The Vanderbilt Museum is a gorgeous venue. I had the pleasure of photographing Rachel and Nick’s engagement session there last spring. But how does the venue look in winter? In case you are curious, I’ll be sharing with you images from Kelsey and Ryan’s Vanderbilt Museum engagement photo shoot in this week’s blog post. This is your chance to see how the Vanderbilt Museum changes with the season, so let’s dive in.
Meet Kelsey and Ryan
Kelsey and Ryan grew up together in a small coastal town in Massachusetts (Dartmouth). Their love for the Newport Mansions in Rhode Island led Ryan to planning our shoot at the historic Vanderbilt Museum in Long Island.
By the way, Ryan deserves all the credit for planning a romantic weekend. He started off by whisking Kelsey away to Long Island. On the evening they reached the hotel, he proposed and let her know about the Vanderbilt Museum engagement photo shoot he had arranged with me for the next day. She was thrilled, and of course, said ‘yes.’
The Vanderbilt Museum in Winter
Yes, you can assume that there will be little to nothing in bloom if you visit the Vanderbilt Museum in winter. However, the historical architecture of the venue is beautiful year-round. Furthermore, with less trees blocking your view, you can count on an even more stunning vista of Northport Bay.
For your Vanderbilt Museum engagement photo shoot in winter, I advise you to concentrate your photo efforts around the main house and the waterfront. I would also recommend that you schedule your session as close to ‘golden hour’ as possible to capitalize on the most photogenic light of the day. This will make your photos look better even if you find nothing stirring in the garden. Lastly, check out this article and this article for some winter portrait tips to make sure you are dressed warmly (and attractively) for your photo shoot.
Vanderbilt Museum Engagement Photo Shoot — The Details
Finally, note that you are not permitted to take photos inside the museum. Also, kind reminder that you must secure a photo permit for any professional photography on the grounds of the museum. To arrange for a photo permit, please contact Carol at 631-854-5568, or e-mail her: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Enjoy the images and I’ll have more photo adventures for you next week!
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