They say “a picture is worth a thousand words”, and your special event has a story to tell. That’s why choosing a photographer for your NYC special event is so important. You want to pick the right photographer to tell your story the way you want it to be told. Whether it’s their use of lighting, focus, photojournalistic style, posed photos, or any other elements, it’s important to find a photographer that captures your vision for your event.

Here are some tips for finding the right photographer for your special event at Tribeca Rooftop + 360° in NYC.

Location, Location, Location

Where your photographer is located can often be an important factor. Even within the metro area, some photographers may charge travel fees to get to your venue, so finding someone local may be more suitable for some budgets. On the other hand, if you love a photographer who is bi-coastal or who works out of state or country, it may be worth the splurge to hire them to photograph your event. Just be sure to go over any travel fees with your photographer before you sign a contract.


Your photography budget is another consideration. In addition to paying for the photographer to shoot your photos, be aware they must also spend time editing those images and uploading them to digital galleries or making prints. You should also expect to pay for prints, albums, or digital rights to your images, so make sure you understand all of the costs involved in your photography up front. Remember, your photographer works hard to be the eyes of your event, and they deserve to be paid fairly for their hard work.


When considering who you’d like to hire to be your photographer, make sure you are happy with their style of photography. Check their portfolio, check references, and be realistic about what you can expect from your photos. If you are looking for a specific style of shot, ask your photographer if they are capable of this style of photo, and ask to see any examples in their portfolio. For example, some photographers may have drones available for aerial shots, and some may even have a videographer on staff to take videos of your event.

Venue Familiarity

While any good photographer can get the knack of the layout of your special event space, finding a photographer familiar with the venue can be a major win. That’s because they’ll already know the best spots in the venue to get certain angles and perspectives.

At Tribeca Rooftop + 360°, we have worked with many of the best photographers in NYC and the surrounding areas, and regularly share some of these amazing photos on our website and social media pages. Be sure to check them out if you need inspiration! To learn more about Tribeca Rooftop + 360°in NYC, please contact us today.