PHOTOGRAPHER REVIEWS | THE FOUNDRY

The Foundry located in Long Island City Queens NY close to Queensboro bridge, and Queensboro bridge park. Stunning views of Manhattan and East River guaranteed. The Foundry raw yet elegant venue.  Complex and full of photo opportunities for wedding photoshoot. The Foundry main space capacity is 125 guests, 80 on the floor and additional 40-45  guests might be seated on the second-floor mezzanine. The industrial yet polished interior creates a perfect set up for a wedding photoshoot. Dark and moody notes give you a very special vibe that beautifully reflects on the wedding pictures. The Foundry is a year-round venue that can offer all: The Terrace, The Courtyard, The Greenhouse, The Alba Room, and The Pool Room. As a wedding photographer, I love this place,  for endless possibilities to have a perfect ceremony, group, and portraits photo session. Regularly couples choose to do the ceremony in front of the ceiling-to-floor window inside The Foundry. Or you have a choice to do it in front of the beautiful ivy-vines walls in Greenhouse or outside at The Courtyard. 

 

 

 

Pros

✔  Rooftop Views17

✔  Great view of New York1

✔  Industrial & Untraditional venue8

✔  Dark + Moody11

✔  Park/Greenery2

✔  Great interior in & out9

✔  Quite16

✔  Natural light10

Cons

✖  Street Art14

✖  Crowded15 

✖  Close to Central Park5

✖  Yellow cabs13

✖  Walk & Shoot12

✖  Street views3

✖  Classic Brownstones4

✖  Classic & Traditional venue7

✖  Close to Brooklyn DUMBO6

Explanation:

  1. Great view of New York can sometimes be found while walking in the city or looking at it from Brooklyn. Many times the view can be seen from a rooftop. 
  2. Park + Greenery - This is for the nature lovers or those who like greenery in their photos. Public parks and small secret gardens are our favorite spots for photography.
  3. Street Views - The view you get when standing between tall buildings and being surrounded by them. A whole street can be filled with this type of architecture making for some interesting backgrounds. 
  4. Classic Brownstone - Is a type of townhouse building located in most boroughs of New York City. Several neighborhoods of Manhattan and Brooklyn are filled with brownstones that look amazing in photos and videos.
  5. Close to Central Park - Walking distance to New York Central Park where you can go before your ceremony or afterward and get unique & iconic photos.
  6. Close to Brooklyn DUMBO - Walking distance to Brooklyn DUMBO for more photography and videography material. Overlooking Manhattan’s skyline and the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges, this location has become very popular in recent years.
  7. Classic & Traditional venue - This is your classy & traditional indoor venue that many couples choose for their wedding. White and gold decor is typically used in classic & traditional venues. Estates, mansions, arboretums are considered to be traditional venues. 
  8. Industrial & Untraditional venue - These venues are usually breweries, wineries, and lofts. A lot of the time they feature metal, brick, and modern details. A lot of the time these can also have rooftop & outdoor access.
  9. Great Interior & Exterior - This means that both the interior and exterior of the venue are photogenic and can be used for photography & videography.
  10. Natural Light - Natural light is amazing for capturing the true colors. Natural light gives photos a clean and clear look.
  11. Dark + Moody - Certain venues and outdoor spaces sometimes just give off this dark and bold feel. If that is something you like, make sure to let the photographer know.
  12. Walk + Shoot - This is something that is done a lot in Manhattan when the couple and the photographer walk from point A to B and take photos as they are getting from one location to another. This can be done if the couple is walking from their hotel to Central Park, but takes photos on the Upper Eastside with brownstones.
  13. Yellow Cabs - A lot of couples who come from out of town and get married in NYC like to have photos with the yellow taxi cabs in the background or even stand next to them. These cabs are popular in Manhattan and there are several avenues that have a lot of them. 
  14. Street Art - NYC has some amazing walls with street art and that can be an awesome background for photos & videos. These change from time to time, so make sure to check on your street art a few weeks/days before your wedding to make sure it’s still there.
  15. Crowded - Certain areas of Manhattan and Brooklyn can be pretty crowded. So either don’t go there or embrace the passing locals and tourists. A lot of the time extra people around can make for unique shots.
  16. Quiet + Peaceful - Believe it or not, but there are some quiet and peaceful spots in New York. Choose these if you want to take the moment in and if you don’t feel comfortable posing in front of many people. 
  17. Rooftop Views - There are many different types of rooftops in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Some are part of hotels, others are public. Some are right in the city with buildings all around you, others are further away with Manhattan in the far distance. Make sure to figure out what kind of rooftop you want.