When we were chatting to our couple, one of the things they really wanted was to have their first lookout on the pier with the skyline of New York in the background. It was a gorgeous spot and a priceless view. However, the first look happened during the midday sun and there were literally 0 clouds.
So, after taking a few shots out in the sun and doing the best we could in tough light, we moved further back and found a spot that was shaded (cast from the buildings) to have our couple stand-in for a few more shots. We wanted a very simple, classic shot. It’s something we always do before we go into the normal couple shoot stuff. We find there’s just something so cool about the old, classic shots if done right.