August 31st, 2017
Amy and Devin decided to do their engagement photos in their own neighborhood of DUMBO, Brooklyn, NY. It was all awesome, but especially their roof deck overlooking the Manhattan skyline, and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges! I’ve said it before (like when I did Kerry & Pete’s shoot in Hartford, CT) but I just can’t get enough of urban engagement sessions. The evening light trickling down through the buildings is just magical, and there are so many great backgrounds to choose from. Amy had scouted out several cool locations, popular and some less popular. We even included their adorable beagle mix Lily and their engagement spot into some of the photos!
We started off under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. There was some amazing light and we were able to get some great silhouettes.
Then Amy brought us to this cool metal wall/sculpture/street art thing.
Followed by this “YES” graffiti wall. Devin even reenacted the moment when Amy said YES to his proposal.
I noticed this colorful graffiti as we walked by. The actual graffiti was of some creepy birds, but I was more interested in the golden light streaming through the trees!
Then we circled back to Washington Street, got Lily the dog, and found some great pockets of light and brick wall backdrops.
Then we waited in line for the iconic Brooklyn Bridge shot on Plymouth Street. It was pretty crazy how many other photo shoots were going on around DUMBO that evening!
Then we walked down to Brooklyn Bridge Park and Devin showed me where he proposed, right on the water in front of the Brooklyn Bridge!
On the way back, Amy pointed out some epic graffiti walls. I could have walked down this street 100 times and never noticed the “LOVE” graffiti. This provided for one of my favorite shots of the session, the black and white of them under the LOVE graffiti.
We finished the session on their awesome roof deck. We took several shots as the sun went down and the lights came up. Looking forward to photographing their wedding next summer at the Waveny House in New Canaan, CT!