I have lived on the border of Chelsea and Flat Iron for three years. It has changed so much with the opening of new restaurants and the incredible markets at Eataly. Breslin Bar and Dining Room has a really tasty full English breakfast and lamb burger. John Dory is one of the few places in the city where I can find one of my favourite English dishes Kedgeree. I also live a block away from Hill Country Fried Chicken (very dangerous for me).
I am lucky to be steps away from the Flat Iron building, Madison Square Park and of course Shake Shack. I think it makes for a great place to take engagement pictures. You currently don't need a permit to shoot in Madison Square Park, unlike many of the other parks in Manhattan. You can use the park, the Flat Iron building and colourful store fronts like Live Bait.
Here are Meghan and Johan's sweet engagement pictures taken by the lovely Julia Newman in the West Village and Flat Iron District. My favourite is the one of them next to the moving subway train. I am really looking forward to working with Julia on their wedding at Bridgewaters later this year.
Photos by Julia Newman