Sveta & Mike opted for taking wedding day photos at the unique Chinese Scholar Gardens at Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Gardens. The Chinese Scholar Gardens is one of many gardens you may take wedding photos at the popular Staten Island Botanical Gardens to to capture bride and groom photos. The other gardens include the Tuscan Garden, Rose, Garden, Hidden Garden. The Chinese Scholar Garden also known at the White Garden is the only one of its kind in New York City. The wedding venue there to also host your wedding is called Celebrate at Snug Harbor. Capturing your wedding day photos at Snug Harbor requires to obtain a photo permit in advance at cost of $150 for up to 2 hours (in all gardens and grounds excluding the Chinese Scholar Gardens) and $300 for all gardens and grounds including the Chinese Scholar Gardens.
This photo of wedding couple was captured on the Bamboo Forest Path in the Chinese Scholar Garden. It's so beautiful as the sun shines through to create this magical and unique photo of happy couple. We love finding these hidden gems for capturing creative and unique photos of our couples the Staten Island Botanical Gardens. Because it is one of our favorite spots in the Staten Botanical Garden at Snug Harbor we had our printing company make a 24x36 of this portrait and it hangs in our NYC office for future brides to see.