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Engagement Shoot In Brooklyn, NY


DUMBO

One of the things things I love about doing a photo shoot in New York City is the great variety of elements that you can incorporate into your work. You can combine some of the most iconic urban backdrops with some great Fall foliage within a single photo shoot. When you combine a truly aesthetic, vibrant backdrop with a great looking couple that radiates with love for each other, you have all the elements for an outstanding photo shoot. Then it remains up to you to bring it all together in a final product that will be worthy of the uniqueness of a moment such as an engagement. My most recent engagement photo shoot seemed to bring all of these elements together. We started the photo shoot on Washington Street in DUMBO, Brooklyn. This scenic location is famous for example from the movie, Once Upon A Time In America, starring actor Robert De Niro. The Manhattan Bridge peaks perfectly from between the old brownstone buildings at the end of the Street. This gives the set that unique, old time Brooklyn feel. A couple of the streets in DUMBO are covered with old cobble stones and tram tracks, which is another element that adds a great vintage feel to a photo. Along the streets of DUMBO there are also some great looking graffiti, which again add to that authentic Brooklyn flavor. A walking distance from Washington Street is a small beach by the Hudson River which has some of the greatest views of the Manhattan Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge (and yes there actually is a beach by the Hudson River! Wouldn't recommend going for a swim though!). We continued our photo shoot by making a 10-15 minute drive to Prospect Park. This is were we were able to get some fantastic Fall foliage photos. The great thing about Prospect Park is that it is not quite as crowded as Central Park in Manhattan which makes it easier to find a quiet spot for the photo shoot. Also there are lots of fallen leaves on the ground which make for fantastic photo props. In Central Park the leaves are often trashed away quickly which is great… unless you are a photographer:)


Prospect Park

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