watch out for.
Anna English says
I’m surprised the bridge wasn’t covered with people! These shots are magical.
Tanvi Rastogi says
How gorgeous is that skirt and lucky you to be able to shoot without crowds. Love the shots.
Sarah Lindner says
What beautiful shots you got! I can’t wait to try these out next time i go to the city- great post xoxo sarah
I’m heading to NYC for the first time this coming weekend so this post couldn’t have come at a better time! Can’t wait to give these tips a try!
These are awesome tips! I love how photos on the Brooklyn Bridge look when I see them on Insta or on my friends’ blogs (like these), but I just don’t know if I’d ever be able to get myself up early enough to get a good pic haha!
You definitely got the perfect photo babe! Love all of these and your outfit is beautiful!
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I have been to NYC so many times and have yet to get a photo here!! Honestly because I just didn’t know how to go about getting THE shot, you know? Totally taking this advice for the next time I’m there!
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These photos came out beautifully, and you made a good move getting a photographer familiar with the scene. Of course going at 6:30 this time of year might be a challenge when the sun doesn’t even rise until 7. Maybe the best day to go would be the sunday we change the clocks, lol.
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Denise Kokinis says
I’ve heard you have to get there quite early to get something really good! I always wait out crowds when shooting in Chicago, so good to know I am already mentally prepared for that hahah! Loving this outfit, that skirt is so cute.
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Elizabeth Walker says
You always show us your happy face. This makes me feel so happy too. Thanks for your helpful and funny tips.
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