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new outdoor photo location needed! Please help!

Our photographer finally got around to looking at the walking bridge (between highland & pok) and didn't care for it, so we are on the desperate search to find a suitable location for our outdoor pictures. We will be coming from Highland, and getting married/partying in Wappingers Falls. And we don't want to have to travel more than 30 minutes to get to the photo location.

We've checked with the Cullinary & Vanderbilt, both said no to pics onsite. And Marist has construction going on. Some of the parks by the river on the Pok side are so laden with geese and goose poop I'm afraid to even try.

I think our fall back will be SUNY New Paltz, where FI & I met, but it feels somewhat lackluster. We are going up to look at the Newburgh waterfront, but are afraid we'll encounter the same geese issue we did with Pok.

Please, anyone with any ideas, just shout em out!

Sorry for the long post.

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Re: new outdoor photo location needed! Please help!

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    kristinanddankristinanddan member
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    edited December 2011
    What about Vassar? There's also that sculpture garden thing in poughkeepsie or locust grove.
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    probablykateprobablykate member
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    edited December 2011
    Locust Grove is a good idea.  We looked at them as a wedding venue.  It would have been too much work for me, but I thought the grounds were really pretty, and they are free and open to the public.
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    edited December 2011
    We took pictures at Locust Grove, and like the pp said, it was free, which was nice. I do think you need to talk to them because I'm not sure if you can do pics there if there is a wedding going on on-site. Good luck!
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    edited December 2011

    Mills Mansion is pretty. Its right off of Rt 9, but is north of Hyde Park.

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    Mrs.AllyHMrs.AllyH member
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    edited December 2011
    There are also a few parks right on the river in Poughkeepsie under the bridge. Locus Grove is also very pretty. I think Mills Mansion would be nice but might be a bit far for you.
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    woodfrogswoodfrogs member
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    edited December 2011
    Stony Kill Environmental Education Center, pretty farm, lots of fields, manor house for a backdrop and gardens, on 9D in Wapp.
    Bowdoin Park on Sheafe Rd in Pok.
    Mesier Park in the village of Wapp.

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    edited December 2011
    I was going to say Vassar! It's beautiful over there.
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