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I live in Vermont, where my couple is getting married, and they live in Brooklyn and want to do an engagement session at the New York Public Library. I have never been to NYC. The shoot is next month. So..are there any photography rules I should be aware of? They also want photos in Central Park and on the Brooklyn Bridge.
I've done some research on NYPL and it looks like a written permit is required...but when I google e-sessions of other photographers, some get a permit and others get away with being inconspicuous (no flash, tripod, etc). Any advice?
Will I need permits for the other locations? Anything I should be aware of?
Just in case anyone is wondering, I contacted the special events office of NYPL and they require $1000 to use the library for an engagement session. Here are the specifics:
Thank you for your interest in The New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building. We have had such demand for engagement photographs here at the Library, that we have created a package for them.
You may use the NYPL to take engagement pictures with the following restrictions:
1) You may only use public areas of the building; Astor Hall, the Corridors, Staircases, McGraw Rotunda, etc. ALL reading rooms are off limits for professional photography. Should you want to use any of those spaces specifically, that would require a special appointment and fees will be based on a professional, commercial shoot.
2) You must...Show more →
I told my clients we could probably get away with it if we were quiet about it, but as soon as we entered the building she told the guard we were there for an engagement shoot So we got kicked out. The library did not, however, ask for a permit to photograph on the stairs, so that's what we did.
Edited on Apr 27, 2013 at 09:09 PM · View previous versions