When couples want to take pictures in popular locations, such as Brooklyn Bridge Park, I always tell them we need to get there early. Not only is the light better, but we avoid the crowds. This time of year, that means arriving shortly after sunrise when it is usually pretty cold. Desiree and Mark were brave enough to withstand the bitter temperatures to come along with me, and in turn they were rewarded with great engagement photos!
It was also pretty windy that morning!
I am really looking forward to working with Desiree and Mark on their wedding. Not only are they awesome and laid back, but they are getting married at a super cool venue upstate that I can’t wait to show everyone!
One other thing about taking pictures on a cold, crisp day – you get great views of the Manhattan skyline! No haze!
They also have great laughs!
What did I say about them having great laughs?
So what do you think of this Brooklyn engagement session? Would you choose a ‘not so popular’ location for your photos just to avoid the crowds or would you be willing to get up early to beat them? There are so many popular spots in NYC for portrait sessions – Central Park, Times Square, The Highline, Brooklyn Bridge, etc., etc. – what is it like in other areas of the country when it comes to this sort of thing? I am curious to hear what others have to say.